When technology meets medicine, the end product can be wonderful. Such was the case when Naresh, a technology entrepreneur and author, met Avani,a physician.
These days, is not uncommon for couples to meet through dating apps. Naresh and Avani met through one such app, Coffee Meets Bagel. The two went through a series of interesting dates and nearly two and a half years of a loving relationship before reaching the wedding mandap.
The engagement proposal took place in Tampa after careful planning by Naresh. He led Avani to believe they were attending a friend’s birthday party at a hotel penthouse rooftop. She sat there alone (with a photographer snapping pictures) watching a special tribute video. She then followed a trail of chocolates and flowers to a balcony where Naresh was waiting in a heart of roses and candles to propose. She said yes!
The wedding festivities were also held in Tampa. Over the course of the wedding week, most guests came in from out of town, while approximately 100 guests were locals.
The sangeet, wedding, and reception all took place in the hotel ballroom. The wedding was celebrated with beautiful flowers and a decorated mandap. For the reception, Avani designed centerpieces made of trees and crystals for the tables. Naresh choreographed dances and coordinated with most of the vendors.
The South Indian and Gujarati priests narrated the series of vidhis perfectly, along with live shehnai, nadaswaram, and thavil musicians. This was the most surprising “wow!” element of the wedding!
Month and day coordinators helped tremendously, but the couple did their own long-term wedding planning. Naresh utilized his tech savvy background to digitize the wedding preparations and improve efficiency and execution. Therefore, Naresh and Avani recommend month-of and day-of coordinators for budget-conscious families.They do not advise any one attempt any decor on their own, as it is cheaper and easier to rent from professionals. Naresh and Avani believe couples should enjoy their weddings instead of being stressed! They also urge couples not to worry too much about little wedding details, for the future of a healthy marriage is what is most important!
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