Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
For some, it’s love at first sight; for others, it takes a little more time for the romance to bloom.
Navin Muni and Navya Parsa grew up together as family friends, but went their separate wasy as they got older. That is, until 20 years later, when they happened to run into each other at a party in New York City for the first time in decades.
They kept the party going four years later, with a five-day traditional wedding celebration. It started in Navin’s hometown of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and moved to Navya’s hometown of Lima, Ohio, before finally landing at the Hilton Columbus at Easton for the wedding ceremony. “The best part of it all was spending time with our family and friends and just being able to celebrate,” Navya says.
Wedding date: Aug. 5, 2017
Wedding colors: A mix of bright hues: red, pink, yellow, purple and green
Bride wore: A wedding sari for the ceremony from Hyderabad, India, sangeet and reception lehngas from Mumbai, India, shoes from Macy’s and accessories from India
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Almaz Faces, hair by Babylon the Salon in Cincinnati
Groom wore: A sherwani from Hyderabad, India, for the ceremony and a suit purchased from J. Crew for the reception
Rings: Engagement ring from Nelson’s Jewelry in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and wedding bands from Schlanderer & Sons in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Rehearsal dinner: Pre-wedding sangeet at Hilton Columbus at Easton
Ceremony: Hilton Columbus at Easton
Reception: Hilton Columbus at Easton
Caterer: Maanas Indian Restaurant
Cake: Short North Piece of Cake
Florist: Glendale Florist
Photographer: Style & Story Creative
Photo booth: Entertainment Unlimited Events
Videographer: Stitched Cinema
Consultant: Nidhi Bambino Bedi with A Bride’s Mafia
Invitations: Raga Wedding Cards
Reception tunes: DJ Vikas of Opening Minds Entertainment
First dance: “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
Guests stayed at: Hilton Columbus at Easton
Sunday brunch: Hilton Columbus at Easton
Honeymoon: Florence, Italy