But Dr. Kulshrestha had thought all along that she was lying and consulted with his best friend, who advised that he should reach out to Ms. Hofford again.
“I really just wanted to know if she was still interested,” he said. “So I got back in touch.”
His second effort was worth toasting, as Ms. Hofford explained that while she did have a change of mind between rounds of beer, she never had a change of heart.
They began dating again, and soon they had to reassess their relationship, as Dr. Kulshrestha began interviewing for general surgery residency programs.
They each made a solid commitment, and avoided a long-distance relationship when Dr. Kulshrestha was matched with Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago, where both were already living.
They were engaged Sept. 1, 2019 at the Montrose Bird Sanctuary in Chicago, overlooking a tranquil Lake Michigan. With a view of the skyline as a natural backdrop, Dr. Kulshrestha dropped to one knee and surprised Ms. Hofford with a diamond ring.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/style/summer-hofford-sujay-kulshrestha-wedding.html