Our initiative ‘Love Actually’ is a photo series featuring engaged couples who actively seek ideas and inspiration from WeddingSutra. The series celebrates beautiful people in love as they start their lives together. Because real love can only begin, never end. Over coffee, a makeover and a photo shoot we get couples to tell us how they met, show us their platinum love bands and talk about their day of love. We met to-be-weds Preine and Allan at Bangalore’s newest luxury hotel Ritz Carlton.
Preine is an entrepreneur who owns her own garden decor store, Palasa in Bangalore. Apart from work, she loves art, sketching and dancing. Allan works as a Senior Technical Analyst at a Multinational Company. He completed his MBA from St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore and has been a Josephite all through his academic years. Work aside, Allan loves to sing and play cricket.
Preine and Allan met last year only, though they studied in neighboring schools and lived not too far away. Says Allan, “Our paths never crossed in our school years, although I used to jump my school compound wall to enter her school to buy candies. We lived just 3 kilometers away and we used to go to the same church for Sunday Mass. But finally it was destiny that got us together in 2014 when we were introduced through a common friend who played cupid”.
Preine and Allan first met at a coffee shop. “I was waiting there, and at first sight she was this shy, beautiful girl who walked up gingerly to introduce herself. I must confess she took me by surprise; a startled me composed myself and it took me more than a few seconds to return the pleasantry.” As they say a lot can happen over coffee, and the same was true for Allan and Preine. He continues, “We had a very interesting conversation, the meeting ended on a very pleasant note and I was sure we will soon meet again.”
Preine says, “What struck me most about Allan was his simplicity, sense of humor, and his cute dimples! The next time, he asked me out for a karaoke night where he sang for me. It was such a heart-melt moment, and I knew what we had going would last forever. Over the next few months we met several times and in between coffees, movies and parties we realized that our imperfections made us perfect and made for each other, and we didn’t want to wait to start our new life together. Our parents met and after discussions we decided to get engaged in April 2015.”
The couple is now busy with their wedding planning, which they say has been an exciting process. Says Preine, “We are doing all the wedding planning ourselves. From the venue selection to deciding on the service providers, its all a together effort. I have a lot of interest in design and styling so it’s going to be our own designs for the wedding invites, decor elements and setup. The celebrations take place this year-end in Bangalore, and at this point we can’t wait to start our lives together.” Here’s wishing the young couple a fabulous life ahead.
If you’re getting married in 2015 or 2016 and would like to be a part of ‘Love Actually’ write to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the link to your FB profiles, wedding date and ‘how you met’ story. Selected couples will be invited for the shoots in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.
Photographs by Coffee Stains
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