Date: June 26th, 2010

Ceremony and Reception:  French Legation Museum, Austin, Texas

Enusha and Wyatt met each other and work as research scientists at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.  Enusha is from Sri Lanka, so it’s important to have a Buddhist Sri Lankan ceremony along with a Methodist ceremony as well.

From Enusha’s own words about how they have met and about what they do:

Wyatt was a graduate student in  cell & molecular biology, I was finishing up my PhD in microbiology and he actually asked me just after I defended my dissertation – it was great timing! HAH! … Right after I defended, our family planned to visit Sri Lanka for a month- it has been 5 years since our last visit, well we basically has 7 days of dating before I left. It was pretty wild b/c I knew before that my parents would want me to meet some Sri Lankan fellas as potential suitors. So while we were in Sri Lanka I was torn, after only 7-days with someone to base the rest of your life on, is pretty daunting- but I decided to stay with it, and felt like there was just something there I couldn’t walk away from. So when I came back to the U.S.- to my parents disappointment I didn’t choose a suitor, but in my heart I had…and five years later here we are!

Right now I am a research assistant professor and Wyatt is a post-doctoral fellow.  We do have a nice melding of cultures: my family are immigrants from Sri Lanka (and I am first generation American) and we are Buddhist, and I’ve grown up in Austin Texas. Wyatt comes from a traditional, conservative West Texas family with methodist upbringing. I like to call him the ‘Beav’ b/c his family is so happy and like the “leave it to Beaver” show…a blessing really!

The day started off with Wyatt getting a shave:

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One of my favorite pic of the day, Enusha’s mom getting emotional as the veil is put on.  Enusha is wearing a white sari for the ceremony and will switch to a different color for the reception.

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Yes!  The knot is tied, literally….

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Dad is getting happier as the ceremony comes to an end…

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Charlie’s Angels?

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A fun first dance…

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Love the cake!

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The kids built them a two hearts with an arrow through them with the glowsticks:

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They left on a carriage decorated with Indian garbs:

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Wyatt said to me in an email:

I’ll add that I always feel like the luckiest man in the world – very few people find their REAL soul mate, and I’m positive I found mine.

Congratulations to Enusha and Wyatt!

Wedding photography in Austin by Ku Photography LLC

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