His well-planned proposal left her speechless and him a little worried for a few seconds! Check out food-loving couple Arjun and Tanvi’s lovely love story and how he pulled off a dramatic proposal at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.
How We Met
Tanvi shares, “Arjun and I got to know each other through common connections in London, UK. In July I flew to Gurgaon for my summer break and to work on my master’s dissertation. At the last moment, I had to delay my flight back to the UK due to a family engagement. As destiny would have it, Arjun was also in Gurgaon for work at the same time and we started to talk. Once we returned to London, we decided to meet up. I almost backed out of the date at least three times while talking to my best friend on WhatsApp as I walked to the bar. The evening passed with the both of us teasing each other about how he was a ‘BBCD’ and how I was possibly ‘Fresh off the Boat’. After four hours at the bar, we were craving food so Arjun suggested a sit-down meal and we headed to my favorite Chinese takeaway place called Walk to Wok. The next day we exchanged messages about how fun the night was and we should see each other soon to continue our reckless banter. Months passed and so did our visits to each other’s countries where we met each other’s friends and families. We both knew in our heads and hearts that we wanted to be on a journey together for a lifetime.”
Arjun shares, “The day Tanvi left London after visiting me in August 2018, my proposal planning started. I decided I would pop the question in November in New Delhi. Tanvi knew I was coming to New Delhi to celebrate Diwali but I decided to arrive a week earlier and surprise her with the proposal. Both of us are extremely fond of food and most of our dates included meals with multiple courses, so I had to ensure the restaurant fulfilled this requirement. I decided to carry out my proposal at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. It is one of my favorite hotels in the capital as it offers exceptional cuisine and hospitality. With the help of the manager, I had it all planned to the ‘T.’”
Tanvi adds, “As I was heading out to meet Arjun’s parents for dinner at Taj Palace Hotel, I could sense the excitement building up within my family. When I reached the restaurant, the manager led me to a terrace where a beautiful setup awaited me. In that minute I knew I wasn’t having dinner with Arjun’s parents! I was feeling a little jittery as I suspected Arjun would surface from some secret spot for this surprise dinner. Soon enough, he entered and photographers and videographers also popped up. He then went down on one knee and asked me the most important question of my life. I remember laughing nervously and kept staring at him to cherish the moment even though there were cameras to capture everything. I just wanted to take a few minutes to just capture that moment in my head for life. The funny part in this was that I kept giggling and the ‘Yes’ didn’t come out of me for a while until he finally asked ‘Yes or no?’ After I said ‘Yes!’ we relished the personalized dinner menu with the most delicious French dishes set on a table by the pool with the view of the beautiful Taj Hotel. It was just perfect with champagne, light music and quality time together before the Diwali madness commenced.”
Venue: Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
Photographer: Mahima Bhatia Photography