Filled with puzzles, letters, creativity, meticulous planning and a whole lot of love, take a cue from Sameer Musale's proposal story for a unique proposal experience
For all those who believe that ‘distance makes the heart grow fonder’, Sameer and Tejasvi Musale’s love story will strike a chord with you. The couple first met at a common friend’s wedding. Their shared love for art and passion for drawing drew them together. Soon, their friendship grew stronger and the duo became inseparable. “After a year and a half, Tejasvi shifted to Bangalore for work. Time and distance tested our relationship; however, a long-distance relationship truly teaches you to be strong and loyal and motivates you to take the next step of committing to each other. The distance seems so little when someone means so much,” share the duo.
Sameer wanted to devise something special; something that was unique to the both of them. He wanted to gift Tejasvi a moment; a precious memory that was beyond anyone’s imagination. The answer to his question was to create something original. With art and a shared love for food paving the way, Sameer created a proposal box, which took one month to plan and structure. It involved intricate designing, laser cutting and etching, printing and the development of mechanical and magnetic parts, puzzles, comic books, letters, a complete board game and more. Even after enlisting the help of a friend—Srushti Chamaria (founder of Silver Grey), who transformed a seemingly impossible task into reality— it still took Sameer one and a half months to build the box. For the special dinner, Sameer made the necessary reservations and planned the décor and setup details down to the customisation of every course. Once Tejasvi returned from Bangalore, the wheels were set in motion.
Sameer planned a surprise private dining experience, a 16course meal, for Tejasvi at the Masque restaurant, Mumbai. During every course, he produced a small letter that expressed his feelings. Finally, after the dessert was served, he revealed the proposal box, which was inscribed with the words, ‘Fairy tales do come true’, written in elvish. Everything—from a puzzle of their portrait, a hand-drawn comic book by Sameer, testimonials by friends and family—was held in this box. In all, there were seven wooden pages to go through and the final one had the ring encased below an intricate carving of the tree of life with their initials. Sameer went down on one knee and proposed saying, “One ring to show our love, one to bind us, one to seal our love forever and entwine us.”
Tip of love
Every couple and their love story is unique. Identify the one thing that resonates with the both of you. Even if you want to try something offbeat, be patient and see it through to its end just as you imagined. Finally, expressing that love is as important, so let your partner know how important they are in your life.