Breanne and Arun met during their first year of medical school."We started hanging out through mutual friends and began spending more and more time together. I was attracted by his sense of humor - he could even make study sessions almost fun, and he was impressed I had enough sarcasm to keep up" shares Breanne. One night, while the two were out, twirling it up on the dance floor, Breanne decided to make the first move. And apparently she made quite the impression. Arun took her out on their first date the following week and the relationship only skyrocketed from there.
Following two blissful years of dating, the couple headed to Charleston for a spring break vaykay. "The food was delicious, the hotel extravagant, and the champagne overflowing. A few days into the trip he took me onto the hotel terrace for breakfast. The terrace overlooked the harbor and there were flowers everywhere" says Breanne. With the mood set just right, Arun was ready to utter those four magical words to his love. "He got down on one knee and said something beautiful as I grabbed his face and kissed him. As I said yes (and he put my dream ring on my finger), hotel workers brought out an enormous bouquet of roses and an incredible breakfast. We spent the rest of the day eating, drinking, and being in love" shares Breanne.
This beautiful couple wed in an outdoor ceremony in Pittsburgh, that combined a rustic feel with delicate hints of glam within the decor, while details - including an adorable table to make your own S'mores and personalized sandalwood fans added special touches. Peruse on for more from this wedding captured by Jennie Greif of Caitlin Thomas Photography.
Bride: Breanne Britton
Groom: Arun Das
Occupations: Both are medical students
Wedding Date: 7/19/2015
Wedding Location: Succop Nature Park in Pittsburgh, Pa
Describe your wedding dress and your favorite wedding accessory?
I wore an ivory wedding gown with spaghetti straps and an open v neckline. My favorite aspect of the dress was the open back with lace and light beading detail. My favorite accessory was a delicate diamond necklace that my oldest sister wore on her wedding day (my something borrowed).
Bridesmaids gifts: Monogrammed robes
Groomsmen gift: Inscribed wooden wine opening kit
First dance song: "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter Dance: "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder
Favorite item on the menu: Eggplant rollatini
Wedding cake flavor: White almond batter with vanilla bean filling
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
Arun is Indian and I am African American. We wanted to incorporate both of our backgrounds into our wedding. A few days before the wedding I had a bridal shower during which a local Mehndi artist decorated my hands, arms, and feet. My favorite part was how she hid Arun's name in the Mehndi so he could find it on the wedding night. The day prior to the wedding we had a traditional Indian ceremony, and on our wedding day we had a Christian ceremony. It was a blessing to be able to celebrate both of our backgrounds and join our two families and their traditions.
What is your best memory from your wedding?
My favorite memory from the wedding was squeezing my soon-to-be husband's hands as we said our vows. Even though there were over a hundred people around us, it felt like it was just the two of us.
Venue: Succop Nature Park
Caterer: Medure's Catering
Wedding cake: Bethel Bakery
Photography: Jennie Greif for Caitlin Thomas Photography
Make-up artist: Allison Roth Studio
Hair stylist:Kathy Mathews
DJ: DJ Master Gee and DJ Alex
Florist: My Garden
Decorator: Patricia Britton
Violinist: Steven Vance Entertainment
Wedding dress designer: Marisa
Wedding dress salon: Love Couture Bridal
Shoes: INC International Concepts (Macy's)
Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew
Stationery: CDI Printing Services