In honour of Mamamia’s new wedding planning podcast Hitched, we wanted to celebrate (and perve on) YOUR weddings.
Each week, we’ll deep dive into one Aussie couple’s wedding day to bring you all the details about the important stuff. From the practical things like the dress and vendors to the words of wisdom they wish they’d heard before their big day, below you’ll find everything you want to know.
Oh, there’s lots of beautiful photos too.
This week’s Wedding of the Week is Ari and Amarise’s vibrant weddings. That’s right, they had not one, but two. An Indian wedding and a Western wedding. Enjoy! Don’t forget to Subscribe to Hitched here.
Who: Amarise and Ari, both 29 from NSW
Wedding date: Indian wedding, April 29th, 2017 and Western wedding, May 6th, 2017
Number of guests: Approx. 180 at each function
Photography: Feather & Birch
“I cannot recommend Matty enough. There is nothing more important than a photographer that makes you feel comfortable on your wedding day and can snap the perfect picture instantly.”
Ari and Amarise's love story.
"Ari and I met through mutual friends by chance. I went a housewarming of a work colleague who happened to be childhood friends with Ari, we were introduced that night and we instantly hit it off. Ari contacted me the day after we met and suggested we catch up over dinner.
"Only problem? We lived an hour and a half away from each other. The distance sometimes proved difficult however whenever we could, we would always make time to see one another. It did not take long for Ari and I to see a future in one another.
"In June 2016, Ari and I went to Europe for a holiday. Halfway through the trip while we were watching the sunset over the stunning Santorini, Ari dropped down on one knee and proposed. Second to our wedding day, it was one of the best days of our lives.
"Ari has a carefree and easy going nature which completely balances out our relationship. We support one another 100 percent and have both achieved a lot whilst we have been together which we both recognise as being a direct result of the other person.
"For us, our relationship is based on truth, honesty, love and support no matter how difficult the situation may be. We agreed to always respect one another and raise a family that hold the same values we do close to our heart."
The wedding dresses.
Indian wedding dress: Custom made in India, Anaya Fashion in Sydney
"I provided my ideas and inspiration to Radhika who then liaised with the tailor in India. It was exactly how I had envisaged it."