He was the jungle VIP who had reached the top and she was his bride-to-be.
But this love affair isn't an animation or fable, it's a true story - with a twist.
Two monkeys, Raju and Chinki, have had to get 'married' in secret after the authorities got wind of their impending nuptials and took exception to the ceremony.
Hundreds were planning to attend in the village of Banetha, 200 miles south of New Delhi and not to be deterred, the monkeys' owners took them off to a secret location. They now face arrest.
Raju is well known in the area for eating, sleeping and smoking with his owner, Ramesh Saini, 38, a rickshaw driver who nursed him back to health after finding him unconscious three years ago.
Chinki lives with a priest in a village close by and he suggested that they get married.
Their wedding was due to be something of a spectacle, adhering to traditional Hindu customs including seven rounds of the sacred fire and vows recited by a priest.
Raju was to be taken by horse in a procession to meet his bride after a huge wedding feast.
Before they wed, married but childless Ramesh said: 'I want to enjoy the feelings of a son's marriage through Raju's wedding. We will welcome the bride in our house in Banetha after the wedding with all rituals.'
However, when the authorities stepped in, Raju and Chinki had to flee their village and, like Romeo and Juliet, had to get married in secret.
Ramesh said he expected 2,000 people to turn up to witness the marriage and cooked a large pot of food for everyone to enjoy.
The 200 forestry officials went on a search of the vast forest but were unable to stop love and Raju and Chinki married deep in the forest.
Upon hearing the news that the wedding had gone ahead, the villagers started celebrating and, as he was a wanted man, Ramesh mingled with the crowd to try and avoid arrest.
Eventually the authorities found Chinki tied to a tree with a vermillion mark on her forehead - a mark that is warn by any married Hindu woman.
Raju was eventually taken into care by the Indian government as well because the law states that people cannot pet, train or marry them - even to another monkey.
It is now their destiny to be released back into the wild at some point but owner Ramesh says he hopes it is not the end of the story. 'I know my son Raju, with his wife Chinki, will come back home. I will have a big reception.'
Forest range officer Bhavar Singh Kaviya said: 'It's illegal to marry a monkey. Anyone found doing that or attending the marriage ceremony will be arrested.'