You never know where you are going to meet your soulmate. For Maharani Amrita it was really just as easy as picking up groceries when she spotted sizzling hunk Andrew and the rest is wedding bliss history. Both Amrita and Andrew knew the importance of ensuring that both of their backgrounds were acknowledged on their big day(s). So, when Erin of Divine Celebration & Events took on the design reigns, she was up for the challenge! Both the Sikh wedding ceremony and reception took place at the auspicious Omni William Penn. For her wedding ceremony, Amrita brought on Patrick from Community Flower Shop for one of the most awe inspiring floral mandaps I have seen to date. With bright greenery, bouquets of florets in shades of crimson red and ivory white, the ceremonial stage was clearly the focal point (besides the bride and groom, of course!) in the room. The bride walked down the aisle in a red and gold anarkali and traditional moghul wedding accessories. A stunner indeed! The bride and groom also exchanged their own wedding vows alongside the ring exchange once the Indian ceremony commenced. We can’t wait to watch the film captured by Nate Sherer Video once it lands on our desk! Event designer for the multiple events was Peacock Creations Event Design with Elizabeth Craig Photography on the forefront capturing all the images that you can find in the gallery.
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While he was in the checkout line at Dave’s Market (the local grocery), I spotted Andrew and recognized that I had seen him on Case Western’s campus (where we both coincidentally went to college) before with some of our mutual friends. After approaching him, we established that we did indeed have several mutual friends, both went to Case Western Reserve University, and would both be learning to survive without the meal plan this semester. Andrew used this opportunity to offer to make me dinner that weekend, and after one delicious chicken casserole we could not see enough of each other!
A few months after we had been dating, I went home with Andy to meet his family. Andy is one of 7 siblings-and that does not even include his in laws! I knew he was the one when I saw how much love and caring he has for everyone-not just for how much he had for me the past few months. He walked in the door and picked up his youngest sister (she was 10 years old at the time) and gave her a big kiss. He spent time coloring with his niece who was 6 years old. He has so much love and respect for his mother and father. He engaged all of his siblings, and it was apparent how much they all missed him-and how much they all meant to each other. It was also so warming to see what an affectionate and welcoming family he came from. They all cared so much for each other. And that was when I realized the type of influence Andy has on people and how he treats everyone-he makes everyone laugh (including me). He has so much love and compassion for everyone he meets and in his life-his friends, his family, and he had extended that to me.
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As a celebration for Amrita finishing her first part of boards for Optometry, Andy took Amrita to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (little did Amrita know it was actually for much more). On the first evening they got there, Andy was very adamant about getting to the beach to watch the sunset. They unfortunately missed the sunset, but caught a full moon on the beach. After enjoying sitting on the shore, when Amrita stood up to walk back, she realized Andy was still on the ground on one knee with a ring in his hand. Of course she said yes!
We have part two coming right up along with the details from the reception and the delectable mehndi inspired wedding cake from Frosted Envy! See you in a bit!