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A Hindu-Canadian Wedding In Winnipeg

a canadian-hindu wedding in winnipeg - bride and groom

a canadian-hindu wedding in winnipeg - bride and groom

Breanna and Vibhu met while both were headed to Japan for teaching positions. “We were seated together alphabetically for our flight,” Breanna explains. “The sun was shining over Winnipeg that July morning, and our lives were about to get a whole lot sunnier!”

Later that year Breanna and Vibhu arranged to go to Osaka together. “We both showed up in Osaka with no plan, and I had never been happier,” Breanna remembers. “I knew then that this was something special.”

For their wedding, the couple had two dates. The first included a morning Hindu ceremony followed by a lunch, and the second day was a Canadian ceremony with a cocktail hour and reception. “For our first day we chose a maroon and gold colour palette,” Breanna explains. “The second day we had purple and ivory as our colours. Purple is my favourite colour, and I wanted a royal purple to feel like a queen.”

One of the funniest moments was during the Canadian ceremony, during which the wind blew the ceremony backdrop onto Breanna. “I was engulfed in it, and everybody, including us, burst into laughter,” Breanna recalls. “During our Hindu ceremony, our priest also had a really great sense of humour when I didn’t know what I was doing. Our guests were engaged the whole time!”

Breanna Walls and Vibhu Vashisht, June 25 & 26, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of Madix Photography.

Ceremony and reception venue: Clay Oven at Shaw Park
Bridal gown: David’s Bridal, Hindu dress purchased in India
Groom’s tux: Suit and sherwani bought in India
Flowers: Floral Fixx
Makeup: Touch of Blush Makeup Artistry
Hair: Sharon Fletcher
Favours: PartyCity
Music: Amandeep Jammu

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