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Dhiral And Jalpa

“Let your love travel afar, where even distance will have limitations.”

Dhiral is a Gujarati Businessman from South Sudan. He travelled to Egypt along with his dad upon being invited for a wedding. His mother passed away and he noticed that his father was extremely depressed. He wanted to cheer up his dad, so he insisted his dad to travel to Egypt for the wedding. Least he knew that on the other side of the world there was a young beautiful woman for him.

Jalpa, an investment banker from Manhattan, New York was off to a vacation trip to Paris. While she was in Paris,she had won a free ticket to Egypt. Coincidentally, she stayed in the same hotel J W Marriot, where Dhiral and his dad also stayed. Jalpa was fond of an Egyptian Sweet “Couscous”, and she inquired about the availability of the sweet. Just then Dhiral came to the hotel reception to book a cab. Jalpa noticed Dhiral was absolutely fluent in Arabic. She asked him, “Are you an Indian? He replied, “Yes”. She inquired further, “Are you a Gujarati?” He replied, “Yes”. She further asked if his family was from New York to which he replied, “Yes”. She finally inquired, “Are you my neighbor?” and he replied in negative to that as well.  They exchanged their visiting cards and parted their ways.

It was precisely after 2 to 3 months, Jalpa messaged him and they started the conversation. Dhiral was not sure if this was just a fling or something that was meant to be. He flew down to New York to have a Romantic Candle Light Dinner with Jalpa. As the Romantic date came to an end he returned back to Africa as his business commitments were waiting for him. Jalpa was pretty apprehensive about Dhiral’s feeling for her and at the same time she was visiting  Kenya, she stopped by Sudan to meet Dhiral.

Just when the plane landed and she came out of the air-board, Dhiral drove his car to the runway. Dhiral introduced her to his father. In a few months of their courtship Dhiral knew that Jalpa was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. He went to his dad and asked his dad if he remembered Jalpa. When his father replied that of course he remembered her, Dhiral confessed his love for Jalpa. He asked for his father’s blessings and told him that he wished to propose to Jalpa.

Just a day before Jalpa’s birthday he boarded an immediate flight to Manhattan, as he wanted to propose to her just on her birthday, when the clock struck 12 o’clock. He stayed in a hotel just opposite to her apartment. Dhiral sent the song “Halo by Beyonce”, on her Whatsapp messenger to buy sometime to reach her apartment with a cake, bouquet and a ring to propose to her.  He met a gentleman named Omar and explained the situation to him. Dhiral asked him to help in his mission. Both of them went upstairs and when Jalpa opened the door, she found Dhiral on his knees holding a ring in his hand. Dhiral asked her politely, “Do you remember me? Will you marry me?” Jalpa just could not believe this was true. She nodded her head and said, “Yes”

It was precisely after 2 to 3 months, Jalpa messaged him and they started the conversation. Dhiral was not sure if this was just a fling or something that was meant to be. He flew down to New York to have a Romantic Candle Light Dinner with Jalpa. As the Romantic date came to an end he returned back to Africa as his business commitments were waiting for him. Jalpa was pretty apprehensive about Dhiral’s feeling for her and at the same time she was visiting  Kenya, she stopped by Sudan to meet Dhiral.

Just when the plane landed and she came out of the air-board, Dhiral drove his car to the runway. Dhiral introduced her to his father. In a few months of their courtship Dhiral knew that Jalpa was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. He went to his dad and asked his dad if he remembered Jalpa. When his father replied that of course he remembered her, Dhiral confessed his love for Jalpa. He asked for his father’s blessings and told him that he wished to propose to Jalpa.

Just a day before Jalpa’s birthday he boarded an immediate flight to Manhattan, as he wanted to propose to her just on her birthday, when the clock struck 12 o’clock. He stayed in a hotel just opposite to her apartment. Dhiral sent the song “Halo by Beyonce”, on her Whatsapp messenger to buy sometime to reach her apartment with a cake, bouquet and a ring to propose to her.  He met a gentleman named Omar and explained the situation to him. Dhiral asked him to help in his mission. Both of them went upstairs and when Jalpa opened the door, she found Dhiral on his knees holding a ring in his hand. Dhiral asked her politely, “Do you remember me? Will you marry me?” Jalpa just could not believe this was true. She nodded her head and said, “Yes”

