Our initiative ‘Love Actually’ features engaged couples and captures beautiful moments between them. The series celebrates people in love as they start their lives together. Over a fabulous makeover and a photo shoot, we get these couples to share how they met, capture the rare connection they have and talk about their day of love.
A love story that gradually evolved from friendship and made way for a journey to eternity.
Both from Ahmedabad, Karuna and Dhrumil lived quite far away from each other and never crossed each other’s paths. While studying in college the two would often bump into each other but never really spoke. One day, Karuna was busy prepping up for her University exams with a friend. The friend received a phone from a classmate who required help with a math problem. The genius that Karuna was in math, led to her being this classmate’s saviour.
Karuna’s voice and efforts made Dhrumil feel like she was different and special. All he wanted to do was extend a hand of friendship and meet her. As time passed, the two continued to converse over calls and got to know each other better. However, when it came to meeting up, the exams around the corner were a concern for Karuna, who agreed on meeting him but only after the exams. A thrilled Dhrumil instantly agreed.
With a crystal-clear memory of the day they met, the two share the same feelings about those moments spent. As ironic as it was about the beliefs that they shared paired with the little discoveries about each other helped developed that instant click!
Post the meeting, Dhrumil and Karuna spent a lot of time together, be it over a phone call or at a coffee shop, over whatsapp or movies. And with that, he knew that he had found the one. Dhrumil couldn’t stop himself from surprising Karuna with gifts and surprise visits at home. Over time, his efforts and kind gestures slowly had Karuna fall in love with him. Today Karuna cannot imagine her life without Dhrumil. She says, “He is the only one in the whole wide world who can handle my mood swings and aggressive nature.” Dhrumil sharing his thoughts about her says, “Karuna is full of life, very open-hearted and has nothing to hide. In short, I feel she is a blessing for all my good karma.”
Despite being complete opposites, the couple share core beliefs – their mantra of transparency and understanding let them grow both, as individuals and together as a couple. The infinite love they share and the respect they have for each other helped them build a stronger bond with each passing day. It’s a relationship as refined as platinum.
With only months to go for their wedding Dhrumil wanted to plan a romantic surprise for Karuna. While they both love exploring new places, shopping and trying out new cuisines together, Dhrumil wanted to put some precious into the plan. Sure, she’d already said ‘yes’ but a formal proposal with a very symbolic ornament would just reiterate how much she means to him.
Dhrumil knew that he wanted to propose with platinum bands. Epitomising the surety of the promises he made to her, the value of the memories they share and the long, wondrous journey they’re embarking on – it would serve as a reminder of his love.
And so, he planned the perfect escape – a one-day world tour.
Karuna makes Dhrumil’s world go around so he decided to whirl her around the world.
“Run away with me,” he whispered.
And just like that, the couple were in the colorful city of Burano, Venice and everything was amore!
From Italy to the mediterranean – a taste of Greece, colors that hint at the blue ocean and a cloudless sky – the two were getting into the travelling.
Dhrumil decided that this was the moment he went down on one knee, Platinum Love Band in hand.
Karuna says, “Yes!” Dhrumil puts the ring on Karuna’s finger as the camera captures it all!
Eyes only for each other, the couple celebrate their wonderful bond with the stunning platinum bands.
A bond as precious as platinum…
Effortlessly working her magic on Karuna was makeup artist Simmy Makwana who enhanced the natural features of the bride-to-be making her look flawless through the day. The candid and emotional moments were captured meticulously by Studio BeUnique whose stunning shots highlighted the amazing chemistry that Karuna and Dhrumil share. And bringing the other ‘stars of the show’ was AB Jewels whose fabulous platinum bands are crafted to perfection.
If you’re getting married within the next year and would like to be a part of ‘Love Actually’ write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to your Facebook profiles, wedding date and ‘How you met’ story. Selected couples will be invited for the shoots in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai.