Love marriages in an Indian household are no less than any Bollywood dramatics. You come across the right person, spend time together, fall in love, decide to get to get married, break the news to the two immediate families. And get talked into running a background verification on each other’s universe. And also convince the immediate two families, break the news to the relatives, answer a lot of their questions, convince the relatives and then finally with a lot of other drama flowing in and out of the whole scenario – you get to the actual marriage ceremony. Exhausting, yes, but absolutely enjoyable and totally worth it.
A story to tell, a story to keep – your love is a narration that the world needs to read. Coming from a generation of technological wiz, you have somehow managed to sustain the poetic charms of an old-school who still believes in the scent of an old read and the magic of a gramophone with its vinyl discs. Your whole idea of romance still beholds in the concept of long conversations over candle light dinners and a romantic stroll down the beach. Fanciful, yes, but then the man of your dreams is contrary to your idea of life where he beholds an inclination towards innovation and technology- and that is precisely why they say that opposites attract. You both have managed to find your middle grounds somewhere, somehow, and beautifully complement each other’s tastes in life.
The time has been pretty confusing to you lately, where sometimes, it just rushes past you like a blurred memory. While sometimes, it just stands still and mocks your impatience to finally meet you little one that you have spent day and day out dreaming about, conversing and conveying to it all the mixed feelings that run through you at every new situation. It is a wonder as to how you’ve waited this long already and yet amazes you that you little one will be out in no time. Your family and friends are nothing less than the absolute support that you need, to face such a heavy physical and emotional change in your life and you know that they will always be there for the two of you, no matter what.
Halloween is around the corner! There is no way that you can miss out on the big spooky mess that your whole house is going to be this year, yet again. Your kids love Halloween, with a capital ‘L’ and can ever get over the fact that one day of the year, they get to be anything or anyone that they wish to become and let all that whack take over. That is one rule that your family goes by, be whatever or whoever, as far as it doesn’t involve and nudity. It is just brilliant to watch the kids take up their Halloween looks as a mega project and excel and making everyone laugh and enjoy their outfits, every darn year. If only those brats made all those efforts to work on their school projects, they’d be getting a straight on every subject.
The year has been quite a rollercoaster as you have managed to work day in and day out to finally get your art gallery set up. It took tremendous amount of efforts to get all the paper work sorted. And situate it in one other the best streets that grabs the right kind of attention from some big clients. You also had to pull off those all-nighters just so you could filter out all the entries that you received. And bring them down to some of the best art pieces that you would want to include as a part of your grand opening.
Remember the times back from college, when you and your friends used to look for moments to celebrate even the slightest of things in each other’s life. And really live up to the true meaning of happiness? You all didn’t really have much resources to spend lavishly and enjoy all those luxurious. But did somehow found solace in the simplicity of life and being. Today, when it is time for you to tie the knot and start a beautiful new life, it is a brilliant idea to use up all of that lawn space to hold some of the ceremonies for that extra homely touch. And have all your close friends come over to join in the humble family affair that celebrates simplicity yet again.
There have been times when things didn’t exactly turn out the way you planned and in exchange, ended up costing you so much of time and efforts that you spent on building up slowly and gradually. Times like these are meant for you to take an off and restore your sanity before you restart all that work again. Then there are times where you manage to finally get things sorted and achieve everything just the way you had planned them. These kind of moments call for a celebration that you deserve for all the efforts that you put in. Such moments are meant to be shared with family and friends, where you can have everyone untie to your success.
You still remember the first time you moved into this new neighborhood and had absolutely no one to fall back on to, except for your immediate family. The transfer was a tough deal for you. As you had to not only leave behind the comforts of a known territory, but also say goodbye to your childhood best friend. You remember not liking this new school as much at first. For the crowd here seemed really different from back home, and you had a tough time getting absorbed in. Yet, today as you graduate from school three years later. You have two new best friends that you can always rely on, and a whole bunch of friends to celebrate your happiness with. It really is a wonder, how time passes so quickly and a major chapter of your life comes to an end.
Yours is a love story that inspires everyone who gets to hear it from her, for she really is one of the best storytellers that you have come across. The struggles that followed ever since you both met and the efforts it took to make things work out, reflects in your bond today – the way you both look at each other. It really was one of the best decisions to propose to her out of the blue, and take her by a gush of surprise that she proudly narrates to everyone who asks. You both have always been the kind who takes things further up by a notch and thoroughly enjoy the drama that follows.
All your life, you somehow wait for that one perfect person to come along and sweep you right off your feet, someone who joins in to celebrate both your lives together. The person who is worth all the humongous efforts that you require to keep a relationship steady. Marriage starts with two simple words, ‘I Do’ but it takes so much more to keep up with the responsibilities that follow and the level of maturity and exceptional understanding required to make it all work out. For this is a commitment that is meant to bind you for the rest of your lives. When that person comes into the picture and you both finally fall on the same page of life and decide to get married, your whole world ought to Save the Date. So as to watch the two of you get hitched amongst all things beautiful.