Sunday, April 17, 2011

Love Story Part 2: Wedding Bells

If you missed Part 1 of my Love Story, catch up on how Matt and I met in India before reading on!

Matt and I got married in India!


Before you start freaking out, just continue reading... I promise it's not what you think!

As Matt and I continued to travel together, our secret crush for one another had been growing steadily. Unfortunately, we were both still under the assumption that the other wasn't interested at all. Matt and I both continued to dance around each other, trying to send out signals to express our own interest while remaining platonic and friendly. As you can imagine, it was getting more and more difficult, as well as frustrating!

Getting closer, but staying platonic

Matt and I soon befriended an Indian man who was getting married in a couple of weeks and invited to his wedding. Although it would mean traveling back to Maharashtra, we decided that the wedding was an India experience that we couldn't pass up!

Getting henna at the wedding

When we arrived for the five-day wedding in very traditional Ellora, everyone just started assuming we were married and constantly asking where my "husband" was and asking Matt where his "wife" was. 

Um, WHAT???

Matt and I had discovered that for a single man and a single woman to be traveling together in India was quite a topic of intrigue. Males and females just do not commonly have platonic relationships and it was getting hard trying to explain that we were just friends to every Indian we met.

Not wanting to cause a scandal, we just went with it. Thus, Matt and I became "married."

The new "bride and groom" with the real groom

This turned out to be a good thing because after a few days of having to refer to each other as husband and wife, it paved the way for us to finally confess our feelings for each other!

"Isn't it so funny that people think we're a married couple?"

"Yeah, imagine it! Us, together?!"

"Well, actually..."

The happy couple

Matt and I have been inseparable since the wedding in Ellora, India. 

Stayed tuned for next week's Love Story installment.

© Connie Hum 2011


  1. Awwww! I love this story, Connie! It's giving me a toothache. Perfect reading for a gloomy Monday ^^

  2. What a sweet, sweet story. It's going to be a memory you two will cherish forever :) So happy for you.

  3. Hi Connie,

    The universe was conspiring for you to get together! What a beautiful and sweet story... ah, the joy of travel.

    So do we get to read part 3? :)

  4. @Tom Glad to hear that I could make Mondays better for you!

    @Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World Definitely is already! Matt and I always talk about India so fondly.

    @kay*(from india.with love) and @Andi of My Beautiful Adventures and @Maggie Thanks so much!

    @Lily (Explore for a Year) It sure seems like Matt and I were destined to meet. Part 3 comes out next week (hopefully)!

  5. Cong, very unique story (: but you should had invited me :p

  6. @Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] and @Sailor Thank you both!

    @Serap Koc Serap-ciğim! Canim, ne zaman Hong Kong'da geleceksin??? Gel gel gel! Hepsi Istanbul'da iyi mi? I miss you!!!

  7. see... build the friendship first, for real... then head down the other path. Nicely done and looking forward to part 3

  8. So cute you two are! How funny... 'well, actually...' wink, wink. Aren't you guys glad you finally 'fessed up!?

  9. Well, what the hell! While you're there.... :)

    Haha! Very cute story. CONGRATS! :)

  10. *swoon*

    Cutest thing ever! I love reading about travel couples!

  11. I definitely agree that having a friendship first helps with a relationship too!

    @Annie Yeah, we're both glad. I can't imagine how much longer it would have taken us if this "forced marriage" hadn't have happened!

    @Erica and @Dalene - Hecktic Travels Thank you!

  12. Aww such a cute love story with happy ending. :)

  13. Oh I love this :-) How wonderful to transition from great friends to something more. Such a good foundation. :-)

  14. This is adorable! And way to NOT bury the lede and to get everybody riled up =)

  15. Awwwwww such a great story!!! Can't wait for the next installment!

  16. I love the story. Yah, you too look cute together. Stay strong...


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