NAMES Pooja Yabannavar and Michael Fraser WEDDING DATES Indian wedding Friday, June 23., American wedding Saturday, June 24 LIVE IN New York, NY OCCUPATIONS Pooja is a consultant, and Michael is an associate director of corporate strategy. OW THEY MET Junior year at MIT MOST MEMORABLE DATE “To celebrate five years together, Michael created a video montage of what our close friends thought about us as a couple.” HOW HE PROPOSED In Madison Square Park in New York BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTY Hers: Nashville; His: New Orleans WEDDING TIME Friday 4 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER Sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS

250 SPLURGED Splurged on venue, décor, entertainment, photographer, and videographer WEDDING THEME Friday: a modern take on an Indian wedding; Saturday: an elegant black-tie affair COLORS Friday: colorful, with red, purple, and ivory décor; Saturday: more subdued with blush, blues, and pops of gold FLOWERS Friday: wedding garlands, petals, and hanging floral; Saturday: greenery, floral, and succulents WEDDING CAKES Friday: vanilla with lemon and chocolate with raspberry cakes shaped like an Indian bride and groom; Saturday: ivory champagne cake with raspberry cream cheese filling and floral décor FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT “Michael’s cousins bargaining with my cousins to buy back his Indian wedding shoes held for ransom,” an Indian wedding tradition FAVORITE PART OF THE MENU Mumbai mule FIRST DANCE SONG “Latch” by Sam Smith DESSERTS Kulfi bar, mini dessert table FAVORS Friday: elephant candleholders with place cards; Saturday: marble tiles with each guest’s name THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Family, friends, cheer HONEYMOON Cannon Beach and India

Our planner, Maddy Ghosh, was amazing at presenting us with a short list of incredible vendors from which to choose.




Wedding designer and planner Little

Wedding Blush

Flowers Friday: Nalini’s Flowers.

Saturday: Bahtoh

Decorator Friday: Universal Décor

Ceremony and reception Friday: The Golf

Club at Newcastle. Saturday: The Great Hall

at Union Station

Photographer Victor Zerga

Videographer First and Foremost Productions

Desserts Friday: Mike’s Amazing Cakes,

Sugar Bakery, Taste of India. Saturday: The

Cakewalk Shop, Jewel Hospitality

Ceremony and reception entertainment

Friday: Bollywood Dreams Entertainment,

Ritesh Singh (Dhol), Country Wagon

(Baraat Horse). Saturday: Lucky Devil’s

Band, Quartet Evolution

Transportation A & A Limo

Stationery and calligraphy Songbird Paperie

Hair and makeup Angela Rodriguez,

Seattle makeup artist

Formal wear for bride Crossover

Bollywood, Pronovias, Labelle Salon

Formal wear for groom Crossover Bollywood,

Combatant Gentleman, Nordstrom

Formal wear for bridal parties Azazie,

Vera Wang

Rentals Vintage Ambiance, Universal

Décor, Grand Event Rentals, Pedersen’s

Event Rentals

Registry Crate and Barrel, Amazon,