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Natrisha Maharaj (Maharaj)

Natrisha Maharaj

Married on Aug 12, 2017 in Gauteng

 

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How did your love story begin?

 

Pravan and I met through a mutual friend.
I had a bad break up and Pravan was the first guy I thought was attractive to me. Only by seeing a photo of him on the friends profile picture on BBM.
I had then asked her who he was and immediately she told me that it would be such a great idea if we spoke.
She then passed on my details to Pravan and we started to chat.
At first we did not take it very serious because I was living in England and Pravan in South Africa.
After a while of chatting since October 2012, we clicked and couldnt stop speaking to each other as friends getting to know each other.
I had then moved back to South Africa in June 2013 and we had decided to meet for coffee.
The minute we saw each other, the attraction was instant and we clicked instantly. We courted for about a month and made our relationship official on the 20th of July 2013.

Tell us all about the proposal.

 

We knew we wanted to get married and was planning our wedding since January 2017.
We had our pre-wedding photo shoot which Pravan arranged with the photographer and made it seem like the photographer had requested for the shoot.
At the end of our photoshoot, he had asked the photographer to take pics with our cell phones to send to my family in England. Meanwhile the photographer was videoing us. He had then went down on one knee and proposed to me.
It was caught on camera. It was amazing.

The Honeymoon

 

My family from England was in town and because I barely see them, I wanted to spend time with them. So we skipped a honeymoon for another time.
Although my aunt had booked us at an amazing accommodation for the wedding night with massages and late breakfast for the morning after.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

Hair - Up style with Indian hair jewelry by Natasha (Private company)
Make up - bold to match my Indian Eastern Outfit - by Natasha (Private company)
Wedding dress - Red and Rose cold Indian Eastern wear. Henna on my hands and feet. Indian jewelry (necklace, earrings, head gear, bangles) with matching black lace underwear that I received for my Bridal shower.

The Venue

Room hire at Fahrenheit Restaurant.
The guest did not stay over because it was a venue hall.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Gym at least 4 times a week.
Skin cleansing with toner daily.
Face serum before bed time.
Drank lots of water.

Wedding Elements

Colour scheme: Navy Blue & Gold
Deco by Cafe Fleur Sandton
Fahrenheit provided the tables and chairs
Walls were draped and lighting by the DJ.
Flower arrangement by the Deco company.
Wedding arch done by myself.
Keepsake - cake pops made by my mum

Café Fleur / Cor de Rosa

Café Fleur / Cor de Rosa

Café Fleur & Cor de Rosa is no ordinary flower shop – it is a hub of bridal activity & event planning.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore a dark grey 3 piece suit with a white shirt and red tie.
There were no groomsmen.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I had no brides maids. Just by choice since it was an infusion wedding. Christian/Hindu

Marriage Officer

Pastor Callie from New Life Church Krugersdorp

The Wedding Planner

No official wedding planner although I had family members responsible for specific tasks.

Wedding Transport

Nothing fancy, I used a normal car. It wasn't that important on how I got to the wedding.

Food & Cake

Food by a family member = Lamb briyani, dhal, chicken curry, rice & salad. Samoosas and savory pastries as starters.
My mum is a professional baker and I was honored to have my mum bake my perfect wedding cake.

Wedding Stationery

I have a passion for designing art work so I had designed and printed everything myself.
From invites to table menus and thank you tags.

The Reception and Entertainment

No dance lessons.
The DJ was DJ Jullian from a private company. He has provided all lighting for the wedding.

Wedding Services Used

 
Café Fleur / Cor de Rosa

Café Fleur / Cor de Rosa

Café Fleur & Cor de Rosa is no ordinary flower shop – it is a hub of bridal activity & event planning.