Ankita weds Dhimant
Meeting online, falling in love and actually getting married sounds like a perfect 21st century fairy tale that begins with “once upon a time” and ends with “happily ever after.” For Ankita Mithaiwala and Dhimant Doshi, theirs is a real life love story. Ankita and Dhimant met online at shaadi.com, a popular matrimonial website. After a romantic courting period of one year, Dhimant popped the question on their first anniversary on 1st April 2011 at Asheville, NC. Dhimant whisked Ankita off to the Biltmore Estate where he waited until sunset to make his proposal. It was a wonderful plan and Ankita most certainly said yes!
The proposal was the easy part. The wedding planning process took the couple an entire year. Even with a rather comfortable guest list of three hundred people, they went over each and every detail with their parents to be sure that the wedding was picture perfect. They chose the Knoxville Expo Center for their wedding and reception location. The Knoxville Hindu Community Center became the ideal location to host the sangeet/raasgarba.
After the locations, the wedding décor was next big decision. With Mandap World coming to the rescue, the couple was able to decorate the ceremony venues according to their taste. The wedding hall and the mandap were decorated in the traditional hues of red, gold, white. Details at the wedding were immaculate. Everything was planned to perfection, including the red and orange wedding programs given to each guest.
The couple arrived at the wedding venue in a 1957 Bentley rented specially for the occasion. They walked down the aisle to tunes churned out by DJ Jaz from Atlanta. Ankita matched her graceful steps to “Aapki Nazaron Ne Samjha” chosen for her by her parents. Dhimant made his way to his lady love as the song “Baharon Phool Barsaao” played in the background. The couple tied the knot amidst the romantic set up and vowed to spend the rest of their lives together.
Just like the wedding, the reception was an affair to remember. The evening’s theme was centered around the peacock, and all decorations were elegantly woven together. The centerpieces comprised of beautiful crystal trees and peacocks. Even the lighting was color coded to match the theme and gave the room a beautiful blue and green ambience. The sweetheart table designed especially for Dhimant and Ankita flowed with theme. It was an evening of fun and entertainment as their friends presented a flash mob at the wedding. Even Dhimant was in the mood to groove and prepared special choreography to the popular number “Chammak Challo” and surprised Ankita. The couple shared their wedding dance to “Because You Love Me” by Celine Dion. The rest of the evening was under the DJ’s control who played peppy hip hop and Bollywood music.
Dhimant and Ankita remind all brides and grooms-to-be to communicate, respect and trust each other. The lovely couple says that a perfect marriage is one where the couple can laugh together, be less angry and stand by their vows for the rest of their lives.
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