“Beautiful is the sunset, serene is the tide,
But most beautiful is darling, being by your side”
Marriage becomes the ultimate struggle when a couple belong to different backgrounds. The story of this North Indian Couple – Satyam and Upisha is one such story. Love can bloom in the least expected places, and so it happened for Satyam and Upisha. They are family friends and from the same hometown. Satyam used to pay visits to Upisha’s place when he was in town. They were from the same school, but Satyam was from the senior batch. It started out with career-friendly senior to junior advice, but it is quite difficult to say, at what point it blossomed into a loving relationship. Upisha moved to Delhi for further studies and fortunately, Satyam was working in Delhi at that point of time. Upisha feels that Satyam is more of a logical and pragmatic person, than an emotional one, but there wasn’t a moment that she felt unloved and unwanted in his presence. She is really lucky to have such a loving husband in Satyam, while Satyam’s days are lit up with Upisha’s beautiful smile (That killer smile really makes your day, Satyam! Lucky you! 😉 )
Your beautiful smile lights up my day.
It makes it more difficult to stay away.
Falling in love was easy, but getting married was the difficult part. Being from different castes, they comprehended marriage would be a tough nut to crack. Satyam’s parents were the first to know.They were happy about it, as they adored Upisha. Upisha talked to her future in-laws and told them that she will talk to her own parents regarding this. There were lots of thoughts that preoccupied the couple. We are quite aware of the difficulties that couples of different castes face, when they decide to marry. Upisha called her mom and told her about her decision to marry Satyam, and her mother was furious and shocked. Her mom feared the repercussions, if her dad came to know about it. But, what happened next was quite unexpected – her father agreed to her marriage and valued his daughter’s happiness above anything else. ( We need more fathers like him. )
Love is truth. Traditions are lies.
The proof of which I can see in your eyes.
North Indian society is a stickler for traditions and very few fathers would give in to their daughter’s happiness, like Upisha’s father did. The rest of it is a whirlwind affair. The happy bride and the loving groom got married on 12.12.12. Satyam had recently lost his father but he got married to Upisha in the same year to fulfil his deceased father’s last wish. North Indian wedding traditions prohibit marriage within the year of a family member’s death. But life and death are two sides of the same coin; so why to stall living, when you can do both – remember the dead and live at the same time. Their wedding was a beautiful affair. They have been married for more than three years now, but their love for each other remains undiminished. Here are some stunning wedding pictures of the chirpy bride and the adorable groom.
I wish the beautiful couple all the best in life. Keep smiling and spreading love. Hope the message reaches all the people who choose tradition over happiness. lots of love.
Venue: The Ocean Pearl Retreat, Chattarpur
Photography: Varun Chaudhary, The Bell Clickers
Makeup Artist: Poonam Rawat, Vasant Kunj