At a farewell party of a colleague, we shared our first of many deep conversations about life, love and living in New York City. A few months later, we started to enjoy each other's company and hung out quite often: a start to the chapter 'Friendship'.
After three months into the 'Friendship' there was a certain closeness we both felt. After adding the mix of subtle flirtatious behavior to our friendship we discovered what it is like to be 'More Than Friends'.
After going strong for two years in the relationship, Ojas finally met Ina's family while on a business trip. Meeting parents from West is not as big a deal as it is meeting parents from India. Ina's family not only accepted Ojas in 'as is condition" :wink: but welcomed him with open arms.
In November 2017, Ina spent her first vacation in India and met Ojas' family. They were welcomed with open arms and stayed at the parents apartment. Ina and Ojas' parents spent a lot of time together to get to know each other well in the short time given.
Finally, we took a big step and got our own four walls! A long planned and anticipated move to Brooklyn got us an apartment just by ourselves. 'La Familia de Brooklyn'!
At the last stop of our trip to the West Coast, relaxing by the pool in the sheer heat of Palm Desert and surrounded by the mountains, Ojas could not help but think about whats next! This is the moment when he was sure he wanted to propose Ina.
Ojas’ advent calendar gift i.e. 24th Christmas Eve present was a day long treasure hunt, with all clues and treasures self-made by Ojas. Towards the end of the day the apartment was covered in candle light, rose petals were all over the floor and Ojas popped the question. We cannot wait for this exciting new adventure to begin!
After learning that we are engaged, Ojas' parents wanted to throw us a Engagement Ceremony in Mumbai, India. It was a first time that Ina experienced a Indian ceremony in India. Ina in particular enjoyed heena being applied on her hands, wearing traditional dress & accessories and many rituals at the ceremony. While on the other hand
Maid of Honor
A Big Thank You to our Team for being by our side.