Vibrant and Modern Sikh Wedding Celebration in the heart of Melbourne: Simran + Anmol

Simran and Anmol's Vibrant and Modern Sikh Wedding Celebration in Melbourne

A year ago, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the beautiful, Sikh wedding celebration of Melbourne sweethearts, Simran and Anmol.

Melbourne DJ and co-founder of Enigmatic Entertainment, Anmol and I connected over a cup of coffee in the northern suburbs (who knew our families were living in the same ‘hood by the way) early last year. Very soon after I found myself attending his “enigmatic” wedding bash in Melbourne and what an epic celebration it was!

Simran and Anmol’s vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration was truly a spectacular affair, which isn’t much of surprise actually. This couple had every detail planned to a tee, and that too with the assistance of some of the best creatives in the Melbourne wedding industry.

Honestly, I cannot wait to share their details with you. Big up to Anmol and Simmi for sharing the details and the fabulously talented, Bhargav Boppa Photography for capturing every memorable moment.

Simran and Anmol's Vibrant and Modern Sikh Wedding Celebration in Melbourne. Wedding Photography captured by Bhargav Boppa. We love how the couple incorporated smoke bombs into their pre-wedding photoshoot. Go behind the scenes on The Maharani Diaries now.

Jab We Met

You don’t have to do any guess work here. Simran and Anmol’s love story actually began from working in the wedding and events industry. With Anmol being a DJ and Simran and her family running a catering business, their meeting was bound to happen eventually.

Luck as may have it, they used to regularly bump into each other at various events in and around Melbourne.

Melbourne couple, Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration was a colourful affair. Wedding Photography was captured by Bhargav Boppa.

“We had been family friends for around 10 years, and we always used to see each other at work.”

It so happens that Simran’s family even catered for Anmol’s brother’s wedding a few years back, but just like a classic Bollywood love story, Anmol never noticed her.

“My family was invited over to Simran’s house, along with the other families, and we felt a spark. Believe it or not, whilst playing beer pong! How romantic right?! We dated for quite some time and eventually we knew it was the real deal.” – Anmol

 Fast forward to their proposal, where the two of them actually caught each other off guard! Anmol goes on to tell us,

“On our first date, I took Simran to a beautiful bridge that she has always wanted to visit, in Templestowe. Whenever she wanted to clear her mind, she would always ask me to meet her at the same bridge. I tried to surprise her, but I had no idea that Simran was secretly proposing too. She had been carrying the ring for a while, in case I was going to pop the question. Thankfully, she had no idea about the secret photographer. That was a complete surprise! As soon as we were 100 percent sure about getting married, we caught a secret flight to Canberra and got both of our best friend’s approval before going on ahead to tell our families.”

Melbourne couple Anmol and Simran's surprise wedding proposal actually caught the both of them off guard. Both of them proposed to one another. Photography was captured by Bhargav Boppa Photography.

Since the bond between both families was already so strong, there were no such challenges.

Melbourne couple Anmol and Simran's surprise wedding proposal actually caught the both of them off guard. Both of them proposed to one another. Photography was captured by Bhargav Boppa Photography.

Modern Sikh Wedding Celebration

Being perfectionists, this Melbourne couple knew exactly what they wanted.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne, Australia. Wedding Photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. Bride, Simran wore a stunning Indian bridal jewellery set and Frontier Raas bridal lehenga.

They were switched on from the beginning. So, it wasn’t much of a challenge to bring their favourite wedding suppliers together, to help turn their wedding vision into a reality.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern wedding began with their Sangeet party in Melbourne, Australia. Wedding Photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. Both bride and groom were dressed in matching bridal lehenga and sherwani suits.

“We both knew what we wanted as we already work in the wedding industry. We had actually previously worked with all of our wedding suppliers in the past on other couples’ weddings. So yes, we were relatively organised, but of course Anmol, being the groom, was super chill as opposed to Simmi, the stress head.”

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern wedding began with the Mehndi and Sangeet party in Melbourne, Australia. Wedding Photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. Both bride and groom were dressed in matching bridal lehenga and sherwani suits for every function.

They both took complete control of each event, with the support of their parents of course.

“It is a lot of pressure, especially when you sometimes want to do things more modern, but your parents are not on the same page. It’s all about compromise and negotiation in the end. They just want to see us happy.”

Sikh bride, Simran at her bridal mehndi party in Melbourne, Australia. Wedding photography was captured by the talented Indian photographer, Bhargav Boppa. We love Simran's gorgeous Frontier Raas lehenga and the gorgeous flowers adorned in her hair. The backdrop was created by wedding decor specialist, Kerr Weddings.

As Simran and Anmol go on to state, each event had its own unique style.

“Working in the industry, we both felt a pressure to deliver a different wedding – something unique to display what we could accomplish.”

Sikh bride, Simran at her bridal mehndi party in Melbourne, Australia. Wedding photography was captured by the talented Indian photographer, Bhargav Boppa. We love Simran's gorgeous Frontier Raas lehenga and the gorgeous flowers adorned in her hair. The backdrop was created by wedding decor specialist, Kerr Weddings.

