“Michelle and I have known each other for about four years and dated for one and a half. For the last 10 months I’ve been planning on proposing to Michelle during our vacation we had planned in February in Thailand. But for unforeseen circumstances, we had to sadly cancel our trip. I was devastated. A few days later, Michelle surprised me with a last minute trip to Bora Bora for Valentine’s Day, and told me our plane leaves in 2 days! So for the next 48 hours, I scrambled to coordinate my proposal plan for Bora Bora. We had always dreamed of going to Bora Bora and so I actually already followed a few Bora Bora-based photographers on Instagram. I quickly found my favorite photos on Instagram that were taken in Bora Bora and noticed they were all taken by the same photographer Damien Gobron. I then messaged Damien and he was quick to assist me in planning the perfect proposal. When we arrived in Bora Bora, I told Michelle that the hotel was offering a complimentary Valentine’s Day couple’s photoshoot. Unsuspecting, she followed me to the photoshoot and Damien began taking photos of us. About halfway through the shoot, I got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me. After a lot of smiling, crying, and laughing, (but mostly crying) Michelle said yes. Then we took more engagement pictures around the resort with some cool over-under water pictures“
Tell us more about your engagement rings for your proposal to Michelle Khare in Bora:
“I purchased Michelle’s engagement ring from South Hills Jewelers in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The owner is a family friend who personally helped me pick out the ring.”
Do you have a wedding date yet and describe your perfect wedding for us?
“We plan to get married about a year from now. Because Michelle is half Indian, our perfect wedding is a culture blend of an Indian wedding and a traditional US wedding.”