Months of brainstorming followed by discussions with friends, browsing endless websites and flipping through numerous magazines, only to look for that one idea that’ll make Valentine’s Day as special as possible. And what could be more special than tying the knot with the love of your life on this day? No amount of expensive gifts, lavish dinners or romantic surprises can ever hope to match up to the ultimate sought-after wedding date.
HT City brings happily-ever-after stories of some city-based couples who will be saying their I-do’s on V-Day.
Prabhjot Singh Brar, 28, a research scholar at Panjab University and a guest lecturer at SGGS (Sri Guru Gobind Singh) College, Sector 26, will perhaps fit in the mould of a romantic geek. Getting married today, he explains how things fell in place. “Ours is actually a ‘pasand’ marriage. We started talking to each other on January 6 this year, after being introduced by our respective families. We realised that we have a lot in common and the wedding was fixed for February 15. But my fiancée asked if we could advance it by a day and I happily agreed.
Every year, she’ll get to be gifted twice over, one for the wedding anniversary and another for Valentine’s Day,” he smiles.
Meanwhile, his to-be-bride Charanjeet Kaur is currently in Sangrur, having travelled from Canada where she is based. “I believe in Valentine’s Day. In fact, anybody who is in love will have some kind of a connection with the day. My belief in this day of love will be everlasting now,” she blushes.
Another couple from Chandigarh, Mallika Singh and Chirag, insist that the slating of their marriage for today is sheer coincidence. Together since many years, they look forward to celebrate the special day always.
Says Mallika, 28, a trainer at Tress Lounge Academy, Sector 8, Chandigarh, “Chirag, who works in Yes Bank, and I have been seeing each other for six years. For our first Valentine’s Day, we went to Kasauli, but the next few have been dinners with friends. Our wedding on V-Day is a twist of fate, there was nothing planned.” Mallika adds with a wink, “The wedding would add an extra meaning to our lives. I’m hoping to be surprised by a gift and have even been dropping hints to Chirag.”
To the fortune of many couples, this year’s Valentine’s Day coincides with Basant Panchmi, which is considered auspicious to tie the knot. Vikas Narang, 26, a realtor, is happy he will also make his family glad by resorting to tradition. “I wanted to get married on February 14 ever since my college days, for this day signifies love globally. There could be nothing more romantic than getting married on Valentine’s Day. But, had I told my parents that I wanted to get married because it is Valentine’s Day, they wouldn’t have agreed. So, I got lucky because Basant Panchmi also falls on the day,” says he.
Ashwini Garg, 25, a businessman, whose marriage with UK-based Sanjana Gupta was inadvertently fixed for today, is adding an extra touch to the celebrations. “When we realised that our special date falls on Valentine’s Day, we decided to make the occasion memorable for not just the two of us but all those who attend it. So, from the décor to invites, sweet boxes to our attire, everything will be in red,” he explains. And, he’s already showered gifts on her!