Combining two cultures for a celebration of love is both memorable and beautiful. With the help of Bliss Whistler, Abigail and Jason celebrated their love and incorporated their two heritages in a spectacular three-day celebration. Their multicultural celebration featured a traditional Sikh wedding and a Western ceremony. From a stunning red and gold Lehenga to a chic and elegant white bridal dress, these wedding ceremonies oozed love, tradition, and sentimentality.
We’re so thrilled that Junebug member Nomad by NK captured every inch of these ceremonies—including a surprise Indian dance by the wedding party. Grab some bubbly and let’s head to Whistler for this Western and Sikh wedding celebration.
Abigail and Jason
Whistler, British Columbia
The Most Memorable Moment In Three Days
The whole weekend was truly the best three days of our lives, but the moment I walked down the aisle and saw Jason’s face at the end—and all of our smiling friends and family—was a pretty amazing moment.
Wedding Advice for Nearlyweds
Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks your wedding should be. Do what feels right for you! We had a lot of decisions to make that were out of the norm as we were blending two totally different cultures. We did what felt right to us and everyone was so happy in the end.
Western and Sikh Wedding Celebration in Whistler
Whistler has been such a big part of our relationship. We spend all of our winter weekends at our family home there. As soon as we got engaged, we wanted to get married in the area. We wanted to be in Whistler but find a venue that would accommodate all of our guests, have delicious food, and have beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces.
For our Western ceremony, we wrote our own vows and shared them in front of all our friends and family. This was so special to both of us and made our ceremony so unique and perfect.
Multicultural Bridal Fashion
For the Sikh ceremony, Sunny’s Bridal worked with me to create my vision. I knew I wanted to be in a bright color, but I wanted the rest of my wedding party in more neutral and classic colors. For the Western wedding, I wanted simple and elegant. Jane Rhyan created a two-tier veil for me and I customized it by adding the lace from my mom’s wedding dress to the train of my long veil. It was so special to my mom and me, and I hope one day I can have a daughter to pass down the veil to.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Nomad by NK
Event Planning & Floral Design – Bliss Whistler
Venue – Brew Creek Center
Champagne Tower – Lavish Liquid
Western Wedding Officiant – The Whistler Wedding Pastor
DJ – Air Wave Music
Live Music – Chris Sol
Videography – Nic Collar Film
Invitation Design – The Ephemerie
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Save the Date Beauty
Wedding Design & Decor – The Reverie Co.
Western Wedding Dress – Rituals of Love
Sikh Wedding Dress – Sunny’s Bridal
Henna Artist – Iti Kalsi
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Indochino
Rings – Vancouver Diamonds
Congratulations to Abigail and Jason on your multicultural wedding celebration! Big thank you to Nomad by NK for capturing the beauty of the two ceremonies, and for sharing it with us. To see more of Kerstin and Natalie’s work, check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world.