The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding | Gaurav and Anu

A Boston couple, a traditional Hindu ceremony, an intimate black tie reception. All the Ritz-Carlton feels.

If you ask the lively and energetic Anu about her love story with Gaurav, without hesitation she will joke, “Of course Gaurav was instantly floored by me…” I can’t think of a better way to paint the perfect picture of Anu’s bright and hilarious personality (I’m kind of in love with this girl).

But as soon as Anu begins relaying their relationship, it’s obvious that she feels like the lucky one in the match. Gaurav was the smart and sensitive gentleman that she had always desired. He brought flowers to their first date, he carried her purse without hesitation, and they talked about all of the complicated topics you’re not supposed to discuss right away – past relationships, religion, politics, and values. She can’t put a finger on when exactly she fell in love with this ambitious and kind boy, but she woke up one day and knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him.

Though Gaurav and Anu call Boston home, they chose to fly across the country with their closest friends and family to celebrate their traditional Hindu nuptials followed by a black tie reception at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. This intimate destination wedding perfectly balanced the best of both worlds – traditional ceremony followed by modern and stylish celebration.


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