From Friendship to Dating, Proposing, Engagement and The Civil Ceremony

John and master’s degree holder at Oxfordand Tanay an Indian Student from Delhi, met during their second week at Sarah Lawrence College, while taking tennis classes.

John and Tanay only got to know each other one year later, when John’s confidante Tamarah decided to aggressively pursue a friendship with Tanay.

The next thing John knew, he was taking photos of Tanay as Tamarah gave stage directions: Angry! Enlightened! Arrogant!

They all shared a flat while studying abroad in Oxford. During that year, we visited Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Hungary together. And at the end of it all, Tanay asked John out for the first time!

John and Tanay began dating in earnest their senior year, After a master’s degree at Oxford and a stint managing an art gallery, John decided to return to New York and asked Tanay to get back together.

In May of 2017, Tanay had to return to India to fill



out some visa documents, when John proposed him. Tanay was already planning a proposal of his own. In fact, he’d already had a ring custom made while he was in India.

On December 28th, 2017, they tied know is a small civil ceremony at SF city hall, where parents from both side were present.

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