Meera and Parthik
In the vibrant tapestry of Meera and Parthik’s love story, threads of fate wove their paths together in 2013. Despite attending different universities in Florida, their shared passion for bhangra through the Academy of Odissi Dance ignited the spark that would blossom into love. The couple embarked on a long-distance relationship, with Meera studying in Washington DC and Parthik pursuing residency in Philadelphia. Their love endured, and on their third anniversary in April 2022, against the backdrop of Maine’s serene Pemaquid Point, Parthik nervously but beautifully proposed, capturing the moment with a surprise photographer. Following the proposal, Meera relocated to Philadelphia, marking the beginning of a new chapter. The couple signed their legal marriage papers in April 2023, celebrating their four-year journey. The culmination took place in September 2023 with a resplendent Hindu ceremony.
The wedding planning, a labyrinth of choices and decisions, was navigated with the help of a wedding planner. Meera and Parthik recommend this ally to all couples, citing the stress-alleviating magic it brings to the intricate process. Choosing Orlando for their wedding venue, the couple drew from their familial roots in Tampa and Plant City, Florida. The Caribe Resort offered a perfect blend of proximity to the airport and delightful attractions for guests to savor.
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The pre-wedding festivities unfolded in a burst of color at the garba-sangeet, featuring vibrant decor, Bollywood performances, and a grand entrance on a flower-adorned cart. The wedding ceremony, held indoors at 10:30 am, showcased a traditional mandap with clear pillars and a floral canopy. Guests were treated to delightful surprises like candy bags and exotic milkshakes. The reception, a dazzling affair, saw the bridal party’s grand entrance, centerpieces in neutral hues, and special effects like clouds during the first dance and sparklers for the Bhangra performance. The musical journey throughout the evening blended Bollywood, Bhangra, and American tunes, culminating in a spectacular Bhangra performance featuring old teammates and former students. In the realm of personal touches, Meera and Parthik crafted their dummy cake, designed their save-the-dates, and concocted a unique seating chart with Florida-themed postcards as favors. As the night drew to a close, the couple shared their first dance to Stephen Sanchez’s “Until I Found You” and closed the evening with Chris Brown’s “Forever.” Their advice to future couples: savor the journey, don’t stress the small stuff. And, in a twist of fate, a looming hurricane threat turned into a mere sprinkle of rain, offering a chuckle-worthy twist to their wedding tale. In the symphony of Meera and Parthik’s wedding, love’s melodies intertwined with cultural beats, creating a harmonious celebration of their journey together.