Reading the title of this post, you’re all probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about. Well, it’s true. D and I will be celebrating our one year unofficial-official wedding anniversary on August 10th. 🙂 It’s unofficial because none of our family knew about it (we eloped!!!!). But it’s official because we were legally married on this day last year according to Canadian law.
I fell in love with D the moment I met him. It was the first time in my life I knew that this person was the one. It was the first time, I told my family and cousin that no matter what happens, I’m going to marry this guy. And lucky for me, that’s exactly what happened. After my cousin Manu and Nit got married, D and I started dating. Three weeks into the getting-to-know-each-other phase, I told him that I was in love with him and 2 months after that day, I told him that we would get married some day. He probably thought of me as some wacko or something, but I just knew. You can read how we met and all the rest of our love story here.
Anyway, I proposed to D in early August last year (yes, I proposed). Like any other guy, he declined. I was heartbroken but didn’t make a big deal out of it. Three days later, he proposed back, then I declined thinking he was only doing it because he knew I was upset about him declining. Two days after that, I said yes and a week after that we called a small Indian temple here in Scarborough, Ontario, arranged for the pandit to wed us, called a few friends, my younger brother (aka my best friend) and we were set. I told my boss, I was eloping and needed the day off, he gave his blessings and allowed me a “free-pass” for my wedding. We got married on Wednesday August 10th, 2011 and none of our families knew.
After our wedding, things started to progress with my family and his about our wedding. You see, although a couple can fall in love and find their partner, in Indian society, it’s the parents and closest relatives that make the arrangements for the wedding. D still had to ask my father for my hand in marriage and his family had to work with my family in ensuring that our wedding was well planned and organized.
All of that happened and when the actual wedding was done, we were asked to file legally in India (since that’s where our wedding happened). At which time, we had to tell my parents and his family that we had already gotten married in August. I was nervous that everyone would freak out. But surprisingly no one did.
Anyway, so now you know the details behind the unofficial-official wedding. So, to celebrate, D and I are having friends come over for dinner this Sunday. I’m really looking forward to this dinner, since we haven’t really entertained in a long time. Then Monday we’re going to do D’s anniversary surprise; which is still hidden and will only be disclosed after Monday. Wednesday, I’m having a family dinner with my parents over at our place and finally on Thursday and Friday, D and I are going out-of-town for a two-day rendezvous! It’s the first time he’s taken off work to go out-of-town and do something romantic. So, I’m super excited and looking forward to rekindling our love and relationship.
As always, I promise to post lots of pictures of the week as it progresses. 🙂