- Your initial meet. How did it happen?
Kasunka: Our story began in November 2009. We were both in college studying for our bachelor’s degree. It was my husband who saw me first and had a crush on me ever since. The first time I noticed him was in the college cafeteria and was instantly attracted to his smile and of course his height. His smile was just a sample of his incredible qualities both inside and out.
Banura: Though we were going to the same college, we got to know each other through social media (facebook) and we hit it off straight away. Then we started calling and texting each other every day. That’s how we got to know each other. We both had the same taste in music, food, movies and became very good friends in no time.
- Who made the first move? How?
K: It was Banura who made the first move. He said that he was attracted to me the first time he saw me and had been in love from the start and still remembers what I was wearing the first day he saw me.
B: The first thought that came to my mind when I first saw her was “wish if I have a girlfriend like that”.
K: When he first asked me out I said I need more time because I was not sure whether I am ready for a relationship. But he never gave up and worked through his charms and asked me again to go out on a date with him after a couple of months and I said yes.
- What was your first impression about your spouse?
K: At first I was very much attracted to his features. His megawatt smile, his height, broad shoulders and his big neat hands. But after I got to know him I understood that he was very intelligent, smart, funny, romantic, most caring and the kindest soul. It’s like I won the jackpot.
B: My First impression about Kasunka was that she is a very kindhearted person and someone who I can depend on no matter what. I can trust her no matter what and I know she would never do anything to break my heart.
- What's your most memorable date? Why?
K: Our most memorable date was our second date where we had our first kiss. We both still talk about that very first time and how we knew 7 years ago, that something clicked, something connected between us. I look back to that day and know that was when I fell in love with him. And it was our second date which made me finally realize that I do want to be his girlfriend.
- Three things you love and hate about your partner.
K: I love his smile, his kind heart and how caring he is. Actually, I do not hate anything about him, I just like the way he is.
B: I love the way she treats me and how caring she is. And knowing that we can’t live a day without each other. I don’t hate anything about her but it annoys me how careless she can be sometimes.
- Most memorable moment from your wedding?
B: The most memorable moment from our wedding was the Poruwa Ceremony – when we were putting each other’s wedding rings. We both knew that this is it, we’re gonna spend the rest of our lives together and that this is a huge step in our relationship.
K: We’ve been married for two years now and our love has really grown since then. And I’m really happy because we both are still crazy in love and enjoy playing pranks to annoy each other once in a while.
- What's been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
K: Definitely our first dance and deciding the food menu. We have been practicing for the dance for about two months and made lots of fun memories. One of our friends was a choreographer and he helped us in selecting the song tracks and dance moves.
B: Selecting the hotel was easy but deciding what goes on in the menu was so hard. There were so many options and we were having a hard but fun time selecting them.
- What's been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?
B: The wedding photographer. We wanted to find the most suitable photographer to cover our wedding because, at the end of the day, the photos are what going to last. We met so many photographers and the ones we liked were not available on our date. Therefore we had such a hard time finding a photographer who would be able to cover our most special day the way we exactly wanted.
- Where did you go for your honeymoon?
K: We spent our honeymoon in three locations. After the wedding, we stayed at Mount Lavinia Hotel for two days. After the homecoming, we stayed at Suriya Resorts, Negombo. Then we stayed at Palmstone Retreat, Kitulgala for two days. It is private retreat specially made for honeymoon couples. We had the most amazing time together and made so many memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
- What is your idea of, “And they lived happily ever after”?
K: The most important thing in marriage life or any relationship is that the couple understands each other. No one is perfect and we all have our flaws. What we should do is understand that fact and love each other for who we are and not try to change the other person. And our happily ever after would be spending the rest of lives together sharing love and happiness till our last breath. Not a day without each other.
- In the wake of disagreements, how do you find common ground?
K: We both discuss over it and analyze both of our options and come to an agreement on what’s most suitable and sometimes when we have an argument Banura always listen and once I’m calm down, he explains things to me.
- Who’s good at forgetting and better at forgiving?
K: I’m good at forgetting and he is good at forgiving. He is patient and I’m not. He is very responsible when it comes to everyday chores but not me. I’m the one who is careless and forget things all the time. It is Banu who always stays behind me and makes sure that everything is taken care of but I’m really good at making quick and correct decision compared to his long thinking and analyzing decision-making process.
B: It’s like we’re made for each other and becomes the strength to each other’s’ weaknesses and we both are so happy and glad that we found each other.