Our initiative ‘Love Actually’ features engaged couples and capture 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 tell us how they met, capture the rare connection they have and talk about their day of love.
Your first love is something you remember forever. And If that first love happens at the time of adolescence, with its upheavals and evolutions, if it lasts through the tumultuous college years and it grows into a mature, everlasting love – well, that’s the stuff fairy tales are made of!
While most of us wondered what love was in the teen years, Krupa and Akshay, college sweethearts, knew they’d found The One.
As the lovely couple told us about their journey, Seventy by Two captured the couple’s camaraderie and chemistry on the Panasonic Lumix GH5s while they enjoyed a day out, riding bikes at Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
When they first met in the halls of their Mumbai college, Krupa played hard-to-get. Hanging out with the same group of friends, Akshay knew she was ‘The One’ the minute he clapped eyes on her. And he was not easily discouraged.
The couple began dating and have been together for seven years. Krupa says, “It took a lot of growing and understanding. It took nights of talking over the phone and choosing to be there for each other, sacrificing selfish desires for selfless caring. It took loyalty, trust, and love. We got to celebrate so many crucial milestones together. We fought, we adjusted and Akshay always makes sure we resolve our differences in no time. We’ve wanted to become better for each other and as long as we are willing to bring out the best in each other, we are bound to be in a long-lasting relationship.”
As sure as they were of each other when the time came to break it to their parents, they were nervous. Akshay says, “We jumped to worst-case scenarios and over-analyzed this so much that we were surprised when our parents actually accepted our relationship. We let everything fall into place and that seemed to have worked seamlessly. I remember meeting Krupa’s dad to discuss a business proposal back when he thought I was only her friend. He knew I was more than a friend to her but gave it some time before he could discuss it with Krupa so we could sit down and have this conversation with them.”
So what’s the secret to their love and long-lasting relationship?
Krupa explains, “Many people discover who they are while they are in college. We were lucky enough to also realize who we were in a relationship. Akshay and I truly enjoy each other’s company. Having spent so much time growing together, we seem to have developed an edge, the skill of navigating life together and we’re ready to embark on a new journey. We sailed through the test of time and worked hard to make it last. Which is why we feel platinum love bands are perfect for us as they stand for eternal love.”
A symbol of true love, with its qualities of purity, rarity and strength, platinum resonate with this couple’s ideals of eternal loyalty and love.
“To keep your balance you must keep moving… life is like riding a bicycle…”
“And falling in love was as easy as riding a bike…”
“Sometimes you get to stop to smell the flowers…”
How do you surprise the person who can see into your soul when they look into your eyes?
You pull them in for a much closer look, obviously!
Akshay: “Wait a minute… babe, what happened to our wheels?”
“Can’t play tag on a bicycle,” she laughs.
“I don’t want to have to play tag to get to you, I want you to be mine,” he said, going down on one knee, platinum ring in hand.
Krupa: “I just… don’t know… this is a real surprise!”
Akshay: “Whether its wheels or walking, will you always travel with me?”
Krupa: “Yes. A thousand times yes!”
She bends over to kiss him.
“I’m just so impressed you planned all of this,” she smiles.
And just like that, they’re signed, sealed and delivered!
An eternal bond sealed by Platinum Love Bands.
Krupa: “Even after all these years, every day I learn a little more about you.”
Akshay: “And looking toward the years to come, I hope we never stop discovering the world in each other’s eyes.”
“In step, in tune forever, with your hand in mine…”
“Rare and precious and strong and pure – this love is like platinum.”
“Hold my hand and lean on me.”
“We’re in this together, forever.”
With WeddingSutra Favorites Seventy by Two capturing the lovely couple in glorious frames, the day flew by with ease. Makeup artist Aditi Mehra worked her magic and had Krupa’s makeup on point through the day, while PNG Jewellers picked out the most exquisite platinum creations for the couple.
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.