Mythili & Luskasz
A wedding always melds two cultures, two backgrounds, two stories. But when weddings, like today’s have cultural melding so evident, so colorful, so beautiful you can’t help but be swept up by it. Mythili and Lukasz brought together Hindu and Polish traditions to form their very own unique and incredible wedding day.
Making their Polka Dot Bride debut (sort of! You’ve seen them before!) are Wanderer Photography who have captured today’s wedding beautifully- from the rich colours, to the evident love and candid moments.
The bride wore orange! Mythili purchased an orange sari from The Saree Shop. Mythili recalls, “I wore an orange silk saree shot through with gold thread and covered with gold beads. My mother was with me at time and we both knew it was perfect the moment we saw it. It wasn’t a very traditional choice, but it was just the right mix of modern and glamorous”. Mythili wore vintage jewels from Utharika Jewellery in India.
The bouquets and floral arrangements were styled by Best Buds. Mythili explains “Best Buds did our beautiful bouquets and centrepieces. I had asked for lots and lots of colour, and they delivered on this! I loved how the bouquets turned out, they were eclectic garden style posies which included roses, anemones, red hypericum berries and dusty miller foliage tied together with antique gold ribbon. For our centrepieces, we had vibrant spring blooms in ceramic footed urns, which really popped against our simply decorated venue.” Rani styled Mythili and her bridesmaids hair and makeup.
Mythili and Lukasz met before the ceremony. Mythili recalls “I loved doing a first look, which was a very special moment for me. While a lot of the details of the day are starting to get fuzzy, I still remember the anticipation building up as we got closer and closer to doing the first look, and my heart racing as I walked towards my future husband. We just looked at each other and kept laughing and expressing how crazy it was that the big day had finally arrived.”
.”Our photographers chose a very cool spot at the Four Seasons Hotel, which looked great in the photos. My heart was racing as I walked towards Lukasz, and the anticipation was overwhelming. The moment that I tapped on his shoulder and he turned to face me was absolutely surreal… we just kept looking at looking at each other with big silly grins, not quite believing that we had made it to this moment. It was definitely one of the highlights of the day. From there, we went on to take photos with the bridal party.”
Of their photographers, Mythili says “It was very important for us to get the right photographer for our wedding, someone who would really capture the mood of the day and do it justice. When we stumbled across the work of Wanderer Photography, we immediately fell in love with their style and with how the world looked through their lens. Lukasz and I flew them to Sydney and they were so lovely, organised and professional and made all our family and friends feel comfortable. We had lots of comments throughout the night from our guests on how great they were! ”
Mythilli’s bridesmaids wore pink saris made in India.
The wedding celebrations were held at WatersEdge. Mythili explains “We chose the Walsh Bay room at WatersEdge because it was small, intimate and we loved the view of the Sydney Harbour and Harbour Bridge. The weather behaved on the day and we had a lovely ceremony out on the pier underneath blue skies and lots of sunshine, moving inside for the reception later in the evening. I highly recommend the venue, we were well taken care of and our guests enjoyed wandering out to the pier throughout the night to mingle and enjoy the view. Having both the ceremony and reception at the same location made things so much easier, as our guests didn’t have to worry about moving from one location to another and the evening just flowed.”
For her walk down the aisle “Our friends performed a special acoustic version of Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World on the alto sax and guitar.”
Behroze Bilimoria married the couple in a ceremony which included a traditional “Garland Ceremony”. Mythili explains ” As part of our wedding ceremony we incorporated a Hindu custom of exchanging garlands of flowers, the custom signifying our acceptance of each other and unity into one soul.”
The couple paid homage to the groom’s Polish heritage with a bread ceremony. Mythili explains “We kicked off our reception with a traditional Polish Bread ceremony, a nod to my husband’s heritage. The ceremony symbolises the union of the bride and groom and their families. Lukasz’s parents greeted us with bread and salt, and this ritual illustrates their hope that we would have a life of good health and cheer and share the company of many good friends. ”
A two tier cake was made by Simmone Logue. Mythili remarks “We decided to go with a Simmone Logue creation, a rustic Hummingbird cake with fresh mango and passionfruit cream cheese icing, topped with soft pink fresh flowers. The cake was absolutely yummy and gorgeous to boot! For those looking for an alternative to a traditional wedding cake… Simmone Logue is highly recommended!”. For favors, Mythili’s sister made each of the guests biscuits using a secret recipe.
For their first dance, Mythili recalls “Our first dance was to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of Cheek to Cheek. Choosing a song for the first dance turned out to be surprisingly stressful as we realised we didn’t have a ‘special song’ as a couple and I couldn’t dance! We chose this song because it was romantic and didn’t require much coordination from myself!”
The couple ended the night with a sparkler send off before photographs in front of the Sydney Opera House. Mythili recalls “I had always loved the look of sparkler farewells, and we ended our night walking through a tunnel of sparklers to Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’, which was also the song I walked down the aisle to. Walking past the sparklers was both hilarious and magical, there was a lot of joy in that moment… it was the perfect way to wrap up the night!”
Mythili says “They day wouldn’t have gone as smoothly as it did if it wasn’t for all the hard work and generosity of our family and friends. It was overwhelming to look around us and see our nearest and dearest, many of whom had flown from all over Australia and around the world to be with us on the day, to share in our joy and celebrate with us as we became husband and wife.”
Congratulations Mythili and Lukasz! Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Thank you also to Wanderer Photography for sharing today’s photographs!