Good afternoon, everyone and happy Real Weddings Wednesday! We have a real treat for you all today as we celebrate Chanchal + Ronnie’s beautiful, seven day wedding! With intricate and jaw-dropping saris, stunning venues, and bright and elegant ceremonies that envelop both their cultures and religion, this is one wedding you won’t want to miss.  Happy reading!

Bride and her party smiling for the camera.

Bride and groom in traditional Indian wedding attire smiling with their family.

Bride in traditional Indian wedding gown smiling up at the camera.

Bride in traditional Indian attire eating from her family's hand. Groom being fed by his family during his traditional Indian ceremony.

Bride seeing her cake for the first time with her friends and family. Bride being fed her cake by her grandmother.

Groom kissing his bride on the head in the backyard.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

 On September 14th, 2016, Ronnie and Cece met by chance at the Infusion Lounge in San Francisco, where Ronnie tragically lost his phone. Cece couldn’t help but notice the panic in his eyes, so she decided to walk over to help him in his search. They searched for his phone all night until the club lights came on. After failure to find his phone, they exchanged contact info and kept in touch. With such busy lifestyles, they sent the occasional message to check in and have a few dinners here and there. It wasn’t until we entered a global pandemic, Ronnie and Cece were forced to slow down their crazy work schedules. Ronnie and Cece decided to catch up over lunch in the Bay Area on November 13th, 2022. They were able to talk to each other without any distractions and saw how much their views and aspirations aligned — they realized they might just be meant for each other. They pursued a relationship and shared memories, laughs, food, and drinks together. Ronnie even found himself picking up on Cece’s habits. For example, Ronnie is now an Amazon guru and can’t enjoy a meal without a diet coke. Cece’s has also picked up on some of Ronnie’s habits. For example, she is keeping every 7/11 in the area in business because of her new Slurpee addiction. Cece has always been a big Disney fan. She admires how Disney believes that no dream is too big and anything is possible. Ronnie and Cece would watch Disney movies throughout their relationship and a great idea struck Ronnie. On September 14th, 2021 (exactly five years after they had met) Ronnie took Cece to Disneyland where he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him! After the engagement, they immediately got to wedding planning. They knew they wanted an extraordinary wedding that their guests could enjoy. Ronnie and Cece started to think about a traditional week long wedding incorporating their religions and cultures and that’s how they settled on having a seven day wedding!

Two large arches set up in front of a house.

Bride and her family in traditional Indian wedding ceremony attire. Bride in yellow traditional Indian wedding gown smiling to the side. Bride and her father sitting criss-crossed together on the floor. Bride and groom sitting next to each other and smiling at their traditional Indian wedding.

Bride and groom sitting on a porch swing outside as it gets dark.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

There were so many amazing things going on during our wedding week but we can both agree that the best was having Ronnie’s 91 year old grandmother attend our events.

Bride wearing a new traditional Indian wedding gown, sash, and veil smiling.

Bride and groom smiling together on a bench in their traditional, Indian wedding attire.

Bride having paste spread onto her cheeks during her traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Groom having paste spread onto her cheeks during his traditional Indian wedding ceremony.


Bride and couple surrounded by friends and family and smiling, making a heart with their hands.

Bride getting henna done on her hand as her groom checks in on her.


Groom and his groomsmen smiling at the camera as the sun goes down. Wedding party smiling and celebrating at night.What advice would you give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?

Advice we can give is, no matter how stressful the wedding planning can get, try to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place. It’s not to put on a show or make people happy, it’s because you have found the love of your life and you want to celebrate that. Once you simplify that in your mind, everything else is just the cherry on top.

Wedding venue with trees, tables and hanging lanterns.

Bride wearing a long sleeve, cropped lilac wedding dress, sitting on a couch and smiling.

Groom dressed in purple, kissing his bride on the forehead as she smiles. Bride sitting on her groom's lap, smiling with her hand on his face.

Bride and groom arrive in a red Ferrari, with their names on the doors.

Groom sitting on a couch, holding up his ring finger. Bride and groom sitting on the couch, listening to people give speeches.

Bride getting ready for her next part of the seven day wedding ceremony, smiling as people help her with her headpiece. Bride smiling as her friends and family help her get ready.

Groom's friends and family helping him get ready for the next part of his seven day wedding. Groom getting ready for the next part of his seven day wedding ceremony.

Bride smiling in red, about to get into a horse carriage. Bride in red, sitting in a chariot and smiling.

Bride and groom smiling and sitting on a carpet with friends and family behind them for their ceremony.

Bride laughing and talking to her groom during their ceremony.

Bride smiling with all her bridesmaids outside. Groom and his groomsmen wearing white and red, smiling at the camera.Bride wearing traditional Indian, red wedding attire and smiling. Bride and groom celebrating underneath an arch covered in flowers Bride smiling at groom underneath an arch full of flowers. Underground venue with light fixtures pointing to the ceiling.

Bride grinning and looking up. Bride and groom smiling as bride holds his arm.

Bride and groom getting out of their cars together and holding hands.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?

I wouldn’t change a thing. This was the wedding of our dreams, it literally felt like a storybook wedding.

Wedding sign that welcomes guests to the wedding of Cece and Ronnie.

Bride holding her final white gown, and smiling at the camera.

White couch surrounded by lilac flowers.

Groom making a toast while his bride listens.

Groom and bride dancing together and smiling.

Photos courtesy of and copyright iQphoto Studio used with permission.

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