Hello, Maharanis! Get ready to enjoy Hope & Farhan's wedding bash in today's Platinum Guide Blog.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in college in Seattle, WA at the University of Washington. We still reminisce on how much we would talk at Gas Works Park overlooking the skyline about everything from life to our studies. We come from very different cultural backgrounds but we have more in common than people think. For one, I’d like to think we both chose to pursue healthcare because we both have a huge heart and are passionate about solving health disparities. I always knew Farhan was the one, I gravitated toward him the moment we met and just knew he was my person; he’s always felt like home. When he proposed to me in my hometown with my family present, that was just further confirmation we were made for each other.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Everything. Planning a wedding can be the most stressful or the most exciting experience, it just depends on your approach. It’s so important to keep in mind that your wedding is a memory that lasts a lifetime. So have fun picking a beautiful dress instead of the perfect one. I will always remember watching my dresses come to life and my dad walking me down the aisle in front of family. It was just a pleasure to watch the family we love and people we adore enjoy our love story.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We’d like to think our guest appreciated an insight into our love story. Himmati Wedding week was filled with grand venues, colorful and elaborate décor and plenty of singing, bollywood performances and emotional speeches. Our guest got to take part in a romantic nikah, dancing fun at our mehndi and an elegant reception followed by an epic yacht afterparty.
We had the pleasure of making memories with family, and the friends who became family over the years. Our wedding was a fairytale made possible by our amazing wedding planner that I am lucky enough to call my mother-in-law. She was able to pull off a wedding only dreams are made of during a pandemic just for us to remember nothing short of an amazing time.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
We will never forget who was able to take part in our wedding. We had the wedding of a lifetime, unfortunately during a pandemic but fortunately surrounded by loved ones. We were blessed to have our parents by our side and his grandparents present, and that alone made our wedding perfect. As high strung as living in the moment is; planning before, reacting during and after your wedding is, it was important for us to keep in sight that our life will never be the same again so to enjoy this special time with family. You will never be just a daughter and sister or son and brother, you’re now also a wife and husband busy with life happening all around you so faster than you’d like.