"I promise to love you, respect you, support you, and above all else, make sure I'm not just yelling at you because you did not purchase a Bitcoin on the right time." - Those seven rounds around the fire are soon to witness an additional round that will have this promise being made.
A regular Shaadi's dhoom-dhadaaka has gone too mainstream, and the generation Z is already tad bored with the same rituals being followed since ages. Not to say that those traditions are any bad, but who doesn't like a twist in the taste? At least, the creative couple about whom we'll further discuss, they do.
These guys threw a big NO on regularity's face and took the opportunity of setting the trend on their D-Day very seriously. Their love story and their marriage story, both demand your ears, eyes and that "awww" remark kept totally handy. So, let us wish the two beautiful souls a happy marriage by acknowledging their uniqueness.
And who knows, you might just get lucky enough to find your match in the comment sections when someone from the opposite sex comments exactly what you had in mind.
And here goes their love story 20something...
Niti Shree and Prashant Sharma, both in their late 20s, have a lot to share in common and this became the base of their likeness for each other. Yes, defying the popular notion of opposites attract, these two got attracted for the similarities that they had.
Being engineers, they both had a knack for entrepreneurship since the early college days and coincidentally left their first jobs in four months' time.
Out of thousands of applicants, Niti managed to join the Jagriti Yatra (NGO promoting entrepreneurship) in 2011 while Prashant joined the same in 2012.
But wait... they did not meet yet.
They actually had their first exchange of words through a Facebook Startup community and later went on to meet each other on 24th October 2013 (don't be surprised that the lovebirds still remember the date).
WittyFeed called Niti, and she was all smiles when she proudly accepted that, "It was love at first sight" and we could not question that.
They both being very active in the startup ecosystem since the college days, were part of ISAC, SAE Supermileage, and other such events.
Later, Prashant became the head of Headstart Network Foundation's Bangalore branch which he left only to see Niti taking the same position.
Well, the duo holds a great mutual interest in exponential technologies. They very well know that cryptocurrencies are the future and are aware that they hold a social responsibility to let people know about the same.
On a funny yet honest note, Niti told WittyFeed that in the year 2017, they attended around six back-to-back marriages and were always left confused about what can be given as gifts. They wanted to break the regular gifting norms and hence decided to give away Amazon gift cards to the newlyweds.
Niti puts it beautifully...
"Tohfa do toh aisa do jo ki kaam aae"
When enquired about the reason why they chose Bitcoin as a gift that they wish to receive, here's what they had to say-
"We believe gifting hasn't been disrupted and we must ride the new-age tech wave for this startup wedding," says Offrd co-founder. She also added, "we wish to make people more aware of the cryptocurrencies and understand the need of buying investments." Also, she does not want people to go "kya dein yaar" when they think about gifting them.
To extend their help to the society, one of the Offrd cofounders, Nagesh also has a blog on Medium.com to the name 'Uncryped' that talks about Bitcoin and everything going around it very closely in order to educate the readers.
So it is easy, they're marrying on 9th December 2017 and the visitors, that for them are mostly the investors and the people from the startup world, are supposed to download the app, scan the QR code on the wedding card and send Bitcoins to Niti and Prashant.
Unique, isn't it? Then go ahead and ask people to be like them by using such innovative and futuristic ways to gift.
Cheers to the gifting that matters, meet you at the wedding.
C'ya and yes, do not forget to comment coz who knows, you too may find your Niti/Prashant.