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Dancing to the Beat of Their Hearts The Chandra wedding

Dancing to the Beat of Their Hearts The Chandra wedding
Natasha Datt-Chandra and Adiel Pranay Chandra on their wedding day.
July 30
11:00 2017

There is no hidden formula for those that fall in love, especially for dancers.

This was the case for Natasha Datt-Chandra and Adiel Pranay Chandra who wed twice – once on the June 10, 2016 when they had the legal/engagement and Christian wedding and later on July 23, last year with the traditional Hindu wedding at Jayant Road, in Malolo, Nadi.

They met at the University of the South Pacific in 2010 when the Masti Arts Dance Group was having their auditions.

“I was a senior semi-classical and Bollywood dancer in Masti Arts, when Adiel and I met. Adiel along with his friend came to audition. I was pretty impressed since I gave him 10/10 then.”

The group had their first ever retreat at Deuba Inn, Pacific Harbour, where Mr Chandra proposed and waited for her answer.

“The whole night and for two months after that I finally said yes,” said Ms Chandra, who is the Fiji Sun Advertising Sales Manager, at the Nadi office.

Mr Chandra, 26, said waking up the whole night waiting for the answer after proposal did paid off as he was sure that he swept her off her feet after the first ever audition.

“Happiness, love, freedom, and suffering are all connected. When put together, they express our true dignity and destiny as we are guided on our way to greater love. Love started with friendship which latter took another step to affection resulting in romantic love and now unconditional love.

“Every human is in pursuit of happiness, and I found mine in her. After six years of relationship we finally decided to tie the knot and make it official.”

Mr Chandra is the Manager/Trainer/HR Supervisor at Smart Buy Fiji Limited.

“I was an upcoming hip hop dancer basically a star in my own world and there she was standing and watching me audition for the same dance group she was a pioneer of.

“Eyes met, but who would have known we would fall for each other and that friendship would take us on a journey we will never regret.

“We had our ups and downs as all relationships do, but it’s how we overcome them that show how strong we both are.

“She basically kept me waiting the whole night for her yes.

“Our first kiss ever was unexpected as I stepped off a stage from performing and got the crowd so hyped up that she couldn’t resist and just had to say thank you for the awesome performance in another way.

“After that everything was baby steps until we got married. I’m proud to be a son a husband and a proud father-to- be. I would say that every man and woman must take their time in deciding who their life partners will be and not to make hasty choices.”

How was the reaction from the both families?

Mrs Chandra: “Both our families had no objection, in fact they were more than happy when we decided to take our relationship a step further marriage.

“Both sides had agreed as we would be making our own future together, they all agreed with our decision knowing we were old enough to make the right choices in life.”

Take us through the love days.

Mrs Chandra: “We had our fair share of ups and downs, but what matters the most is that we made it through these and it shows how strong our relationship is.

“After dating for six years we finally decided to get married and are now expecting our first child together.

How many kids you are expecting?

Mrs Chandra: “One is enough for now. Family planning is very important in this modern error hence time will tell when we are ready for more children.”


What helped make their wedding day

Natasha Datt-Chandra and Adiel Pranay Chandra seal the bonds of marriage. Photo: Anthony Titifanua

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The Chandra wedding


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