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Although Christian and I overlapped in our years at the same grad school and had mutual friends, we didn't get to know each other until years later. Months after meeting, we finally went on our first date and knew there was something special about our relationship.

We spent our time cooking together, traveling, going to concerts, hiking, and becoming dog-parents to our two golden retrievers.

We became the best of friends and inseparable. Christian planned the perfect proposal in May of 2021, followed by a surprise engagement party right after, celebrating with family and friends. When planning our wedding, we knew we wanted to get married in the area. Having our wedding in Saratoga Springs was an easy decision, it was our home and where our relationship flourished.

Our wedding day was beyond perfect. We were able to elegantly represent two cultures, with two distinctly different ceremonies followed by a reception.  Our vendors all worked so well together and really went above and beyond to make our day memorable.


Wedding Date: June 12, 2022

Location: Saratoga Springs City Center

Photographer: Off Beet Productions

Wedding Gown: Lily Saratoga

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie

Hair: SS Bridal and Blush & Buns

Makeup: SS Bridal

Groom's & Groomsmen's Attire: Mr. Formalwear

Rings: Harold Finkle

Wedding Planner: Wedding Planning Plus

Event Decorator: Total Events and Anusha Somarapu Events

Flowers: Posie Peddler

Stationery Suite: Zola

Caterer: Mazzone Hospitality and Karavalli Latham

Cake: J&S Watkins

DJ/Band & Photo Booth: Soul Session Band

First Dance:  "Swallowed by the Sea" by Coldplay

Honeymoon Destination: Positano, Lake Como, San Sebastian

Special Touches... 

  • Rehearsal Dinner at Nové
  • All of our vendors worked so well together to help us pull off an amazing event with two ceremonies, perfectly fusing together two cultures into an elegant day.

Advice Rakshitha & Christian Would Like To Pass Along...

"Let the small things slide, things may go wrong. However, in the grande scheme of things, all that matters is that you're marrying your person."