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Surina Ramlall

Married on Jul 2, 2017 in Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

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How did your love story begin?

 

Our story began as high school sweethearts. My husband and my cousin are school friends and Kunal and I used to see each other often at my grandparents house. He always helped with home work and was very sweet to me. He became my best friend I could tell him anything and when ever I saw him I would become superbly excited,happy and bubbly. He always gave me that warm fuzzy feeling and still does. He was part of my many life events, my 16th birthday ,when I got my matric results, when I got my learner's license and even my driver license. He has always supported me unconditionally in everything I did and still does support me in the same way.

Tell us all about the proposal.

 

Well we didn't have an over the top proposal but we had a lovely traditional Indian proposal. Were both our families gathered in the first step of us uniting as husband and wife. It was a simple blue high tea event. #simpleiswhatiam

Magical Moments

 

So we had a 3 day wedding event
Being indian means full granduar,colour,dance, music and great food
My henna ceremony skit was the highlight as it was the first night which we did a skit of how we met and our dating life journey
On my wedding day the highlight was when I saw my husband as I walked down the Isle
The second highlight was when he adorned me with sacred red powder called Sindoor which defines a Hindu married lady.
The last highlight was the ending announcment as mrs and full bubbles appeared on stage and he kissed me on my forehead.

The Honeymoon

 

Yes we did go for honeymoon. We went to Cape Town Camps Bay. Cape Town has always been a favourite place for us it's our happy place and we simply loved every bit of our honeymoon in the cape. It was romantically cold and a beautiful winter honeymoon.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I was a traditional hindu bride.
I had a simple up style as I had a veil on my head, My make up was natural elegant and a bold eye
My wore a red and gold outfit with embossed embroidery work on it
I wore a gold heel matching the embroidery of my outfit
My jewellery was perfectly matched according to my outfit full traditional Indian jewellery. The nose ring,the hand chains and full bangles, a heavy chocker chain and a head chain.

The Venue

I got married in a community hall in durban phoenix. Sastri Park Hall. No guest did not stay over.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

A year or more before the wedding I started to cut out my carbs and then discovered this amazing group on facebook through a good friend. The group is called sleek geek. Followed their challenges which involved good eating habits, lots of movement such as park runs on weekends, daily walks on the beach and training routine at home daily . I also did a boot camp
Skin treatments I did at home all natural home made remedies such as applying turmeric on my face daily, toning and moisturizing as well with clinique range of products.

Wedding Elements

My Decor was simple elegant with a huge floral back drop and white wedding chair.
I had a royal theme set up with tiffany chairs on the Isle. My entire venue was red and gold set up.
The stage was colour washed with red lighting
I had crystal centre pieces on the tables.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

He wore a traditional Indian suite called a sherwani which matched my outfit with red and gold. His best man wore a similar outfit
His suite was bought in India along with his matching accessories.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Indian weddings we don't have bridesmaid but I had a little flower girl which wore a red and gold outfit. Her look was inspired by my outfit.

Marriage Officer

Our priest was our marriage office. Pundit Bimal Roy.

My Captured Moments

We had exquisite photography by kimeshan govender. That did our photography and videography he is simply just the best. We had a photo booth but it was done differently.
As the families entered the venue a photo was taken and was then given to them at the end of the wedding which was a souvenir to our guest.

The Wedding Planner

We did have a planner she is a very close family friend to us she is literally our all in one. She guarded with ideas and helped in every way she could. I also used pintrest for lots of ideas

Wedding Transport

I love VW as we own a VW so I went in a Golf 7 R and my husband loves double cabs therefore he wanted to be different and went in a Ford Ranger wild track.

Food & Cake

The food was prepared by linear caterers
And the wedding cake was prepared by a family member

Wedding Stationery

Our stationery was designed by a lady which we found on facebook. She trades as affordable wedding cards. She had taking her ideas and our ideas and created the cards which we wanted to perfection.

The Reception and Entertainment

My dancing dolls which are my cousins and a friend we did our own dance practice and my husband loves to dance so he just winged all the dance moves but was amazingly done.my sound and lighting was done by acoustic vibes DJ Vishal on the henna night and I used acoustic vibes DJ Vishal for sound on the wedding. We also had live bands at both sides at our prenuptial ceremony which was the day before the wedding. And on the wedding day we had a live instrumental band. Sanjeeth thiluk