Couple: Megan and Ankur
How you met (from the bride): We met at new Manager training while both working for Deloitte. Ankur had already committed to moving to Belgium two months later for work, but we decided to attempt a long distance relationship while I was living in Chicago and Ankur was in Brussels. Luckily, I was able to travel to Europe every or every other month and even moved to Paris for three months while Ankur was living a couple hours away.
Your proposal: Ankur surprised me with a trip to Napa Valley, a private wine tour on the first day of harvest at Smith-Madrone winery and a beautiful picnic in the “wedding cove” overlooking the valley before getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him. The afternoon was followed up by a tasting at the first winery we had been together (Frog’s Leap) and a beautiful dinner in downtown Napa. He planned it perfectly and I was so surprised and overjoyed!
Style/Inspiration for Wedding: Indian/American with a Spanish twist.
Details that matter to you: Music, comfort of guests, photography and food.
What you love about your dress: It has been described by friends and family as “classic and timeless.” I am hopeful that I can look back on it years from now and by happy with my choice.
Second shooter: Aysha Gerard
Sangeet reception: Ashyana Banquets, Downers Grove, IL
Preparation: Hotel Indigo, Naperville IL
Ceremony and Reception: Meson Sabika, Naperville IL
Florist: O’Cie (Carol Sawka)
Wedding Dress Designer: Watters WToo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group
Makeup/Hair: Frankie at Michael Graham Salon, Naperville IL
DJ: Okyne Media Lab
Jewelry: Earrings-Porter Lyons (purchased from a local New Orleans jeweler during my bachelorette party)
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Purse: Passed down from my grandmother