Today's darling couple was living on opposite coasts - Trisha was based in Los Angeles and Sanju resided in Pennsylvania - when fate brought them together. After a few Facetime conversations filled with laughter and familiarity, these two knew they had found something precious. The rest is history! Scroll below to read more relationship details from our interview with Trisha! Since the couple had family and friends on both coasts, they had a ceremony and reception in California, as well as a reception in New Jersey. For such elaborate, bicoastal celebrations, Trisha and Sanju brought in an all star team to make their wedding visions of a breezy and beautiful SoCal garden oasis wedding come to life. They looked no further than the fabulous Synx Events for their planning, design, florals, and rentals, and CVP Studios for the photography and cinematography of their West Coast event. Plus, Synx Events had done the decor for Trisha's sister's wedding, so Trisha & Sanju were absolutely certain they were in superb hands! The twosome chose the Almansor Court for their wedding venue due to their beautiful gazebo overlooking a serene lake. Trisha chose a unique royal blue lehenga to stand out against the outdoor colors, and had her glamorous ceremony hair and makeup done by her cousin, and well-known California makeup artist, Rani Chatha. The incredible Dolled up by Lulu then created a queen like reception look for Trisha. She was a complete bombshell in her pale pink lehenga, smoky eyes, and side swept waves! Later today we'll take you to New Jersey for Trisha & Sanju's magnificent reception photographed by A.S. Nagpal Photography at the Royal Albert's Palace, with video by Ambrosial Films. In the meantime, check out the full gallery here!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Sanju and I met on Dil Mil, an indian dating app, back in March 2015. He was from Easton, PA and I lived in Los Angeles. Initially, I didn't take it very seriously because he was so far away and I didn't think it would even work out. It only took a few days for my interest to be completely struck. We got along so well, we laughed a lot, started Facetiming after a few days and I felt as if I had known him forever. We met in person in June but by then I had already told my parents about him. The day after we met we both decided we wanted to meet each other’s parents and move forward. I always told people I knew he was the one when we met in person, but the truth is: I knew he was my special guy probably within the first 2 months of talking.
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Because we lived so far apart, Sanju and I always knew at least a month in advance when we would be seeing each other next. I was under the impression I would see him on our Rokha date on Oct 31, 2016, but he surprised me on my birthday weekend. I came home from work on Sept 25th to find him in my living room in a full suit. I was completely floored. He then led me outside to my back yard where he had pictures on wooden sticks creating a pathway to my gazebo. Each picture had a handwritten message next to it and each picture was in chronological order from when we met. The last picture was of our last meeting a month prior and led me to the gazebo filled with roses. He then proposed and I of course said yes. The best part was that he had his Go-Pro filming us the whole time and he also coordinated having my sister come for the occasion from New York. My parents were also in on it and filming. It was the most special day ever! We ended the night popping a bottle of Dom Perignon.
Maharanis, next up we travel to New Jersey for Trisha and Sanju's royal reception event!