I was first introduced to Lahiru through a mutual friend. He was in Dubai at the time and we got talking through social media. The first time I met him was when I had to go to Dubai for a business meeting and we decided to meet up for coffee.
Lahiru did! He took me to Dubai Fountain in front Burj Khalifa and asked me to be his girlfriend while we were watching the fountain show.
That he was cute and kind-hearted.
We are both hard working people and we both support each other’s dreams. We also have an inclination to helping people in whichever way we can.
The first time we practiced Yoga together. As a Yoga instructor, it was really heartwarming and touching to see Lahiru try really hard to take part in my class and take an interest in my passions even though it looked like he was having a tough time following some of the asanas.
Love – Kind hearted, hardworking, down to earth
I do not hate anything about him.
Lahiru came to Sri Lanka on vacation and we decided to go Trincomalee and Pigeon Island with our friends. While we were in Pigeon Island I got badly sunburnt and needed medicine for it from the pharmacy in the evening. He told me that he needed to get his wallet from the room and as we were on our way to get it, I noticed flowers, balloons and candles.
Before I could figure out what was going on, he was proposing with the most perfect diamond ring! Turned out he had been planning it for a while (minus my sunburn) and even got our friends help with decorating the area.
It was a complete surprise. I’d give it a 10/10. I did not expect it at all!
Moving to Oman and starting our life together.
The first dance! We had only a week to practice the dance and Lahiru was not able to pick up the steps as easily, but in the end he did better than me! And it was extremely romantic.
Deciding on the decor
I would say it was integrating Muslim and Buddhist traditions into our wedding.
The both of us enjoy traveling within Sri Lanka and the beach, so we decided to pick a few beach destinations. In no particular order, we went Polonnaruwa, Passikudah, and a few places down south which were Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa and Bentota.
Being there for each other through the good times and bad, and trusting each other.
That he likes giving me a kiss before leaving for work every morning, really working together as one whether it is doing the dishes or folding laundry, and how supportive he is with my career as a Yoga instructor.
Good at forgetting – Lahiru
Better at forgiving – Me
Photographer – Dylan Seeding
Event Planner / Stylist – Galle Events
Florist – Jayani Flora
Placecards – Galle Events
Ceremony Venue – Kumu Beach Resort
Reception Venue – Kumu Beach Resort
Signage – Shah Rizvie Thajudeen (my father) / Sunil Ranasinghe (Lahiru’s father)
Entertainment – DJ Ricardo
Bride’s Wedding Band – Malabari Jewelers (Dubai)
Groom’s Wedding Band – Malabari Jewelers (Dubai)
Groom Prep Location – Arq Style House
Bridal Gown – Amilani Perera
Hair Piece – Jayani Flora
Lingerie – Victorias Secret
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Earrings – Raja Jewelers
Hair – Brides by Leena
Makeup – Viran Jose Peter
Bridesmaid Dresses – Sonali Dharmawardena
Bridesmaid Shoes – Leather Line
Bridesmaids Hair – Shane Perera
Bridesmaids Makeup – Viran
Suit & Shirt - Armani
Bow Tie - Armani
Shirt Studs - Armani
Shoes - Armani
Socks - Armani
Grooming – Junius Herft
Groomsmen Suits – Shirt (Sonali Dharmawardena) / Trousers and shoes (Zara)