Their sangeet celebration had a gorgeous, contemporary feel about it, with pretty feminine hues. I was particularly blown away by the lighting and production and of course, their amazing DJ, who played everybody’s favourite Bollywood and Punjabi tunes all night long.

The stunning backdrop, styling and dancefloor on the night, were all courtesy of Kerr Events.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern wedding began with their Sangeet party in Melbourne, Australia. Wedding Photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. Both bride and groom were dressed in matching bridal lehenga and sherwani suits.

“The sangeet was like a fairytale theme – “prince meets princess” with beautiful pastel colours, flowers, a Mughal style backdrop with beautiful cherry blossom tree and a blank white canvas dancefloor with vibrant decals.”

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration began with their Sangeet party in Melbourne. The function was held at the Vogue Ballroom with wedding photography captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. Simran danced all night long with her bridal party on the wedding dancefloor.

For their wedding day, Simran and Anmol upheld tradition with a beautiful, traditional Sikh wedding at the gurdwara.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration began with their Sangeet party in Melbourne. The function was held at the Vogue Ballroom with wedding photography captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. Simran danced all night long with her bridal party on the wedding dancefloor.

“Our wedding had more of a royal theme. We had a unique backdrop, something that no one in the gurdwara had ever seen before.”

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa.

Once again, their backdrop was custom designed by Kerr Events. Simran and Anmol had a beautiful royal Mughal chair to sit on with modern floor candelabra stands on each side.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa.

Simran and Anmol’s vibrant Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne came to a close with an opulent reception party held at Park Hyatt.

With Simran’s favourite colour being purple, the couple chose to infuse the colour into the entire reception theme. Bride, Simran had the biggest say when it came to narrow down the styling and décor. As for Anmol, he was completely in his element, with impressive LED screens, pyrotechnics plus more.

Simran and Anmol’s vibrant Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne came to a close with an opulent wedding reception party held at Park Hyatt, Melbourne.

“I was completely in my element for the visuals and grand production. Everything was big and elaborate, from the LED screens, to the lighting, to having fireworks all around the dance floor, special effects, dry ice and of course our custom made entrance music mixed with matching visuals and a programmed light show. Everything had a “wow factor” at the reception party.

 Being caterers, Simran and her family were particularly focused on the quality of the food and service.”

Simran and Anmol’s vibrant Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne came to a close with an opulent wedding reception party held at Park Hyatt, Melbourne. Groom Anmol, was completely in his element, with impressive LED screens, pyrotechnics plus more.

The couple were completely opposed of the idea of sitting on a stage at their reception party and instead opted for their own private “sweetheart” table.

Simran and Anmol’s vibrant Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne came to a close with an opulent wedding reception party held at Park Hyatt, Melbourne. Groom Anmol, was completely in his element, with impressive LED screens, pyrotechnics plus more.

“The last thing you want to do is be on stage! We just wanted to let loose and have fun.”

Melbourne couple, Simran and Anmol dancing at their wedding reception party at Park Hyatt Melbourne. Check out their beautiful and modern Sikh wedding celebration only on The Maharani Diaries.

Mr & Mrs Enigmatic

This uber stylish, enigmatic couple were dressed to the nines for every single one of their events.

Funny story though, Anmol actually refused to travel to India with Simran for their outfit shopping!

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. The couple were colour coordinated for every function. We loved Simran's royal and elegant bridal lehenga for her wedding day especially.

“Anmol refused to go to India. I did all of my own shopping and had to pick up Anmol’s outfits with his family. There was no real inspiration though, I went shopping with an open mind. When you try something and like the way it looks on you, you definitely know it’s the one! The shopping experience was interesting though. I was super stressed that my outfits wouldn’t arrive in time! My reception outfit literally only arrived the week before the wedding and actually required further alterations. Otherwise, no other challenges. We kept it mostly traditional and ensured that there was no overlap with colours. Anmol and I aren’t fussed about trends.” – Simran

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. The couple were colour coordinated for every function. We loved Simran's royal and elegant purple bridal gown for her wedding reception day especially.

Simran had high praise for her incredibly talented hair and makeup artist, Haffsah of Lajeen Artistry.

“Haffsah took complete control with my hair and makeup. She is a genius and knows what she is doing.”

Memorable Moments

Simran and Anmol recount many memorable moments from their wedding, including snacking on McDonald’s after their photo shoot and Anmol running almost an hour late to the wedding.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. The couple were colour coordinated for every function. We loved Simran's royal and elegant bridal lehenga for her wedding day especially.

Anmol was also quite emotional when Simran walked down the aisle. But perhaps, the most memorable moments came after they said “i-do.”

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa.

“Planning the wedding was stressful, especially when Anmol had so many overseas guests. The stress didn’t stop after planning the wedding. We had people cancel and change their RSVP’s during the wedding. When it’s finally over though, it’s like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders!”

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa.

