Welcome, sweeties, to a mesmerizing tale of love as we unravel the lovely wedding story of Sasha & Kunal. The stunning event took place at the lavish Newark Airport Marriott. Sasha was the epitome of grace and beauty, adorned in exquisite bridal fashions by Anushree Reddy and Seema Gujral, her allure accentuated by the skilled hands of Divya Bhawnani & Dawn Gomez, and the intricate mehndi art by Henna By Tanvi. Wedding Design transformed the venue into a dreamy paradise with vibrant floral arrangements and bespoke decor. Aria Events went above and beyond to make their special day perfect! Their meticulous planning and flawless design ensured that every moment was unforgettable. They ensured Sasha & Kunal's special day was a seamless and memorable experience. The electrifying beats of the incredible M4U Events emanating from the speakers were impossible to resist and had guests moving and grooving with unbridled joy. And amidst this symphony of celebrations, the talented Nura Weddings captured every smile, tear, and heartwarming moment, weaving together a visual story they will cherish forever. Come and check out the amazing gallery!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
In 2017, I crossed paths with Kunal at The Park, a now-closed bar in New York City. The memory of that place lingers because it was such an unforgettable moment for me. The evening began at a friend's housewarming, transitioning to the bar around 10pm. I was enjoying the night with my friends in the bottom level of the bar and when the night drew to a close, I started to make my way upstairs to catch my Uber. In the rush, I accidentally bumped shoulders with Kunal, who happened to be there with his friends. We exchanged apologies, recognizing a possible connection through a mutual friend. With my ride waiting, I attempted to leave, but as I prepared to leave, Kunal had asked me for my number. The next day, I waited for his text message, but never received one, leaving me disappointed. Later that evening, I logged onto my Facebook and messaged him saying it was nice to meet him. This is when we realized that I accidentally gave him the wrong number by one digit - which is why I never received his text message that he sent that same night! Shortly after our first date, I realized he was the one for me because of his family oriented, genuine, and caring personality.
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During April 2022, Kunal and I embarked on a weekend getaway to Puerto Rico, where he mentioned a networking event at a beachside restaurant with his coworkers on the night of our arrival. Given his affiliation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, I felt a little apprehensive about engaging in small talk about a sport I wasn't super familiar with. While in the Uber, the driver informed us of some traffic ahead, and that's when I saw Kunal becoming a bit restless. He received a phone call in the Uber and stated, "Is everything ready?" At that moment, a suspicion of a potential proposal crossed my mind. Trying not to raise my expectations, I subtly began to moisturize my hands, just in case. Upon reaching the beach area, as we strolled on the sand toward the "restaurant," I instinctively started to take off my shoes—because, obviously, who keeps their shoes on in the sand? Surprisingly, Kunal urged me to keep my shoes on and instructed me to "look up." To my surprise, a massive "MARRY ME" sign adorned the sand, accompanied by a picnic table set up for us to savor champagne and charcuterie. Despite my feeling in the Uber, I never imagined he could orchestrate such a memorable moment!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
In February 2023, I traveled to India with my mom, fiance, and mother-in-law. We stayed at my masi's home in Mumbai and had 10 days to focus on wedding shopping. Having a clear idea of the color I wanted for my wedding outfit was extremely helpful. I had envisioned a beautiful off-white, beige shade, which narrowed down my choices significantly. During my second day of shopping, I tried on just one wedding lengha before discovering my perfect match - my Anushree Reddy dream lengha. The delicate, handcrafted embroidery and exquisite details were everything I had envisioned, making it the ideal choice for my special day.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable aspect of the wedding process, for me, was the satisfaction of checking items off the to-do list. There's a unique joy in accomplishing each task and seamlessly moving on to the next. Aria Events played a pivotal role in expediting decision-making and bringing my vision to life. Additionally, my mom's immense support and help throughout the entire process was invaluable. I could not have done anything without her. The wedding weekend truly ran smoothly, and I am so grateful and happy with how things turned out. Now that the wedding planning process is behind me, there's a strange sense of nostalgia for it. The anticipation was truly one of the most exciting aspects—there's a mix of fear, happiness, and thrill that makes it unique. Imagining and picturing the day every day leading up to it created a feeling that you can never quite replicate or experience again.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
It is awesome to hear that many of our guests appreciated the seamless flow of the entire weekend. Juggling four events consecutively might sound overwhelming, but thanks to the exceptional day-of coordinators, everything ran smoothly. The food catering experience was a highlight for our guests, particularly at the sangeet and reception cocktail hour. Moghul went above and beyond to ensure the food remained hot, and the food stations stayed open until late at night, allowing people to grab a second or even third quick bite during the ongoing programs. Their commitment added an extra layer of enjoyment to the festivities - especially because food is life! Also, the MC and DJ excelled in keeping the energy high on the dance floor. Crowd surfing during the reception was an incredibly fun and memorable moment for me and Kunal. It was such a lively and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone that attended- I wish I could go back and re live it!
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