A Beach front destination wedding in Sri Lanka
Today at BCME, we are delighted to bring you this gorgeous Sri Lankan wedding, beautifully captured by our talented vendors, Bernie & Bindi Photography. Alex and Nick’s colourful, beach inspired wedding demonstrates that destination weddings can successfully involve Dubai-based vendors, meaning that you can get to know exactly who will be going all out to ensure that your wedding day is truly magical.
Alex and Nick met at high school in Dubai, and were childhood sweethearts J. Sri Lanka means a lot to the couple, as it is where Nick proposed on a previous visit, and so it was only natural that they should choose to get married there too, at a colonial Dutch villa on the sea front.
Below, we hear from both Alex and Nick about their experience with Bernie & Bindi, as well as getting Bernie & Bindi’s take on the wedding. Read on for more details, and to see the vivid images from the day.
Alex and Nick on Bernie & Bindi
It’s hard to even begin to describe our experience with Bernie & Bindi, as it was beyond perfect. The first time we met them was at a wedding show and their talent was evident; but what struck us the most was their friendly yet professional and extremely passionate approach when they spoke about their work.
We had been looking for a wedding photographer for a while, and considering our wedding was in Sri Lanka, we were having a difficult time finding someone we loved. After a couple of meetings with Bernie and Bindi however, it became evident that having them at our wedding was simply like we had just made two new friends and were inviting them along for the celebrations. They are such a lovely, easy-going couple with an obvious talent and love for their job, and we were beyond excited to have them shoot our wedding day!
Our destination wedding was captured beautifully (for lack of better words because beautifully is a huge understatement). They were so much fun to have around but this didn’t stop them from doing the most perfect job, and they managed to take amazing photos of every single moment.
Bernie and Bindi – we cannot thank you enough for being part of our wedding; we couldn’t have asked for better and the photos are simply stunning!
A Note from the Photographers
Alex and Nick’s Sri Lankan wedding was so warm and vibrant. Their choice of location was a world away from the harsh summer sun and desert of Dubai. From the moment we started our hair-raising drive from the airport we were immersed in the lush, tropical chaos of the place.
The wedding venue was a gorgeous Dutch heritage villa. It was so beautiful and had large grounds that sprawled along the coastline. Stunningly transformed by Claudia and Jack from Galle Events, the wedding flowed like a dream from start to finish.
Alex and Nick celebrated their love and commitment to each other whilst surrounded by close family and friends. I do believe that Alex’s little sister, Julia, was the best chief bridesmaid ever and she made sure she did everything she could to make this a perfect day for her big sis!
It was definitely a day that weddings should be made of; emotion, fun, family…and that’s not to mention the fireworks or traditional Sri Lankan dancers. All of this made for one of our favorite destination weddings ever! Thanks so much Alex and Nick for your warmth and enthusiasm, we had a wonderful time and were thrilled to be able to capture your day for you.
The Bride’s Little Pink Book
Photography: Bernie & Bindi – Venue: TwentyThreePalm – Event Planners: Claudia & Jack from Galle Events –Celebrant: Henri Tatham – Hair & Make up: Conel from Rumors Salon – Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander – Groom’s Suit: Ascot & Chapel – Groomsmen’s Suits: Tailor-made – Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Etsy
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