How did we met?
We both work and live in Dubai - and were first colleagues, then best friends and then lovers. We both worked for the same company, but he worked in the India office and I worked in Dubai. He was transferred internally to the Dubai office and initially when we met, I didn’t like him at all, but slowly and steadily he went on to become my best friend. We started dating 3 years after being friends and the transition from friends to life partners was smoother than I imagined. Before I was leaving for a 3-month assignment to Germany, we decided to get married and told our p
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We both wanted a small wedding with close family and friends and doing so in Mumbai or Delhi wasn’t feasible. So, we decided to move the destination to Pune where we had all the guests staying together for 2 nights and enjoying the functions without getting stuck in traffic or having to run around and worry. In what was a 2 states union - we tied the knot in December 2019 in a cross-cultural ceremony - blending the best of North and Central Indian traditions, as my family is from Himachal (Although we live in Delhi) and his family is from Maharashtra.
We didn’t hire a wedding planner. My mom is a single parent and she always wanted to plan my wedding herself. So, she single handedly planned the whole event. At the same time, since our families and we were in different locations (my mom in Delhi, his parents in Mumbai and us in Dubai) – I had setup a shared drive which we used to plan the whole wedding right from agenda to guest details, to décor ideas, menu etc. I had also setup a website myself which I used to collect RSVP from our guests as it was a destination wedding and we also had guests coming from Dubai and Germany.
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