- Your initial meeting. How did it happen?
Our story began as a proposal. Though it was initially started that way, it ended up with being two strangers who were destined to be with one another.
- Who made the first move? How?
Shazna : A simple “hello” from a stranger with an unknown number. Little did I know that the voice on the other end will become my soulmate, my husband-to-be.
- What was your first impression about your spouse?
Shazna : While I was waiting at the Bandaranaike International Airport to meet him for the first time, I saw this guy approaching me who was well dressed and proper. I thought to myself “what have I gotten myself into!”
Subsequently I came to see the charismatic and cultured person whom I had been speaking to in the past couple of months that led up to this moment.
Shazna : Our first date was at Kingsbury, High Tea. It was memorable because just being with him in the moment was all I needed.
- Three things you love and hate about your partner.
Shazna : Three things I love about him is his patience, his love for family and his cultural values. I wouldn't say hate but I did dislike that he is too neat and proper for me but I have adjusted to his ways gradually, with time.
- How did the proposal happen?
Shazna : It wasn't the fairy tale proposal many girls dream of but it was sweet and to the point. My husband is from abroad and due to this distance, he popped the question during one of our phone dates. He asked me to be his wife and I gladly accepted.
- What's your most memorable date? Why?
We didn't have many dates due to our long distance relationship. Our dates were primarily phone dates over whatsapp. Nevertheless looking back I wouldn't have changed a thing! This gave us an opportunity to truly understand one another.
- What are you most looking forward to in your future as a couple?
As a couple, we are looking to enjoy life together; grow our family and make new memories with one another. Mainly it's the simple things we look forward to. Waking up next to each other at the beginning of the day and ending it by sharing with each other how our day went by.
- Most memorable moment from your wedding?
Shazna : Our wedding day was indeed the most memorable day that I wish I could relive again and again.
However from all of the many memorable moments of our wedding day my favourite would be our first look dressed as bride and groom. We had been talking for many months on how this particular moment would be and how each other's reaction would be. When the moment finally revealed itself it was just right and it was all that I dreamt of and more!
The next unforgettable moment would be when I was walking down the aisle together with my mother and father. It was indeed a dream that came true!
- What's been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
Shazna : Every aspect of planning our wedding was fun. Be it meetings with my family or visiting wedding exhibitions, they were moments I'll always cherish.
- What's been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?
Shazna : The most difficult detail of our wedding to agree upon was actually our attire. My husband is very fashion forward and I’m more simplistic. When it was time to make decisions on how our retinue would look that was when our ideas clashed. However, at the end of the day we were able to compromise with one another.
- Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Shazna : Due to my husband's limited time in the country, we were unable to go on an official honeymoon; despite that, my husband did surprise me with getaway right after the wedding at Hotel Riu in Ahungalla.
- What is your idea of, “and they lived happily ever after”?
Shazna : Contentment, love and family bonds are some of the many things of my idea of “and they lived happily ever after.”
- In the wake of disagreements, how do you find common ground?
Shazna : I’m regarded as the stubborn one in our relationship while he is calm and patient. When we have any disagreement he wants to talk it out and come to a common ground and it's me who often gets mad, but then I get over it in no-time. We have come to understand one another within a short period of time and we try not to upset each other.
- Who’s good at forgetting and better at forgiving?
Shazna : I think it's my husband who is good at forgetting and better at forgiving. It personally takes me awhile but through his patience with me, I have learned to succumb and forgive more.
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