Happy Thursday, darlings! Don't miss Mausam & Gaurav's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Gaurav and I met on a dating app (Dil Mil) about 5 years ago. To be quite honest he was the only one I actually went on a date with from the apps I was on. I knew he was the one pretty early on because he was so genuinely caring and thoughtful. I was working nights at the time and he would wake up in the middle of the night just to talk to me when I came home. We didn't have our first date until a 5-6 weeks after talking because he was traveling quite a bit for work a lot at the time. Looking back at this now i've realized that this actually helped our relationship build because we spent so much time texting/talking before actually getting to see each other.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Gaurav set up an intimate proposal at a gazebo across from our favorite local restaurant in Orlando. It was a couple days before Christmas and so the gazebo was decorated with beautiful lights and garland. There were rose petals set up in the shape of a heart and it was perfect. After the proposal we met up with a couple of our closest friends for dinner and family at night.

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Wedding planning in 2020 was of course stressful, however there were definitely fun parts to it as well. We started our planning for a 450 person wedding in May 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID. We then planned a little bit smaller of a wedding for August of 2020 , which also was cancelled. We knew we wanted to get married in 2020 so we finally settled on December 20, 2020 with a small intimate wedding of 18 people. To be quite honest , I've never seen myself walking down the aisle with 450 people watching our wedding, so the 18 people was a lot less nerve wrecking. It was a perfect day. We set up a live stream for all of our family and friends to watch from afar.

We ended up getting married at the Manav Mandir in Melbourne , FL. It was the perfect size and close to the beach ( we wanted to stay on the beach for the weekend). One of the most exciting parts for me was planning our decorations for the wedding . Our decor ideas changed as our wedding planning changed throughout the year, but our decorator was super flexible with accommodating to all these changes. We loved the way our decor turned out!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
For us the most special part about our wedding was being able to have both of our immediate families together in the same place after being isolated for majority of 2020. Keeping the wedding so small allowed us to fully enjoy our time together.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
As stressful as things may get, just remember to try and enjoy the whole process. Remember that things may not go as perfectly as planned, but at the end of the day you want to be able to look back and remember how much fun you had on your wedding day.

Photography: Sona Photography | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Ceremony Venue: Manav Mandir Temple Brevard | Planning & Design: NJP Events & Design | Floral & Decor: NJP Events & Design | DJ: Krish Entertainment | Cinematography: Riant Films | Mehndi Artist: Amrita Kale