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Thursday, February 7, 2013

A School Romance Wedding: Asansala & Sandesha

Asansala and Sandesha were married on August 11th, 2012 Morning at the St. Anne’s Church, Wattala, Sri Lanka with the reception following at our favourite location The Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka -  Jubilee Ballroom.

The bride was dressed by Samantha Fernando and the entire event was inspired by the colours and the feathers of the peacock.

Guests danced the day away and ended with a heartfelt exit.
Congratulations to the lovely couple and God Bless you both!

To tell you more about this lovely couple, They were one of the winners in our free wedding planning giveaway.  When we first met them, we found out that they had known each other since they were in school, fell in love and finally married… It was so wonderful and such a rare occasion. We are so glad that you won the competition..you guys deserve it!
Asansala & Sandesha, you guys were one of the most calm and the sweetest couple we have met.

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After loving for almost 8 years, we decided that it was time for our  "BIG DAY".  Actually it was the 'Dream Day' of our lives. In our lives we took challenges, so we took a challenge to organize our BIG DAY. My wife was in Canada and we two talk through Skype and did all the preparations. But, after some time we felt that this is not an easy task.
One night my wife called and said. "There is a competition in Facebook, the prize is a  free wedding day planning which worth of  100000/=, shall we send our story?" I said "Ok".
Like a God send angel, one day a girl called and said "Sandesha there’s good news’’. I asked ‘what is it?’, then she said that we have won the competition. It was Patricia who called and said  the good news.
We were so lucky, we didn't realize it at that time. But, when we heard about the things that they will do for us we felt that it was not an easy task  to handle these things alone.
From the very first call we knew that they have understood us and they will brighten our day.  We felt so much comfortable speaking with them  because they took such  good care of our wedding.
Before the wedding , they gave us all the instructions and went to talk with each vendor.
Patricia and Freemal, you are truly good at what you do and the wedding was completely flawless in my eyes. Mainly because as the bride and groom,  we didn't have any stress on our dream day , everything went perfectly and it was like a miracle. My family members also enjoyed the day without any stress. We didn't have to handle anything and we were very comfortable cause we knew Patricia and Freemal will make sure to cover all the details for perfection. You are responsible for our smiles on that day.
 Patricia & Freemal, you are responsible for many heart-felt complements that we got from our friends & families. You two were our stars who brightened our dream day. We truly appreciate it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the dedication, care & love you showed.
 We wish you all the very best in future endeavors & hope you will be the god sent angel to bring happiness to many couples on their dream day. :-)
 There is a small recommend to all the couples who wants to plan their wedding.
 Don't look around call the planning stars Orchid wedding & Event planners. Patricia & Freemal.

Thank you Asansala & Sandesha for the beautiful testimonial .
May your love grow more and more and last for an eternity.It was a pleasure working for you and we had loads and loads of fun too!!

The Team: 
Venue - Reception : Jubilee Ballroom of Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
Bouquets: Samantha Fernando
Bridal Dresser: Samantha Fernando
Decor & Draping : Dream Bloosoms
Wedding Cake: Lanka Chandani
Photography & Videography :  Studio Helen's, Maharagama
Photo editing : Freemal Cruze

Patricia & Freemal Croos

2013 Pantone Wedding Colors

Well Ladies, Pantone has again announced the colors for this year and we are sure we will be seeing lots of these colors in the upcoming months in weddings.

As usual we eat, sleep and live purple! And we are loving African violet. Emerald, which is the color of the year, and grayed jade and Monaco blue are a couple of my personal favorites.
From flowers, to bridesmaids dresses, to linen colors these combinations can enhance upcoming weddings in 2013. We can’t wait to see them!so go color crazy!

~ Patricia & Freemal Croos ~

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

An Unforgettable & Fun-filled Wedding : Zainab & Iraz

 On Saturday, July 7th, We had the pleasure of coordinating Zainab and Iraz’s wedding at the Grand Ballroom of Galle Face Hotel,Colombo. Their wedding day started off with the girls getting ready at the Hotel itself, with hair and makeup by Dil Sapukotanage. The bridesmaids & the flowergirl wore a long teal & pinkish purple dresses, and carried blossoming floral bouquets from Blooms Flower Shop by Dilshara Perera. The Bride wore a stunning lace worked A-line ZiziBridals gown paired with pearl jewellery by Stone-n-String.

The floral decors of the reception was all natural done by Dilshara Perera of Blooms Flower Shop & the DJ kept everyone dancing all night and teal and  pinkish purple uplighting around the room set a fun atmosphere.
The wedding cake was provided by Dushanthi of White Flower Cakes and Weddings and include four tiers with beautiful lace work and pearls on it.

We also had the opportunity to work for the first time with the Videographer Nishantha Dias Of Nishanee Video and the Photographer Arantha Sirimanne of Arantha Photography, and I have to say it was a privilege, fun and loved working with you guys and hope to work again with your'll soon.

There were so many personal moments during the night, The toasts were given by two of the couples closest friends Kadhija & Azim .Also, including Zainab’s friends playing and serenading a special song on guitar for the couple and surprise choreographed Malay dances specially for the Groom during dinner. It was so much fun and guests loved it!

The Couple had their first dance to Dont change by Musiq soulchild .

After a touching ceremony and reception, the guests lined the path and gave the newlyweds a fun exit as they made their way into their trishaw  by throwing petals and blowing lots of bubbles!

As guests left at the end of the night, they happily picked up almost every floral decor (excluding the vases of course!)and the pink favour bags filled with colourful candy.

