Neema weds Jeet Indian Wedding at Durham Convention Center Photographed Pixology By Shray
Neema Dave and Jeet Patel’s love story was anything but typical! In fact, their story is one of a role-reversal. When Neema saw Jeet performing at an event, she was smitten, and decided to find him on Facebook. She left him a message, not sure whether he would respond or not. Jeet did reply and asked Neema out. For the first date, he took her stargazing where they spent hours talking and getting to know each other. Jeet knew then he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Neema.
The couple hired DNS Events to help them with the vendor search and selection process. Neema and Jeet stayed involved with the entire process. The couple chose the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina, as the venue for the wedding and pre-events, which included the mehndi, pithi and a Family Night Gala.
Their wedding was a beautiful, personalized celebration. From recreating their first date to personalized menus and welcome signs at the events, they both added their personal touch wherever possible.
Instead of a reception, the couple decided to host a fun Family Night Gala the night before the wedding. The theme for the Gala was elegant, romantic and regal. During the event, Neema and Jeet recreated their entire love story from their first meeting and first date to their proposal.
Jeet and Neema recreated their first date at the Gala complete with a starry lighting effect, followed by a dance performance to a song about falling in love under the stars. Neema also prepared a surprise performance for Jeet. She danced to “Kala Chasma,” wearing sunglasses that were personalized with their wedding hashtag, #Jeema.
Aside from the personalized menu, guests were offered personalized drinks, Neema’s favorite Pelligrino and Jeet’s favorite Cheerwine, a local favorite. Neema and Jeet’s ‘wow’ moment came when their first saw each other in their wedding outfits. Neema said, “When we had our first look, it finally hit us that we get to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Being together makes us better people and completes us. And we were so happy that after the year of planning that moment was finally here.”
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