Shyam and I have been doing international long distance for the last 1 year; I was working in Mumbai and him in NYC. The last time I saw him was in July 2019… I had NO idea that on my way to NYC, I’d experience one of the best days of my life. #proposal #bollywoodproposal #shyamshivani
The Backstory: My parents told me our flight from Delhi got rerouted from Frankfurt to Paris, my clueless self didn’t think much of it and decided to use our “layover” to shop. As soon as we walked out of the Paris airport, a man (who turned out to be our amazing videographer) was holding a sign with my name and handed me the first note from Shyam… watch the rest to see the magic unfold!!
To my best friend, lover boy and now fiancé, I love you!!! You bring out the best and weirdest in me, support my career like it’s your own and truly make me feel like the happiest girl in the world. In 2015 we met for the first time as dance partners in G127 Mason Hall and all I know is that we are gonna be dancing our way through life here on out…
And finally, this wouldn’t have been possible without an incredible team:
Jayraj Gill: For going above and beyond in every capacity. From spending countless hours editing to filming my relatives in India to bringing Shyam’s vision to life, thank you for being you!
Sandie Carol Dougnac: For coordinating with Shyam for 4 months prior to the proposal and capturing the loveliest photographs
Yohann Charrin: For making sure the plan was executed to the tee and video-graphing each and every moment
Francois: For video-graphing my reaction throughout the proposal
Divyanka Gupta: For filming and editing Shyam’s Hawaiyein dance video
Harbir Brar, Rahul Ahluwalia, Jayraj Gill, Rahul Bose, Alisha Luthra, Sarah Quettawala: For flying all the way to freaking Paris and surprising me!!!
The 90+ friends & family who sent in videos: For being the best support system in the world!
Our parents & Shreyans: Thank you is not enough. We love you so much.
My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shivani_bafna/
Shyam’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shyamshah24/
Jayraj’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayrajgill/
Sandie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandiecarol_artwork/
Divyanka’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/divyanka_gupta/