First foreign wedding at Maalu Maalu Resort
The team from Russia
Maalu Maalu Resort and Spa hosted its first wedding on February 18,
2012 at the pristine Passekudah beach, in the East Coast of Sri Lanka
making it the first foreign wedding to be held in this region after the
end of the three decade war.
Russian nationals, Olga Yurievna Gorbacheva (bride) and Vladimir
Alexandroich Luchakovskiy (groom) arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday,
February 11 with their family members with a intention of having their
wedding in a paradise.
This dream was made a reality by Maalu Maalu Resort and Spa by
organizing an unique wedding event with a mix of Russian, Sinhalese and
This function took place in the morning with a traditional Sinhalese
Poruwa ceremony, Kandyan dancers and drummers according to Sinhalese
customs followed by Russian customs and releasing of two white doves to
signify peace in the East.
In the afternoon the couple was dressed in traditional Hindu dresses,
the bride in a colourful saari and Hindu jewellery and the groom in a
Vettie and a turban. The ceremony was conducted by the local Hindu
priest. For this event, number of hotel guests, staff as well as many
locals participated which made it a perfectly balanced event.