His family flew in from around the world, 8 uncles, countless nieces and nephews – family and friends from Milwaukee to Scotland and everywhere in between. They all descended to Washington DC, the place where Pooja and her family call home – armed with a family just as big and love that matched Kyle’s family the two families finally became one. With open arms, welcoming smiles and the true union of two families Pooja’s family welcomed Kyles family as all 580+ guests celebrated the love of Pooja and Kyle for three straight days taking on various traditions, marriage ceremonies and family rituals.
Laughter, music, dancing and cheering could be heard up and down the halls at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner as the wedding weekend was underway. Pooja and Kyle greeted their guests with an eclectic mix of cultures as Kyle danced Bhangra, Pooja recited verses from the bible and they both fell deeper in love with family and friends abound.
Throughout the weekend, they were married twice because once could not contain their love, they danced the nights away, embraced family and friends and smiled brighter than the midday sun. Their love for each other was infectious as everyone around them basked in their love.
Pooja and Kyle, Thank you for letting us document your wedding – it was nothing short of spectacular. Washington DC Indian Wedding Photographer.
Christian Ceremony Venue: Our lady of Mercy Church
Hindu Ceremony Venue: Congressional Country Club
Sangeet & Reception Venue: Ritz Carlton, Tysons CornerWedding Planner: Ace of Events
Wedding Decorator: L’Ambiance
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Nour
Makeup Artist: Bridal Elegance by Suman Kholsla
Hair Stylist:Hair By Remona
Baraat Horse: Harmon’s Carriage
DJ: Extra Hot DJs
Caterer: Moghul Catering
Kyle proposed to Pooja in Napa Valley at a vineyard. After she said yes, the two decided to purchase a bottle of wine to commemorate their engagement. They opened that bottle on their wedding day and shared a special toast with family and friends.
How can love be reduced to words? How can three years of life, love, and growing together be reduced to a few paragraphs? It can’t. But at least we can try to set forth an outline, an overview of the journey of Kyle and Pooja.
Pooja and Kyle met in 2011 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Pooja was in her second year of school and Kyle had just started his first year. Kyle thought Pooja was beautiful and funny, but Pooja had no idea Kyle existed. During a fateful school trip toLas Vegas, Kyle finally had enough courage to approach Pooja, and they hit it off. With his 100-watt smile, Kyle immediately swept Poojaoff her feet, and they were inseparable. They shared a love for cooking, capitalism, and vanity (and having fun!).
Upon graduation Pooja took a job in Chicago to be with Kyle, and a year later he moved out to Los Angeles to start his post-MBA career. Their love was stronger than the long-distance and hours – they supported each other through the long cross-country flights, job searches, and finally decided to settle in Chicago.
We are so excited to finally be together in Chicago, and to build a fantastic life filled with family, friends, and cheese. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in June, and we hope our wedding is a reflection of how much fun we have together. Let Loose! Or in Punjabi, “kaho piyo aish karo!” (eat drink and have fun!)