Sri Lanka has been progressing evidently in its tourism industry after being ranked among the top 31 tourist destinations in the New York Times. With its exotic beauty and culture, Sri Lanka caters to an assorted diversity of tourists. Ranked as the top three destinations to get married, Sri Lanka offers numerous opportunities for a unique wedding. The romantic stories in Sri Lanka only further emphasises this Island as an ideal spot to celebrate your special day. To start with, an Australian proposed to his girlfriend at the top of Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka’s prime attractions and another British gentleman and his American wife married at the Colombo Cathedral under a magnificently lit up banyan tree to form the perfect picture of a romantic wedding set in the typical Sri Lankan setting.
There have been an increasing number of tourists opting to tie the knot in the magical scenery of Sri Lanka and the wedding ceremony of Russian nationals held at the Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa at the immaculate Passekudah beach proved the fact that Sri Lanka is truly a magical place to celebrate your wedding. The Russian couple, Mr. Vladimir Luchakovskiy and Ms. Olga Gorbacheva arrived in Sri Lanka with their family to celebrate their special day in what they called, ‘paradise’.
The wedding was a beautifully romantic affair with a mix of Sinhalese, Russian and Hindu cultures. They had a traditional Sinhala Poruwa ceremony with Kandyan Dancers and drummers, as in accordance to the Sinhalese custom. This event was followed by their Russian customs. The Bride was the picture of elegance in a bright Saari and Hindu jewellery and the groom was in a Vettie and a turban as well to emphasis the Hindu culture to mark an unforgettable day for both, the married couple as well as the Passekudah locals. This wedding was a perfect indication that Sri Lanka has all the elements of charm and character to fit into the bill as an exotic dream wedding destination for tourists to Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean.