Priya & Vinay
(18 February 2009)
February 15, 2009
Priya Dayananda and Vinay Singh
Priya Dayananda and Vinay Singh were married Saturday at the Durga Temple in Fairfax Station, Va. Pandit Krishnamurthy Jois, a Hindu priest, performed the ceremony.
The bride, 38, is keeping her name. She is a lobbyist and a director of federal government affairs in Washington for KPMG, the New York accounting firm. She graduated from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa., and received a master’s in mass communications from Pennsylvania State University. Her previous marriage ended in divorce.
She is a daughter of Vanitha Dayananda and James Dayananda of State College, Pa. Her father retired as a professor of English at Lock Haven. Her mother is an associate professor of sociology at Penn State.
The bridegroom, also 38, is an auditor at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Md. He is responsible for keeping the company’s information systems in compliance with federal financial disclosure regulations. He received bachelor’s degrees, from York College of Pennsylvania and Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. He received an M.B.A. from Widener University.
He is the son of Roopa Singh and Vijay Singh of Williamsburg, Va. His mother, a social worker, volunteers as a court-appointed special advocate for children in Williamsburg, Va. His father, a mechanical engineer, is the director of operations at Dilon Technologies, a manufacturer of medical imaging systems in Newport News. He and the bridegroom also are owners of CPG Business Synergies, a mergers and acquisitions consultancy in Bangalore, India.
The bride and bridegroom are children of immigrants from southern India who had originally settled in central Pennsylvania. Both, since childhood, have had a strong connection to Bangalore, making frequent trips there to visit grandparents and friends.
Though their paths were similar, they never crossed.
“There are only so many clubs and restaurants where you hang out,” Ms. Dayananda said of Bangalore, a city she loves. “We never ran into each other.”
And they lived only 10 blocks from each other in Washington.
First contact nearly came just last February, when she saw his profile on an Indian singles Web site and sent him a message. He was unresponsive, leading to yet another missed connection.
When he went to Bangalore a few months later the managing director of his company there asked him why he wasn’t looking for someone to marry. Her message was, he said, “I must stop being lazy and put some effort into this.” He mentioned the singles site, and she offered to help him find a few profiles of interest. One of the names on her short list “looked really familiar,” he said. It was Ms. Dayananda’s.
He said he thought it “odd” that his co-worker chose Ms. Dayananda.
He sent Ms. Dayananda an e-mail message, and they began discovering all the times and places their lives had almost touched.
At one point, Mr. Singh said he asked her, “Are you sure we haven’t met in college sometime, and we haven’t dated and just forgot?”
Mr. Singh, who called himself “a big believer in spirituality and energy” said he likes to tell people that for 15 years he and Ms. Dayananda have been “criss-crossing each other, but we’ve always been 15 minutes apart.”
Their timing was perfect last November in a hotel suite at the Park Hyatt in Washington, where he surprised her with roses, chocolate, Champagne, poetry — and a proposal.
“It finally came full circle,” she said. “But I knew the minute I met him it had come full circle. Once we caught up with one another, we were finally in real time.”
Wedding DATE :
14th Feb, 2009 Priya & Vinay
Shaadi.com Team congratulates Priya & Vinay. We wish you both a happy future.
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