The tying of the Thali is probably the most important part of the Tamil wedding ceremony. At the moment when Santh was tying the Thali for me, a peacock flew to the window above us and literally witnessed this auspicious moment.
In the Hindu culture, the peacock is associated with patience, kindness and luck.
Quite a cool blessing, and also really fitting, since it was a peacock themed setting.
We did, it was down the South Coast of KZN at Wild Coast. On the way there, we also spent 2 nights at the cutest holiday home in Southbroom called La Mancha. Highly recommended and equipped with the most awesome pizza outside fire oven.
Little did we know that 3 days into the moon, we formed our own little bun the oven :) Due March 2019!
My look drew huge inspiration from the south of India, and aimed to represent a true traditional Tamil Nadu bride.
For the colours, I decided to go with the colour palette of a peacock's feathers. Emerald green, purple, teal and gold.
I chose a Kanjeevaram silk saree that was made and purchased in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The simplicity of the gold and white seemed like the perfect compliment to the prominent ombre of peacock colours on the garland.
The jewellery had a very traditional setting. It was a design of the Indian Goddess of wealth and beauty, Laxmi. It was also crafted and purchased in Chennai, South India.
I continued the pearl from the jewellery into the design of my saree blouse. The pearl was also introduced into elements on the bangles and my hair.
My hair was a center path with petal ombre around the bun and a traditional extended plait. Hair and Makeup by south Indian bridal specialists, Mark and Clint.
Shri Siva Subramaniar Alayam Temple, Umdloti, Durban.
Traditional, homely, and managed to fit 450 guests.