Friday, February 15, 2013

~Simply Engaged: Piyali & Jon!~


I hope you all had an AMAZING Valentine's Day!

In lieu of love and lovely things . . . here is another of my uber fun couples for you to meet!!!

Enjoy their story and engagement photos by the oh-so-talented 

{Simply Engaged}

I have said this before, but I just luck out and get to work with the BEST people.  Love them!


So here's a little more about the adorable couple
{Piyali & Jon}
. . . 


Wedding Date: March 23rd 2013
Wedding Location: Arctic Club Hotel



{How did you two love birds meet?}

"Jon and I used to live in Washington DC and it was there that we met via a mutual friend (our Maid of Honor!) who organized a group outing one night. Jon had never said "I love you" to anyone before, but earlier on the night of our meeting, he happened to tell his friends, half-jokingly: "Guys, I'm going to fall in love tonight, I know it." Oddly enough, he was right! Later, we both admitted that we had it bad for each other since day 1."


{What first caught your eye?}

{Piyali}
"He was confident and exuberant. 
He also had an infectious smile, and beautiful, compelling eyes."


{Jon}
"I thought she was stunning and radiant
She stood out to me in a room full of people."

{How did he pop the big question}

"Jon had just moved to Berkeley, CA for business school and I was still living in DC - on my first trip out to visit him, we drove up to the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, to a spot overlooking the coast and he asked me to be his wife. 6 months of cross country long-distance later, I ended up in Berkeley...just in time to get married!"


{What is your fave date spot/activity}

"We love snuggling up on the couch with a glass of wine to watch our favorite shows and eat popcorn...or getting dressed up and heading out to a fancy dinner! We're both foodies and really enjoy trying new restaurants and cuisines together. We also love to travel near and far, explore new places, and adventure together - we went skydiving for the first time last year and just got back from an incredible trip to Southeast Asia."


{What is your fave part about the wedding planning process}

"I love music, all genres of music. So to be able to hand pick much of the playlist for an entire event, ceremony to reception, with our nearest and dearest in attendance, is such a thrill and one of my favorite parts of wedding planning. I'm also pretty excited to see everything come together on our wedding day after months of working on all the pieces individually."


{Advice for planning a wedding to other couples}

Elope? Just kidding! ;)...budget early and review it often. It's easy to under-budget and not consider the many little expenses that come up as the date inches closer. Also, keeping the big picture in mind of what the day means instead of getting bogged down in details is important to keep your sanity.


{His faves} 

Golf
Snowboarding
Reading
Writing
Drinks with friends
Football


{Her faves} 
All kinds of yoga
Cooking
Wine
Discovering new music
Cheese
Autumn 


{Both}
Travel
Politics & Policy
our PJs


{Favorite Meals you make for each other}

{Piyali} "Cooking isn't really Jon's forté but he's an excellent kitchen helper and he makes a mean burger! He's my favorite grillmaster :) "

{Jon} "There's a lot of them. But if I had to choose, pesto shrimp gnocchi with asparagus"


{Three words Piyali uses to describe Jon}
Thoughtful
Kind
Principled

{Three words Jon uses to describe Piyali}
Passionate
Loving
Playful 


{On my wedding day I am most excited about . . .}

{Piyali}
"Seeing him waiting for me on the walk down the aisle, 
being pronounced husband and wife"

{Jon}
"Declaring our love before all of our friends and family and before God"

. . .

Thank you Piyali & Jon for sharing this with us!!!

and I can't wait to help you on your BIG DAY next month, YAY!!!

xoxo

1 comment:

  1. i think you maya have the best job on the planet x

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