Caroline and Niranjan’s perfect multicultural affair was composed of two parts: a traditional Hindu ceremony to honour the groom’s heritage in the morning and an afternoon ceremony representing the bride’s French Canadian and Celtic descent. “The morning was about being as bright and colourful as possible, and the evening was classic and formal with muted tones like ivory and mint green,” Caroline says. Caroline donned a red sari and intricate gold jewellery for the Hindu ceremony, and Niranjan recited his vows in French for the second ceremony. “I was blown away, and he had obviously practiced for weeks,” Caroline shares. The couple’s good friend performed a one-man musical at the reception called “Caroline and Junior Kumar Go to White Castle.” “He had everyone rolling in laughter and singing along with him,” Caroline reminisces.
Caroline Monnin and Niranjan Venugopal, May 31, 2013, Winnipeg, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Aly Lenhardt at Victoria Anne Photography.
Ceremony locations: Winnipeg Hindu Temple and Manitoba Club Reception location: Manitoba Club Bridal gown: Jenny Yoo at White Toronto
Catering: East India Company and Manitoba Club Flowers: McDiarmid Flowers
Favours: A donation made to Arunodayam Home for Disabled Children in Chennai, India Hair: Edward Carriere
Henna: Kim Brennan at Hasina Mehndi & Body Art
Music: Platinum Productions
Stationery: In So Many Words Wedding planners: Andrea Mancini and Shaelynn Stimpson at Soiree Event Planning
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