Dr. Neeral Sheth and Dr. Aniruddha Hazra tied the knot on June 4 in Chicago in a classic Hindu wedding ceremony. Neeral is Gujarati and Anu is Bengali. They first met in 2006. After 8 and a half years together, Anu proposed on Neeral’s 30th birthday.
Their parents came to the US in 80s. They supported and accepted their sons with love and celebrated their marriage with joy. Their families in India has been amazingly supportive — from grandmother to cousins. Both Neeral and Anu had family members fly to the US just for their wedding. The couple was overwhelmed with this outpouring of love and support. They are really proud of them for not shying away and celebrating this amazing time with them.
Neeral’s brother gave a speech describing Anu as another older brother and taking a few playful jabs of humor at Neeral’s expense. Neeral’s mama and mami also gave a touching speech, again welcoming Anu to the family. Anu’s mom made her own rossgullas and chom-choms which were served as dessert with the wedding cake. After dinner, Neeral and Anu had their first dance which was then followed by a mother-son dance to the song ‘Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye’ which Neeral’s mom had chosen.
A graha shanti puja was organized the day before the wedding with a fully catered Gujarati lunch. Sangeet and Garba was a lot of fun! There were henna artists there to let everyone get mehndi.
Marriage is a beautiful time when two souls start to share one heart. Wishing two very special men a lifetime of happiness.
Photos: Matushek Photography.