Amrita and Dhanesh got married 4 years before! You might wonder why we have come up with a story which is old? But as said 'Old is gold', I found something special, some sort of spark in this couple that hasn't faded till date. It's been 4 years but still I can feel the love lingering around them.
Amrita was working for a Shipping company and Dhanesh, is a merchant navy officer and that’s where they met each other through a common friend of theirs who happens to be the cupid to a reticent meeting which later on blossomed to a love affair! “I was old enough to get married but was never into that thing. It's then when one of my batchmates told me he knows a girl who works for a shipping company and they are recruiting people. I worked for Shell and my ego never allowed me to go for this job!" recalls Dhanesh. But fate played its role and he met her again on a social networking site (Facebook), requested to her as he thought it was someone he knew, which was unintentional. They had their bit of usual socialising and they two hit it off almost immediately. "After accepting his request the first message he sent to me is Do I know you, and I got pissed" shares Amrita.
Two weeks later, Dhanesh asked Amrita out on a date and on that day, in the car on the NH highway, he proposed and told Amrita that he will marry her and only her. (I know I wish someone told me that!)
Amrita being a family orientated girl didn't want their parents to get hurt and that's the reason why Dhanesh himself broke the barrier and spoke to her family and soon they called out the wedding within three months! "She is the best wife anyone can ask for" adds Dhanesh.
Amrita residing from Angamaly and Dhanesh from Thrissur tied their knot in a ceremony with beautiful thoranams and a pretty lotus bud mandap on 6th of July 2012 in TDM hall Ernakulam, whereas the Tallikettu (The ritual wedding) was at the Ernakulamthappan Temple. Being a modern girl it wasn't difficult for Amrita to carry an attire which is a total contrast to it. She impressed my mum so well that she came and hugged her the moment she saw her says Dhanesh proudly. "Marriages are never smooth, they are a roller coaster." says both of them. As per the Hindu marriage, horoscopes play a major role which these couples haven't checked so far.
Amrita and Dhanesh are luckily gifted by twin daughters Aadhya and Adharvaa, two little angels who add on to the love they have for each other. There is charming chemistry between these two which should inspire many couples out there.
Amrita and Dhanesh have the age difference and they believe it's always good that you have age difference as that would lead to better understanding in the relation. They say their vibes match and that keeps them strong.
After marriage, Amrita sailed with Dhanesh for about two years until she got pregnant and that's how she got to know what the life of a merchant navy guy would be.
Recently the kids turned a year old and they had a photo shoot. The gorgeous pictures were shot by Reji Bhaskar. The mum got dressed like the twin little girls and got wonderful memories captured. “Reji, who is a very good friend of ours, is known for his style in photography, did a spectacular job with the photographs. He was there for us in every way and made us so comfortable for the photographs. He is absolutely brilliant in his job and I can not thank him enough,” shares the lovely lady.
From the couple:
“We wanted a real traditional wedding and we did make it happen. I belong to a Menon family, which is matrilineal, hence, the wedding was conducted by our elders. The whole planning was done by Amrita and I helped her out at times. We were very keen that we have a traditional Nair wedding with lots of flowers in the typical nadan style." says Dhanesh.
"For my Saree, I went in search for it and ended up in Ernakulam. I wanted it to be in Red and Golden which I finally got it from Seemati. All my ornaments are from Bhima, Alapatt and A Geeri Pai Jewelries. The makeovers were taken care by Lucy Ipe aunt who is also a close friend of mine" adds Amrita.
Images by Reji Bhaskar Photography