How We Met
Amit’s cousin Surbhi was a few years behind Shruti in medical school. Surbhi seeded the idea that Shruti and Amit should meet…
Shruti and Amit hit it off instantly on their first phone call. They decided to meet. Their first date was in New York City on a cold February day. They had planned to just grab brunch. Little did they know that they would end up spending the whole weekend together. After a leisurely lunch, they decided to go for a stroll through one of Amit’s favorite spots in the City, the Met. They bonded over “chai” at a traditional tea ceremony taking place at the lunar New Year exhibit.
Normally, at this point, it would be time to say goodbye. But it was a gorgeous New York afternoon. So they decided to take a walk along 5th Ave from the Met down to the Rockefeller center. Shruti recommended they stop by St. Patrick’s cathedral. And so they did. Things were going well!
As the evening started to set in, Amit suggested ice skating. Determined to be a good sport (pun intended!), Shruti agreed. So they headed to Bryant Park. Shruti was swept off her feet. Literally. But with each other’s support they found their footing.
It was dinner time. Shruti invited Amit to come to dinner and meet her brother Aakash. Amit and Aakash hit it off instantly. After a night of Chinese food, aimless wandering, and NYC rooftop stopovers (as would be expected with any story involving Aakash), Shruti and Amit parted ways for the evening.
But the next morning, Amit couldn’t wait to text Shruti. They decided to meet up again for Brunch. Shruti was supposed to go back to Boston that evening for night shift, but as luck would have it, it started to snow heavily. The couple was snowed in NYC and forced to spend the rest of the weekend watching movies, chatting with friends, and trying desserts.
Despite of living in different cities, and busy work schedules, Shruti and Amit have made a strong effort to be with each other when possible. In the process, they have shared many adventures and travels. Together, they enjoy cooking and exploring new restaurants, watching Netflix series, planning travel, and debating about books and music.
Amit grew up in Ambala City, and moved to California with his family when he was eleven. Amit attended UC Berkeley, where he studied Bioengineering. In 2008, Amit moved to Baltimore for medical school at Johns Hopkins. He is currently at Hopkins for residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery, and will be pursuing fellowship in Spine surgery at Emory in 2017.
Shruti grew up in Chandigarh and attended GMCH for medical school. Shruti became interested in Ophthalmology, and after medical school, spent 2-years at Boston as a research fellow at Harvard. She has many fond memories of Boston. After internship, Shruti moved to Charlottesville to start her Ophthalmology residency at University of Virginia.
Shruti and Amit were in Los Cabos, Mexico for vacation in October 2015. After a surprise beach cabana dinner, Amit proposed. Luckily, Shruti said yes!
Sunday – Sep 4th
Assembly of Baraat
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201
Sunday, Sept 4, 2016
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97201
- 4:30 PM: Assembly of Baraat
- 5:30 PM: Wedding Ceremony
- 7:00 PM: Cocktail Hour
- 8:00 PM: Wedding Reception