Names: Caroline Lalley and Nergis Qureshi
Ages: Caroline is 26 and Nergis is 28.
Professions: Caroline is a Database System Analyst for the Association of American Universities and Nergis is a Program and Development Associate for DC Vote.
City, State: Washington, D.C.
Date of Wedding: August 13, 2016
The Big Day: We will have our wedding at The Loft on F Street in Washington, D.C. The loft is a beautiful getaway in one of the most energetic parts of the city. The theme of the wedding is a mix between South Asian, modern, and rustic. In three words, we would describe our wedding as elegant multi-cultural, and intimate. Caroline will be wearing a stunning Sherwani and Nergis will be wearing a gorgeous Lehenga. We are both very active and are usually in gym clothes, so we are excited to get dolled up. Caroline will be getting makeup for the first time. Wish her luck!
We met at Caroline’s company party at Bar Louie.
…Crickets (if we remembered) June of 2013
At a hookah café surrounded by a bunch of friends. Nergis took her chance and won.
When They Knew: Nergis knew when she found out Caroline loved Indian food and watched Glee. Caroline knew Nergis was the one after one night out at Phase 1. We spent the whole night dancing and laughing. Her smile lit up the room as she danced with a corona in her hand. “I always knew my dream girl would love Corona as much as I do,” says Caroline.
The Proposal: Caroline and Nergis were featured in multiple photo shoots throughout the 2015 spring season. After multiple hours and horrible ideas, Caroline decided to set up a fake photo shoot to propose to Nergis. With the help from her friend Vanessa, she was able to pull it off. We were posing around the National Arboretum. After a couple shots we made our way to the Capitol Idea (columned structure in the middle of the national grounds). We stood on each side of the column except Caroline was down on one knee. And, the whole thing was captured on camera.
The Ring(s): Le Vian ring with beautiful white round diamonds that encircle the center diamond which sits on a four prong flower setting, with a rose gold band.
Looking into the Future: Buying a house here in D.C. and expanding our family.