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Real Wedding: Melissa Joy Mock & Rahul Rawat

Photos by Firefly Photography

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NAMES Melissa Joy Mock and Rahul Rawat LIVE IN Alexandria, Va. HOW THEY MET They worked together at a camp in Indiana; he saved her dignity, if not her life, when they were paired up on a high ropes course WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER She was the cutest girl on staff, and the funniest WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM He made her laugh—a lot FIRST DATE He showed up with a friend in tow and later explained that the poor fellow had been dumped and Rahul couldn’t leave him alone NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 98 HOW THEY SPENT THE HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY Her nana hosted a traditional English tea for the ladies, while the men enjoyed lawn bowling, horseshoes, and 6-hole golf on a small course designed by her father SIGNATURE DETAIL Their wedding vows were based on the seven vows of a traditional Hindu wedding BEST MOMENT Hers: Walking with her father to John Denver’s “Annie’s Song”; His: Lighting lanterns in honor of his mother and sister  FIRST DANCE “Question” by the Old 97s RECEPTION MENU They asked for “Northwest-Indian fusion,” although they didn’t know what it might entail; they had local veggies and salmon, peppery tenderloin, curried potatoes, and spicy lentil salad WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY Reserved a room for their first night sooner; there weren’t a lot of options in Omak, and they ended up in a fishing cabin HONEYMOON Mountain biking in British Columbia, then off to the Lake District in England

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Vendor list

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
RockWall Cellars, Omak

PHOTOGRAPHER Greta Sorenson
of Firefly Photography, Seattle

Flowers Joni Hagar Design, Methow

CATERING Claudia’s Catering, Winthrop

DESSERT Salyna’s Specialty Cakes, Twisp

GOWN Lisange Wedding World, Vancouver, BC

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Garnet Hill
(www.garnethill.com)

FORMAL WEAR The Tux Shop

RINGS Blue Nile 

REGISTRY Bed Bath & Beyond

HOTEL Omak Inn, Omak

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