We still remember it as it was yesterday. We had departed for our honeymoon the previous night and after 2 flight changes and a longish overnight flight connection we finally reached our destination. The sight that greeted us and the utter glee we saw reflected on our respective faces was our Platinum Moment of love.
To understand where we are coming from, one needs to understand how we met. Technically the role of fate was minimal and the success can be solely attributed to our parents who set us up for a “date”. In an arranged marriage setting, the process can be divided into 3 very distinct stages,
- The family date
- The date
- The wedding
On our first family date, we were both kind of nervous not knowing what to expect out of a date surrounded by the elders of your family winking and prepping you up for what looks like a done deal to them. However, we managed to get a conversation going and apparently made good enough impressions on each other to move on to stage 2. The date is exactly like a normal date but with an agenda.
Timelines are short and its essential one figures out as early as possible if the person at the other end of the table is a likely contender for Big Boss season eternity. If not, the cycle continues. The coffee shop became a first milestone for our married lives, where the two of us without a common background to begin with, ended up chatting away like old friends till an unlikely ring notified us of the hours gone past. A small but important moment of revelation which told us that “I” was passé and “We” was in vogue. We knew then and there, that we were meant to be forever together. We were soon married and off to our honeymoon, the place where we would truly discover the moment which defined our relationship.
The view of the approaching airport, one so tiny it looked like the plane might overshoot its length before stopping, was gorgeous. The weather was sunny with a hint of grey peeping from behind the glare. On our way to our hotel however, it started to drizzle and fearing the worst we hurried into our hotel for the check-in. Once we had deposited the bags in our rooms we headed out to explore the private beaches of the hotel. The sight which greeted us was out of this world. The sky and the beach looked freshly washed if such a thing is possible and out to greet us was a double rainbow. Rainbows are rare enough commodity where we come from, a double rainbow is more of a myth. The look of utter glee reflected on each other’s faces at the sight of the rainbow made that moment truly Platinum! That single moment removed any shred of awkwardness which remained between us in this newly evolved relationship, sent a spark of understanding between us. We understood how we together were creatures of curiosity and loved our bit of finding something momentous. We both revelled in the act of explorations and while independent, there was a unique joy in sharing it with each other. An unspoken promise was made that moment one of discovering life through travel and that is how my friends, Gypsycouple as you know it came to be.
The moment you find your soulmate like we did, you’ll know that they will be true to you for the rest of your life. Platinum Love Bands are a great way to seal this precious moment – a symbol of forever together & the bond of pure love the moment stands for. Do you have a similar Platinum Moment of celebration? Share them with us as comments, we would love to hear about them.
This post was made possible by Platinum Guild International & ORRA Jewellers.