Believe it or not, the couple wanted a simple and intimate Sikh wedding celebration, but must to their dismay, both sets of parents did not agree.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa.

“We had to do it with a bang!”

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa.

The Fabulous Team

Call me biased, but there’s nothing quite like a team of wedding experts coming together to make a wedding celebration in Melbourne truly memorable. This was evidently the case for Simran and Anmol, who selected a fabulous team of dream wedding suppliers. Everything was seamless.

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration began with their Sangeet party in Melbourne. The function was held at the Vogue Ballroom with wedding photography captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. Simran danced all night long with her bridal party on the wedding dancefloor.

From Haffsah, Sean, Bhargav to Jeruisha and their wonderfully entertaining Canadian DJ, Double J, they were beyond thrilled with the outcome.

Simran and Anmol’s vibrant Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne came to a close with an opulent wedding reception party held at Park Hyatt, Melbourne. Here's their Canadian DJ, Double J at their wedding reception! Go behind the scenes of their lavish wedding now on The Maharani Diaries.

“Everyone involved killed it. The best thing is we all have a really good relationship. We are all good friends and the main thing is that we felt so comfortable. With regards to photography and video footage, we were actually quite nervous and felt a little awkward in front of the camera. However, Sean and Bhargav made us feel so relaxed, allowing them to capture beautiful, carefree and candid shots. They made us laugh by singing and pulling jokes. We didn’t feel tense at all. Shout out to The Maharani Diaries too! You’re the real MVP!”

Simran and Anmol’s vibrant Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne came to a close with an opulent wedding reception party held at Park Hyatt, Melbourne. Go behind the scenes of their opulent wedding celebration on The Maharani Diaries now.

Honeymooning

This time last year, the couple were enjoying the warm surrounds of Maldives and Singapore.

“After an entire week of Indian festivities (literally our wedding went for 7 days), we just wanted to sit by the water, drink cocktails and chill out, where no one could disturb us. Maldives was the perfect dream destination. We also explored Singapore on our way home. With Simran being a foodie, she wanted to explore the culture and diverse food there.”

This time last year, the couple were enjoying the warm surrounds of Maldives and Singapore. “After an entire week of Indian festivities (literally our wedding went for 7 days), we just wanted to sit by the water, drink cocktails and chill out, where no one could disturb us. Maldives was the perfect dream destination. We also explored Singapore on our way home. With Simran being a foodie, she wanted to explore the culture and diverse food there.”

Final Words and Advice

Wedding planning comes with its perks alright and when you work in the industry, it all falls naturally into place. For Simran and Anmol, they had the exact same sentiments to share.

“Choose us as your wedding planners or have a terrible wedding! Above all, enjoy your wedding. Yes, it is stressful, but when it comes to the day or week, don’t stress. Be happy and live in the moment. Whatever will be, will be.”

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. The couple were colour coordinated for every function. We loved Simran's royal and elegant bridal lehenga for her wedding day especially. Go behind the scenes of their wedding celebration on The Maharani Diaries now.

Effortlessly combining a mix of eastern and western style aesthetics, Simran and Anmol’s Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne is the perfect inspiration for couples who want the best of both worlds.

A very happy 1 year wedding anniversary to Simran and Anmol too. I had such a blast covering your big day(s)!

If you would love advice, tips and more inspiration about planning your wedding, let us know! Shoot us an email at info@themaharanidiaries.com or join us over on our new YouTube channel, where Poonam helps guide you through your wedding planning journey!

Simran and Anmol's vibrant and modern Sikh wedding celebration in Melbourne. Wedding photography was captured by Indian wedding photographer, Bhargav Boppa. The couple were colour coordinated for every function. We loved Simran's royal and elegant bridal lehenga for her wedding day especially. Go behind the scenes of their wedding celebration on The Maharani Diaries now.

SUPPLIERS

Photography – BHARGAV BOPPA // Videography SEAN WINDSOR of TWELVE CINEMATOGRAPHY// Venue(s) VOGUE BALLROOM (Sangeet), LANGHAM HOTEL (Anmol’s Sangeet), BLACKBURN GURDWARA (Wedding), PARK HYATT (Reception) // Décor and florals KERR EVENTS, RUPALIS MANDAPS (Anmol’s sangeet party) // Catering  VOGUE BALLROOM (Sangeet), BLACKBURN GURDWARA (Wedding), PARK HYATT (Reception) // Cake AB FAB CAKES // DJ/Entertainment ENIGMATIC ENTERTAINMENT (sound, lighting, pyrotechnics), DOUBLE J (DJ), HARRY COOPER MUSIC (saxophonist), RANJHE BHANGRA (bhangra group), NB DANCE (Bollywood dancers) // Stationery GIANT INVITATIONS // Bride’s outfits and accessories FRONTIER RAAS, CHHOTEY LAL & SONS (choora and kaleere) // Hair and Makeup LAJEEN // Mehndi HENNA TATTOOING MELBOURNE // Groom’s outfits MANYAVAR (Sangeet), MANYAVAR (Wedding), DYONSU (Reception) // Rings – ARMANS