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Dr. Farah Amlani & Dr. Imran Poonawala

May 28, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Galleria Houston
 

Farah and Imran spend their precious free time enjoying everything together, from adoring their nieces, supporting Houston’s sports teams, exploring the city’s vibrant restaurant scene and cooking at home while binge-watching their favorite shows.

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Farah and Imran’s Sangeet celebration included tones of yellow, turquoise and bright-orange with umbrellas over the dance floor and a giant lantern as a focal point for the couple’s pithi ceremony. Imran drove into the hall in his orange Lamborghini for an unforgettable wow factor.

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The stunning multilevel blush, metallic gold and white cake was made by Who Made the Cake and had a raspberry and Italian cream filling.

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Farah wore a pink and peach mermaid-style dress with a train made by Panache by Sharmeen.

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THE COUPLE
Farah Amlani and Imran Poonawala met in 2005 through mutual friends at an academic achievement banquet. Imran was smitten, while Farah wanted to focus on school, but for the next two years Imran would surprise her with flowers and candies at youth activities and get-togethers until Farah couldn’t help but see that Imran was the one. The two stayed side by side through medical school; Imran is now a doctor of internal medicine, and Farah is a pediatrician. While visiting the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights in 2015, the two walked the illuminated trail and stopped on a bridge over the water, where Imran got down on one knee and proposed.

THE DETAILS
Farah and Imran began their celebration with their Sangeet party on a Friday evening at Bayou City Event Center. Throughout the weekend’s various events, 525 guests were treated to gorgeously colorful and elegant ceremonies, and a reception full of flowers, candlelight and dancing. Chandeliers, umbrellas and a life-size lantern adorned their various events, providing an extravagant but intimate feel to the festivities. 

WHAT WE LEARNED
“Life is always about compromise,” says Farah. “You chose this person for a reason and you have to trust your decision.”

WEDDING RESOURCES 
Wedding Planner
Jo Ann Schwartz Woodward, Schwartz & Woodward
Bridal Gown Panache by Sharmeen
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Hair by Liz
Wedding Rings Maharaja Jewelers
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Sari Sapne
Florals Flora & Eventi
Catering Aga’s Restaurant; Bombay Brasserie
Cake Who Made the Cake
Decor Prashe Decor
Linens EB Inc.
Entertainment BJ Josan
Videography A&A Video Productions