How did you meet?
The ironic part about our story is that a long time ago our families were community friends and knew each other for years, but when we met , we didn’t know this. Both formally from Durban, after relocating to Johannesburg , we met as strangers and later realized that our granddads were best friends growing up.
What was the hardest part of the planning process?
Coordinating a wedding taking place in Durban, from Johannesburg. We’ve heard this from many bridal couples, and it’s true, it is a difficult process. Communication is key in this situation. We had amazing service providers who worked brilliantly with us, which made this a little easier. Lots of travelling to Durban, and many meetings later, we had an unforgettable wedding. What was the shopping process like and where did you shop?
Johannesburg is very limited with Eastern Bridal wear. Most of our shopping was done in Durban. The Rosewood Bridal Boutique is excellent. We did some shopping in India as well which gave us a greater variety. Did you experience any unexpected turns during the wedding process and how did you handle it?
The venue gave us some difficulties with approval for pyrotechnics. We went through a very lengthy process and through many channels to get approval for this. But because we had an excellent pyrotechnician, who assisted us and worked with the venue along the way, we eventually did receive the approval. Any advice for brides-to-be?
Stay calm! The advice I received from many brides, and what I will say to many more, is that no matter how much of planning goes into your wedding, some things on the day will go wrong and will not be exactly how you wanted it. Prepare for this, and prepare to let what is, be. Just smile and enjoy your day, things still always works out at the end.
Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?
Nothing at all J We planned everything exactly how we wanted it and we received excellent results!
Venue | Amanzimtoti Hall
Sound | Freemind Sound – 083 305 5114
Video | Camtech – 031 209 8582
Catering & Decor | Sameers Caterers – 083 786 4873
Pyrotechnics | Dane – Fireworks King – 083 409 0720
Nargaswaram | David Nagiah – 031 400 4917
MC | Varshan Sookun