Amrit Kapai and Nicholas Kouchoukos, Georgia
Adorned with lush foliage, white blooms and dainty lanterns - this couple’s wedding was a dreamy one.
Merging elegance and grandeur, Amrit Kapai and Nicholas Kouchoukos’ wedding was a quiet celebration of love where the couple celebrated the vibrancy of Indian culture. Right from a sunkissed mehndi to an ethereal wedding, this union was a breathtaking one.
How They Met
Amrit shares, “Nicholas and I first met in late December 2011 at a nightclub in Chicago. He had seen my profile on an online dating website and when I walked in, he immediately recognized me! We danced and talked but he accidentally put his contact information in my phone incorrectly. I found him on Facebook with a bit of hunting and the rest is history!”
Amrit shares, “When we met in 2011, I had only recently been honest with myself and my family that I was gay. Meeting Nicholas was one of the first times I saw up close and personal the joys and complexities that accompany living an out and proud life. Watching him gave me the confidence to live my truth and to be the best version of myself.
By the summer of 2020, I was ready to ask Nicholas to marry me, however, the last step I needed to take beforehand was to come out to my 93-year-old Nani, a Karachi native before the Partition. With her blessings, I asked Nicholas to marry me in November 2020. Sixteen months later we got married in a combined Hindu-Christian ceremony. Our dog Theo even walked the 7 phere with us on the mandap. It was a dream come true!”
Amrit shares, “Although we each spoke to our respective parents in great detail about the other’s parents and family, Nicholas’ parents were not ready to meet my parents until our wedding. There’s never been animosity or ill will, rather they were overwhelmed in facing so many unknowns with a gay son. Much to our surprise, the meet and greet before the start of the three-day wedding festivities went smoothly. Our parents lovingly exchanged handmade and hand-selected gifts in what was a beautiful moment. On a side note, Nicholas’ parents came to Miami for three weeks this past November and had a wonderful time visiting my parents and extended family!”
Sangeet and Welcome Dinner
Amrit shares, “For the sangeet, we followed a vibrant color palette of reds, oranges and violets. Nicholas surprised everyone with his dance moves while I cheered him on along with all our loved ones! The venue was lit up with fairy lights and it was quite a magical evening as everyone shook a leg.”
Amrit shares, “The dress code for mehndi was off-white, blush and pink hues, The rooftop venue gave us plenty of opportunity to enjoy the sunny day as we got henna patterned on our palms. The colorful floral decor reflected the cheery mood of the event.”
Amrit shares, “We wanted to coordinate the theme of the greenery of the mandap with our bespoke sage green and hunter green sherwanis. And, to make this vision possible, our planner was very innovative and brought the great outdoors inside for our mandap! White blooms, lush foliage, delicate lanterns and baby’s breath made the indoor venue look stunning.”
Amrit shares, “The reception also followed the greenery theme with ambience lighting. Everyone turned up in elegant cocktail attire and the event looked very sleek. Nicholas and I danced our hearts out!”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Colletta (Sangeet); Hotel at Avalon (Mehndi, Wedding, Reception)
Wedding Planner: Amina Events
Décor: Weddings InStyle Inc.
Grooms’ Outfits: Rivesse by Ishan Sanghvi (Mehndi, Reception), Nazraana (Sangeet)
Lighting: WeGoDisco Entertainment
Entertainment: Dholi P
Wedding Priest: Purple Pundit Project
DJ: WeGoDisco Entertainment, Rohit B
Emcee: Kishan Patel
Moss Wall Photo Backdrop: Kate the Earthling
Cake: Cake’d up by Chandani
Photography: PTaufiq Photography