Nisha weds Amit
For Amit and Nisha, both 28, one wedding eventually led to another – theirs. The couple met one summer at Nisha’s cousin’s wedding, and almost immediately, began talking every day like best friends. When the time came for Amit to leave to begin his medical residency in Detroit, he knew he had to see her one last time. They made a romantic adventure out of a trip to Six Flags, and their bond was so strong that Nisha decided to move to Michigan. After two years of strong friendship, Amit got ready to propose to the love his life.
Amit planned a cruise getaway, and Nisha was sure this was when he would propose. But just one month before the cruise, the couple went to New York to visit Amit’s brother. Amit knew that Nisha loved waterfalls and the ocean, so he took her to Niagara Falls. Nisha was so busy enjoying the view, she hardly noticed Amit getting down on one knee. Once she realized, Nisha gave him a joyful “yes” and immediately tried calling her parents. But just as Amit planned, when they got home, her parents were already there to celebrate with her! It was a surprising and romantic way to initiate the wedding phase of their lives.
Amit and Nisha, with the help of family and friends, planned every detail over the course of one year. They chose Duluth, GA as their destination – a central location right between Nisha’s family in Albany and Amit’s family in Chattanooga.
For their Garba night, they chose traditional décor, including a classic decorated swing on the stage. The food was the night’s highlight, with several unique food stations with clever names like “Chaat Town” and “Wok n’ Roll.” Guests even made their own sundaes at the dessert station. Live singers and a dhol player created a festive mood, and their 500 guests danced and celebrated the night away.
When the auspicious ceremony arrived, the room was decorated with ruffled drapes, in the same gorgeous red, gold and dark purple colors as the bridal party’s outfits. The sun came out just in time for Amit’s Bharaat procession to make its entrance. He arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by his sisters.
To complement the same rich color scheme in the reception, there were gold and silver crystal candle holders, and crystal vogue manzanita tree centerpieces surrounded with roses on each table. The stage also had a glamorous backdrop of glittering life-sized gold picture frames, accented by the room’s lighting.
There were yet more surprises at the reception, when their family did a choreographed dance. Amit and Nisha’s favorite memory was the choreographed first dance for the bride and groom. Each of their 500 guests received a gift bag with personalized M&Ms and snacks, but also took home many memories of a beautiful evening celebrating Amit and Nisha’s union.
Amit’s secret to a smooth and successful wedding is just saying “yes” to whatever the bride wants, the same way his beloved Nisha said “yes” to his big question.