Q Tell us about your wedding
If I end by saying, “my wedding was great,” that would be such an understatement.
In my teens, I used to dream about my wedding day; that I will keep it grand, and celebrate the occasion’s auspiciousness with great pomp and circumstance.
I never imagined that I would be privileged enough to celebrate my wedding in Canada and that too, with such high expectations. Everything that was planned went, and I had people coming up from overseas showing up, which was such an honor. My parents, friends, and every person at the wedding was so happy to be a part of this journey.
Nothing could make me happier when isha looked me into my eyes and said, ‘thank you for making this day possible. I Love you.’ It made my day.
Q What are the strengths of your marriage?
- Not giving up on each other, no matter how challenging the curve balls in our lives were
- Understanding each other’s imperfections and differences
- Immense trust, which has been our most reliable foundation
Q What have been the most significant challenges to overcome as a couple?
- Challenge of being from different social backgrounds and making adjustments accordingly
- Challenge of creating a “decision of a lifetime” at an early age
- Challenge of immigrating to a new country and starting from scratch, literally.
Q How imp. is sharing your interests and beliefs?
Extremely important. You don’t want to end up with a person who doesn’t share the same vision as you do. Having an official road map for your career and your relationship helps you a lot, down the road. It will foster trust in your relationship and will help you to build up a strong bond, which will eventually keep you on the right path, between every peak and valley of your lifetime relationship.
Q What were your favorite moments during the wedding?
- The best moment was when I was in the mandir waiting for isha and knowing that she will be here any second. I very well remember that every second felt like a freaking hour (no exaggeration)
- I was spellbound when she walked in, and that was the day I could talk to myself and tell ‘Yes, you made it’!
I grew up listening to fairytales, and I was sure when my day will come; I will make the most out of it.
The moment which stuck with me was when he held my hand in front of my dad and looked him in the eyes and told him, ‘Don’t worry, I will take care of your daughter and I will never leave her hand, whatsoever.’
There was something about that moment and the emotion which made me realize that I chose the right man.
Q Would you like to give some advice to other married couples?
Our advice for other married couples would be: learn to appreciate the small things that your partner does for you every single day. Appreciation is a potent tool for every relationship. So choose your words wisely and explain yourself, keeping in mind that you don’t hurt your partner’s feelings.
Remember, she doesn’t need flowers from you every day to make her feel special. Just be polite and appreciate as much as you can.
Also, true love is like a flower. It has to be watered every day to keep it blossoming.