This chic engagement party in Sydney is full of DIY treats and décor details. From the cake and desserts made by the talented bride-to-be to the charming ‘Mint-to-Be’ party favors, every aspect of Vasu and Vipul’s engagement party is thoughtful, creative and a beautiful celebration of their love.
It was especially heartwarming to see the effort that close friends and family of the couple went to (a skit, song and dance performances and even a DIY photo booth, to name a few) in making Vasu & Vipul’s evening one that will be cherished forever. The atmosphere of fun and celebration is beautifully depicted by Chris A James Photography in the full gallery below. Meanwhile, bride-to-be, Vasu lets us in on all the details, as well as just how this beautiful love story began.
About The Couple
How did we meet?
Vipul and I met in a very ‘DDLJ-esque’ way (referring to the 90s classic film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge). We both live 20 minutes away from each other in Sydney but only met when we went on a group trip to India.
We had both taken part in a volunteer road trip from Bangalore to Chandigarh with mutual friends. Our personalities are quite different; he’s more like the class clown and instantly gets along with everyone, whereas I am a lot more reserved when I’m around people I don’t know well. Despite this, we found ourselves talking for hours without getting bored.
Once we were both back in Sydney, it was only a matter of days before we started dating.
How we are as a couple?
Vipul and I have been together for the last four and a half years. We have a lot of similar interests – particularly eating and cooking. We enjoy being outdoors, love to plan events and parties. We are at our happiest when we are amongst family and close friends.
How he proposed?
Our proposal ended up being quite a funny story. It was an extremely hot day in January and we had planned to go to Coogee for a picnic (Coogee is a very special place for us – back when we had been dating in our uni days, I took Vipul for a walk up to the cliff at Coogee because the view from there is amazing and we had etched our names in a rock there).
Vipul had very sweetly packed pani puris for us – knowing that they are my favorite. We were sitting in a nice spot under the shade when Vipul had this ‘wonderful’ idea of walking up to the cliff in the scorching heat to go and find the etched rock. Unfortunately for him, I am very stubborn and was not keen on walking. Eventually (and after lots of convincing) we walked up to the cliff.
After getting to the top, Vipul pointed to a rock and there I saw etched on it: ‘Vasu, marry me?’. I turned around and saw him on one knee. What he said after that is a blur because all I remember doing is crying and feeling so amazingly overwhelmed. His friends and our sisters were hiding nearby and captured the moment for us.