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Meet Neil and Eli, the adorable duo who got hitched in a traditional-with-a-hint-of-modern Hindu ceremony in Brentwood, California.

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Their love story began with a chance meeting when they literally bumped into each other outside a store in downtown Modesto, California. Eli waited till Neil came out of the store and asked him out.

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In an interview with The Big Fat Indian Wedding they said that while they wanted a traditional Indian wedding, they took out rituals that “were degrading to women and unequal, like kanyadaan.”

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“The rituals were tailored to represent us as equals in the relationship; including thesaptapadi and the pheras. We were happy that we could keep the ceremony as modern as possible without losing the traditional touch,” they told TBFIW.

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They got dressed in exquisite sherwanis for their big day.

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Sealed their love in holy matrimony.

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And danced away to Bollywood tunes at their reception.