Terra & Amyn

Sept. 24, 2011, at the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle

When account manager Terra Purpura first spotted future husband Amyn Hakam at a potluck in 2007, it wasn’t love at first sight, but rather intrigue. “He was wearing a ruffled pirate shirt he got at a sidewalk sale,” she explains. Nevertheless, creative developer Amyn soon captured all of her attention, proposing three years later by hanging a sign on a building across the street from their downtown apartment. Wanting to incorporate cultural elements from their familial backgrounds (Terra’s Italian roots and Amyn’s Indian heritage), the duo held both an Indian ceremony on Friday night and a civil one the next evening at the Palace Ballroom. With her fingers and arms covered in beautiful traditional mehndi, Terra said “I do” to Amyn during an interfaith ceremony. Afterward, all supped on Tom Douglas’ Italian- and Indian-influenced menu of lamb and garlic mashed potatoes, with pistachio-topped cannoli for dessert. After a lively session on the dance floor set to Motown tunes, the emotional couple stepped aside to watch a special dance for the bride’s 90-year-old grandma and her new husband. The lovebirds, who both work for digital business analytics firm comScore, now make their home in First Hill.


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