From start to finish, it was pure joy to work with Sharnise of Weddings by CPE. From the initial help that was provided to outline our ceremony to the flexibility and feedback as we worked to truly make it our own, to the beautiful delivery of those words on our wedding day, the entire process was made fun and painless by Sharnise. She is a beautiful person, inside and out, and because of her we were able to have the wedding ceremony of our dreams. She is a true creative professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone in search of a wedding officiant.

Photography by Julia Robbs

 

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From the Beginning…

Deven Chopra was born in Mumbai and spent much of his life in Hong Kong, moving to Paris at the age of 18 to study fine art at the École des Beaux-Arts. His work is known for blurring the line between technology and art and has been selected for display at exhibitions in Paris, Shanghai, and New York.

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Meet the Officiant

Anya Pillai grew up in the Bay Area, spending much of her childhood in Palo Alto and Cupertino. She studied at Harvard and worked in New York for two years before going to get her MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore. Today, she works as an associate at Washburne Ventures in London.

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Til the End…

We met in 2009, at a backpacker hostel in Amsterdam. We hit it off immediately, bonding over our love of Gauguin and jazz. We had a magical time together in France during Anya's first year at grad school, and we both knew it was time. We were engaged in March 2014, and now we're getting married!