Ruchi and Anand
What happens when two doctors meet on a social networking site? Fall in love, of course. Anand Vakharia, family physician, and Ruchi Amin, surgery resident, met on Facebook. They met in person for the first time after four months of being Facebook friends. Since that time, they have been inseparable.
Anand’s cousin Sachin and his wife Crystal visited them in Milwaukee for the weekend. With their help, Anand meticulously planned the proposal. Sanchin and Crystal told the couple that a friend was having a party at the Boerner Botanical Gardens and wanted to take them along as their guests.
The outdoor proposal was romantic with a violinist playing near the pond with a waterfall. Ruchi realized that Sachin and Crystal who had been walking with them
The morning wedding was held outdoors at Wing song Greens with 350 guests. The wedding’s theme was coral, pink, green, and yellow with peacock themed fans, having personalized ceremony details. Unique aspects of the wedding were a floral aisle scroll, rotating stage where bride and groom exchanged garlands, and a sky air banner congratulating the couple. The groom even made a rocking entry via speedboat during the baraat that traveled along the waterfront to the golf course.
The reception was done in a royal blue, coral, ivory, and rose-gold theme. The stage had an intricate draped backdrop, and the centerpieces were hanging and floating candles, elephants/circle geometric accents. The dance floor was decorated with a large floral, crystal chandelier with a monogram.
The couple made sure each seat had hand-folded paan, escort cards consisted of a cookie box with a bride and groom frosted cookies. Besides, there was a Waterford vase ice sculpture with initials engraved, fruit carvings with Ruchi and Anand engraved on it. One incredible reception moment was when the bride-groom entered to a self-written rap about their love story.
Ruchi’s advice to couples planning their wedding is to start early to be able to share the special day with friends and family.