Lauren has been a long time family friend of ours for years, and when she called us to do her wedding, we were thrilled. Their are so many wonderful cultural traditions packed in to this day, it makes me wonder how my wedding planner friends do it! We are so happy for Lauren and Aaron, and we are glad we had a part in their day. Enjoy the video and Lauren’s story below!
“Aaron and I met at a mutual friend’s wedding in December 2010. I have to admit that his moves on the dance floor and his huge smile were what initially caught my eye. I remember telling my sister Jen, “That guy looks like so much fun!” and then trying to dance near him to get his attention. When we went on our first date a week later, I learned that in addition to being a “fun guy,” Aaron is smart, funny, and charming – someone that everyone loves to be around. We both lived in Arlington and had grown up in Northern VA so there were a number of times our paths had crossed in the past but we had never met. We dated for the next two years, and on a trip to Europe in fall 2012, Aaron popped the question in Paris at the Eiffel Tower!
As we planned our wedding, we wanted to incorporate his family’s Indian traditions and my family’s Catholic and Jewish traditions. We decided to have a Catholic ceremony at the school I went to in Vienna and an Indian baraat (parade) and Hindu ceremony, followed by our reception, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington. The Jewish traditions of the breaking of the glass and the hora (“chair dance”) were also sprinkled in. Very much a multicultural wedding. It was incredible to have all of our family and friends experience and celebrate our different cultures.”