Komal & Shalin's Baltimore Ravens Surprise Engagement
Married sports fans know that marriage and sports have a lot in common. Success in both requires hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. For engaged football fans Komal and Shalin, the first step in joining their families would come when Komal would reconsider her lifelong dedication to the New York Jet’s in favor of reluctant allegiance to Shalin’s Baltimore Ravens. A big step for Komal, as in the words of Komal’s brother, “everyone knows the Desai family is a Jet’s family!”
At their engagement party in Baltimore, Komal wanted to show her undying love and support for Shalin in the most dramatic way possible. Always the one to surprise his fiancé, Shalin would become the unwitting subject of the surprise of a lifetime for any Ravens fan. Unbeknownst to Shalin, Komal had arranged to walk Shalin blindfolded onto the 50 yard line of M&T Bank Stadium, the home of the Baltimore Ravens. The big reveal would include an announcement of the starting lineup of the Parikh and Desai families in true primetime NFL fashion.
We were especially excited to take part in planning the big surprise, from convincing Shalin we just wanted to do a "casual video shoot" around town, to writing the script for the M&T Bank Stadium announcer. Be sure to also check out Komal & Shalin's stunning destination wedding at the gorgeous St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Laguna Niguel, CA: Komal & Shalin's Destination Wedding in Laguna Niguel.
Venues: M&T Bank Stadium
Planning: Marie Danielle Vil-Young
A Votre Service Events
Photography: Cengiz Ozelsel
Makeup & Styling: Susmita Patel
Style by Susmita
Entertainer: AATMA Performing Arts
*Concept Highlight Film, Same-Day-Edit
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