Real Weddings

Bride and Groom Kissing in Country Club Garden

Mithila & Deraynon

Silhouette: Two-piece ball gown

Location: Sri Lanka

Date: December 27, 2016

Photographer: Focus Eleven Photography

Wedding theme: Green garden glam

Bride with Pink Dress Bridal Party

First dance:

“Here and Now” by Luther Vandross

Tell us your love story!

We both live and work in Dubai UAE. We met on Tinder and were friends for one year before we started dating. He asked to date me twice, but I was not ready. Finally, when I was, we sat down and had a long chat about what we wanted from life. I knew then that I had found the one.

Husband and Wife Holding Hands Husband and Wife Holding Hands

How did you pick the wedding venue, and what inspired the decorations and details?

I am a Sri Lankan, and we both wanted to have a garden wedding. The hotel we picked is by the sea, and has a big old tree. I fell in love with the location—and the tree—the moment I saw it.

Bride and Groom Kissing Under Umbrella While Raining Bride and Groom Kissing Under Umbrella While Raining
Bride and Groom Posing by Lake

Wedding cake flavor:

Vanilla ribbon

How did you decide on your wedding dress?

I first saw the dress on Pinterest and fell in love. I had to do a lot of research to find it since I live in Dubai. I had to call and find out if David’s Bridal had the dress, then flew to Alabama for four days to shop, and finally found it in Atlanta. The moment I put the dress on, I knew it was meant for me. I wanted something different and I got it.

Bride With Veil Smiling Holding Bouquet Bride With Veil Smiling Holding Bouquet

What’s your best wedding advice?

Plan ahead and make sure you do a lot of research on what you want. I was lucky to have the best wedding planner. She executed my ideas exactly how I wanted them, from the decorations to the theme to the music. My planner made sure everything was done to perfection, and the greenery arch was her idea.

Husband and Wife First Kiss at Altar Husband and Wife First Kiss at Altar

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