The Subajan’s Engagement

Our Story

Nadarajan and I, is proof that God has a sense of humor. We are from Malaysia, and engineers by profession.

We definitely compliment each other.  He’s neat. I’m messy. He’s disciplined, while I am much more of a laid back person. Rajan loves how I make him take a step back and make time for a plan to balance out his creative and impulsive ways of being. I love how Rajan pushes me to live in the moment and takes a deep breath stepping away from structure and routine. Despite all of our differences, at the end of the day – we always come through. For two people who were at odds with one another, our love story is proof that opposites really do attract.   

The Proposal

Rajan got down on one knee, opened up a box with my dream ring inside during my Master’s graduation – and YES, I just burst into tears looking at him! In that moment, everything around me froze. I was in utter shock! All I remember saying was OHHMYGOSH OHHMYGOSH and AWE! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing; what I was seeing! I thought to myself, somebody pinch me because this isn’t real. I said YES to my forever! Time felt like a fraction of a second after that. Everything was so complete and beautiful when we had all our loved ones at the same spot. I could not have imaged something more perfect than what was in front of me. Never in my wildest dreams would I have known during my Masters graduation was the day he was planning on asking me to be his wife. Rajan has always been a hopeless romantic man, and I must say he knows the way to make me speechless. The surprise proposal was planned together with all my close friends and family members.

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Our Fairy-Tale Pool Side Engagement

We got engaged and legally married on June 30, 2017. Planning the engagement was the most exciting part of this whole process. How and where we got our ideas and inspirations? Thanks to Google and Pinterest of course. The late night researches and Google-ing for pictures and “whatsapping” it to my team (#teambride) was a lot of fun. I was likewise extremely fortunate to have incredible family and friends throughout my life who were an enormous help with all of the DIY projects, especially since I like to add my own touch to everything and personalize them.

Our magical fairy tale engagement took place at the poolside Botanic Club resort holding 500 guests. Everything was magical and beautiful from the amazing venue to the fireworks during our cake cutting ceremony. From beginning to end, our engagement was a fairy tale brought to life!.

The engagement theme was more westernized; it was all floral, crystals with fairy lights, and pastel themed. The 6-layered cake design by Sonya Prabha at Mudita Cakes was so elegant along with our initials as the topper matching our theme. 

And also, we got a bit creative and created our own hashtag for our friends to tag us in Social Medias.

Subashini + Nadarajan= #Subajan

Rajan and I enjoyed each and every moment of our engagement and on the off chance that we can backpedal in time and do everything over again – we would in a heartbeat!


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Engagement Venue: Poolside, Botanic Resort Club, Klang, Malaysia
Coordinator:  Naveen Pillai, Shobana Selvaraj, Khartik Ganasan
Décor: Oscar Event Creation
MUAH: Styled By Yogash

Henna: Royalz By Akshay
Clothing:  Palam Silks (Chennai)
Photographer: X Pose Image Indian Wedding Photography 
Videographer: Frixie Production
Cake: Mudita Cakes
Dessert Corner Setup: Muriel Ann Santana
MC: Khartik Ganasan

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