Set against Mumbai’s skyline with a golden sunset, this yacht wedding proposal was the perfect embodiment of a modern fairytale!
A classic case of friendship turning into love, Khushali Jobalia and Khanjan Shah’s love story kickstarted with the duo forming a close bond of friendship. Having known each other for the past ten years, they’d always dreamed about popping the question to each other in a stunning proposal. Rising up to the challenge, Khanjan spurred by his love orchestrated a luxurious yet adorable seaside proposal that swept Khushali off her feet! Captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Clicks Unlimited Photography who clicked every affectionate moment in stunning frames, this proposal was fit for the storybooks.
How They Met
Khushali shares, “We’ve known each other for the past 10 years now since two of my elder sisters are married to Khanjan’s elder cousin brothers. Our paths first crossed when one of his brothers had come to meet my sister. At first we didn’t quite connect since we’re both polar opposites of each other. I’m an extrovert and he’s an introvert! But as both our families started socializing we started meeting more frequently and a close friendship blossomed between us. However, once the wedding was over, both of us were back to our busy schedules but our friendship managed to survive as we kept in touch via messages or calls.
Our relationship experienced a turning point in the last two years as we slowly got to know each other and realized the chemistry between us. Once we recognized and accepted the strong connection we shared, there was no looking back! Soon enough, we informed our families, and fortunately they were quite happy that we were together.”
Knowing how important a romantic proposal was to the love of his life, Khanjan pulled all the stops to orchestrate an Instagram-worthy proposal that took Khushali completely by surprise. Describing how he popped the magical question that marked the beginning of a new adventure, Khushali shares, “I’ve always hinted to him that I wanted a dreamy proposal, and over the years, we’ve both also exchanged ideas on how we would propose to each other. But I never expected such a grand gesture from him. But what I did know was that he had a plan brewing, and hence, I let go of my plan to pop the question to him.
On the day of the proposal, Khanjan instructed me to get ready by 4 PM and informed me that he’ll be picking me up. The moment I heard this, I knew that he had something special on the cards for me! I got ready, and joined him in the car, just then I was blindfolded! Soon we reached our destination and Khanjan led me, still blindfolded, up the stairs of the yacht. He finally untied my blindfold and I realized that he had booked an entire VIP deck of the yacht and had decorated it with flowers. On the glass wall, golden balloons spelt out ‘Will you marry me?’ Throughout our courtship, both of us would constantly exchange songs with each other and on the deck, he played a romantic song that he’d never shared with me before! Soon enough, he was on one knee, with a ring in his hand and I couldn’t help but utter an excited ‘yes!’ It was one of the most memorable moments of my life and we had such fun on the deck as we celebrated, watched the waves crash and witnessed the dramatic sunset.”
Venue: AB Celestial
Couple’s Outfits: Zara
Photography: Clicks Unlimited Photography