Bhoomi and Amar

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How We Met

Bhoomi and I met occasionally during our childhood as her first cousin, Ami, was my close friend. Bhoomi really caught my eye when she started pharmacy school in south Florida in 2010. She was one of the kindest and thoughtful person that I became to know during that time. We shared a love for Bollywood and one day I just decided that we should have a dinner and Bollywood movie night! The rest was history.

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How He Asked

The day started out at 6AM. My father drove me straight to the Delray Beach marina and I met our photographer, Chelsea Erwin. Bhoomi’s friend, Jessica, told her that she was invited to a pharmaceutical networking brunch cruise and wanted Bhoomi to join her. Bhoomi, excited about the prospect of networking, brought her CVs in her massive tote bag. I waited with a bouquet of Roses and she exclaimed, “What are you doing here?” Jessica, being a great friend, took her tote with her and left us near a boat that was waiting for us. We them embarked on our journey towards the ocean. We went out to the front of the boat and I presented her with a book of Bollywood posters with our faces placed on the main characters and various captions to go along with it. The final poster of the book was from the movie “Hum Aapke Hain Koun” (What am I to you?) and the caption read “But one very important question remained.” I went on one knee and said something sweet that I do not remember, and opened the ring box. I stared at her the entire time, while she stared at the ring. Then, she asked “Can you put it on now?” We laughed as I put the ring on. We went back to our seats and headed down the intercostal. Our amazing photographer then took us to a mangrove and where we got to have a mini photoshoot. Back on the boat, we ate from a picnic basket that had chai, Panera Bread pastries, and champagne! We played a small game that chronicled our relationship, drank some more champagne, and took more photos. As our boat drove down towards Boca Raton, I surprised Bhoomi with all our friends and family at the Waterstone dock. She was so surprised to see everyone there. We all went to my house to have brunch. Later, that night my friends, Bhoomi, and myself met at a restaurant called Spaghettino in Miami where I had prepared a menu just for our table. After some dinner and drinking we headed to Club 50 to dance the rest of the night away! It was a day that neither of us will ever forget and continues to bring a smile to our face every time we reminisce about it.

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Special Thanks

Chelsea Erwin
Photographer
Bhavin Patel | 
Graphic Designer for Book