Amber and Ishaan live in London but they grew up in Melbourne. And they have a little soft spot for Lake House in Daylesford, about 100km to the north of Melbourne. When they first met nearly 10 years ago, they were both poor University students. To celebrate their 6 month anniversary, they decided to spoil themselves and visit the beautiful (and somewhat fancy) restaurant at Lake House, still planning to have a reasonably affordable dinner. The maître d’ at the restaurant got to know that they were on a date to celebrate their anniversary and were on a little bit of a budget so decided he was going to make it a really special evening for them by figuring out a way to give them all sorts of fancy food and wine for not much money. What an amazing gesture on his behalf. I guess when you’ve been treated in such a generous way, you’re going to have some pretty special memories of it. I think going back to Lake House for their wedding made perfect sense for Amber and Ishaan.
It was wonderful to see that both of their families were able to keep elements of their cultures within the wedding – Ishaan’s family having a Sangeet and Mehndi the evening before and a Ganesh Puja on the morning of the wedding while Amber’s family were able to have a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. And seeing each of the families participating in the others’ ceremony was quite a beautiful thing to see. We do indeed live in a rich and multicultural society.
I think a true testament to how loved people are is the way that their friends and family treat them. People flew in from all corners of the earth to be at their wedding – from far reaching places like the UK, Canada, the Middle East, Malaysia and all over Australia they came. What it showed to me, was that Amber and Ishaan are two people that are very much loved by the people around them.