A soft sandy beach next to the gentle murmuring of the waves can provide an exquisitely romantic setting for a marriage proposal. That’s exactly the paradisiacal surroundings which Neeraj decided on to pull off his surprise proposal. Here, his partner Rutika shares all the lovely details.
How We Met
“I met Neeraj for the first time during a work trip to California. I used to live in Sydney back then and was visiting the US for a week. My plan was to meet him for a day and then make the most of my time with my friends here. But, once we met we got along so well that we got together on all my seven days there. I went back thinking that I met someone on a holiday, I had a great time and that’s that.
But somehow we ended up keeping in touch and one thing led to another. Six months later, he flew down to Sydney to tell me that he wanted more and that we could make our long-distance relationship work if I felt the same way. I did feel the same way and decided to give it a shot. We dated for a year with a 19-hour time difference between us, and soon after that, I decided to move to the US for him. Once I moved here, we moved in together and then it was just a matter of time when he would pop the question.”
While talking about the romantic beach proposal, Rutika recalls, “One weekend, Neeraj planned this surprise for me where he went away saying that he was spending the day at a friend’s place working on a hackathon. That weekend, my friends asked me if we could spend Saturday by this beach in Half Moon Bay. I quickly agreed, not knowing that I had one of the biggest surprises awaiting me at that beach which would change my life. I reached there to this beautiful setup on the beach, where Neeraj got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was a ‘Yes’ from my side!”