Aileen and Manik

When Harry met Sally, almost.

Aileen and Manik met in college, at Rutgers University where they were both undergrads. They quickly discovered that they both grew up just minutes away from each other in New Jersey. They had the same interests: from the bands they loved down to the fact that always enjoyed having a camera in their hand.

It didn’t take long for them to realize that they were perfect for each other. They both finished college—Aileen graduating from Rutgers with a Bachelors in Finance, and Manik from Kean University, with a Bachelors in Advertising and Graphic Design—and moved out to California to start on .

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with a person,
you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

Paris is always a good idea.

There are few things more beautiful in this world than Paris. In May of 2012, we gave in to our wanderlust and travelled to Paris for a few weeks. We explored the beautiful architecture, took boat rides down the Seine and watched in awe as the Tour d’Eiffel, standing magnificently, began sparkling and lit up the night sky.

With our love of photography, we are rarely ever in a photograph together. So, we decided to hire a professional photographer, Pierre, and go back to a few of our favorite spots around the city.

Little did Aileen know, I had a ring weighing down my pocket for this whole trip.

We arrived at the Champ de Mars at sunset, the second-to-last stop with Pierre. We moved around in front of the Eiffel Tower to get different angles of the beautiful space. Once we moved closer to the center of the lawn and as the sun peeked out from behind the trees, I took out the ring, got down on one knee and asked my best friend to become my partner in life.

Stay a few days.

We have arranged for a block of rooms to be reserved at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, a short ride from the Vineyard. For our lovely guests visiting from out of town, and any that are looking for a wonderful mini-vacation, please contact the Holiday Inn Clinton to make your reservation.

If you want to explore alternative options, feel free to contact or .

Holiday Inn Clinton

Block available until August 15.

Book under: ‘Atkins-Rathee Wedding.’

A little California

We wanted to bring some California back with us, so we decided to have our wedding at a vineyard. Alba vineyards was voted as the best winery in New Jersey and it is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes–we knew right away that we wanted our wedding here.

With the beauty of the winery also comes some extra points to consider:


The entire event will be outside and on grass, so cocktail dresses and wedges would be a great choice. If you wish to live on the edge and wear heels, we suggest trying out .

A light sweater might come in handy as the night goes on.


Men always look their best in a nice summer suit, and bow-ties are always welcome.

For the future.

What we want most is to have our friends and family there to celebrate with us - your presence will be a gift in itself.

That said, if you really would like to get us something, we have registered for a few items to help build our future home.

If you purchase a gift, we ask that you send it to our home in California because we will not be able to transport them back from New Jersey.

Our Thankful Registry

The registry is now closed.

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