A Glittering Spring Wedding Celebration in Sydney: Rachna + Avin
Indian weddings are truly a magnificent celebration, bursting with colour and vibrant, traditional details and it is such a pleasure when we are given the opportunity to share our beautiful couple’s weddings with you every week.
Today’s wedding celebration comes courtesy of beautiful Sydney couple Rachna and Avin who tied the knot on a sunny Spring day at the historic property, Gledswood Homestead.
If you’re a bride to be, you are in for a treat. Rachna and Avin’s Spring wedding has been trending on Instagram for several months now. Wedding decorator, Venita of VIP Decorating even mentioned that brides are dying to recreate something similar for their own special day. I couldn’t help but contact Rachna directly and she was so lovely and more than happy to share all the details from her glittering Spring wedding celebration.
A Parisian Affair
Rachna and Avin met almost 10 years ago in Sydney through mutual friends and in true romantic style, the proposal took place in the city of love, Paris.
“We saw each other at a few events and slowly our love story began… He proposed to me in Paris right in front of the Eiffel Tower! I had no idea he was in Europe. I was travelling with my brother and he had timed it so well without me knowing.”
Rachna married Avin in October 2018 at the quaint little homestead and winery in regional New South Wales.
“I always wanted to get married in Spring! I had envisioned my wedding to be outdoors during the day in beautiful weather, with fresh flowers and lovely ambience.”
The rustic charm and beautiful natural surroundings of the venue is what first attracted Rachna to Gledswood Homestead and it was so fitting to host her magical outdoor Spring wedding celebration.
“The wedding venue itself was somewhat rustic and unkempt. All I really wanted was for the wedding to be in a garden. When I first saw the venue, I fell in love with the amorphous nature of the winery and the greenery that surrounded it.”
The wedding day boasted of a traditional mandap adorned with luscious roses in blush pink and white shades supplied by none other than maestro florist, John Emmanuel.
Those spectacular flowers also flowed on to the wedding reception, which was an elegant affair in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. Doltone House at Hyde Park provided the perfect backdrop for the mega party that followed.
Rachna and Avin’s entire wedding was a celebration and while Rachna does admit that she was somewhat of a “bridezilla” she was fortunate to have had such an incredibly supportive family.
“My family were heavily involved in the wedding process. They were the backbone and pillars of support for me. All of our pre-wedding events were held at home so there was a fair amount of work that everyone had to put in in order to execute my vision. My brother was the brain, eyes and ears, carefully planning the theme of what each day was to look like. My parents handled the catering, decorating and so much more. I am extremely grateful to have had the support of my family.”
Style Me Pretty
From the colourful mehndi and sangeet parties to the glittering reception on the final evening, this Spring wedding was planned to perfection and Rachna knew what her vision was prior to the wedding.
“I had been getting inspiration for months via Instagram, Pinterest and other brides. If I came across something that I liked, I would save it to a special little wedding folder full of ideas. I didn’t want to be the traditional Indian bride in red and was always drawn to softer colours. I ended up falling in love with a particular lehenga design in ivory and the rest is history. My jewellery was from Taur Shop who happens to be owned by a dear friend of mine. I trusted him and his work and he definitely delivered!”