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It is always exciting to come across a romantic connection that started on a dating site and gradually turned into a marriage just like Pratik and Anu's love story. This adorable couple had a heartwarming and aesthetically pleasing intimate wedding. Read along to learn about their sweet journey and take a look at their oh-so-cute wedding pictures!

Introducing Anu Jain & Pratik Patel 

Pratik & Anu matched on the dating app, happn, at The Chai Spot in NYC. Their first date went on for hours at a pizza spot where they both learned a lot about each other particularly that they are both chai lovers. The sweetness and warmth of chai brought them closer. Gradually, Pratik & Anu fell in love with each other. Pratik proposed to Anu on a surprise trip to Cancun with a romantic sunflower beach picnic. Of course, she said yes and now they are husband and wife!

Sweet & Simple Mehendi Ceremony 

Pratik & Anu had a rather unique Mehendi ceremony. With her beautiful personalized bridal Mehendi and her stunning printed Versace crop top and skirt outfit, Anu looked super cute. We loved the idea of lanterns at the Mehendi ceremony! Oh! And, her customised bridal mehndi is worth zooming in for minute details of her love story. 

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Fun-filled Haldi Function  

Pratik & Anu's was about all things yellow and all things happy. For this cheerful pre-wedding function, Anu wore a printed crop top and lehenga set while Pratik looked handsome in his simple yellow and white kurta pyjama. 

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The Vivid Sangeet Party 

The Sangeet night of Pratik & Anu was a lovely blend of Jaggo and Garba. Anu looked gorgeous in her pastel multi-coloured tulle, ruffle lehenga with a dramatic half-up hairstyle and matching statement jewellery. Pratik coordinated with Anu's outfit wearing a sophisticated lavender kurta, pyjama and jacket set. 

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Pretty Wedding Ceremony 

Pratik & Anu had a blissful day wedding surrounded by all of their loved ones. Anu looked angelic in her traditional red lehenga with an American-style train. Her gold bridal jewellery added to her radiance. Pratik looked elegant in his white sherwani. 

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Glam Reception Party

The reception party of Pratik & Anu was full of mirth and laughter. To celebrate their wedding at this fun-filled function, Anu wore a dazzling ivory & gold lehenga and Pratik donned an amazing black tuxedo with a bowtie. 

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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photographer: Park Street Weddings | Wedding Venue: Mountain Top Resort | Bridal Makeup Artists & Hairstylists: Cinderella Bridez | Bridal Mehndi Artist: Radheja | Bridal Jewellery: Jain Jewelry Network | Bridal Outfits: Versace (Mehendi), Ankita Dharman (Haldi), Seema Gujral (Reception) | Wedding Planner: Pearls Event and Co | Wedding Decorator: Love Decor Us | Wedding Caterers: Chand Palace | Wedding Invitation: With Joy | Wedding Entertainment Company: Platinum Road ShowJShah

Vendor Reviews From The Bride

Wedding Venue: Mountain Top Resort

It was a beautiful location. I have never been to an Indian wedding with views like that and several unique locations.

Wedding Photographer: Park Street Weddings

They were great, utilizing our beautiful landscape and leaning into the type of couple we are. They let us be silly, romantic and in-between capturing it all.

Bridal Makeup Artists & Hairstylists: Cinderella Bridez

Perfect! They let me feel comfortable and happy in my own skin by highlighting my features but not letting the makeup take over making me feel like I look like me.

Bridal Mehndi Artist: Radheja

They did a fabulous job incorporating specifics to our relationship like "swiped right" - Titans (husband's favourite football team), DC skyline (where we live), and globe (we love to travel).

Bridal Jewellery: Jain Jewelry Network

We were featured in a prestigious jewellery magazine.

Wedding Planner: Pearls Event and Co

They did a great job of helping before but more importantly, during the wedding weekend, we felt like celebrities from taking care of us to all logistics.

Wedding Caterers: Chand Palace

The food was beyond amazing, they went above and beyond with various foods for each event - Street food for Haldi, Asian-themed food for Sangeet, Punjabi-Gujarati for Shaadi, Around the World for reception, Chipotle for Mendhi, Taco Bell for post reception

Wedding Invitation: With Joy

We are environmentally conscious so we chose to utilize our wedding website and sent out emails via WithJoy. 

Wedding Entertainment Company: Platinum Road ShowJShah

They were such a big part of our wedding, we meticulously picked songs for each person’s entrance at each event that fit our vibe for that time or a memory we’ve shared and they all made it come true.  

Wedding Decorator: 

For the Sangeet Ceremony, envisioning our beachside sangeet with autumnal allure, I imagined a pavilion adorned in vibrant fall flowers and seasonal decor, creating an enchanting atmosphere for our celebration by the water. The infusion of deep red accents, inspired by the richness of my crimson attire, added a captivating contrast against the lake backdrop. As the evening sun set, casting a mesmerizing glow over the scene, the carefully curated hues seamlessly blended with the beach's natural beauty. This transformed our sangeet into a visually captivating experience, celebrating the spirit of autumn and the thoughtful design that defined our special celebration both by the shore and indoors.

For the Wedding Day, I had imagined a blush floral wooden mandap for my ceremony. After multiple calls and sharing ideas with our decor team, we loved the idea of pops of red on the mandap to work with my beautiful red lehenga. The wooden and floral mandap, set against the picturesque Vermont mountain, served as a striking focal point. The colour palette stood out against the beautiful green mountains. As the morning sun rose behind the mandap during setup, it cast a magical glow over the entire scene. It was an absolute pleasure to experience that. The blush and red colour on the mandap and the aisle to the natural surroundings created a visually captivating atmosphere. The carefully curated elements came together to form a stunning backdrop, showcasing the beauty of the outdoors and the thoughtful design that transformed the space into a captivating visual spectacle.

For The Reception Party, when you hear a barn wedding reception you think rustic, so we picked a ton of greens with some white as our colour palette. Greens and scattered candles throughout the venue created an inviting and enchanting ambience. The twinkling lights, meticulously strewn across the space, added a touch of magic, casting a warm and welcoming glow. The backdrop featured a unique square tree-like structure adorned with hanging lanterns and glass globes, mirroring the effect of twinkling lights all over the space. This focal point added a distinctive and captivating element to the overall decor. Unlike the typical round tables, we exclusively had long tables which were meticulously adorned with tall floral centrepieces, lush green runners, and candles, creating a cohesive and visually appealing tableau.


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The Journey of Chai Lovers From Their First Date To Their Big Day: Pratik & Anu's Wedding!

by Pratiksha Pandey

The Journey of Chai Lovers From Their First Date To Their Big Day: Pratik & Anu's Wedding!