by Mini Sidhu
This post was originally published on Dil Mil App Blog:
“Four months ago, my now fiance found me through Dil Mil. We began a journey, which led us to our engagement yesterday,” Nadiya Tai, Dil Mil user, said. “We never imagined we would come this far with each other from meeting through a simple app. Thank you for allowing us to have met and start a new chapter of our lives together. This man completes me. Can’t thank the creator of the app enough.”
Here at Dil Mil, we cannot begin to describe how we feel when we get a message like this. From the initial “OMG!” to the “Aww,” to the placing my hand over my dil (you should all know what this means by now, but if you’re just catching up with us, dil means heart) out of heartfelt happiness, I was literally tearing up. I would have full-out unleashed these tears of joy had I not immediately phoned our founder to let him know his app has resulted in yet another love story.
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You might think this would get old after a while, but love never gets old! Or maybe we are all just hopeless romantics here at Dil Mil.
But enough about me, let’s hear about our gorgeous couple, Nadiya and Aezaz Vegamwala.
Nadiya was so kind to share details of her story with us:
“On the evening of December 19, Aezaz sent his number to me and I sent [him] mine. He was shocked initially when I sent my number. He messaged me while he was en route to a Celtics game (note: I’m a Hoosier so go Pacers!). He messaged me while I was in a meeting thinking I wasn’t going to reply past ‘hey.’ He went about watching the game, then his phone rang and it was me. That night we texted nonstop till I couldn’t bear to text any longer. Our first phone conversation was three days later, nonstop talking for a good 3.5 hours. We both knew at that point there’s a potential future we both envisioned together. From the first day we have experienced nothing but happiness. Not only that, we found out later on our families knew each other and now we are planning a wonderful journey together.”
If that doesn’t sound like it was meant to be, wait until you hear their proposal story. But first, let me set the stage with this picture perfect shot:
Nadiya explained how her picture perfect engagement came to be:
“Well I knew I was getting proposed to since our baat was pakki (our wedding date was set). So, on a Friday evening, Aezaz came over to pick me up. He first told my dad he was proposing to me while I was still getting ready. We drove to downtown Indy and recreated our first date.
Our first stop was at Starbucks, both getting the same drinks we did on our first date. We walked around for a good 1.5 hours since the weather was amazing. He then decided to head towards the canal walk, which ironically is also my favorite spot during the summer time. We were casually talking and I asked him why he wanted to marry me.
Aezaz then said, ‘About 4 months ago, I came across your profile and as soon as I saw just one of your pictures, my mind, my heart, and my gut told me there was something about you I couldn’t overlook. I then took the chance and approached you, which I usually don’t do with a lot of people, but there was just something about you. After our first few conversations and everything we’ve been through these last few months, there has never been a day of sorrow or distress in my life. You came into my life as a blessing, to a point where not only me but also my parents have a glow on their face [that] I’ve never seen before. I grew so attached to you to a point where I couldn’t imagine life without you anymore. I met your parents and your family and immediately I felt at home—loved and cared for as I would by my family. The spark in your eyes and the sound of your voice every morning made life that much better and allowed our relationship to grow that much stronger over time. You never ceased to amaze me, and I don’t even remember how and when I fell in love with you; never have I felt this way about anyone, so you left me with no choice than to ask you to be mine for a lifetime.’
And then we approached the spot where Aezaz’s best man was waiting and I was speechless. Aezaz held my hand and told me how much he loved me, making me burst out in tears of joy. He got down on one knee and asked, ‘Nadiya Mehboob Tai, will you marry me?’ Of course, I said ‘yes,’ but the moment was surreal. My best friend asked me to be his life partner.”
I’m not going to lie—I just teared up again re-reading that. And I don’t know about you, but I was seriously blown away and impressed with Aezaz’s answer. You’ve got yourself a winner, Nadiya!
From the entire Dil Mil team, congratulations Nadiya and Aezaz! We hope everyone finds a love like yours. And we’ll do everything we can to help potential Dil Mil users fall in love and have a story like yours to share.
Date of Engagement: April 11, 2015 | Date of Upcoming Wedding: Thanksgiving 2015