January-February 2014 | Wedding

Nina Bajaj and Zeshawn Uddin

Married April 5, 2013 at Indique Heights in Chevy Chase

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Bride and Groom

Nina Bajaj is an IT consultant for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Zeshawn Uddin works for NETE Solutions in McLean,Va., and is an IT consultant for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. They live in Washington, D.C.

The wedding

April 5, 2013, ceremony at Indique Heights in Chevy Chase; April 6 reception at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda

How they met

They struck up a conversation while socializing with mutual friends after work at Lucky Bar in Washington, D.C.

First date

Dinner and dancing at the Skydome Lounge, a revolving rooftop restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Va.

The proposal

On the Fourth of July under the fireworks on the National Mall

Number of people who attended


Wedding Theme


What made the day so special

Most of the guests were relatives who’d traveled from London and India for the two-day fusion wedding.

Favorite detail

 Nina’s twist on the wearing of a traditional scarf for the ceremony—she turned the scarf on its side to resemble an elegant bridal veil.

Favorite moment of the day

Hearing the speeches and watching the choreographed performances by close family and friends at the reception.


Nina traveled to Mumbai, India, with her mother to buy her traditional Indian gown.


Erum Rizvi Photography

The honeymoon

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu

Wedding Planner

Amina Ahmad


Uzma Zafer


Jean Jekel at Talio Hair Design


Carlos Gallegos

Programs/Menu Cards

Color Print Outlet


Décor by Yaadein Weddings


Toy Box Productions


Lost Sounds Entertainment and Indian dhol player Jay Kansara