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As magical was their love, Dhiral wanted his wedding to be equally magical. Now that the love proclamation was done, the first question arrived in their mind was that “Where do they get married?” They relocated to Dubai. Since both of them have hardly attended any weddings they were not sure how they wanted their wedding to be. They looked out for Wedding Planners who have their renowned presence in Dubai and India. They came to know about MyShaadiwale and contacted their office at Garhoud, near Dubai International Airport. Dhiral contacted them and mentioned that they wanted MyShaadiwale to take care of their wedding arrangements. They mentioned that they wanted a team, which will be passionate, creative and have that brand value of 10+ experiences in Destination weddings. They were sure that only MyShaadiwale will be able to organize a magical wedding for them.  Dhiral and Jalpa was extremely comfortable having a local wedding planner on board. They wanted their wedding to be special not just for them but their family and friends. Hence, having MyShaadiwale, the most eminent Destination Wedding Planner to handle their wedding was a complete relief as they were sure that their relatives and friends would be comfortable having a good food and good time.

The biggest challenge was since both of them were NRI; they would be receiving guests from different walks of life. So, their guests arrived from USA, Africa, Lebanon, Middle East and India. In order to find a perfect location, they had seen 2 – 3 properties and when finally Dhiral set an eye on Zabeel Saray in  Palm Jumeirah, he knew that it would be the ideal location for their Dream Destination Wedding. Since, there was no family involved in this wedding the ardent team of MyShaadiwale had to take the complete responsibilities on their shoulders. They had to now amalgamate the traditional factors of Gujarat with modern elements of Dubai and Manhattan. As Egypt was an integrated factor of their love story, how that could be excluded? In fact, that was the most prevailing factor for the whole wedding. We had to merge the elements of Africa as well as the groom is from Sudan.

To go by the test, mood and the captivating love story of the couple, the team of MyShaadiwale on the first day of the ceremony, planned an Egyptian and Arabic theme for Cruise Gathering “Meet and Greet”. The Master of the Ceremony organized various games to “break the ice” between the guests coming from the different parts of the world. The food arrangements were made by Caterers – “Al Habtoor Group” considering the fact that they are the one of the best Food and Beverage group in Dubai. Egyptian Photo booth was set up for the guests to click photos with Egyptian props. The décor elements were carefully chosen to keep the feel of destination wedding in an Arab country. The Arabic Lanterns and Floral center pieces were used for table decorations and the sitting arrangements were alfresco inspired with ethnic Arabic look of cushion and couches. The gathering area was decorated by hanging lanterns, drapes, fairy lights and king size Arabic lamps placed at regular intervals mesmerized the look of the venue.

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On the second day, was a traditional Puja. The decoration was kept as subtle as possible. Even though the request was for all in simple and basic white, but our experienced team insisted on adding a little color which definitely added an amazing look to the venue and was done at no extra cost. “Turquoise and Yellow” was the theme for boy’s side and “Pink and Yellow” was the theme for girl’s side. Accordingly, the drapes of mentioned colors were used. The engraved “puja bedi’s” were also arranged. Ganesh idol was arranged by the team of MSW in a place where the availability of these idols is rare. “Mehendi and Sangeet” ceremony was organized in the lawns of Zabeel Saray. The entrance to the lawn was decorated by beautifying effect of colorful drapes and colorful Umbrella Tunnel. It looked like the seven colors of Rainbow have emerged into a breath taking decoration element. The ethnic Rajasthani Umbrellas flowed to an Arabic country all the way from Rajasthan. Colorful Linen cloths were used on tables and chairs. Colorful Sofas were placed and decorated with colorful cushions. Bangles Canopies were set up in the middle of the lawn and it was decorated with funky colors. Even the sitting areas were decorated with colorful drapes. There was a Shisha zone at the venue to match with the tradition of Arabic country. MyShaadiwale introduced a new concept of decoration by alternate arrangement of table centrepieces along with Matka with Bronze Spray Paints with mirror works, we had beautiful brocade umbrella with florals. Indian Mehendi artists were invited from the homeland.

A traditional Jhula (Swing) was arranged and decorated with modern and funky elements. It was slightly cold weather; hence, heaters were placed at regular intervals for the comfort of the guests. Family and friends performed on the Sangeet day. As Jalpa had a tremendous fondness for Tanoura Dance, a Tanoura dancer were invited specially from Egypt. The dancer filled the place with light as he descended down the lights in his costume illuminated. Our team also suggested the guests about the availability of Indian ethnic clothes and coordinated for logistics to travel. Pre-wedding shoot was directed by MSW with Pooja Studio.

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