An idyllic cross-cultural wedding, Thiranthi and Nipuna have an interesting story to be heard with a time-honored Buddhist Poruwa wedding, followed by an enchanting Church ceremony – all in Sri Lanka. Their Sri Lankan wedding is an insight into the gorgeous traditions of the country.
Bride & Groom Couture
The bride and groom wore a regal Kandyan ensemble. The Kandyan, an ethnic Sri Lankan wedding garb, brings to mind the royals of the ancient Sri Lanka. The duo looked chic and elegant in their grandeur.
Nipuna looked handsome in a traditional white dhoti with a red velvet jacket and hat, along with gold jewellery. The couple looked absolutely stunning together in their traditional attire fit for a king and queen.
Nipuna arrived to the wedding with dancers and drummers escorting him in, along with his family and friends. Thiranthi waited for her groom under the umbrella surrounded by flowers where the wedding ceremony took place.
The Wedding Venue
The wedding took place at the Gangaramaya temple made with magnificent carved sculptures, resplendence architecture and stateliness design. The glory of the temple’s make-up was completely immersed in the augustness and history for the contemporary duo’s wedding day.
Since the couple held their wedding at a temple, it was elegantly decorated with simple hanging flowers and an umbrella under which the bride and groom stood to complete their wedding rituals.
In the Photographer’s Words
Thiranthi and Nipuna’s wedding is one of the most interesting, wide-ranging weddings I have shot in Sri Lanka. With both a traditional Buddhist Poruwa ceremony and a church ceremony followed by a grand reception, their wedding is an example of a truly cultural experience in Sri Lanka.