March 14, 2015 (Pi Day!)
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
I was married once before at a very young age. My previous wedding was in India, countless number of people, and a big ordeal. The sad thing was that even among that giant crowd, I felt so alone because I didn’t want to marry the person I was marrying. Luckily, I met Tyler and we went through many years of struggle: first, through the ordeals of me getting out of my marriage, and second my family accepting this change in my life. And we did all of this while getting ourselves through law school and four bar exams! (We each took two bar exams!)
Finally, it was time for us to be married. When we started planning our wedding, Tyler told me that it broke his heart to know that I hated my previous wedding day. And all he wanted is for me to feel like the happiest person alive on the day that I married him. For me, I wanted to strip away all of the shenanigans associated with planning a giant wedding; get rid of the all lights, shows, and superficiality that people get caught up in. I wanted the day to be about OUR LOVE and US–nothing else.
Mt. Washington Resort was the perfect location for so many reasons. It was my grandfather’s favorite place. He recently passed away in November, and it was as if he planted the seed in my head before departing that we should get married at that location. We are both New Englander and Mt. Washington was the epitome of everything New England: gorgeous white mountains, beautiful flaky soft snow, secluded, romantic, and classy. Walking through the old resort with my princess-like wedding gown on– I felt like an ice princess. The day was about us. And it was perfect.
What I loved the most is easy! I loved that I was marrying someone I wanted to spend the rest of my life with! I also loved my perfect bouquet: satin flowers and roses made of pages from Shakespeare plays. When you’ve been through what we had been through to be in this relationship, we didn’t have to have anything, but the opportunity to marry each other. But I would have to say that we absolutely had to write our own vows and during our vow exchange, we cried through it the entire time!!!
Photography by Philbrick Photography