Aminta and Rohan met through their local temple when they were children. As years went by, Aminta noticed that Rohan was becoming more profound, philosophical, and, handsome. Likewise, Rohan was struck by Aminta’s lovely singing voice, curls, and intellect. As they got to know each other, they realized they shared the same birthday of November 10th! Adorable. We’re sure they’ve had some incredible birthday celebrations together, but nothing could top their magnificent Hindu Guyanese wedding weekend. We wept throughout their touching wedding film. The artists at NY PhotoVideo have such a fantastic ability to capture emotional moments perfectly, and we were so moved by the love between the duo and their family members while watching this clip. We were dazzled by Aminta’s bridal look, with voluminous hair by Heena Das Beauty and a glittering lehenga. If you’re craving more info on this gorg couple’s celebrations, check out their recent feature on our site with photographs by the amazing Nidji Photography. You can also take a gander at their full gallery, and make sure to scroll below to read up on the all the behind the scenes scoop according to Maharani Aminta!
Description of Day:
Our highlight video for our Hindu ceremony captured the essence of our love for each other and the sanctity of the entire day of our marriage. We got married on our birthdays (yes, we share the day) at the beautiful Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, NY. We wanted to think outside of the box and get married in a place no Hindu wedding had taken place before, yet we wanted to stay close to the community we love to serve. JPAC, a hidden gem and landmarked space in New York City, was absolutely perfect. My parents, who hosted the ceremony and worked so hard to make sure every detail was perfect for the entire week, were in awe by its beauty. I remember the excitement in my mom's eyes when we walked in for the first time to see the space. She knew that is where she and my dad would walk me down the aisle to marry my soulmate.
Elegant Floral Design transformed the venue, which serves as a theater and performing arts space, into what looked like a palace for a King and Queen's wedding. Our wedding itself, officiated by our family priest Pandit Chunelall Narine, was the most magical ceremony. Every step was explained with such detail, and every act we took held so much meaning. I was crying practically the entire time - first in my yellow lehenga (before seeing Rohan) because I was reminiscing about childhood and it hit me that I was GETTING MARRIED, that my parents, who bathed me as a baby were about to wash the feet of Rohan and I, that I'd miss my two little sisters Kamelia and Hemma tremendously, etc. Then, I came out for the second time, this time in my grander red lehenga, I caught Rohan's eye as I entered in a dholi, being carried by six of my dear male cousins. Rohan was over the moon with happiness - I could see it in his smile, and in the huge grin on his face. Tears of joy flowed from mine. We love each other so very much, and guests said that it showed through every moment of the ceremony. They are still talking about how touching and heartfelt our wedding was and also that they felt they were part of a royal court watching their King marry his Queen.
Rohan and I are always joking around with each other. There were several moments of that during our ceremony - we even played footsie under the mandap!
One of the most memorable and barrier-breaking moments in our ceremony was when Rohan decided to break with tradition and bow at my feet after garlanding me. It is not something you ever see, but he has always viewed me with respect, with love, and with equality. He has done this in the past, but never in front of hundreds of people! He says I am his goddess and this was a demonstration of that feeling. I felt very blessed at that moment and it was as if we were the only two people in the room. We deeply admire each other. After garlanding each other, we held hands really tightly. We were ready to be married, and to start our lives together.
Thanks for sharing Aminta! Have a wonderful Wednesday Maharanis!