You never know where love will find you and that is what makes it truly amazing. For that reason, when it finally comes, it needs to be celebrated and nurtured big time. Nisha & Prayag did exactly that and merged their lives and souls in a traditional yet unique Indian wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport. We all know that your big day can get chaotic, luckily for the lovebirds, Nishat Kazi from DeTales made sure that the planning and design went as smooth as the beautiful floral arrangements decorating the venue that Partyland Event Design Boutique created. Our beautiful Maharani looked incredibly radiant in each and every one of the wedding celebrations thanks to Styles by Swati, who as always, brought her A - Game assisting the bride with hair, makeup, and draping, tying and styling her beautiful sari. Join us to witness the first moments as husband and wife of Nisha & Prayag on our full gallery by A&A Photo and Video!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We started talking to each other at the end of March, right after we both matched for residency. From texting to Facetime, we instantly connected. Finally, we decided to meet up in early June. Prayag had just moved into his new apartment in Chicago and I was visiting the city for my friend's wedding. We met up for breakfast and the rest was history. From going back and forth to see each other (Chicago to Columbus), to traveling to new cities together, we knew we wanted to spend the rest our lives together.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Prayag had planned the perfect weekend, and I had no idea what was coming my way! It started as I thought I was just going to Chicago for a relaxing weekend. Friday night, we just watched a movie and hung out at home. Saturday morning rolls around and Prayag told me he wanted to try a new restaurant for lunch. This was not out of the ordinary as we are both big foodies and love trying new restaurants. The whole time, Prayag was randomly texting on the phone. Little did I know, that he was texting all the family and friends he had invited several months ago. After lunch, we got into an Uber to head to the city but we decided to pull over at the Lurie Gardens to walk around. We started walking around and admiring the beautiful flowers. Then, just as I started walking ahead, Prayag got down on one knee and proposed. We continued to walk through the gardens floating on Cloud 9. Then at the very top, we stopped to listen to a small band sing, which happened to be Prayag's friends. Just as I thought that was it, all of my family and friends emerged from the garden and started singing with them. But that wasn't the end. Prayag had picked out 3 amazing dresses for me to pick from to wear to dinner, which I thought was just with my family. However, he had rented out the ballroom in the John Hancock Building and planned a whole night with dinner and drinks with everyone with a view to die for. It was an absolutely amazing weekend we will never forget!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted a traditional white and red bridal lengha. Our families decided to go to India for wedding shop. Prayag and I didn't know if we'd get any vacation off together since we both were in our last year of residency but we luckily got one week off together. The day we landed in India our wedding shopping started. We only had 3 days to get everything since we needed to allow for 2 days for alterations and 1 day to pack it up before we flew back. I found a bridal lengha I liked on day 3 but was not in love with it. I knew I had no choice since I was running out of time. The next day, we went shopping to pick up a few other things not related to the wedding and I saw my dream bridal outfit. Soon as I tried it on, I knew this was the one! We called and quickly canceled the dress from the day before and wasn't an issue. I couldn't have dreamt of a more perfect bridal lengha!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Prayag and I knew we wanted our wedding to not be only about us, but also for our family and friends. Between the two of us, we attended over a dozen weddings and realized we wanted to do things differently. We had a vision to plan out special things for each event so our guests could enjoy every aspect of it. We got a caricaturist for our Garba for the ones who didn't want to dance or wanted to take a break. We hired a quartet and professional magician to entertain during cocktail hour. In addition, we arranged for speciality shots and a special bar where you could make fancy cocktails. But to top it off, we had one of the most epic after parties - casino royal theme. It was fun for all ages, and everyone stayed awake until 2-3 am together. It was really fun planning all of these extra activities and seeing how it all came together for our guests!
Do not forget to tune in for part two!