Shreya and Nikhil
How We Met
We met in London through a mutual friend in summers 2016 and became the bestest of friends in just a few days. We are originally from India. He left London before me as his college got over and we started talking for hours over the phone. Hence it was a complete long distance relationship for us. He used to be my google map in London as I didn’t use google maps while being on phone with him.
How He Asked
This New Years he planned a trip to Dubai where he had planned to pop up the question of which I wasn’t aware at all. He booked a private yacht in Dubai where he took me saying we are going for a cruise dinner. He had arranged champagne and music in the yacht and it totally surprised me. All was going according to his plan. Next step was to propose me just when the yacht reaches outside Burj Al Arab. But the moment it reached there, there were high tides and as we were sitting on the front deck of the yacht we got completely wet and we had to go back inside. So this plan failed which I got to know later. He was highly disappointed as all his plannings since months failed just when it was 99.99% near to completion.
Two days later, on the evening of 1st of January, he had arranged for champagne and dinner at Atmosphere, Burj Khalifa. There he finally was able to pop up the question by putting the ring in the champagne glass. He held my hand and didn’t leave until I realized there’s a ring and then I didn’t leave his hand. I was completely spellbound and very typical of me to start crying. The staff over there were so courteous as initially the window table was booked only for 2 hours but they didn’t disturb us at all as they saw the special moment going on until two more hours on the evening of New Years. They made the night even more special. We didn’t have a professional photographer but have few phone clicks which I’m attaching.