As it turned out, Ms. Shah and Mr. Reddy saw very tiny of each individual other people 1st two months, even though equally continued to operate in the identical social circles. On Thanksgiving, numerous Wharton students traveled on a college trip to Cartagena, Colombia.
Ms. Shah, the daughter of Dr. Lopa Shah of Augusta, Ga., and Dr. Bimal Shah, and Jaidev Reddy, the son of Rasika Reddy and Girish Reddy of New York, each went on that Colombia vacation. And it was there wherever they re-established communication, and shared a to start with kiss in what Ms. Shah described as “a enormous, colonial mansion.”
By January 2017, they ended up an exclusive item.
“From the moment he gave me that 1st hug, Jaidev has just been so form and caring,” mentioned Ms. Shah, who received an undergraduate degree from Emory. “He was so quick to speak to. At that place, I actually desired to commit all of my time with him.”
Mr. Reddy was experience much the identical.
“She was extremely down to earth, and grounded, and of study course, very lovely,” he stated. “There was a chemistry there, but also, I consider we experienced comparable family dynamics and could relate on a great deal of those people extra personal, deeper stages.”
They were being engaged Oct. 12, 2019 at the Storm King Artwork Heart in Mountainville, N.Y. They strolled the grounds for additional than an hour as Ms. Shah gazed at her new ring and Mr. Reddy awaited the upcoming period of his grand-proposal strategy: a sunset helicopter trip back to Manhattan.