They first connected thanks to mutual friends, and after two proposals – one on a boat ride in the Alps and the other from behind a screen – Prerna and Shravan tied the knot in charming ceremonies in Mumbai. Bride Prerna shares some highlights from the nuptials held at The St. Regis Mumbai.

“I am a teacher from Mumbai and Shravan is a data scientist from New Delhi. We met through common friends at a party very briefly, and then didn’t keep in touch after that for almost six months. However, we connected and became friends on Facebook. One day, Shravan happened to message me that he was working in Mumbai at that time, and thought it would be a great idea to catch up. We finally exchanged numbers and met again. After that, we constantly kept in touch and met each other frequently. Over time, we became good friends. We loved talking to each other mainly because we laughed like maniacs during our conversations. He got a job offer in New Delhi and shifted there. However, we still kept in touch, and since his parents were in Mumbai, he met me whenever he flew down to meet them. A couple of months later, he was on a trip to Europe with his friends, and there he decided to FaceTime me from under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It also happened to be Valentine’s Day, and he told me ‘Je T’aime’ in French which means ‘I love you’ in English. It was quite romantic! That was the first proposal). From that day on, we got closer, and he also met my parents who liked him instantly.”

“I had planned a trip to Europe with some friends, and since Shravan was the one helping me with all the bookings, he knew my itinerary. He surprised me by coming to Europe too! Again, this was totally a dream come true! During our visit, we went to Switzerland and booked a boat ride on Lake Lucerne, which offers stunning views of the Swiss Alps. On that boat ride he asked me to marry him, and of course, I said ‘Yes!’ Once we were back, we decided to get engaged. It all felt like something straight out of a movie sequence.”

Venue: The St. Regis Mumbai (Wedding and Reception)
Wedding Decor: Glitz Events & Promotions (Mumbai)
Makeup Artist: Saniya Shadadpuri (Mumbai); Yuba Khan for Mehendi (Mumbai)
Wedding Jewelry: Anmol Jewellers (Mumbai)
Bride’s Outfit: Urmil for Mehendi (Kolkata), JADE for Wedding and Reception (Mumbai)
Groom’s Outfit: Emporio Armani (Reception)