Smitten since her freshman year of high school, Roshani Chokshi knew Aman Sharma was the one for her. “I had creepily watched his house being built during the summer, so when I saw him for the first time, I yelled at him ‘Hey you! I know where you live!’ He did not speak to me for a year,” laughs Roshani of the memory.
Years later, while visiting the beautiful town of Sintra in Portugal, Aman knew it was the perfect place to propose to his girlfriend, a New York Times best-selling author. Knowing her deep love of fairy tales and myths, Aman took Roshani into an enchanting labyrinth nestled in a magical garden setting before getting down on one knee.
With the help of their family, the Atlanta couple commenced the big day with a romantic Asian-fusion fête filled with cultural elements to represent both of their heritages and family histories. During their year-long engagement, their families worked together beautifully and meticulously to help turn the couple’s dreams into reality. Vital for the pair to honor both of their upbringings, they incorporated Filipino, Indian, and Catholic traditions into their nuptials, as well as personal and unique elements. From the passing of the golden coin to honor Filipino tradition, to the lighting of a ceremonial candle to honor the mother of the bride’s Catholic heritage, as well as the wide range of culinary traditions and a beautifully crafted Persian Love Cake, guests were immersed in a culturally rich atmosphere.
Illustrating Roshani and Aman’s style perfectly, the bride gushes that the magic of the ceremony encompassed their personalities. “We wanted everything soft and focused on the florals,” the bride explains of her vision. “For the reception, our colors were emerald green and gold. The reception represented me and Aman perfectly. It was full of personality, magic, and the venue was enchanting,” adds the bride.
With the talents of Edge Design Group, all 450 friends and loved ones were charmed with grand floral arrangements, featuring a magical floral entryway and a “memory tree” based off of the imagery of Roshani’s first book, The Star-Touched Queen while a "Tree of Andry" design was embroidered into Aman’s bespoke tuxedo to represent his profession as an orthopedic surgeon. Dark, opulent hues accented with stunning white flowers filled the room and created a magical, romantic ambience. “The decoration and venue were truly spectacular. [Our wedding] wasn’t just Indian or just Asian, it was a celebration of us,” smiles Roshani.
Reflecting on their special day, Roshani and Aman agree that they wouldn’t have changed a single thing. “It was perfect!” confides the bride.