This family of three, deepening their bond under on a sunlit January afternoon is the type of destination wedding I love shooting. Jade was the picture of statuesque strength, like a beautiful Earthmother, carrying her baby in one arm walking up to meet her child’s father. Here we could see the origins of the family union, not the legal contract, not the polite ritual, but the raw, earthy peeled away story of how we think about those whom we choose to be with.
Venue: Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel | Video: Chapter2 Wedding Films
Wedding Planner: Magical Moments | Venue: Mirissa | Videographer: Chapter 2 Wedding Films
Orchestrated by Magical Moments, Amber & Pavan got married in a traditional Hindu destination wedding followed by a reception at a private beach resort in Mirissa.
The evening saw an intimate gathering of family & friends coming together to celebrate one of the happiest, care-free couples we’ve shot for – ending in epic moves on the dance floor and traditional fire dancers a midst a November rain.
MUA: Dil Sapukotanage | Venue: The Blue Water, Wadduwa
The Blue Water hotel in Wadduwa is one of our favourite places to shoot a beach wedding in Sri Lanka. This, however, was a poruwa ceremony which had to be held indoors due to our infamous, unpredictable weather. Minuri & Bhathiya were very genuine, easy going and a pleasure to shoot for – plus, we also got to try one of our favourite double exposure shots! The bridal retinue had some of the most interesting outfits we’ve seen – and how about those cuff-links?
Wedding Planner: Magical Moments | MUA: Dil Sapukotanage | Venue: Induruwa
Natasha & Mike flew all the way from England to have their destination wedding on the secluded beaches of Induruwa, Sri Lanka. A close-knit group of family and friends accompanied the couple to celebrate their special day in an intimate setting. Amidst much laughter, tears of joy and festivity, this timeless beauty and salt-of the-earth tied the knot. The emotion was palpable.
We were paired with the Magical Moments wedding planning team – arguably the best in the business for a destination wedding in Sri Lanka, and Dil Sapukotanage, a make-up artist renowned for her subtle technique. We shot at a little known private boutique villa in Induruwa.
Take a trip with us and experience a truly one-of-a kind destination wedding.
Wedding Planner: Weddingplanner.lk | MUA: Sharmini Ovitigama | Videography: Chapter2 Wedding Films
Chamari & Rajeev’s Poruwa Wedding at the Colombo Hilton was organized by Prasadhi of WeddingPlanner.lk and the bride was dressed by Sharmini Ovitigama. The ceremony included a very animated ‘Ashtaka’ (officiant) and afforded our team many candid coverage opportunities.
Videography: Chapter2 | Day 1: Kathiresan Temple | Day 2: Scott’s Kirk Church, Kollupitiya + Mount Lavinia Hotel
There are some couples like Andrea and Alwyn, whose sheer joy and love on their wedding day makes my job easy and enjoyable. Andrea started her afternoon immersed in the bridal rituals that I have become so familiar with over the years – ones that I have had the very special privilege of being able to witness.
From hair and makeup provided by the inimitable Dil, to the French couture-inspired lace bridal dress, Andrea made a stunning, elegant and demure bride. From the “first look” images, it’s easy to tell that Alwyn was completely taken by his gorgeous bride.
As they bowed at the altar, we captured some timeless images as each understood the meaning of the vows that they made to each other.
The evening was filled with fun, and romance – the couple seemed grateful to have found each other, and completely in love. The wedding was designed by Janice Hakel at Kairos Events – Andrea’s cousin, and the evening was very much a beautiful end-of-summer event that marked a very special Colombo night for the couple to embark on a lifetime of happiness.
Every once in a while I have the opportunity to photograph a bride who could be a cinematic star. Thayanthi is one of those brides. Watching her transform for this traditional Hindu wedding was like watching a 1950s Indian cinema star getting ready to go on set.
Thayanthi was a resplendent, timeless bride and her groom Emalayan was dressed like a king. As Thayanthi was escorted to the Mandap platform, she looked regal – as if a queen was arriving for her coronation.
As they were seated at the Mandap platform, they shared some wonderful looks between them – almost as if they had a secret. Both Thayanthi and Emalayan’s wedding in Sri Lanka was unforgettably beautiful and made for some wonderful images.