Nisha & Arun's story began with a lucky match on a dating app and is a delightful blend of contemporary romance and age-old customs. On their first date in Orlando, where Nisha resided, they saw Arun making a heartfelt journey from over an hour away. What was planned as a brief evening out became five hours of enchanting conversation, laying the foundation for their future together. This moment marked the beginning of a beautiful journey, where distance and time melted away in the face of budding love.

The proposal, a dream-like experience, unfolded on the distant shores of Hawaii. Arun, embracing the spirit of adventure and romance, whisked Nisha away for a breathtaking proposal by the beach. The meticulously planned moment, complete with a professional photographer and the sweet melodies of a ukulele, encapsulated the essence of their love story – unexpected, thrilling, and profoundly moving.

Nisha's choice of wedding attire reflected a harmonious blend of tradition and personal style. While respecting her Nepali roots with a traditional red lehenga, she also embraced her individuality by choosing a design from her favorite Nepali designer, Manish Rai. The reception outfit was a serendipitous discovery, a stunning blue and gold lehenga from Herpret Couture in Connecticut, symbolizing her unique journey of love and discovery.

Their wedding was a lavish affair spread over several days, including the vibrant mehendi, haldi, and sangeet ceremonies, culminating in a grand wedding and reception. What set their celebration apart was the exhilarating after-party. Held on the evening of their wedding, it was a festivity of joy and relaxation, with an open bar, photo booth, and a DJ who kept the party alive until the early morning hours. This event allowed Nisha, Arun, and their guests to unwind and revel in the joyous occasion.

In a delightful twist to traditional wedding cakes, Nisha incorporated a sari wrap that matched her outfit, adding a cultural touch to the elegant confection. Like many others in their wedding, this detail was a testament to their thoughtful blend of tradition and personal style.

Nisha & Arun's wedding celebrated their union and a vibrant tapestry of love, tradition, and modernity. It was a beautiful affirmation that at the heart of every tradition lies the enduring power of love and the promise of new beginnings.

Congratulations Nisha & Arun!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Hinge dating app. A couple of days later, we met in person. I lived in Orlando and Arun was living1.5 hours away from Orlando- north of Tampa. He made the drive down just for our date and drove back the same night! We met on a Thursday evening for drinks and dinner. Typically, I don't like to stay out too late when I have work the next day. I remember driving to the restaurant thinking I dont want to stay out longer than 2 hours. The date went so well that I ended up staying for 5 hours! Neither of us wanted to leave.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He flew me to Hawaii for a surprise proposal by the beach! We live in the east coast so the flight to hawaii was long- 12 hours one way. We were there for less than 48 hours! He had a beautiful proposal picnic planned on the beach with a professional photographer and a ukulele player! It was a proposal beyond what I could have.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had known I always wanted the traditional red color for my wedding lehenga. Nepali brides are typically in a sari, but I knew I wanted to do a lehenga instead. I had been following one of my fav nepali designer- Manish Rai on social media. I saw one I liked online and worked with his team to customize it to my liking.

My reception lehenga took some time. I had been searching for a while, but nothing really sparked the 'this is the one' feeling in me until I saw one video that popped up on my feed. I did some digging to find the bride in the video and inquired about where she got it. It was a small boutique store in Connecticut - Herpret Couture. I got in touch with the designer and learned she works very closely with each client and each bride's lehenga design and production process can take up for 6 months. Within a week, we flew to Connecticut to check out the store. While I had my eye on one specific lehenga, when I got there, I saw a new collection that had not been advertised. I fell in love with this one! I really liked the blue and gold color combination and decided to go with that. It turned out really amazing!!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We did the typical mehendi, haldi, sangeet, wedding, and reception on separate days. Wedding was friday morning and reception was Saturday evening.  One additional event we added was the official after party the evening of our wedding, and it was a hit! We booked a space in the hotel, had an open bar, photo booth and a DJ! Our DJ was amazing! He kept the party going until 6 AM! The best part was that we both got to relax a little once the ceremony was over, and we finally enjoyed spending time with our friends. Definitely a highlight for us and the guests

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't be so stressed out during the events that you forget to ENJOY your own event!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
For the cake, I knew I didn't want to do the typical cake with just the flower arrangements. I liked the touch of adding a sari wrap to give it an element of culture. They were able to match the color to my outfit. It turned out beautiful!

Planning & Design: Eventrics Weddings | Baraat & Vidaai Horse: Wind Chase Farm | Cake & Treats: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique | Catering: Saffron Orlando | Ceremony Venue: Omni Orlando at ChampionsGate | Cinematography: Noor K Photography | DJ: DJ Sandman Productions | Event Designer: Occasions by Shangri-La | Hair & Makeup: Bronze + GLOW Beauty | Mehndi Artist: Henna Allure | Photography: Noor K Photography | Reception Venue: Omni Orlando at ChampionsGate