Brittini & Tathagat
February 20, 2020
Falls Inn & Spa
A&T Wedding & Custom Designs
With All My Heart Wedding Decor
How did you meet?
We were introduced through a dating app, but we had our first date in Hamilton where we were both finishing up our schooling. We later found out that we had been on the same campus, attended the same restaurants off campus, and even lived in the same building the previous year only one floor apart. It was a wonder we hadn't met earlier.
Can you give a brief description of your dating life?
We met after NYE and both had time over the holidays without work or other obligations. After our amazing first date we started seeing each other nearly every day and knew we had found something special.
How did the proposal go down?
We took at two week vacation in November 2018. We spent a week together on a beach in the Dominican before coming back and travelling to Quebec city for a few days. We were walking on the boardwalk outside the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac and Tat gave his go-pro to some passersby as if he wanted them to take a picture. Then he got down on one knee in the freezing cold and snow and proposed!
How did you come to decide on where to have your ceremony and reception?
The decision about our venue came pretty easily. I (Brittini) grew up in Owen Sound and spent time working at the Falls Inn after University. I spent so many nights working other people's weddings, I had a perfect vision of what mine might look like there. Tat immigrated from India in 2015 so most of our guests would be from the area and Meg and Cathy had become like family so I knew they would help make my vision a reality. The venue is beautiful and the food is wonderful so there weren't really any other options under consideration. We wanted the ceremony and reception in one place so that guests wouldn't have to travel and the venue is private which added to the intimacy.
What were some of the most important factors you wanted to showcase in your event?
We wanted our wedding to be all about our close friends and family joining us in celebration. Because of our families being all over the globe, we had three weddings and this was the grand finale to all of our unions. We wanted to make sure that we could showcase our love as we see it, and share that part of our relationship with the rest of the loves in our lives.
How did you divvy out the planning duties?
Because of the very different cultures we come from, most of the duties of this wedding were done by the bride, however, the groom was happy to help through every decision. The entire family was very helpful in organizing and helping to make all the DIY projects a reality.
What was the biggest stress of your planning or on your wedding day?
As we wanted this to be a spectacularly beautiful winter wedding, we were concerned about having snow to complete the picture and also that if there was snow that we would have to worry about inclement weather for all of our travelling guests. Luckily we got the best of both worlds and it was a snowy but sunny winter wonderland.
Can you write a couple lines on how you felt... The day before your wedding, the day of your wedding, the day after your wedding?
Before the wedding we didn't have much time to stop and think. Our third and final wedding, this one was finally about the two of us. We arranged to write our own vows and the ceremony was simple and personal and all about love, which was exactly as we had hoped. We even inadvertently put the same Rumi quote about love in our vows. Everything went just and planned and was even more beautiful then we'd imagined. We all had a fabulous time with friends and family and couldn't have asked for more. After the wedding, there was a lot of disbelief that it was all over, and a lot of clean up as we headed to Mexico a couple of days later for a nice vacation in the sun.
Looking back, what was your favorite part of your wedding day?
For us both, easily the favourite part of the wedding was proclaiming our love in front of friends and family in our own words, and promising to work together through whatever may come to us in our lives.