She unfolds their journey of love from being strangers to becoming the closest friends.
Atreyee is as gorgeous as her name. I have a candid chat with the lady and she reveals all the minute details of her beautiful story. She tells me, "I found Shounak within 15 days of my registration on BharatMatrimony and within a month, everything was fixed." It was indeed quick. This makes me wonder if they had any time for a courtship but she clarifies saying, "We did have a courtship of 8 long months."
What drew Atreyee to Shounak
Atreyee describes to me the qualities she found best in her prince charming, "My criteria were quite basic just like every other girl has before marriage. But what attracted me the most was that family was his priority, he was career oriented and most importantly, extremely caring. From then on, we used to meet once in every week and we became friends for life." And there was no looking back.
Longing for Shubho Drishti
She seemed very chilled out talking about her big day but I could sense a tinge of excitement in her voice. Very patiently, she starts explaining about her wedding ceremony. "We had a four-day grand wedding with all the rituals… but I was eagerly waiting for shubho drishti." Why? "Because we weren’t allowed to meet during the wedding rituals. I was just waiting for that moment because we hadn’t seen each for so long," says Atreyee.
A bouquet of surprises
Has life been any different post marriage? "Yes… Life has changed post marriage. Now both of us have a family to take care of," Atreyee’s life has changed but for the best. She continues to tell me about her Malaysian honeymoon which has been etched in her heart forever or more so as a 'fond memory' as she calls it.
But the best was yet to come. "He sent a bouquet of beautiful flowers to my office on our first month anniversary. It was an overwhelming feeling." Awww.. "Shounak has become my closest friend and he is the one to whom I share everything,' says she.
Love for travelling
The lovely couple do spend their 'we time' chatting, long walks, weekend shopping but are always raring to explore new places. "Both of us love to travel. We sit and plan to explore various places but lately, due to other commitments, couldn’t. We will resume it very soon."
A heart-warming message that she has to tell, "More than anything, your partner should be your best friend."