Anika and Nikhil‘s love story began during Anika‘s freshman year at Berkeley. After a few boba dates and bagel meetups later, Nikhil proposed at the Berkeley Botanical Garden. Anika‘s heartfelt proposal with an indoor picnic and a crossword puzzle asking “Will you marry me?” truly sealed their fate.

For their wedding, they chose Napa, honoring their Bay Area roots. Their sangeet outfits were vibrant, reflecting their equally vibrant personalities-with Anika adorning a Papa don’t preach fluorescent lehenga while Nikhil looked rather crisp in a Seema Gujral design. They wore traditional “Raja” and “Rani” outfits for the wedding, and Anika walked down the aisle under her mom’s wedding sari. Their wedding combined Tamil and Punjabi customs, emphasizing gender equality. For their Reception they went for a Bollywood glam inspired event.


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