Hearing the word '2015 Floods' brings bad memories rushing to the minds of those who were in Chennai at that time. But for Pooja & Jason, it's the 'official' start of their love story. I say 'official', 'cause they'd already met while working in California earlier. And Jason's heroic efforts to ask her out for a coffee had bombed. Not once but thrice. :)
So Pooja was stuck in office due to heavy rains and sent out a distress email to colleagues asking if someone was going towards Mandavelli, so that she could also tag along. Jason, being the gentleman he is, responded to the email and volunteered to drop her, since his Aunt too lived in Mandavelli. But Jason really had no Aunt living in Mandavelli! :) Classic Move, Jason! Classic Move, Mate!! Pooja agreed, but hit the 'Reply All' button while responding to Jason's email. And we all know how dangerous that can be! Next day, everyone wanted to know details of their first drive!
Fast forward two years, Pooja & Jason tied the knot at a cozy church in Tirupattur, Vellore this December. Jason's parents and even his grandparents had gotten married in the same church! So the wedding was even more emotional. During makeup, Jason walked in to steal a glance at Pooja. Seeing her dressed in a stunning wedding gown, I think Jason's eyes welled up a little. During the entire ceremony, I think Jason couldn't believe he was getting married to Pooja and hence kept looking at her - a fact well documented :) The sincerity in their love towards each other was easy to perceive. How nice it feels to see couples committing to each other for life, especially in this day and age of failing relationships!
And yes, I ate some kickass Ambur Biryani and watched NatGeo in Tamil during my time in Tirupattur. Highly Recommended!
Photography: Elvin Jacob
Wedding Film: Studio F3
MUA: Suresh Menon
Wedding Dress Designer: Ashwin Thiyagarajan
Wedding Venue: CSI Christ Church, Tirupattur
Reception Venue: Nandhini Mahal, Tirupattur
P.S. Pooja & Jason are just adorable and left me a beautiful testimonial, that got me overwhelmed. You can read it here :)