Lily and Rushabh
Both Lily Huynh and Rushabh Shah were working at the same company in Irvine, California, when they first met and began dating. They soon found themselves falling in love. Later on, Rushabh found a job in his native West Los Angeles and relocated there, while Lily remained in Orange County.
They lived rather far apart from one another, but it never seemed to be an issue because they frequently drove to visit each other. After eight years together, Rushabh proposed to Lily during a picnic in the Newport area. Lily, astonished and happy by the turn their relationship had taken, accepted his proposal.
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On August 13, 2022, the couple tied the knot at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum, which also hosted the wedding reception. Lily and her family are from Northern California, while Rushabh’s is from Chicago. Because of its proximity to both the airport and the Irvine Spectrum Center, the Marriott hotel served as the perfect setting for the event.
Given that neither set of parents had met before, they held a Mehndi ceremony and reception at Lily’s home two days before the wedding. An upbeat and celebratory preamble set the tone. A dinner party for close friends and relatives was held the following day at the hotel.
There were two ceremonies at the wedding. First there was a colorful Indian wedding at the hotel, complete with a baraat. The baraat’s soundtrack was a seamless fusion of American and Indian styles. Then, before transporting all 160 guests to Garden Grove for the church ceremony, drinks and lunch boxes of Indo-Chinese food were offered.
The reception was colorful and glowing, but not overpowering. The couple hoped that their guests from India and Vietnam would be able to take part in and learn from one another’s traditions and customs. Entertainment featured a dhol musician and there was music with influences from India, Vietnam, and Latin America. The couple frequently changed their attire, donning a variety of Indian, Vietnamese, and American clothing. The cuisines of the two countries were combined.
The love tale of Lily and Rushabh was a beautiful and harmonious blending of two cultures, and the wedding ceremonies happily reflected their sense of unity.