Divya & Vinayak
There’s something magical about a love that stood the test of time and distance. Between Divya and Vinaayak, they have lived in “three continents between us” since they first met in school. They’ve come a long way from SMS-ing each other (texting, for you young ‘uns) all day (and barely being able to look each other in the eye in person). But those early 160-character love notes are what really set the course for their relationship – best friends who are also life partners.
Though the idea was met with mixed reactions at first, Divya and Vinaayak’s friends and families ended up loving the concept of having a registry for wedding gifts. According to Divya, they liked the practicality and specific nature of it, and they loved knowing that their presents were not only useful but valued. She added,”the fact that we received an intimation every time someone bought us a gift through email made this process even more intimate and added a personal touch.”
Though they were cautioned to be practical, Divya and Vinaayak ended up choosing a variety of options for their registry that were reflections of their personalities, ensuring that their guests had their pick of personalized wedding gifts. Vinaayak, a huge foodie, chose plenty of kitchen appliances like a toaster, a sandwich maker, and a rice cooker. Divya, a hardcore romantic, opted for a weekend getaway for two (purchased for her by her very generous sister-in-law!) at Iyris, a stunning homestay in Coorg. We think it’s safe to say it’s in the running for one of the most lovely honeymoon destinations!
Both are glad they settled on Weddingwishlist.com despite their initial misgivings, saying, “Wedding Wishlist was a dream come true for us because they made this experience so memorable and easy for us in between all the crazy wedding planning. They were very prompt with regard to helping us find what we wanted, and got it done in no time. Meanwhile, our friends and families were also having fun calling dibs on their favourite gifts.”
We at Weddingwishlist.com are thrilled to be a part of Divya and Vinaayak’s happy ending. In Divya’s words, “no amount of land (or even seas for that matter) can keep us apart from each other or test the beautiful bond that we’ve discovered with each other.” Now, that’s a relationship worth celebrating!