Definitely an eventful wedding with the telegu ceremony taking place at 8am. The day then unfolded with loads of laughter, entertainment and much more resulting in a 13 hour worthwhile day for the Bodhi team. It’s obvious Korousha & Vibeshan put a lot of thought and effort into planning this event. Have a look….
What is your most special memory of your wedding / reception?
Temple: being pronounced husband and wife. When we my parents gave me my lamp was incredibly special. My maternal gran (which is now late) got this for me on her trip to India when I was just 8 years old.
Reception: Would have to be our bollywood dance, Vbs and I had worked really hard at that and it was just awesome when our guests went completely crazy over it J
Why did you opt to have your ceremony and reception at 2 separate venues?
Temple: this was just the intimacy of having everyone in a small venue, and actually having their full attention and being able to engage with everyone. We did the remaining wedding rituals thereafter.
The reception was just an opportunity to relax and socialize with our family and friends and enjoy some great food.
What was the hardest part of the planning process?
With any Indian wedding it has to be the guest list and keeping things as intimate as possible.
How did you find the process of sourcing and eventually deciding on a service provider?
The reception venue: we had a distinct idea of what we wanted and was quite easy to find. The temple was of huge sentimental value to Vibeshan’s family.
With actual service providers I attended the bridal fair and did some research of my own. Then set up apps with everyone to see if they offered what we needed. Anyone that was bad at responding or assisting was axed from the list lol!
Did you experience any unexpected turns during the wedding / reception and how did you handle it?
I think there will always be a few things that will not go as planned. The important thing was that it was our special day and we were not about to let anyone or anything spoil it.
Any advice for brides-to-be?
The most important thing is to figure out exactly what you want as a couple as it is your special day and marriage.
Stick to your choices, at the end of the day everyone congratulated us on an exceptionally planned event that went against the norm. Don’t spend every weekend doing wedding stuff, rather spend a few days doing a lot otherwise it just comes emotionally exhausting. Enjoy the process Vibeshan and I did everything together. He always had the most amazing suggestions. We had loads of fun and laughs through the process. Enjoy the actual day and take everything in. No part of wedding is a blur or went past in a haze to us.
Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?
Nope we loved our special day.
Venue | Colisheen Estate, Ballito
Hair & Makeup | The Vanity Box – Shiloh King
Decor | Dazzling Events – Ansuyah Panday
Video | Printfrend
Sound & Lighting | U-Neek Sound & Lighting