04.30.2016

The Proposal

When I met Pritesh, I was in graduate school in South Carolina so it was easy for us to see each other almost every weekend. Once I graduated in May, I moved back to Birmingham, AL and we went from being 3 hours apart to 6 hours and a time zone apart. However, we did our best to still plan trips and see other at least twice a month. Towards end of July it was going to be almost a full month since I had seen Pritesh, so on my way to Outer Banks, NC to spend the week at the beach with my family, I stopped by in Charlotte and spent the weekend with him. He was not able to join the family trip because of work. So after the weekend, I drove to Outer Banks, NC with Heena to meet up with the rest of the family. I really thought Pritesh was going to surprise me the next day, so I dressed up and kept looking around when we were out to see if there was any hint of a surprise. There was none.
Day 2 of our trip, July 29, Heena had mentioned she wanted to visit a friend who was also in Outer Banks that weekend. I did not think we were in any rush, so I took my time getting ready. (Something should have clicked when Hetalben made me change my outfit 3 times.) Heena, Urvee, and I ended up meeting Heena's friend at a lighthouse (another hint). We walked all the way up to the top of the lighthouse and I took my sweet time reading every historical note and taking pictures at each landing. Once we got up to the top, it was beautiful and breezy so I took in the view and snapped a few pictures. After a few minutes, Urvee said, "hey, look over here!" And there was Pritesh. He had driven the 6 hours from Charlotte to Outer Banks that morning and had been waiting for me on top of the lighthouse, for over an hour! He had a few words to say to me and then he got down on one knee and said, "Will you marry me?" I was completely surprised and utterly speechless when I saw him standing there, but that didn't keep me from saying, "yes!"
We then went back to the beach house and Pritesh brought champagne to celebrate! Not many people knew about the proposal, so it was a nice surprise for everyone at the house! Afterwards, we spent the rest of the day at the beach with all of my family, playing games, having sandcastle competitions, and swimming. It was really the best day ever!

RSVP
Grah Shantak
04/29/2016

10:30 AM To 01:00 PM
Doubletree - Downtown Birmingham

Welcome Dinner
04/29/2016

06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Doubletree - Downtown Birmingham

Wedding
04/30/2016

11:30 AM To 01:00 PM
Doubletree - Downtown Birmingham

Reception
04/30/2016

06:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Doubletree - Downtown Birmingham

Song Request
1 : tuje milne ko dil karta hai
     [ phool or kante ]
By : Nitaben Patel
2 : Piya O Re Piya
     [ Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya ]
By : Manharbhai Patel
3 : My House :)
     [ Flo Rida ]
By : Praticbhai Patel
4 : churalya he tumne jo dilko
     [ yado ki barat ]
By : Gunvant Patel
5 : ham he kisike pyar me dil subah syam
     [ rampur ka laxman ]
By : Gunvant Patel
6 : tumse mil ker na jane kue
     [ pyar zukta nahe ]
By : bhagwati
7 : konhe josapno me aye konhe jo dil me samya
     [ juak gaya asman ]
By : bhagwati
8 : kahena he kahena he aaj tumse paheli bar ho tum he to laye jivan me mare pyar
     [ singer kisore kumar ]
By : bhagwati
9 : Rana Ravatiya mamera Aviaya Re
     [ Gujarati Mosalu Songs ]
By : Pakamama & Pannamami
10 : Jabse Tere naina
     [ Sawariya ]
By : Minal Patel
11 : Jashn-E-Bahaar
     [ Jodha Akbar ]
By : Minal Patel
12 : Yeh Mera Prem Patra Padhkar Ke Tum Naraz
By : Maheshbhai Patel
13 : Teri meri prem kahani
     [ Body gurd ]
By : Dharmesh masa
14 : Tune Dekh dekh sonna
     [ Kalyug ]
By : Dharmeshmasa
15 : Sooraj Dooba Hain
     [ Roy ]
By : Shreya Patel
16 : Sunny Sunny
     [ Yaariyan ]
By : Shreya Patel
17 : Sadi Gali
     [ Tanu Weds Manu ]
By : Shreya Patel
18 : Come with me - Phil Collins
     [ Testify ]
By : ANDREAS PATEL
19 : Kinna Sohna Tenoon Rab Ne Banaya
     [ Kinna Sohna ]
By : Priya Desai
20 : Any reggae song
By : Kavita Brahmbhatt
21 : tum hi ho
     [ asaashiqui 2 ]
By : ajitkumar patel
22 : dhan payo
     [ prem ratan dhan payo ]
By : Pratibha Patel
23 : gerua
     [ dilwale ]
By : hemali patel
24 : Nara tu nachale
     [ Do Achoro ]
By : Jatin Desai

Accommodations

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Group Name: Patel/ Nagarji Wedding Group Code: PNW

Check-in: 26-APR-2016 Check-out: 01-MAY-2016

Hotel Address: 808 South 20th Street Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Phone Number: 205-933-9000

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Registry

 
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Venue & travel

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