Friday is already here, ladies, and so are we with another feature! This time, we set sail to Cedar Creek in Texas for Nehal & Sagar's gorgeous wedding vision! The gala was filled to the brim with everything we love about Indian weddings, but also, with that strikingly elegant South Asian twist! So romantic! You also know that we love everything bridal fashion related, and when we have a bride like Nehal rocking that gorgeous sea green/ivory-toned wonder, all we can do is admire it in awe. We can quickly see this combination become a trend, I tell you that! So chic to say the least! Our friends from SB Image Studios truly outdid themselves with today's gallery, and as we will see, the ceremony and reception were equally grand! And what about Raja Sagar's neat dark green and champagne attire? No wonder why our Maharani just fell for him! Ladies, this one is a no-miss, see you by the aisle!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our story begins in the amazing and windy city of Chicago. I (Sagar the Groom) was at the medical school and studying for my step 1 medical licensing exam. I was studying at a coffee shop near my apartment in University Village. I noticed a girl (Nehal-Bride) sitting 3 tables across from me. She was wearing a thick University of Michigan sweatshirt, black tights, big glasses with red frames. Her hair untidy and seemed like she just woke up out of bed to study. I noticed one of the books she had was entitled "USMLE Step 1" (A book I was way too familiar with). At this moment, this girl looked up and our eyes met. I immediately looked down into my books. "Wow, what a nerd!", I thought to myself as I turned the page. In retrospect, this was when I first experienced her amazing smile.
A week later, I decided to change up the location where I would study that day. I decided to study at a Starbucks near Roosevelt and Wabash Ave (Near Nehal's apartment). As I was settling in and took out all my books, I noticed a beautiful girl studying across from me. She had long, smooth, and straighten black hair. She had mesmerizing, BIG, brown eyes without glasses. She was wearing jeans and a short top. At that moment, this beautiful girl looked up and smiled at me. I smiled back. In the next few hours, of what I hardly can call studying, I thought of conversations in my mind and ways to approach her. After finally coming up with enough courage, I walked to her table and introduced myself. After a few minutes of talking, she said that she already met me once before. I laughed and said that it was impossible, "I'd remember meeting someone with a beautiful smile like yours." Then, I realized that this was the same smile I saw a week ago. We laughed and talked hours more. It would make sense that our first date would be at a coffee shop where our eyes first met.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The Proposal: Nehal (the Bride) loves solving puzzles. I (Sagar-The Groom) created Scavenger Hunt made up of personalized clues and puzzles consistent with insider jokes and past happy memories. After a long day and many glasses of wine later, she figured out that each clue contributed to a final message "Will you marry me?" She turned around and found me down on one knee.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to India and after 3 days of searching, I finally found my dress. I found a designer and had my dress created; Anu creations. I have an off-white and green dress.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Most enjoyable part of planning was cake tasting and food tasting. So much good food.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guest really enjoyed our dessert table. We had Indian desserts, cake, cakiciles, macaroons, but our favorite was Thai Style Rolled Ice Cream station. We had a line from the time the dessert station opened to when it closed.
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Venue: Hyatt Lost Pines in Austin Texas
Videographer: Spinning Leaf
Photographer: SB Image
Henna: Zohra Henna
Hair and Makeup: Blush and Glow
DJ: DJ Prashant
Lunch Caterer: Swad
Dinner Caterer: Dawaat
Wedding Cake: Simple Delicious
Rolled Ice Cream: Zero Below
More to come, don't go anywhere!