Tejal Nirav

Love at First sight

Photos Courtesy: Digital Dreams Studio www.digitaldreamstudio.com

They met and fell in love at first sight… marriage followed a decade later.

Love at First sight Tejal Weds Nirav

Tejal was at dinner at a family friend’s place in London when cupid struck. For her, angels sang, birds chirped, and the sun brightly shone off Nirav, the guy with a big smile, dining with her. Both were in London attending a wedding, and the spark between the two turned into a relationship of a lifetime. Destiny kept them apart by thousands of miles, but the bond remained and only grew stronger with every mile.

Mehndi Celebration of Tejal Nearly a decade after the two met in London, Tejal was driving home to Sarasota from Ft. Lauderdale. After a day of being in class, she reached home only to find a driveway full of cars, but no lights on in the house. After ringing the doorbell a million times, her cousin answered the door. Waiting for her, behind the door, was a surprise that Tejal had been dreaming of ever since that fateful London dinner. The house was strewn with rose petals and candles. Nirav was on his knees by the pool seeking her hand for life.

A “yes” escaped from Tejal’s mouth and members of the two families were on the path to planning a perfect wedding. They had a year, but with so many things to be taken care of, the time seemed too short.

The couple picked Sarasota as the venue for the big day as the bride wanted to walk down the aisle in her childhood hometown. She grew up in the beautiful town, and thought the venue would be a wonderful getaway for Nirav who was based in Chicago.

Mehndi Celebration of Tejal Pre-Wedding Events The mehndi was organized at the bride’s home in Sarasota. Decorations and music for the evening were all Tejal’s personal choice. Nirav’s family too joined in for the celebration. It was an icebreaking event for both the sides, much needed to set the tone for the festivities in store.

For Garba night, Hemang Thakkar’s live band flew in and conquered. Palloo’s decorations for the evening were simply fabulous. Garba enthusiastic guests were all so high with energy that the night simply refused to take a break. They would have danced until the sun came up had there not been the wedding early the next day.

Tejal and Nirav WeddingWedding The theme for the wedding décor was centered on bamboo and peacock. Adding much romance to the ambience were the loads of vibrant flowers and exquisite floral arrangements. The most important part of any Indian wedding is when the groom puts vermillion on the bride’s forehead. Making the moment all the more memorable was the beautiful blend of music spinning and even some singing by the DJ himself. A rare sight, indeed!

Reception The décor theme from the wedding ceremony was carried forward in the reception. The timely turn of events and attention to the tiniest of details depicted exceptional planning. Every event and ritual was staged with precision.

The emcees, performances, skits, and speeches made the night all the more memorable. Everyone involved in the celebration, including the guests and the hosts, had smiles which went on widening throughout the night.

The jodi of Tejal and Nirav is that of two very organized individuals and they had every detail of the wedding extensively planned out. From having the guests fly to Sarasota early in case of a snowstorm, to having backup vendors in case one cancelled, they had all alternatives lined up.

Incidentally, the couple did miss one tiny detail – a marathon! A few days before the wedding, Tejal and Nirav received a call from the Hyatt saying that they would have to reschedule the wedding as a marathon was being held near the hotel. There is not doubt that 3,500 people running by the hotel would keep the entrance and exit to the venue blocked just around the time of the wedding. By then, the couple had ten years of a strong relationship behind them, so it was nothing for them diligently plan their way around the marathon to walk down the aisle right on time!

– Story Edited by Jeet Alexander

Venue Hyatt Regency Sarasota www.hyattregencysarasota.com
(941) 363.2603
  Guest Lodging Marriott Spring Hill www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ srqsh-springhill-suites-sarasota-bradenton/ (941) 358.3385
Decorator Palloo’s Flowers www.palloosflowers.com
(321) 356.1056
  Garba Hemang Thakkar (281) 932.8933
Photographer/Videographer Digital Dream Studio www.digitaldreamstudio.com
(407) 791.6064
  DJ Kenz Desai www.kenzdesai.com (919) 559.4294
Tranportation All Aboard Charters www.allaboardcharters.net
(941) 961.5550
  Horse/Carriage Pony Parties of Sarasota and Sunshine  
Rentals U.S. Tents (941) 727.3311 www.ustentrental.com
(941) 727.3311
  Carriages of Sarasota www.ponypartiesofsarasota.com (941) 780.6981
Cake Slice of Heaven www.sarasotacakes.com
(941) 341.0038
  Pandit Ramesh Bhai Ramesh Bhai
Catering Tabla Bar & Grill www.tablabar.com
(407) 448.3575
  Mehndi Fiza (407) 791.9739
Mendhi/Garba/ Wedding Caterer www.natufuva.com
(407) 694.5654
  Hair/Makeup Frederique (941) 539.0899
Sonja Sevin www.sonjasevin.com
(941) 735.4453

  Love at First sight Tejal Weds Nirav

Sarasota from Ft. Lauderdale

London dinner

childhood hometown


Pre-Wedding Events 

icebreaking event

Garba Night

décor theme

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Palloo’s Flowers

Digital Dream Studio

All Aboard Charters

U.S. Tents

Slice of Heaven

Tabla Bar & Grill

Sonja Sevin

Wedding Caterer

Marriott Spring Hill

Kenz Desai

Pony Parties of Sarasota and Sunshine

Carriages of Sarasota

Mehndi by Fiza