- Your initial meet. How did it happen?
In September 2008. It’s both our first love. We both met at IDM during an ICT course for school-leavers. It was remarkably candid.
- Who made the first move? How?
It was Yohan. I was a very shy girl trying her best to avoid talking to him. But he had his ways and knew how to get me to give him my phone number.
- What was your first impression about your spouse?
Smart. I liked how he “is”.
- In what ways are you most alike?
Actually, we both are so different in so many ways. It wouldn’t be wrong to say we’re opposites. And I guess that’s what attracted us to each other. When it comes to love, we both have proven each other how much we are capable of loving each other despite being so different.
- What's your most memorable date? Why?
He doesn’t get to come home that often because he’s in the navy. This one time when he came before the wedding, we decided to go deliver some wedding invitations to a couple of relatives living quite far from Colombo and at opposite ends of the country.
We made it a road trip and we finally had time for ourselves, which we didn’t plan for. We even went to the beach and it was beautiful. It was very spontaneous and very beautiful.
- Three things you love and hate about your partner.
I love that he is very relaxed, funny and that he’s not so serious like me. Everything that he is, balances “us” as husband and wife. Like I said before, we’re opposites. I don’t think I can hate any of his ways.
- How did the proposal happen?
We had been seeing each other for eight years. And we were also apart for two years. When we got back together after those two years, we knew ours was a love of a lifetime.
We took our parents and siblings to dinner on the 27th of November 2017 and he proposed to me there where he put on me, a beautiful ring while our parents blessed us. It was a beautiful day filled with such warmth and love. It wasn’t a surprise. It was a beautiful beautiful evening nevertheless!
- What are you most looking forward to as Mr. & Mrs.?
To share our lives through all ups and downs. To see what future holds for us as we share our lives as husband and wife. To be happier and grow older and wiser in more love every waking hour.
- Most memorable moment from your wedding?
It’s almost impossible to put a pin on just one moment on our wedding day. The entire event was so breathtakingly beautiful and memorable for us. Getting dressed with my beautiful girls, keeping Yohan and myself from seeing each other until the first look, the first look, entering the hall with my parents, Poruwa ceremony, first dance, the food, surprise dance, being thrown up in the air by Yohan’s friends, Yohan’s squats carrying me, our going away at the end of the day under a rain of flower petals and not to forget us going away with Yohan placed in the boot of the car!
- 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?
- What's been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?
There wasn’t any!
We started to plan with a good 7 months ahead and actually, it all went smoothly!
- Where did you go for your honeymoon?
We covered 1500+km together for about 8 days across the country. Some of our stops in the journey were Wadduwa, Mirissa, Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura and Kalutara.
- What is your idea of, “and they lived happily ever after”?
Happiness for us is not an achievement or a gain. We love the whole process of it and we do our part to be happy in doing what we do and being what we are.
Life is beautiful even through all the ups and downs we face. Happiness for us lies in living with all of that.
- What has surprised you the most during the first few weeks/months of being married?
Of remembering that we’re “married” (LOL). It was so fun telling each other that. We still check with each other if it’s real or if we’re living in a dream.
- Who’s good at forgetting and better at forgiving?
I’m very good at forgiving but not at forgetting. Yohan is a champion when it comes to forgetting! He too is however very forgiving.
Photographer : Cloud Attic
Videographer: Native Tribes
Florist : 90F Weddings
Bouquet : Vintage Florets by Romani
Stylist: Indranie Gunasekera of Designed by Indu
Invitation Design: Rainbow Cards, Mumbai, India
Ceremony Venue: Barnhouse Studios
Reception Venue : Barnhouse Studios
Entertainment : Sri Lanka Navy Band
Engagement: Taprobane at Cinnamon Grand
Bride’s Wedding Band: Bullion Exchange
Groom’s Wedding Band: Bullion Exchange
Groom Prep Location: Barnhouse Studios
Bridal Gown: Indranie Gunasekera of Designed by Indu
Bridal Boutique : Basuree in Santa Cruz, India
Hair Piece: Vintage Florets by Romani
Shoes : Mochi, India
Traditional Jewelry: Kandy Queen
Hair and Makeup : Brides by Leena of Arq Syle House
Bridesmaid Dresses: Indranie Gunasekera of Designed by Indu
Bridesmaid Makeup: Nesha Perera of Glam by Nesha
Suit & Shirt
Shirt Studs (Sri Lanka Navy Ceremonial Uniform)