Dr. Jain surprised Ms. Lee with a piano performance of “Home” by Michael Bublé, accompanied by his friend and his nephew on vocals. “The time everybody spent practicing was the beauty of it,” Ms. Lee said. “The celebrations started before the actual ceremony.”
On Friday, after the ceremony, there was a cocktail hour and an entirely vegetarian dinner prepared by chef Vipul Gupta from Moghul Catering that fused Korean and Indian food. A live band, Blue Avenue Groove, performed at the reception. The next day, Narpat Jain, one of Dr. Jain’s brothers, and his wife, Archana Jain, hosted a lunch — with a pizza truck and a dosa station — during which the newlyweds played traditional Indian wedding games, like searching for a ring in a bowl filled with milk and flowers.
About two weeks later, on Aug. 12, Dr. Jain and Ms. Lee were legally married by their friend and neighbor, Kristen Byrdsong, a superior court judge, in her backyard in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles. “She came out in her judge’s robe and wrote a speech,” Dr. Jain said. “She and her husband popped Dom Pérignon for us.”
“It’s all been a complete blur,” Dr. Jain said. “What we always wanted was our families to really come together as one. It was something we were anxious about, coming from two different cultures. But in the end, there was so much obvious connection and love.”
On This Day
Where The Rockleigh, Rockleigh, N.J.
When July 28, 2023
Icy Treats Ms. Lee’s family loves cold sweet treats, so the bride and groom provided Italian gelato, Indian kulfi and shaved ice, and American ice cream. “We made sure they had ice cream at every meal,” Dr. Jain said.