They say all good things come to those who wait. For Delhi-based banking professional Kamakshi and event management entrepreneur Kunal, finding their soulmates in each other was far from the love at first sight scenario. Long-time neighbors, they met at a friend’s party and hit it off instantly. Their friendship evolved into love over time, and their relationship overcame long-distance blues and the initial disapproval of their parents.
Now happily engaged and in the thick of wedding planning, Kamakshi says, “Ours was a long journey, and we wanted to celebrate getting here. So we thought there was no better way to do that than with a pre-wedding photoshoot that would capture our enduring bond, as we prepare for what is coming. We both wanted a relaxing location abroad, and found our perfect venue in Splash Beach Resort at Phuket, Thailand.”
Kamakshi and Kunal skipped zeroing in on one specific theme and chose to document their beguiling tropical getaway at its romantic best. The camera followed them around capturing their raw moments as they wandered the beaches and lush locales of the resort.
Kamakshi recalls, “The shoot unraveled extremely smoothly. We had no experience of a professional shoot and the experience was surprisingly fun. We had an amazing time just being with each other, exploring the gorgeous location, while our talented photography team captured just the right moments. The highlight was Kunal’s proposal to me with a ring in the pool!”
“The shoot was tonnes of fun, but we had our share of clumsy moments. The most challenging was shooting in the pool while attempting to maintain my perfect hair and makeup. It seemed entirely unfair that I had to touch up so many times, while Kunal looked great in each shot without a shred of effort! These little hiccups, however, were what made the experience memorable. The fact that this was our first overseas trip together added to the novelty of the experience. They say the best way to know someone is to take a trip with them, and we certainly came back with a deeper understanding of one another.”
In November this year, the couple will tie the knot in a grand Punjabi wedding which will be hosted in a farmhouse outside Delhi.