Interview with a UAE based expat Bride-to-be (DESTINATION WEDDING: Goa)
Hello fans, bloggers and fellow brides-to-be,
Here is a mini interview with an expat Bride-to-be, based in Dubai, originally from Goa/India – Rupal Kamat. Rupal has been an active member of the Bride Club ME face book fan page, and we are really excited to be covering Rupals Goan wedding early next year on www.brideclubme.com.
All of us at the Bride Club ME HQ, wish Rupal and her fiancé all the best for their big day in December! Bride Club ME, along with our health and fitness experts, are also going to advise Rupal on how to lose those few pounds she mentioned in her interview, in a healthy and stress free way, so she feels a million dollars on her wedding day.
How long have you and your fiancé lived in the UAE?
A: My fiancé has been here for 4 years – And I’ll be completing 3 years this November. Time sure flies around here.
How did you and your fiancé meet?
A: We always knew each other ( since we are both from Goa – same hometown). But its only in Dubai that we became great friends – we were so inseparable for almost a year, that love & getting married seemed like obvious next step ( to everyone around us even before it struck us!) We share a common love for travel & food & it’s what brought us together!
How did he/you propose?
A: We were in Mall of the Emirates on 11.11.11 just doing the usual walking around routine. And he just asked me to go to the Louis Vuitton store.. & he started looking around for a bag for me. I was rather surprised as this was totally unplanned ( & totally unlike him). He walked around and got me the nicest bag around & when the sales person there said to me “ma’am you are very lucky u have such a nice partner” he just simply said “ Well, it’s me that’s lucky!.. You’ll marry me… Wont you?” the proposal was just like our relationship – simple yet completely perfect.. And the answer was YESSSSS!!!
When and where are you getting married?
A: We got engaged on 4th February in Goa (both our families & friends are there) – set to get married in Goa on 26th December 2012.
Why did you choose to marry in Goa?
A: Goa : Easy choice for many reasons – it’s Home for both of use & we are very attached to the memories of the place! Great beaches.. seafood… family & friends in attendance on our big day… & December is just perfect in Goa.. with all the Christmas & new year’s spirit!
What do you have left to do in your wedding planning diary?
A: We still haven’t bought all wedding clothes – that’s going to happen soon! Final touches on the décor & food selections to go – we also have to print wedding cards & most importantly.. Finalise a honeymoon!
What are you looking forward to the most on your wedding day?
A: The look in his eyes when I walk down the aisle.. * priceless * I couldn’t have asked for more from a partner – he is truly my soul-mate! I’ve been fascinated with weddings and probably planning mine since I was 5! So this is one of my biggest dreams come true. The fact that my family loves him & is just as happy and excited means a lot!
What scares you the most about your wedding day?
A: I’m a hardcore planner – I love details and micro-managing (hazards of my job I think) – so I’m always involved in every little aspect. I just need everything to go smoothly.. our families & friends to have as much of a great time as we will.
What difficulties are you facing, trying to plan your wedding?
A: Too much work needs to get done on the phone/emails because we can’t keep going back home due to work commitments. I’m very hands-on and not being on the ground looking at everything is unsettling. Being a foodie & with so many options here – Dubai is a bad place to lose weight to fit right into those gorgeous Indian wedding outfits.
Lastly, are you looking forward to the launch of www.brideclubme.com?
A: Oh absolutely! I think it’s a super initiative for our part of the world with so many expats away from home. We need a resource to go – so that we don’t end up in bridezilla-mode ever so often! And there’s so much to learn from what other couple are doing, after all, 2 heads are better 1!