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Dr. Farah Amlani & Dr. Imran Poonawala
By Chelsea Roy | Photo: Joey T Photography | January 11, 2017
May 28, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Galleria Houston
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.
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 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