Wedding Story of Melanie & George

January 13, 2020 12:00 pm


  • Your initial meet. How did it happen?

We worked at the same company, but I haven't seen him. He first saw me at our office quiz competition and I was giving all wrong answers and he felt it was cute lol, so that's what made him fall for me, he said. Then he started to stalk and also ask his friends around to know more about me. 

  • Who made the first move? How?

It was George. That's the first time I saw him, I was waiting for my cab after work and he came and spoke to me saying that he has seen me at my college (I was a student counselor at Mercury college) though I couldn't recall  I said Hi and we became friends. 

  • What was your first impression about your spouse?

I felt like he was cute and also genuine and seemed like a person who has a lot of good qualities.

  • In what ways are you most alike?   

Haha almost nothing, we have totally opposite tastes but that's what made our relationship stronger and fun, but one thing both of us would die for is Comics and Movies!

  • What's your most memorable date? Why?

My first birthday with him after we started dating, he surprised me at the church pulling out a ring and before God, he promised that he would marry me and keep me safe since I was fatherless. That day I realised that he is the one for me and one Man I can trust after my father.

  • Three things you love and hate about your partner.

His Love, He is so good at giving love and also has the kindest heart, it's not just me he loves but also my family, that's one of the best qualities he has.

 Maturity - He knows when to be crazy with me and also when to act matured. When it comes to protecting me and leading me and also guiding me through good and bad.

His Bold and understanding Character - He gives me my space, my freedom and let me explore new things, he doesn't have Gender Discrimination or the pride that he is a man, but let me correct him if he is wrong and give my opinion as a woman and yet points out the mistakes on me and correct it then and there.

I hate his bullies, sometimes when we argue over something he purposely bullies me to annoy me.

Quick Temper - He gets moody when I annoy him to give attention while he is doing something important and stressed out with office work, he yells but he will be okay after a few minutes. 

I hate that he eats junk, and when I make a diet plan he refuses to follow lol.

(But these aren't the real thing I hate, I secretly admire them too <3)



  • How did the proposal happen?

He called me after the night mass at church on New Year's Eve and told me that he has found the one, and he will tell me who it is tomorrow since it's 1st of January and it's a New Year, until then I had no clue what he was talking about since we were friends.

The next day he called me and said that the one I found is me and he wants to marry but then again he said it's not right to tell over the phone. He met me the other day at work and I was with a saree since its 1st day of the new year at work, He said he loves me and, I actually said Yes after a few months.

Then on my birthday he took me to this lovely church and asked me to make a wish before god and once opened my eyes he pulled out a ring and looked into my eyes and said that he wants to look into those eyes until his last breath and asked me to marry him and I said yes!

  • If the proposal was a surprise, on a scale of 10 how well did it go?

I will give a 10/10 because it was very simple and lovely, I love simple guys than guys who waste money to show off his love.

  • What are you most looking forward to as Mr.  and Mrs.? 

We want to have our empire and also to carry out the love we have for each other to our kids.

Just unconditional Love which we can talk back even when we are in our 80’s 



  • Most memorable moment from your wedding?.

I sang “Can’t keep falling in love“ by Elvis Presley to him while I was walking down the Aisle and his looks were priceless, then he carried me down the Aisle. These are the most memorable moment of our wedding.

  • If You Could Describe Your Wedding Day Using One Word, What Would it be?


  • What's been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?

The first Dance though. We were joking and making fun of each other to practice a very small dance.

  • What's been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon? 

The Theme and the Decors, Since we had a vintage theme and I took responsibilities for the invitations to the cake boxes and the decor it became stressful, but with God's grace things became smoother. 



  • Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We went to Bali and it was an incredibly awesome honeymoon.

  • What is your idea of, “and they lived happily ever after”?

Love the flaws and imperfections in each other, have a good understanding and be Loyal!

  • What has surprised you the most during the first few weeks/months of being married?

That he snores so badly in the night!

  • Who’s good at forgetting and better at forgiving?

George, cause he is simply adorable. 


Photographer - Vintfootage 

Event Planner - Myself and George 

Stylist - Luxe by Fatimah

Florist - Refloral Events , Lassana Flora 

Invitation Design - Myself 

Place cards - Got it from my uncle - He has his own printing shop

Ceremony Venue - Christ Church Mutuwal

Reception Venue - Pegasus Reef Wattala 

Signage -  Pegasus Reef Wattala 

Entertainment - George’s and my friends 

Engagement - George’s and my friends

Transport - Kangaroo

Groom Prep Location - Pegasus Reef Wattala 



Bridal Gown - Got it from my Aunt at UK, 

Hair Piece - Lassana Flora 

Lingerie - Midnight Divas / Victoria’s secret

Shoes - Charles and Keith 

Earrings - Swarovski

Hair - Luxe by Fatimah

Makeup - Luxe by Fatimah

Bridesmaid Dresses -  Gflock 

Bridesmaid Shoes - Gflock 



Suit & Shirt - Suit & Tie 

Bow Tie - Hameedia 

Shirt Studs - got it as a gift from his friends 

Shoes - Croc

Socks - Croc

Grooming - His Friends 

Groomsmen Suits - Suit & Tie 

About the author

- Ruqaiyah Shabeen

I feel the same way about clothes and lipsticks, as others do about food!