It all began on the day of our schools annual function. That was when I saw Rathan standing as a volunteer. I was challenged to ask his name and I did. From that day on wards whenever Rathan crosses my class room all my friends will start shouting “Rathin…. Ethane….. Methane” and all, as his name sounded like a chemical compound.
One evening as I was waslking with my friends, an RX100 bike crossed us and stood just in front of us. It was Rathan. He wrote his phone number on a piece of paper and said “endha number ku kupudu…naa unkita paesanum”. He came the next day evening and asked “why you didn’t you call?”. I did not respond.
Days later I just called him from my landline. After that it was like 100’s of calls, non-stop talking, chatting, texting and all that. All this happened during my 10th standard.
I was in 11th standared when I first introduced Rathan to my family. He is a friend. I said. From that day on he became a regular visitor. Rathan got along with my family beautifully. With time, both our families got closer. Years later in 2013, I admitted to my mother. I’m in love with Rathan. “Nenachan di..” She said like she had known all along. Even before we had realized it!
Professing my love for Rathan to my mother was a cakewalk. Now came the scary part. Speaking to my father. For some reason I found the very thought daunting. I’m one of those people who fear their dads for no good reason.
Two years later, my dad set on a groom hunt for me. When my parents went to check my horoscope, the jodaidar told my parents that it’s better to get me married to a guy from another caste. He said that only then will I have a good future. That was when my mom spoke to my dad about Rathan. That was my half of the story.
Rathans mom played a huge part in convincing Rathans father for our wedding. Things finally worked out in 2015 when Rathan began working at TCS. Then it was fixed. Finally!
We planned for a pre wedding shoot immediately after our wedding date were fixed. We chose Bric A Brac Creations. Our plan was to finish 3 sessions in a days’ time.
We decided to begin with Mahabalipuram Sea Shore temple,the sea side and finally Pondicherry rocks beach. It was a little hectic but we finished everything as per schedule. All thanks to the makeup artist’s cooperation and our photography team’s enthusiasm. Bric A Brac Creations an awesome team to work with and the most enthusiastic people who actually made us comfortable during the shoot. It was a perfect day with lots of fun and we were able to create lots of beautiful memories too.
Makeup Artist – Anaka’s beauty parlour, Chennai