March 26, 2013

Sydney Australia Destination Indian Wedding | Natasha & Karim’s Pithi at Parra Villa Function Lounge

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After the Mehndi and Pre-Wedding photo shoot, we really got things kicked off with the civil ceremony in the morning and the Pithi ceremony on Wednesday evening! The civil ceremony took place at Parramatta city hall and later in the evening we all reconvened at Parra Villa Function Lounge in downtown Parramatta, so I had a free late afternoon to myself, woohoo! I took a quick train to downtown Sydney for a few hours to see the sights of Australia, but first – the civil ceremony in Parramatta!

If you are following along on this blog, or if you’ve arrived to this specific post via Google, be sure to check out Natasha & Karim’s other wedding day events here:
Natasha & Karim’s Mehndi at home in Parramatta, NSW
Natasha & Karim’s Pre-Wedding Photos at Parramatta City Park
Natasha & Karim’s Civil Ceremony & Pithi Ceremony at Parra Villa Function Lounge
Nikkah at the Sydney Australia Jamatkhana and Reception at Parra Villa Function Lounge
Reception in Sydney Harbour and Photo Shoot at the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay
Satada Luncheon in Parramatta

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

After we all grabbed lunch, and thanks for taking me out guys!!, I jumped on a quick train from Parramatta to downtown Sydney! Public transportation is pretty darn good in Australia and to get around Sydney and the surrounding suburbs, making it very easy for us tourists. And speaking of tourists, I did the normal tourist stuff and kept to the Circular Quay area of Sydney Harbour since my visit today was being cut short by the evening’s Pithi ceremony.

Being a tourist like everyone else…

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Taking in a view of Sydney Harbour…

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

…and of course I saw plenty of other tourists taking their own photos

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

After being a tourist for a little while it was time to jump on a train back to Parramatta and get to work at the Pithi Ceremony!

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

The Pithi ceremony is probably one of the most exciting and photogenic parts of an Ismaili Indian wedding, because it’s a pretty unique event whenever I talk to other South Asian brides who may not have even heard of it before. This evening was pretty mild compared to others we have photographed, as the eggs only made an appearance at the very end and that was about the extent of messy things that got put on Karim =)

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha and Karim cleaned off and changed for the second half of the evening’s reception

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Miss India 2013 =)

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Pithi | Parra Villa Function Lounge | Sydney Destination Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

As always, check back later in the week for most photos from this Sydney Australia destination Indian wedding! We still have the Nikkah, dinner cruise in Sydney Harbour, photo shoots, and Satada to go! =)

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