How We Met
I came across your website a few days ago and it’s heart-warming to see the stories. I’m a month late but here goes my story.
My church organizes camps annually. I went to all the camps but in 2004 was different. This year I saw a new face in the crowd and I was curious to find out everything about her. Her family moved to Bangalore that following year and I started seeing more of her at church but didn’t talk to her. In 2008 I finally found the courage to send her an invitation to an app on Facebook (only Facebook users from 2008 will know this) and shortly after that our conversations got deeper. We dated for nearly a year in college and broke up in 2010.
In August 2019 I texted her and asked her out for dinner. On our first date, we spoke for nearly five hours. We picked up from where we left off years ago and all the memories came rushing back. We went on more dates before we officially became boyfriend/girlfriend in October the same year. It was meant to be.
How They Asked
We started planning our wedding and Natasha said it was okay that we didn’t have a proposal aka engagement ceremony. She’s the more practical one in this relationship and she suggested that we’d rather spend the money on the wedding. Although this made sense in my head it didn’t sit right with my heart. I wanted to express my commitment and make her feel special in every way possible.
I started planning by checking off the first big thing on the list which was the ring. She had a Pinterest board that I stalked to find out what kind of ring she wanted. Her friends told me that she isn’t big on diamonds. I looked for something similar and came across Moissanites. I had a design in mind but none of the jewelers I contacted could make it for me because they didn’t have colored Moissanites. There was one jeweler agreed to do it in the end and I got my ring in advance as planned.
I wanted our families and close friends to be a part of our special day. Two weeks before the day of the proposal I told her I wanted to take her out to a fancy hotel for a degustation meal. I picked out a rooftop with a view of the city. The hotel let me have my own setup. I asked her to come to the hotel at 6 PM that day and she was surprised because it was a little too early for dinner. At this point, I was afraid that she’d get to know something was going on but I managed by telling her that it was a ten-course degustation meal so it had to start earlier than usual (phew).
Her family flew down to the city and they all snuck into the hotel to the back of the rooftop and stayed out of her sight. She reached the hotel lobby and I went down to escort her. We come out of the elevator and cue music ( In and out of Love by Oh Wonder). We start walking towards our table and she knows something is going on. I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She said yes! At this moment she turns around and is shocked to find her family and friends there. We can’t wait to get married at the end of this year.