Does love happen to friends, or the person you love becomes your friend?
Shruti and Sandesh qualify for both these scenarios, as they became friends, fell in love, took the seven vows and started on a happily ever after journey. While we cannot choose our family and other relations, we can always choose who we are friends with. And what if one’s life partner is a friend who shares common interests, then life becomes a fun-filled adventure, more than just a journey. Similar is the story of Sandesh & Shruti.
Sandesh Jain, born and brought up in Mumbai, is a partner at vibrant Infra who loves music, travelling, food and is a gadget freak.
Shruti Jain born and brought up in Mumbai, is a renowned jewellery designer, who loves music, travelling, food and shopping.
With so much in common, the only wait was for cupid to strike his love arrow.
Sometimes it takes years to find your perfect match and sometimes it just happens at a blink of an eye, and this is what our story is all about – Sandesh
How they met
On a lazy Sunday, Sandesh gets a call from his bestie Nidhi inviting him to the F bar. Shruti gets a call, from her friend Ameeta, to meet up in F bar as well. It was not a co-incidence; it must surely be the conspiracy of the love gods. The friends met, the common friends also met, and Sandesh & Shruti became new friends. After friends & fun, it was food that brought these two together. The Manchurian roll that they shared at Mini Punjab was the start of everything they were going share thereafter. After a yummy tummy, Sandesh got an opportunity to drop the beautiful lady home. The drive was slow and smooth but the speed of knowing each other was at 200kmph. What they did not realize was that they started on a journey that would last a life time.
Sandesh always wanted his partner to be a part of everything he likes and that is exactly what he found in her…within the next 15 days they got engaged.
Everything was so quick that it felt like joyful roller coaster ride. But as the saying goes, When it feels right it’s bound to be right.
With few months of courtship, the final steps towards legalizing their love started on 1st December with a Sangeet party at Hyatt Regency. While Shruti looked gorgeous in an orange and beige lehengha and her make-up was done by Mabel D’silva, Sandesh complemented her with a black Sherwani from Manish Malhotra’s collection.
The theme of this celebration was a carnival, with everyone twisting themselves to the tunes of Mc Sid Rapper. Sandesh and Shruti exchanged rings. Shruti chose this occasion to gift a Baume Mercier Watch to Sandesh, signifying the start of the time they were going to spend together.
A Fabulous Cocktail Party
The cocktail party is very close Shruti and Sandesh’s heart; they chose a Christian wedding theme at Escobar, Bandra, Mumbai. An all white party right from the décor, the theme, the props, a perfect sundowner, and champagne everywhere. The highlight of the event being their friend acting as a priest for this event.
I had a blast shooting this event it was so amazing and different in its own way. Jains having a Christian wedding theme; How often would you see that – Monisha from The Photo Diary
The Dream Wedding
When it comes to wedding, everyone wants a fairy tale to be told. Even before Shruti could live the complete magic of Cocktail party, their Big Day arrived. It was 10th December, all the carpets were spread at Tote’s on the Turf, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, to welcome the stars of the day – the bride and the groom. They both wanted a classy, stylish, place where the food is at its best, and Shruti figured out Tote’s.
It was a traditional Marwadi Style wedding. Every minute detail of the wedding was organized with extreme care. Sandesh and Shruti chose the best of brands to make their wedding extravagant. Jewellery by ARMOISE Jewelz (Owned by Shruti), Trousseau shopping from luxury brands like LV, Gucci, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo. The bride and groom wore outfits designed by GauravGupta, Manish Malhotra, Shyamal Bhumika.
A wedding is the one event that is always filled with a range of emotions for the bride and her family from the excitement of the wedding to a little sadness during her bidaai. It was time Shruti embraced her new life that was waiting for her in her new house.
They exchanged numbers, exchanged rings, and were on a flight on their Honeymoon not ready to exchange their seats for anyone. Love happens in a moment, and remains for lifetime. Sandesh – Shruti’s story just began.
And a year later…
A year later Shruti and Sandesh celebrated the most memorable day of their lives in the exotic and tropical Kingdom of Thailand.
Monisha Ajgaonkar is a Mumbai based photographer who is well-known for her spontaneous and candid style and heads The Photo Diary. The Photo diary believes in the art of reconnoitering human emotions and in scripting it in the form of colorful and monochrome images which becomes a source of joy in the present and nostalgia in the future. Monisha says “The Photo Diary is searching for the laugh, tears of joy, feeling of glory, sense of amazement, the get-up-and-go for it moment, vivacity and dynamism in people and wishes to capture it for them and carve out a photo diary for forever.”
We saw Monisha’s work and were imagining ourselves in every picture she showed us. One of the best photographer in our country, and we love our wedding pictures! Thank you Monisha for such beautiful memories
Read Shruti and Sandesh’s Review of The Photo Diary Here
And today on Shruti’s birthday this one goes out to Shruti from Sandesh. He has been working closely with the SayShaadi team for over a month now to plan this surprise for her and to give her the gift of memories that she would cherish for a lifetime. On behalf of your adorable husband and from the entire team at SayShaadi, wishing you a very Happy Birthday Shruti!
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