While the world is obsessing over Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma‘s wedding gala, Hate Story 2 Actress Surveen Chawla made her wedding announcement yesterday. The 33-year-old actress, who tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend (who is a businessman) Akshay Thakker in a low-key ceremony, amidst families and a few industry friends on July 28, 2015, in Italy, took to social media to share the news with her fans. She wrote, “And just like that, right in the middle of an extraordinary life, love gave us a fairy tale… #Married #bliss #EternalLove #GiveUsYourLove&Blessings.” The Italian wedding was a close-knit affair.

The actress, who was planning to make her marriage public in January 2018, in a statement to Bombay Times, said, “Yes, I am married. I have known Akshay for long. It was a personal choice to not talk about the marriage. We wanted to break the news just before our Indian wedding, which was scheduled to take place this month. However, we had to postpone it to 2018, following a loss in the family.” ALSO READ: (Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Look Super Happy As They Leave For South Africa For New Year – View Pics)

Explaining why she decided to have a secretive wedding and announce it two years later, Surveen further added, “”In a quintessential Indian wedding, the couple is surrounded by guests. But we wanted the day to ourselves; the idea was to enjoy each and every moment with each other and with those who matter the most. Also, I always wanted a white wedding in a chapel located in a castle. Fortunately, Akshay shared the same dream and that’s how we zeroed in on a picturesque castle in Northern Italy. It took me six months to finalise the venue. Since I am a die-hard romantic, there was no other way I would have done it.”

Opening about their relationship, the actress said, ” It was organic. We began spending a lot of time together. There was no official proposal. We just knew that we wanted to be with each other. Akshay hates media glare and is a simple guy. He respects my individuality and understands me and my profession. Most importantly, he lets me be the person I am.”

Surveen further added, “He is the calming effect in my life. He made me understand the true meaning of letting go. Akshay has made me a better person. The idea behind the unison of two people is to help each other evolve. The best part is that he is not from the industry and that helps me remain grounded. It’s a great feeling to go back home to someone who has different things to talk about with a unique perspective.”