Ceremony + Reception: Il Mercato | Coordinator: Nirvana Weddings | Hair/Makeup: H2O | Florist: Beth’s Florist | Cake: La Louisiane Bakery | Band: D Play | Transportation: Metropolitan Shuttle | Second shooter: Catherine Masters
How did you two meet?
We met during graduate school in Philadelphia at Wharton Business School about five years ago. My best friend spotted him at our winter formal, waved him over, and he and I quickly realized we had the New Orleans connection in common. He had lived there before school, and I grew up there. We went on a date a week later, and we’ve been together ever since.
How did Ted propose?
I had bought tickets to a Zac Brown Band concert here in DC and was incredibly excited for the show. Midway through, he told me we had to go, and I was not happy about it. He told me the surprise would be well worth it, and when we left the show, there was a limo waiting outside for us. It took us to the War Memorial here on the National Mall, where he got down on one knee and proposed. Just as he finished, two of his best friends and two of mine popped out and surprised me with champagne!
Most memorable moment(s) from the wedding day:
I loved the time we got to spend with our bridal party that day. We ended pictures early (thanks, Lauren!!) so we invited our bridal party and friends for a drink at Half Moon across the street from our venue. It was so nice to kick off the best night of our lives with a few drinks at a drive bar with our favorite people.
Why New Orleans?
New Orleans was the city that brought Ted and I together. It’s our favorite city. There weren’t many people at Wharton from New Orleans, so we had an instant connection. We talked about our memories of the city and still go back to visit frequently. It only made sense to get married there!
First dance song:
Free/Into the Mystic mashup by Zac Brown Band (of course!)
Guests traveled from New Zealand, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, DC, Texas, and San Diego to attend Anjali and Ted’s special day.