Quite possibly the cutest couple ever! These 2 love birds met at school in Ohio and now are a power couple that lives in NYC. Tharu and Justin’s wedding was held in Dayton, Ohio and was a fusion of both western and Sri Lankan cultures where guests traveled near and far to attend the celebration.
Tharu wore a beautiful white and gold saree for the ceremony and then changed into a modern western wedding dress for the reception. She also followed western tradition and wore something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue in her gorgeous gold jewels. She wore jewelry from both her grandmothers that have both passed, which included earrings from her dad's mom and a bangle from her mom's mom.
Justin and Thrau’s dads both got together along with their tool belts and built the “Poruwa”, or the Sri Lankan bridal throne/ bridal altar. During the ceremony, the couple lit a traditional Sri Lankan lamp decorated with strings of jasmine flowers, and symbolized the light that starts their marriage together. Also during the ceremony, the guitarist is the bride’s old guitar teacher, while Justin's cousin, sung “Your Song" by Elton John as the couple walked down the aisle in the Great Hall at the Dayton Art Institute.
The reception was filled with lots of food, drinks and dancing, which included a Sri Lankan dancing session with "Baila" music, where all guest were on the dancefloor.
Guests left with full bellies, tired feet and gifts of can Koozies designed by the couple that gave a tribute to the great state of OHIO and favor boxes designed by the brides uncle filledwith Sri Lankan Love cake that her mom made from scratch….YUMMY!!!
Ceremony/Reception: Dayton Art Institute | Event Coordinator: Kerr Events
Cake: Ele Cake Company | Catering: Kohler Catering
Flowers: Floral V Designs | Linens: Prime Time Party Rental
Ceremony Music: Jim McCutcheon | DJ: Black Box Weddings
Saree: Asiyan's | Dress Shop: Bridal & Formal
Jewelry: Tejani | Tuxedos: The Black Tux
Photography: Sarah Babcock Studio