Our Story
Sparks from the Start!

Let's just say, there were fireworks from the first date! When they met, Sonal and Shane knew they had met their match.

They came from two different paths but were on parallel journeys to finally come together when the time was right.

Sonal grew up in Chicago, did her medical training in the midwest, but found herself yearning for new horizons in California.

Shane grew up in Nevada, went to college in the midwest and built his career in DC, but he also found himself attracted to the allure of California.

When they came together they found what they had been looking for all along!

Even having fulfilling careers on opposite coasts could not keep them apart. Shane and Sonal love traveling together, having adventures and watching football. They also share an eerie passion for Dateline and 20/20. Their goal in life is to one day actually live in the same city!

"Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along." Rumi

No truer statement can express the journey of Sonal and Shane's infinite love!

The Wedding

Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00 PM
Attire: Indian or Black Tie Optional
Ceremony and Reception
The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

The Reception Cocktail Hour will begin at 6:30pm There will be a two hour break in between the Ceremony and the Reception. These are some of the famed Chicago locations on Navy Pier that we recommend you visit at that time:

Riva Restaurant

Billy Goat Tavern

Harry Caray's Tavern


Other Events

Mehndi-An evening of henna and dinner
Thursday, August 10, 2017
6:30 PM
The Patel Residence
17 Wood Oaks Drive, South Barrington, IL, United States

Attire: Indian or Semi-formal

Mangalik Prasangs-Pre-Wedding Ceremonies and Traditional Indian food
Friday, August 11, 2017
8:30 AM
The Patel Residence
17 Wood Oaks Drive, South Barrington, IL, United States

Attire: Indian or Semi-formal

Sangeet-An evening of traditional Indian dance, food and music
Friday, August 11, 2017
7:00 PM
Room 1520
1520 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

Attire: Indian or Cocktail