Anniversary Part 1: Art Institute of Chicago

Today marks our ten year wedding anniversary! I feel so old! We started our day with a fabulous breakfast at Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe off of Michigan Avenue. The restaurant features fresh and locally-sourced ingredients and homemade breads. Rupak chose a Corned Beef and Hash Skillet with fried eggs and …

Joyeeta & Parveen’s Wedding

Finally, the wedding day has arrived! We left the hotel in our regular, everyday clothes with plans to change into our saris and suits at the wedding venue. We got to the wedding venue around 6:00 pm, thinking we had an hour to get ready. Unfortunately, we read the invitation …

Mani/Pedi/Mehndi!

Today the wedding festivities began with all the ladies getting together for our henna (also called mehndi) “tattoos.” Henna is typically applied to the bride and her female family members prior to wedding ceremonies in India, and the designs are usually very intricate and symbolic. I was really excited to …