Amelia met Imran (Also known as Ron) when she started working as a prosecutor after law school. Even though they had no interest in each other at the time, they both remember when the prosecutor training her, introduced the two outside of the courtroom. Imran was/is a criminal defense attorney. While they knew each other through the courthouse, they did not socialize other than to conference cases. About a year later, Amelia tried to purchase a condo and that fell through the day of closing. She decided to give up on the condo search and signed a lease for an apartment. At the same time, Imran posted on Facebook that he got a new car and a house all in the same week. Coincidentally, he was scheduled to move a couple of houses away from her apartment the same week she was moving in. She commented on his post that they were going to be neighbors. From there, they started spending time together as friends.
After a few months, they spent a lot of time together & went on a few dates. It was an interesting dynamic in that Imran was not interested in having a girlfriend at the time and Amelia had never been in a relationship or desired to be in one; but within a few months, Amelia knew Imran had changed that. To make a long story short, Amelia spent a year trying to convince him to officially date her and it eventually paid off! Within less than a year after that, she moved out of her apartment and a couple houses down the street into Imran’s place. He asked her to marry him a month later.
The Wedding Day (From Bride): Our wedding was at Yew Dell Gardens. I did not really have a theme in mind. I wanted it to be somewhat plain while also being classic and pretty – basically, it was very important to me that I wouldn’t look at my wedding pictures in 10 years and feel the same way I do now about my prom pictures (so embarrassing). I just wanted to remember it as a very special and nice day. I never planned on getting married and I have only been in one wedding, so I did not have much of a vision. I knew what Imran wanted for his wedding, so I used those aspects as a starting point (a band and a big celebration) and started picking out what I wanted from there. I tried to select services/vendors/whatever you call them that I trusted would get the job done without requiring me to hire a planner. I wanted to minimize stress in the planning process while keeping costs as low as possible and still getting good quality. Somehow everything came together perfectly with a stress-free wedding day and I was happy with every choice – even though it was stressful leading up to the actual wedding day.