The celebrities might have aligned for Julia Sayers and Ojas Gokhale once they met at Marty’s PM in February 2013. However first, the celebs needed to align for Julia to get the cheeseburger she had been eyeing on her first night time out in Birmingham.
“Ojas and I met as a result of his good friend Nikhil came visiting to speak to us, however I wasn’t keen on assembly them as a lot as I used to be keen on getting a cheeseburger from one other man,” Julia remembers.
Fortunately, Julia secured the sandwich and finally turned her consideration to the group of fellows—together with Ojas. Although the 2 have been born greater than 8,000 miles aside (Ojas from Mumbai, India and Julia from Hickory, North Carolina) they shortly bonded over their love of touring and powerful sense of journey. The outcomes of that momentous night time was an in depth friendship that lasted for the subsequent three years.
In January 2016, after a yr overseas working in Germany, Ojas returned to the states to a welcome dwelling occasion thrown by Julia and the close-knit group of mates that they had created over the previous few years. “That night time, I simply
keep in mind taking a look at him and considering ‘Wow, I actually missed him’ after which I used to be like, ‘Oh, I believe I missed him as greater than only a good friend,’” Julia says. The celebrities aligned for a second time as a result of on the identical night time Julia realized her emotions for Ojas, he determined to kiss her.
After a yr of long-distance friendship, they sadly needed to proceed that theme into their first yr of courting. Ojas’ job moved him to Kentucky, however the couple was devoted to creating their relationship work regardless of the gap (and in 2017, Ojas was capable of return to Birmingham).
Ojas and Julia’s first journey as a pair was to India for the marriage of their shut mates. Unbeknownst to them on the time, that journey was…