Good morning, ladies! We have a beautiful day ahead of us, so let's get started with some romance. Ankitha & Preston's wedding was an unforgettable event at Quincy Hall. Aroona Events, the event planner and designer, transformed the space into a romantic oasis filled with lush flowers and decor from Forget Me Not. Aroona Events played an instrumental role in bringing Ankitha & Preston's vision to life. They executed every aspect of the wedding flawlessly. Their attention to detail and expertise in the field ensured the couple could enjoy their special day without any worries. The result was a wedding that was not only visually stunning but also reflected the couple's personalities and love story. Ankitha looked stunning in her bridal fashions from Aroona Events. The intricate detailing and use of traditional fabrics and embroidery created a timeless and elegant look with her hair and makeup done by Everthine Beauty & Co and Mehndi by Gracious Henna. The couple danced the night away to music by DJ Chris with a grand lighting scheme by Aroona Events while the guest enjoyed a delicious cake by Hey There Cupcake! and catering by Crave Catering. The entire day was captured beautifully by Matt Lien Photography. From the intimate moments during the pre-wedding ceremonies to the grandeur of the reception, every detail of Ankitha & Preston's wedding was thoughtfully executed. The day was filled with love, laughter, and joy as the couple exchanged vows and celebrated their union with family and friends. Please take advantage of every snap of this lovely union in our complete gallery. You will feel part of this love story. We are sure you will enjoy them!
How did you meet your Groom, and when did you know he was "the one"?
17 years before our wedding day, I met my husband on the playground in elementary school. I was swinging on the swings, and some boy pushed me off, sending me tumbling to the ground. I slowly got up, and all of a sudden, another boy was helping to brush the wood chips off of my back. The boy said, "I like your hair!" and ran off. Little did I know I would marry that boy 17 years later.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My husband and I spent a lot of time in Duluth, Minnesota, when we were first dating. If you know anything about Duluth, it's that there is a beautiful lift bridge on the banks of Lake Superior connecting downtown Duluth to Park Point. On Park Point, there is a sand bar that has a long stretch of beach along Lake Superior. We used to walk a lot on that beach and take in the sun and the waves. One of these walks was the first time that we told each other we loved each other. Years later, in March of 2020, on a vacation trip to Duluth, Preston took me again to this beach. As we were walking together, I noticed a path of red roses along the ground. At the end of the path was the exact location Preston told me he loved me. He dropped to one knee, and the rest is history.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was creating a fusion wedding. My husband and I come from different cultures and backgrounds, but we found that our traditions were rooted in the same values of love, commitment, passion, and family that we've shared ever since meeting each other. This fusion of traditions can be seen in our attire, ceremonies, and decor. Finding ways to incorporate our different but ultimately harmonious traditions was the highlight of planning our wedding.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our Sangeet is something I will never forget. We had a series of performances from friends and family, culminating in a large Bollywood dance routine that was some of the most fun I have ever had. It was so special to see the people I love laughing, smiling, and dancing like crazy. However, even more memorable, if that is even possible, was my husband, at the last second, totally surprising me, walking to the front of the stage with his guitar in hand. He began to sing this beautiful song called "Love Someone." His voice and that song constantly replay in my head.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Do your best to focus on everything at the moment during your wedding. You've had months and months to plan your perfect day. Don't waste that time worrying about what could of have been or plans that changed. Focus on you, your partner, and all the beauty that is your wedding night. Nothing else matters at that moment!
What a lovely wedding! Leave us a comment with your impressions. See you tomorrow for more!