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, document the rare connection they have and talk about their day of love.
Pooja and Karan, who studied in the same business school, recognized each other but had never been officially introduced. But it was as though the Universe had conspired for these two souls to share an eternal bond. They soon started working at the same organization and thus began interacting, unbeknownst of what destiny had in store for them.
Reminiscing about those early days, Karan says, “Generally Pooja would be out of the office and go on client site visits, but this one day she was in office, and we planned to meet for coffee. However, we got really busy during the day and ended up deciding to grab a beer instead. Let’s just say that one beer (followed by many more) lasted hours. It was amazing how one can continue chatting with a person after getting properly acquainted for the first time, and then smiling from ear to ear while in the cab from Lower Parel and Goregaon.”
The couple started going out on dates quite often and developed a bond stronger than any other. With time, the office romance bloomed and their relationship saw its special moments and challenges, but no matter how difficult the situations got, both Pooja and Karan would always find their way back to each other because of their promise to nurture their relationship. Their loving commitment to share a future, never lets them fight for long and has helped them reconcile every single time. The couple realized that because of their rare connection, they could overcome any problem together. It is this characteristic of their relationship that they deem extremely precious too.
Karan explains, “We used to end up fighting over small things. We spilled out all the thoughts and emotions that we had in our hearts and minds, so there were no hidden secrets or hard feelings.” When two individuals are complete opposites, relationships can be hard work. In this case, Pooja and Karan weren’t complete opposites but had very little in common. However, Karan believes that ‘being family oriented emotional idiots who will do anything for their loved ones’ is what keeps them tied together.
As the days turned into years, their connection didn’t fade which confirmed to both of them that they shared something extraordinary. So much so, they could tell each other their deepest darkest secrets and trust each other with them. Love stories are written in the heavens for soulmates to find their destiny on earth. The day you realize you’ve found a life-changing love like that and promise to cherish it for a lifetime, is truly your Day of Love – Unforgettable, incomparable, yours! Finding someone like this is like finding a treasure and platinum love bands perfectly capture the essence of how precious they feel their soulmate is for them. It also resonates with their vow of always being there for each other. What led Pooja and Karan to finding their Platinum Day of Love was a trip to Mussoorie with their closest friends. Taking some time off their crazy schedules made them realize how much they loved taking care of one another and couldn’t stay apart. Over time, it was the confluence of perfectly blended emotions that made their relationship truly special, and now they’re not just lovers. Together, they’re partners who treat each other with equal respect and gratitude and know just how precious the other one is.
After the trip, Pooja wanted to demonstrate to Karan, just how precious their relationship is. She knew that Karan would be ecstatic if she did something special for him which would express how much he meant to her. And hence she cooked up a plan of a surprise proposal. To make this proposal an even more memorable one, Pooja wanted to pop the question to him with a ring that would symbolize their precious relationship perfectly; one that would be a representation of their rare connection. And so, with that thought, she chose the platinum bands of love which she thought was a perfect symbol.
Amid their erratic work schedules and busy wedding preparations, Pooja convinced Karan to take the day off and spend some quality time at their abode. Taking advantage of the day, Pooja planned the perfect surprise. But little did she know that Karan had a surprise for her too.
Pooja and Karan take the day off and decide to spend some quality time with each other at home.
“Do you remember the time we used to stay on call while watching our favorite movies just to watch them together? Now I finally get to watch them with you,” says Pooja.
As the couple shares some romantic moments, they look like a pair of sweethearts from a romantic drama.
“You are the one I want to wake up to every morning,” says Karan.
Amidst their quality time – Pooja and Karan are unaware that they both have a surprise proposal planned for each other.
With quite a bit of the day gone by and unable to hold the excitement any longer, Pooja goes down on one knee to pop the question to Karan.
Karan is surprised, but turns the tables on Pooja by saying, “How about I just answer that with this gesture?”
Both are ecstatic over the joyous moment, share a hug, and seal it with a kiss!
With promises being made… they whisper sweet nothings to each other…
Together they are now bonded with precious platinum love bands…
A bond meant for eternity
Creating a stunning, natural look on Bride to-be Pooja was makeup artist Richa Thakkar who helped her stay camera ready all day. Capturing the candid and romantic moments from behind the lens was CCP Weddings By Nishith Dayal, whose striking captures made for breathtaking shots. And bringing the shoot together was ORRA Jewellery whose beautiful 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.