Sage Hall hosts wedding of the year

Ben Levine

This past Friday, Aneesh Chauhan was married. However, this was not your normal marriage, not only because the wedding was planned by J.B. Sivanich and held in the quad next to the Sig Ep house. Aneesh’s bride was picked from a pool of participants in a contest, with no gender bias, hosted by the Sage RLA staff. Needless to say it was an interesting experience for all those involved.
There were beverages, food and, of course, the groom, best man and maid of honor. Aneesh himself was dressed to impress. He donned a red and black suit, a pink rose, and a pair of black sunglasses.
In addition to all of these things, there was a DJ providing entertainment to all those that attended the consummation. The range of songs was reflective of the many different types of people at the event. One minute we heard “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 only to be followed by the SNL famous song “What Is Love?”
While the music was entertaining, the main focus of the event was the contest to become Aneesh’s bride. This contest, which was open to both men and women, went through two rounds in order to decide the winner.
The first round of the contest consisted of a questionnaire that the contestants had to fill out. The questions included, “What is the capital of Tanzania?” — Aneesh’s home country — and “What would your first meal cooked together be?”
After much deliberation by the hosts of the event, the contest was narrowed down to five contestants; three women and two men. These five contestants then had to show off their moves in a dance contest. Aneesh himself judged this portion of the competition. After some serious move busting, Aneesh finally declared Nora Taylor to be his bride.
The ceremony that followed was a multi-cultural affair. The soon-to-be-wed couple approached the pulpit to Seal’s “Kiss By A Rose,” an appropriate song for the occasion. The event coordinators decided to use many different wedding traditions from around the world rather than just the American. These included Jewish, Shinto, Filipino and Russian traditions. The couple was wed and moved on to cut the cake.
Immediately following the ceremony, Aneesh exclaimed that his new wife was “The best thing that could have ever happened to me!” Aneesh further went on to say that the honeymoon would be located at Sage 408, “the biggest single on campus.” We at the Lawrentian wish the new couple all the best.