We Love This Blush Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental

The stage, especially, at the wedding of Navneet and Gurpreet is an all-time favorite.

Navneet and Gurpreet married at the Mandarin Oriental in DC on November 27, 2021. Their wedding was originally featured in the January 2022 issue of Washingtonian. See the details below.

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The beginning of Navneet and Gurpreet’s love story came the night he DJ’ed at an event she organized as captain of her bhangra team. Always a romantic, Gurpreet presented Navneet with one rose on their first date, two on their second, three on their third, and so on. On that first date, they chatted at dinner until the restaurant closed, then kept up the conversation at the Lincoln Memorial until the wee hours. They dated for five years, and Gurpreet proposed, on the rooftop of Georgetown’s Graham hotel, surrounded by . . . roses!

They married in a small ceremony in November 2020, then celebrated with loved ones on their first anniversary. Navneet’s favorite part of the evening was the all-women quartet that played the couple’s favorite Bollywood, hip-hop, and bhangra songs at cocktail hour, which featured an “all around the world” theme with a variety of food stations. Gurpreet’s favorite detail was the fun-fact drink napkins at the bar. They both describe the overall vibe as “romantic, luxurious, elegant, and soft-glam,” decorated in shades of nude and pink with lots of greenery.



The Details

Photography: Catch Motion StudioPlanning: Project Bride D.C.Design and decor: Sarah Khan Event StylingCaterer: Moghul CaterersCake: Classic BakeryBride’s hair and makeup: GlowByHerneetBridal-party hair and makeup: SKS SalonBride’s attire: EvotiqueGroom’s attire: Ermenegildo Zegna at Tysons Galleria • Music: Lucy Black Entertainment (string quartet), Elite Entertainment (DJ, lighting, and AV) • Videography: Catch Motion Studio

This article appears in the June 2022 issue of Washingtonian.

Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.