Read Tejal and Jays Story!
Jab we met:
Describe your first date:
I took Jay to play crazy golf, followed by chai latte and cake and then because it was going so well, we had an unexpected dinner too. We talked and talked and talked, it was love at first latte.
When did you know you wanted to marry each other?
Very soon after we met, we knew it was something special. A few dates later we realised, we wanted to see more and more of each other. It got to a point where we were talking every day, even when I went to China, we were still in contact. It was then we knew it was “tum hi ho”
So how did the parents meet?
The Gorasia family came over to the MKHA Garba event during Navratri, where the two families got better acquainted and decided it was time for the two families to become one.
How did Jay propose?
On Valentine’s Day, Jay took me to me to dinner at Sky Garden in London. After dinner we sat on a bench, overlooking the gardens, when Jay pulled out my gorgeous ring and got down on one knee to ask if I would be his wife. Of course I agreed, to the applause and delight of the watching public. “He liked it, so he put a ring on it”
Was planning the wedding difficult? You planned in a very short space of time right?
I think the key to the success of the events was down to the team work between the two families and the organisational skills of us as a couple. First we made a list of all the tasks and then divided them between us. We identified each other’s strengths, taking into account each other’s locations and amenities. I sometimes felt that it is very easy to get carried away with weddings, which can become expensive. To avoid this, we always kept in mind that the end product would remain the same i.e. me and Jay would become one.This is how the idea for getting married in a mandir came about. It meant a lot to us both to devote ourselves to one another in a house of god. Our biggest asset in planning this wedding was the help that we received from all our family and friends who volunteered their time, effort and expertise to make the events a success. We can’t thank all of them enough!
Thanks for sharing Tejal and Jay! 🙂