Rocky Mountain wedding of Adarsh and Geeta
Adarsh is an attorney and works in public policy. Born in Chicago, IL, he was raised in Indiana and is currently working for the state. He loves live music, traveling, and the Cubs. Geeta was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She is a physician specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She loves traveling, dogs and spending time with her and Adarsh’s nieces and nephews.
Adarsh and Geeta both lived in Washington, DC for many years down the street from one another, had common friends, but never crossed paths until they moved to the Midwest. Their first date was in Chicago on a Friday night and they hit it off immediately! Over a late night slice of chocolate pie Adarsh asked Geeta for a second date …for the next night! She said yes and never looked back.
As time passed, the couple fell in love. The engagement proposal was a big surprise to Geeta! Between Geeta’s hospital on-call schedule changing, and her planner self trying to arrange dinner plans, she almost ruined Adarsh’s proposal plans. He fooled her into thinking she was going to a baby shower for his cousin, but instead he ended up taking her to a private rooftop and proposing on one knee against the Chicago skyline. Adarsh then took Geeta to a fun Italian restaurant where all of their siblings were awaiting to surprise her and join in the celebrations.
Colorado was selected as the location for the wedding because Geeta and her family have spent every summer in Gunnison and Crested Butte since she was a young girl. It is a very special place that reminds Geeta of her father Satish and holds many wonderful memories. Adarsh, with his love of the outdoors and adventurous spirit, fell in love with CB as well. They both wanted their friends and family to not only share in the joy of them embarking on their marriage, but also spend the week in a glorious unique setting exploring and making their own memories. They wanted to have a traditional Hindu religious ceremony, but against the backdrop of the mountains and nature. This was such a special event in their and their families’ lives, which they wanted to be in nature’s true scenery.
At the beginning of the wedding planning process, all we knew is that they would need a horse for the Baraat- which they knew they could probably get in the middle of Colorado! Arranging a multi-day Hindu wedding event was definitely an adventure and was full family affair that they could not have accomplished without their family’s love and personal attention. Geeta’s mom hand made desserts and snacks for each wedding event and created paintings to place as decor at each party. Adarsh’s parents spent time coordinating with the priest and shipping all the detailed items they would need to prepare a proper Hindu ceremony. Both of our mothers also provided personal recipes to the chefs at the Club at CB and Crested Butte Mountain Resort to help create the unique Indian flavors and dishes for the various events. Their parents have always said “we want you to be happy” and showed this when they went above and beyond arranging the Indian Hindu traditions within the mountains of Crested Butte.
Designer: Prashe | Planner: Princess Productions | Video: Kasala Productions | DJ: McFarren and Reich Worldwide | Band: SuperCollider Band | Florist: FloraEventi | Lengha: Studio East6 | Venue and Catering: Crested Butte Mountain Resort | Cake: Wildflour Sweets | Photography: Third Eye Photo