Emergency Medicine Physician
Fri Oct 04 2019
ISKCON of DC (Potomac, MD)
Penn Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
How You Met
We met on U St in DC at a friend's house.
How did you know they were the one?
(UK): Just a feeling that built over time to the point where I couldn't picture life without him.
John: Just a feeling that built over time to the point where I couldn't picture life without her.
San Juan, PR - On the beach as the sun was setting
UK: It was really fun because I did most of it in Nepal. I had both of our wedding outfits custom made and was able to choose/design every aspect of it, including picking out the fabric and sketching out my vision.
Advice for Engaged Couples
Set aside dedicated time each week so you can make progress without being all consumed by wedding planning
Describe Your Wedding
We focused on aspects that we thought would make for a memorable day/night. The Venue(s), the food, and the music.
First Dance Song
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
UK: Getting down on the dance floor with all my favorite people.
John: Seeing all my friends and family together in one place to celebrate our love.
Favorite Menu Item
Utsha (UK): Diver Scallops Hors d'oeuvre on Saturday at the Penn Museum
John (JM): Chana Masala on Friday at the ISKCON of DC
After a wonderful engagement session in DC, UK and John had us for their 2 day love-filled wedding weekend.
The first day was at the ISKON of DC for the Hindu Ceremony. It was bright, vibrant and full of colors. The temple priest was very open to teaching not only the couple, but us and the guests as well about the meanings behind each ceremony. Photographing the Hindu Ceremony was a new experience for us and we definitely enjoyed all of it. John had a henna tattoo on his hand which was UK's name and UK had the full henna design. She told us that the entire process took about 4 hours the day before! Her henna also had a homage to John in the form of a pineapple (an inside joke between John and his friends).
The second day had us travel up to the beautiful city of Philadelphia where our couple had their more traditional ceremony at the famous Penn Museum. The Penn Museum is sentimental to UK because during her residency, she would pass by it every day when walking to work and absolutely fell in love with it. The whole museum was open for the wedding which allowed the wedding guests to view all of the exhibits and enjoy cocktail hour out by the koi fish garden. During the reception the two put on quite the show with 2 individual, choreographed dance routines followed by a surprise mob dance from all of their friends. The party went late into the night until the glow stick batteries died and the guests were singing on the steps--trumpet and all. We thoroughly enjoyed working with John and UK and wish them nothing but the best in their marriage! Congratulations again!
DJ - DJ Dean,
Catering - CxRA Catering, JAleckna@restaurantassociates.com,
Bridal Makeup - Fresh Beauty Lounge,
Bridal Hair - Fresh Beauty Lounge,
Bridal Boutique - Sajja Wear,
Wedding Officiants - Eric Ffitch and Duncan Bowling