How a Checkup Turned Into True Love: The Story of Rachna and Tom

Rachna Thakker and Tom Mathew first met in March of 2014 when Tom finally broke down after a decade away from the dentist. Little did he know it was the best decision he would ever make...because Rachna walked in with the clipboard.


Settling an office debate, he won over his dentist and their first date was to the Broadway show, The Book of Mormon. The rest is history.  

Rachna grew up in India but moved to Carlstadt, NJ in the 90's. After attending UMDNJ Dental and Rutgers, she opened up her own practice in Clifton, NJ. Tom grew up in north NJ and went to school at John Hopkins in Baltimore. He works at a major international bank—making these two quite the busy pair.

Tom's proposal to Rachna was the best you can get but it almost ended in disaster. Standing on top of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, he almost dropped the ring! Thankfully, he didn't, and their love story culminated on June 9th, 2017 at Saint Thomas Apostolic Church in Tenafly, New Jersey.

The 200 guest reception was held at Battello in Jersey City, NJ, right on the water. The bride wore two dresses, one that was from David's Bridal and the other was a traditional Indian dress that was finished at Nazranaa in Islein, NJ. On of the top Tailors in NYC, Martin Greenfield designed all of the custom tuxedos for the occasion. So, as you can see, these two were looking super sharp on their special day.

According to the happy couple, the best thing about their wedding day is getting to share it with everyone else (and of course, the food)! And we were happy to help photograph them. If you have questions on how we can cover your amazing love story with beautiful pictures, please contact us today.

Details of the Day:

Details of the Day:

Date:  June 09, 2017

Ceremony: Saint Thomas Apostolic Church

Reception: Battello Jersey City, NJ

Dress: David's Bridal and Nazranaa in Iselin, NJ

Tuxedo: Martin Greenfield, NYC

Reception: Battello Jersey City, NJ

New Jersey Wedding Photographers: Jerry and Caroline Rizzo