Hello, my darlings! Let's kick today off with a trip to San Antonio, Texas for this lovely Indian Wedding, courtesy of Edoo Photography and Decor One. From the groom fashion to the mendhi to the sari to the tikka to the hair & makeup, everything is set for the big day! I'm so excited to see this twinkling twosome get married! It's going to be such a joyous moment in time! See all the getting ready images in the gallery.
From the bride, on the proposal:
"The day after the most stressful med school month yet, we wanted to celebrate being done with board exams with a fancy dinner, splurging to the max. I thought it would be like any other nice dinner, of course a little fancier, so we dressed up and drove off to Dallas, but I didn't know where we were going. We then pull up at the Mansion at Turtle Creek, a five-star restaurant that Ryan had been raving about for years. We had exceptional service, and I didn't think anything about the fact that throughout the evening we had four different waiters. It was a really fancy place, what did I know?! The first waiter said " Hi, I'm WILL, and I will be bringing you bread during your meal." The man who brought out our appetizers said, "Hi, I'm YOU (and he was Asian, haha)." Then, a lady brought out our entrees and said, "Hi, my name is MARY (to mean marry), please let me know if you need anything this evening. Of course, I was oblivious to all that - who ever pays attention to that? We enjoyed great food and drinks, and decided to splurge for the dessert because Ryan insisted. We ordered the Creme brulee, and a man in a suit brought it to us, different from the other 3 vested waiters. As he walked out, our previous waiters surrounded us. I thought, that's weird. Then I look over at Ryan, and he is trying to put something on his shirt. When he finished, I saw that it was a nametag that said "ME". I thought, ummm are you trying to be funny? He requested that I look at all the waiters' name tags in order, and they read "WILL YOU (with an Asian accent on the U) MARY", with Ryan wearing the "ME". He got down on one knee and said "It's been five years in the making, will you marry me?" with ring in hand. Of course, I was shocked, surprised, and happy..and i said "yes!!"...and you are crazy. The whole thing was SO Ryan. This is what he does - coming up with random word plays, being silly and creative. Apparently, he had been planning this for weeks, and he even came and practiced it with the restaurant earlier in the week. I think he told me he had to go to a city council meeting that night. He succeeded, and he made the proposal something we will never forget. To top it off, he arranged a surprise party, with many of our friends and family, at his parents house. Everyone I talked to prior to that never let it slip, and I was again, completely surprised. I gave Ryan a window of time (about 2 weeks between board exams and rotations) to do this...and as much I tried to predict when it would happen, he still made it a surprise."
So romantic! Pics from the ceremony up next!