Our initiative ‘Love Actually’ features engaged couples and 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 photoshoot, we get these couples to share how they met, document the rare connection they have and talk about their day of love.
Here’s another reason to believe in love at first sight.
Dhaval took one look at a pretty stranger at a musical night and found that he couldn’t take his eyes off her. Yashvi, bubbly and animated noticed him too. As Dhaval wrestled with his shyness, apprehensive of going up to talk to her, Yashvi took the first step. The die-hard Bollywood fanatic also opened up in other ways – she showed him the collection of poems she’d written. Reading her beautiful words, Dhaval fell head over heels in love. Yashvi says, “The way he looked at me after reading the poems made me feel very different…. I could literally hear violins playing.”
That first meeting led to a series of incessant calls and messages. Then on three consecutive days, the couple went on dates that stretched from coffee in the morning to dinner late at night. Dhaval knew one thing for sure – he was madly in love with Yashvi. Yashvi felt it too. She says, “We never really had to say anything to each other. A look or glance was enough to comprehend what was going in the other’s mind.”
A dentist by profession, Dhaval wanted to add a personal. He asked Yashvi to meet him at his clinic and when she did, he went down on one knee and sang her favorite Bollywood song. Yashvi says, “Our chemistry was so powerful that I just knew, this is it!”
Yashvi’s family accepted Dhaval as one of theirs the moment they met him. All it took was a conversation with him and he instantly became the family favorite. She too was lovingly accepted by his family immediately.
As days turned into weeks and weeks into months, the couple became a part of each other’s lives, schedules and activities. Their coffees and movies continued but they began to introduce each other to their interests and passions. Reading books, meditating together, they realized they’d begun to enjoy these trivial and not so trivial parts of the other.
And that’s how they discovered a universal truth – when you enjoy moment after moment, no matter what you’re doing, because of the person you’re with, all those instances together become endless days of love. And this is exactly what led to Yashvi and Dhaval deciding to celebrate their Platinum Day of Love.
Yashvi knew these moments with Dhaval make her life complete. And she knew she wanted to mark them in her memory even as she began to plot a special proposal. Knowing Dhaval, and his love for simplicity, she wanted to keep the proposal intimate and incorporate it into a daily activity they loved. This would remind them of the special moment every day for a lifetime.
To make the proposal even more meaningful, Yashvi decided to present him with a Platinum Love Band. Then Yashvi got to work – confirming their daily yoga practice session.
Let’s start with a little partner stretching – you push, I pull, we balance it all out.
Dhaval looks on in awe and a little confusion as Yashvi does a perfect Virabhadrasana (Warrior pose).
This couple in matching Vrikshasanas (Tree pose) know it takes a few trees to make a forest!
She’s trying to focus her third eye but he’s only got eyes for her!
Yashvi wants to know why Dhaval just can’t concentrate today!
From the warm up to the Navkasana (Boat pose), to touching fingers, Yashvi taught Dhaval a few new moves and sneakily slid that platinum band of love on his finger!
Dhaval: Wait… What is this?
Yashvi: Will you be my yoga partner for life?
“Always and Forever” says Dhaval.
True love is really uplifting on every plane… mental, physical and spiritual.
Just like these platinum love bands!
Make-up artist Preeti from MakeupMissile helped create a glowing, natural look on Yashvi and Dhaval, whose adorable romance was captured candidly by Wedding Art. ORRA Jewellery with their marvelous platinum bands was the focus of the day and helped Yashvi and Dhaval have a picture-perfect Platinum Day of Love.
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.