Katherine Mirhashemi and Kurtis Snell met through a mutual friend over sushi in 2019, and the connection was instant. Two years later, the couple went to the same sushi restaurant; when they got home, Kurtis presented her with a Taj Mahal heart box with an engagement ring and wedding band inside, accompanied by a note reading “Granny’s rings from 1922.” At first Katherine didn’t put two and two together. “And then it hit me!” she says. On their big day, Katherine wore a traditional Indian dress adorned in delicate and intricate embellishments, which weighed 50 pounds on the hanger. Inspired by the fiery hues of the bride’s gown, Nature’s Best Floral and Door County Events curated a jaw-dropping romantic design at Hotel Northland. Katherine’s late grandfather was there in spirit, as his prom was held at the same venue in the 1930s. Katherine honored her heritage with a mangalsutra, a necklace that marks the union of husband and wife, and lined her hairline with sindoor, a cosmetic powder that shows a woman’s marital status in Hindu communities. The ceremony will forever be a treasured moment for the couple. “When we finally were pronounced husband and wife, the last piece of the puzzle fit, and we were complete,” they say.