Ravali and Anish

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How We Met

As I was taking a Lactaid pill before eating ice cream…

-Anish: “Are you lactose intolerant?”
Me: “No I just like to take it for fun.” (sarcastic tone)

This is how our story began in Anish’s NYC apartment (thanks to a mutual friend) one fine summer day of 2018. At first, I thought Anish was pretty cute, but maybe kind of slow? Anish, on the other hand, thought I was pretty but very sassy! Nonetheless, we began to chat on Facebook messenger a week later and knew that there was something special from the start. For the next two years, we traveled back and forth from NYC to STL, had hours and hours of FaceTime dates, and supported each other endlessly to create our love story <3

For the record, I now know Anish isn’t slow and Anish knows that I am…still sassy ;)

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How They Asked

If you’ve found who you’re looking for, why wait? That was the question Anish asked himself at the beginning of 2020. Without a second thought, he began planning his surprise proposal to me to be held in the spring in St. Louis, but unfortunately, COVID put those plans on hold until August. Still, even if the weather was warmer than he wanted, the surprise went off without a hitch. I was told it was a girl’s day trip to the Chandler Hill vineyard until I turned around and saw my Prince Charming dressed in a classic white button-down and khaki pants on one knee!

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Our family and friends were able to gather at the vineyards on a beautiful summer day to witness this beautiful moment. Now, with the simple question finally asked and answered, Anish & I could begin planning our (my) fairytale wedding for June 5, 2021!

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Our Video

Special Thanks

Ray Prop
 | Photographer
Chandler Hill Vineyards
 | Venue