My fiance and I got engaged on the 19/01/19 and will be tying the knot on 02/02/2020 in Malaysia.
We met on Instagram, fell in love without meeting each other in person and have been in a long distance relationship since 2015. We are currently residing in Dublin, Ireland but decided to have an intimate destination engagement ceremony in Delhi because we planned our first meeting in this city on the 19/01/2016 – almost 9 months of dating online!
It was an amazing experience for us and our guests that flew down from different parts of the world. It was my family’s second visit to India after 20 odd years but they enjoyed the local culture while helping us plan our engagement ceremony in the time span of three days! We wanted a venue that was very different to what we are accustomed to back home and the event planners did an amazing job in making our vision a reality within limited time. We requested for a fusion of Indian and Morrocan theme..and decided to have our ceremony on the rooftop during winter! Thank heavens for the good heating,scrumptious Indian cuisine and the free flow of the best whiskies to keep the guest warm and upbeat!
My outfit was selected by my fiance and I was pleasantly surprised by his splendid taste. I designed our belgian chocolate with strawberries cake that had the exact replicas of the both of us on it – same outfits, mine had a stethoscope and a crown since I’m a doctor by profession and a former Malaysian Beauty Queen. My fiance, Mayank’s had a laptop in one hand and a dumbell in the other depicting his profession and passion. I also requested for a personalised mehndi design that included our hobbies,profession,hashtag,his surname and my beloved country. My mom surprised us by getting our nicknames written with henna on her hands as well. Our engagement rings were designed by us from scratch as well since we had a clear idea of what we wanted and did not want to compromise on the quality of the Solitaire.
Planning an engagement within 3 days in an unknown country was no easy feat.. but browsing through local wedding websites/ instagram accounts did help us to finalize the vendors to pull this off. We kept the ceremony small and invited around 200 guest.. We had a pre engagement,a day before and post engagement party, a day after as well since everyone was on a vacation and in the mood to celebrate.We are glad to share that we did let loose and dance dance the night away with our loved ones!
My Favourite Moments:
- Mayank getting on his knees and asking for my hand in marriage (like duh!)
- Mayank singing a romantic song for me.
- My mother caught on cam while saying a little prayer for us during the ring ceremony
- Receiving my late Nanimaa’s gold bangles as her blessings and for me to not feel the absence of her presence
- My mom giving an emotional speech and giving me away to Mayank’s mom and grandmother (picture included)
- Candid pictures of Mayank tugging at my dupatta real hard..haha
Everyone’s fav moment : Me struggling to speak in Hindi! Giggles..
Venue – The Panchshila Rendezvous
Photography and Cinematography – Design Aqua Studio
Decor & Event Planners – Vineet Gupta & Aakanksha Varma
MUA – Misha Vig
Groom’s outfit – Zoop Men
Tie The Thali would like to thank this lovely couple for sharing their big day with us and our readers. We wish them nothing but the best for their married life!
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