Dr. Sneha Kondragunta and Vijay Ramanavarapu were married Aug. 18 in Washington. Pandit Venkatachari Samudrala, a Hindu priest, officiated at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
The bride, 28, will continue to use her name professionally. She is a fourth-year obstetrics and gynecology resident in the Allentown, Pa., hospital of the Lehigh Valley Health Network. She both graduated and received a medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She is the daughter of Dr. Sakuntla Kondragunta and Dr. Butchaiah Kondragunta of Chester, Va. The bride’s father retired as a hematologist and oncologist in private practice in Petersburg, Va. He is now the managing director of NRI Academy, a private school network in Hyderabad, India, and is also a director of the NRI Medical Academy of Sciences, which is a medical school, a nursing school and a hospital in Manglagiri, India. Her mother is a hospitalist at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.
Mr. Ramanavarapu, 35, is the president of the American unit, in Parsippany, N.J., of Granules India, which sells and distributes pharmaceutical products. He graduated from Ohio State University and received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
He is the son of Santhi S. Ramanavarapu and Dr. Sampath K. Ramanavarapu of Medina, Ohio. The groom’s father, a cardiologist, is a staff physician at the Southwest Medical Group in Medina, which provides medical staff for Southwest General Hospital.
The couple met initially in 2009, and were Facebook friends for a while, but they didn’t begin dating until after Mr. Ramanavarapu’s mother met Dr. Kondragunta at a wedding and then enlisted a cousin of the groom to set the two up.
Their first date was in 2016, in New York, and the two soon left the cousin and mutual friend behind to spend the evening barhopping from the West Village to the East Village.