He Said/She Said: A Bride & Groom-to-be Respond to Questions About Their Upcoming Wedding Day
Couples don’t always agree on every wedding detail. We asked a bride and groom-to-be to share their thoughts on everything from the first time they met to the party planning and what they’re looking forward to most about their wedding day which for this couple is on August 24, 2013 at the Westmount Country Club in New Jersey! See how their responses compare.
The Bride-to-be: Natasha Desai, 27
The Groom-to-be: Nupam Ashok Patel, 28
When did you get engaged?
She said: March 31, 2012
He said: March 31, 2011 – the day after my birthday!
How did you first meet?
She said: I visited my brother a few times while he was in Med School in Grenada, and occasionally saw Nupam down there. We never officially met, but I remember thinking he was really goofy. We then saw each other when he was back in NYC at a mutual friend’s engagement party and began flirting, much to my brother’s chagrin.
He said: Natasha came to visit her brother at school once. He and I went to medical school together.
When/how did you first fall in love with your significant other?
She sad: There was a time when Nupam’s lease was up and he was staying with me in my apartment in NYC before he moved to Cincinnati. Seeing how amazing it was to be with him day in and day out made me really fall for him.
He said: It was during a trip we took to Costa Rica last year.
What’s the most memorable date you’ve had?
She said: It was more so an experience than a date. We were in Costa Rica last year and wanted to go out to a nice dinner one night. It was pouring rain and we got a little lost on the way there, but after being soaked and nervous we would lose our reservation, we finally made it to the restaurant which was completely empty except for the two of us. It was perfect.
He said: The first one. She looked gorgeous!
What quality do you most admire about the other person?
She said: Nupam is the most selfless person I know. He’ll do anything for me and mostly anyone he knows, no questions asked.
He said: She is genuine and spontaneous. (I couldn’t pick one!)
What was the best engagement present you received?
She said: My friends gave us gift certificate to a restaurant in Cincinnati where we had our first date when he moved there.
He said: Cash.
What was the weirdest/worst engagement present?
She said: I don’t think we got any of those!
He said: I’m not sure… I think we just got cash.
How would you describe the style of your wedding?
She said: If anything, I would say romantic.
He said: Like something in the Guggenheim.
What’s been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
She said: Once we get closer to the date, I know it will be the food!
He said: The food!
What’s been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?
She said: Nupam agrees with pretty much all of my decisions so there really isn’t one!
He said: I’m pretty easy going so we haven’t had any time-consuming disagreements.
What do you look most forward to: the wedding day, the wedding night, the honeymoon?
She said: Wedding night!
He said: Honeymoon.
What will be the most unique detail at your wedding ceremony/reception?
She said: I think that’s still to-be-determined.
He said: I’ll be arriving in a carriage pulled by a bunch of horses.
How did you/do you plan to celebrate your bachelor/bachelorette parties?
She said: I’m going to Iceland with my bridesmaids and having a local bachelorette party in NYC for all of my girlfriends.
He said: Not sure. Maybe a ski trip? Panama?
What moment of your wedding day are you most anticipating?
She said: Walking down the aisle.
He said: The moment we are man and wife!
How will you feel when the wedding planning is all over?
She said: I hope relaxed, and a tiny bit relieved!
He said: Pure unadulterated joy.
What are your honeymoon plans?
She said: As of now we are thinking of going to South Africa – safari, vineyards and relaxation.
He said: South Africa and the Seychelles Islands