- Your initial meet. How did it happen?
Saffa: Having a long time childhood crush was normal. We can't predict when, where or how that one day he will be next to you. In the month of September 2015, my family was busy packing and getting ready to travel for my brother's wedding outside Colombo. They had organized transport for everyone and there he was that moment sitting right behind me.
- Who made the first move? How?
Saffa: ”Question to be answered, so as my feeling on him”. I found myself calling him early morning during our Haj festival month in October but he was still asleep. He called me back after an hour of waiting, we greeted and spoke just as we did in our childhood days.
Shuhaib: But we knew there was something much more than that. With time our lines of communication were more frequent and by the end of the month, we proclaimed our love.
- What was your first impression about your spouse?
Shuhaib: She's one of a kind, every time I look into her eyes; I see our future together, feels like heaven, her smile, her perfection in everything surely caught me off guard.
Shuhaib: Any day is a good day when I get to spend quality time with my lady. It's our first date to make it more special we went to Schakasez cake shop. I never knew that she will like it, never expect more than that; seeing her wild smile, happiness painted on her face is just priceless.
- Three things you love and hate about your partner.
Shuhaib: Time and distance kept us apart for 2 years but we never gave up. As our love kept getting stronger, I believe in her and I love her being so caring, understanding and showed never-ending love to me throughout this time.
- How did the proposal happen?
Saffa: With our family blessings and our never-ending love to each other, our parent's finally decided to proceed and make everything happen.
- What's your most memorable date? Why?
Saffa: Season of love Valentine's day night was special as we celebrated my 21st birthday since he was overseas at the time I was rather sad that he couldn't make it. At the birthday party the lights went off and everyone sings for me, once the light turns back on, I hear the most familiar voice "happy birthday Saffa". Everyone's filled with surprise and so am I, standing with a wild smile and tears of joy I hugged him.
- What are you most looking forward to in your future as a couple?
Shuhaib: The day we said “I do" was the beginning of an amazing life ahead. The honeymoon phase, start a family, build our own home, having someone to come home to, cook for each other, have someone to go through ups and downs and falling in love over and over again with the same person are just a few things we are looking forward to.
- Most memorable moment from your wedding?
Saffa: My whole day was fantastic and beyond my dreams. My parents walked me down the aisle. Exchanging rings and vows, dancing for our love song was the most magical moment for me. My husband together with his group of friends surprised me and all our guests with a dance. It was absolutely amazing and wonderful, well-planned and the whole wedding was a success over our expectations.
- What's been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
Suhaib: Being the groom I wanted her to feel more special, giving her surprises is one. I'm not a good dancer yet willing to dance. With so much fun and effort on how we choreographed. There's nothing more fun than facing the actual day with the big crowd. Everyone was excited including myself to dance in front of my wife.
- What's been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?
Both: We have been bickering for quite a long time about the wedding theme colour throughout the entire planning.
- Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Shuhaib: Cinnamon Bentota, our planned honeymoon. A place ideal for relaxing and spending time with her, where we enjoy water sport, boating, site seeing and many more nature adventure.
- What is your idea of, “and they lived happily ever after”?
Shuhaib: “And they lived happily ever after" it's not just for fairy tale story, but in reality you finally found “the one”. Together our dream in life will come true and live each day with her and looking forward for more of our future.
- In the wake of disagreements, how do you find common ground?
Shuhaib: In married life more stresses that cause conflicts bubble up, However we try to have a deeper and greater understanding towards each others feelings, by that we get to the point of view. That conflict may turn out to deepen our relationship.
- Who’s good at forgetting and better at forgiving?
Both: To sum it all up we both are good at forgetting and forgiving.