Couple propose to each other at the same time after photographer helps each secretly plan surprise

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Savi and Sharath planned a surprise proposal for each other and ended up proposing at the same time. Image supplied by Savi
Savi and Sharath planned a surprise proposal for each other and ended up proposing at the same time. Image supplied by Savi
  • Savi and Sharath met at her cousin's New Years party in 2017 in Atlanta.
  • For two and a half years, the couple had always been in a long distance relationship, travelling for hours to see each other.
  • Savi, from Vancouver, Canada, shares her proposal story with W24.

Shortly after meeting each other, the pair started dating. “I used to live in Florida, and Sharath used to live in California. We started with texts, which immediately got converted to facetiming. Probably, I can say late January of 2018 we started dating,” Savi says.

When Sharath moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 2019 March, Savi recalls that it was the most challenging thing, and it wasn’t that easy for them to see each other. The couple would only meet once in three months or so.

Savi adds that having to take flights to see each other was hectic, as there was a flying time of 5-7 hours and 3 hours in time difference between their respective homes. Despite this, they continued to make those trips to see each other for two days or a week at a time and managed to make their relationship work through thick and thin.

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Speaking about her engagement, Savi says she didn’t see it coming but it was one of the best moments of their lives.

The couple ended up proposing to each other at the same time after Savi arranged a couple's photoshoot as they hardly have good photos with each other. This was shortly after she relocated to Canada. She had planned to propose at the shoot.

“I tricked him by saying, let's get couple portraits done when I moved to Vancouver. He thought it was a regular photo shoot. On the other side, I wanted to get all the beautiful moments captured to look back on and cherish,” she says.

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“I was in the US when I started planning the proposal. So, I started browsing Instagram for photographers and planners. In this process, I spoke to many photographers and planners and finally decided to go with photographers, Miranda and Remy," says Savi.

"I was new to Vancouver and hardly knew which is the best location for the photo shoot. So, I told Miranda that I wanted the backdrop of the proposal to have mountains and water. I was given few options by Miranda and narrowed them down to Caulfield Lake Park in West Vancouver." 

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"Remy and I had several conversations on what I wanted, such as champagne, rose petals, candles and so on for the proposal. Remy had a cute picnic set up when we went there. The place was quiet and looked surreal, and just perfect for the proposal."

Two days before Savi was to propose, Sharath called the photographer and said he wanted to surprise Savi by proposing to her at the photoshoot. The photographer then decided to tell each of the couple that she would ask them to stand back to back, give them a cue to turn around and then they would propose.

At this point, both Savi and Sharath each thought they would be the only one proposing. But on the day of the shoot, when they each turned around, they were surprised to see the other with an engagement ring and a proposal request. Needless to say, both said "yes".

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The couple is extremely happy with how things turned out, and Savi is grateful to her photographers.

"Miranda and Remy were incredible, and they will be our first choice if we want a photographer and planner [for their wedding],” she added.

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