Ethical Wedding Magic
When two food loving salsa dancing scholars get married, all kinds of DIY ethical wedding magic happens.
Kalpana and Matt tied the knot in a small, private ceremony with immediate family, before a photo shoot with their good friend and our awesome wedding photographer Kath in the streets and cafes near their home in Marrickville that the couple explore every day. Kalpana is from Singapore, and she and her mum and sister each wore an elegant and colourful Sari.
These two passionate lecturers had their wedding celebration the following day at St Joseph’s Guest House, which was kicked off with a lecture on matrimony, inspiring a discussion between guests of its current relevance, before drinks were passed around and a live Cuban salsa band fired up.
Everybody dug into home made cuisine, prepared by a guest who happened to be a chef, while both families helped out, and Matt’s brother tended bar.
There were no gifts, and guests were invited to donate to a charity, while wedding favours, decorations and accessories were replaced by feasting and dancing.
Kalpana said, “We asked guests to donate to the Against Malaria Foundation as a wedding gift as they are consistently ranked as a top charity by effectiveness assessments of all major charities. We referred to https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/ to get these details”.
And then the next day at St Joseph’s Guest House the celebration with all their friends began…