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Congratulations Zainab and Iraz!  Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day! It was such a fun wedding with so many personal touches. Though we all went through some hard times during the planning process, things worked out well and we all learnt some ‘unforgettable’ lessons. We wish you both a wonderful and a happy wedded life and May God Bless you with the strength to overcome the ups and downs in life.

 The Team: 

Venue - Reception : Grand Ballroom of Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
Bouquets: Blooms Flower Shop
DJ : Outburst Entertainers
Bridal Dresser: Dil Sapukotanage
Wedding Dress :  Zizi Bridals
Jewellery: Stone-N-String
Shoes: Lakshmis
Decor & Draping : Blooms Flower Shop
Wedding Cake: White Flower Cakes & Weddings
Photography & Arantha Sirimanne of Arantha Photography
Videography:  : Nishantha Dias of Nishanee Studio

~Patricia & Freemal Croos~
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wedding Preshoot Session: Zainab & Iraz

Last Saturday we had pleasure of coordinating a ‘modern’ Muslim wedding of Zainab & Iraz.

Both Zainab & Iraz are stunning & fun-loving couple & wanted to have a beach preshoot  which reflected their personality. so we decided to go for two locations - Unawatuna Beach & The Galle Dutch Fort, Sri Lanka.

We were excited to work for the first time with a wonderful friend / photographer ShaafoSourjah.  Although Shaafo is yet a fresher & very young, He surprised us all. He was very easy-going, calm and helped the couple feel relaxed and enjoy every single moment .(looking forward to working with you again!).

We started off at the Unawatuna Beach; It was an absolutely gorgeous and sunny day. The Bride wore a cute strapless white cutwork dress with pearls. The bride opted  to do her own makeup, which gave their photographer, Shaafo Sourjah, plenty of time to do lots of portraits of the couple.

Later in the afternoon, we headed to the Galle Fort for the second half of the photoshoot session where the Bride again changed into another beautiful long Black & White printed dress & it was Fun all the way!

The theme of the shoot was: Beautiful , Natural & Fun

Here are a few photos from their wedding preshoot :

  To see more photos from their wedding preshoot session in Unawatuna & Galle Fort, Clickhere.

Zainy & Iraz, It was so great getting to know you during the planning process! Thank you so much  for allowing us to be a part of your special day.
Shaafo, Thank you for the beautiful photographs and for all your hard work!
Stay tuned for the Wedding of Zainab & Iraz.

~ Patricia & Freemal ~

Monday, July 2, 2012

Natasha & Miran’s Wedding: The Details

Natasha & Miran were married on January 26, 2012 at the St. Marys Church, Bambalapitiya Sri Lanka with the poruwa ceremony and reception following at the Grand Ballroom of Galle Face Hotel. The event was filled with personal touches including the Bridal & Bridal Party attire, banner, tags,favor bags, napkin rings..etc.
The bride looked stunning in her white saree embroidered with silver sequins and a touch of crystals. Her custom bouquet was from Supreme Flora by Veena.

The Brides’ goingaway attire was a pretty pink ballgown with silver embroidery.

The theme was ‘Celebration of Love’ in Pink & crystals. The decor at the Reception was beautifully decorated by Erasha Suriyasena of WedInStlye and added lightings to change the ambience of the ballroom by Outburst Entertainers.

The couple gave away crystal key tags, almond  favors to guests.

The 4 tiered cake was designed by Orancy Siriwardana of Sugar Frill, filled with icing Orchids, Dendrobium, Roses and berries in between every tier and strands of crystal beads draping down.

The head table was simple and elegant with a personalised touch of the banner designed by Cruze Designs.

The couple and the guests danced the night away with the Sohan & the Xperiments & Outburst Entertainers.

It was a wonderful night of celebration all perfectly captured by Dammika De Alwis Photography.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day....we loved every moment of it!!!
Congratulations to the Couple & may you both be blessed with a wonderful life ahead.

Venue – Church : St. Marys Church, Bambalapitiya
Venue - Reception : Grand Ballroom of Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
Brides’ Bouquet: Veena of Supreme Flora
Bridal Party Bouquets : Silani Flora
DJ : Outburst Entertainers
Band: Sohan & the Xperiments
Bridal Dresser: Ruwani Herath
Decor & Draping : WedInStyle
Photography & Videography : Dammika De Alwis

~Patricia & Freemal Croos~

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wedding Trailer : A Celebration Of Love - Natasha & Miran

You know its a special couple when everyone involved seems to be waiting for this one special day. Well, the day finally arrived. Natasha & Miran had an unbelievable wedding at one of our favourite venues. The St. Mary’s Church in Bambalapitiya followed by Reception The Galle Face Hotel in Galle Face, Sri Lanka. Well anyways, enough rambling..kick back, relax and enjoy this trailer from Natasha & Miran’s stunning wedding. We hope you enjoy.

Videographer: Dammika De Alwis
Photography: Dammika De Alwis
Decor: Wed InStyle

~ Patricia & Freemal ~

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pre Wedding Photoshoot At the Beach: Natasha & Miran

A few months ago,  We had the pleasure of coordinating Natasha & Miran’s wedding at the Galle Face Hotel. Before I get into details about the wedding, I just have to show a couple of their Pre wedding Photoshoot taken at the Mount Lavinia Beach from their Amazing Photographer, Dammika DeAlwis of Dammika De Alwis Photography. We enjoyed every minute of it!

 Edited by Freemal Croos of CruzeDesigns

Thanks so much, Natasha for sharing these photos with us!
~ Patricia & Freemal ~

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