Did you see part one yesterday? If not, I suggest you click on back and have a little read before scrolling down this page. 🙂 So part two is a little different as the questions asked are by The Studio, and not myself. It’s a sort of ‘he said, she said’ questionnaire, which is always fun for a Tuesday morning.
When did you get engaged?
She said: July 2013. He surprised me with a ring at the edge of a cliff in Jersey, Channel Islands.
He said: I took her on a surprise trip to Jersey in July 2013. One of the evenings there I took her to a sea-facing cliffs during the sunset and popped the question.
How did you first meet?
She said: I went to a party with some friends in college and it turned out to be Karan’s birthday party in 2008.
He said: What she said.
When/how did you first fall in love with your significant other?
She said: I think when I realized that we were more than just friends and that I couldn’t think of anyone more important in my life than him. It was about 2 years after we first met.
He said: Unlike many couples, we didn’t just “fall into love”. Our friendship slowly, but steadily, transitioned over time into a state where we knew we wanted to be together forever. The “when” of that transition is blurry for me, it was just a beautiful experience.
What’s the most memorable date you’ve had?
She said: For one or my birthdays Karan took me out for a great evening in London, we saw The King’s speech at the West end, had dinner at an Italian restaurant and went for a long walk. It was simple and romantic.
He said: Too many! I think our very first date would be one of them. I perspire easily when eating spicy food, and there I was in front of her, sweating, even though I was sitting right under the air conditioning! She thought something was going wrong with the date. One of those things we can look back and laugh about it now.
What quality do you most admire about the other person?
She said: He is one of the most caring people I know. He cares about everyone he knows and is even ready to help strangers.
He said: She has a lot of ways to show her love and care for me, and I love how she always goes out of the way to make me and every passing day special.
What was the best engagement/wedding present you received?
She said: I received a framed painting of a watercolour piece that my dad painted over 30 years ago. It means a lot to me because it’s so personal.
That would be a glass/gold model of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. Besides the model being a beautiful work of art, it represents one of those rare places where I have experienced happiness and peace.
How would you describe the style of your wedding?
She said: Mixed! A bit of me and Karan and a lot of both our families. Loud, colourful and crazy.
He said: .A happy, colourful festival of organized chaos.
What was the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
She said: all my outfits and accessories. Over 4 days I changed 7 times.
He said: Having to see all the different venues/ballrooms/hotels
What was the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?
She said: The ceremonies. Because it was a mixed wedding, we had to make sure both sides of the families were kept happy throughout everything. It all turned out great in the end.
He said: Because it was a wedding of two people from different religions, geographies and backgrounds, we had to plan everything such that it satisfied all family members, without being too overboard.
What do you look most forward to: the wedding day, the wedding night, the honeymoon?
She said: Being married
He said: The day after!
What was the most unique detail at your wedding ceremony/reception?
She said: Most people expected just my dad to walk me down the aisle, but I made sure both my parents were by side. I also made sure I had a live band at the reception on the 30th and the music was great. The live cooking stations at both receptions were popular among all the guests.
He said: I had organized a flash dance with the bridesmaids and groomsmen as a surprise for Joanne and everyone attending the reception. Because everyone was in different countries, we practiced over Skype and had a quick run through 2 days before the wedding. Glad it turned out well and everyone enjoyed. Joanne loved it, and I’m happy for that!
What moment of your wedding day were you most nervous about?
She said: there were so many ceremonies and little details, I just wanted everything to go smoothly and on time.
He said: Too many! It was making sure all the minimum right amount of ceremonies and traditions were preserved from both sides of the families, while still allowing Joanne and I to have overall control about how we wanted our events to be.
How do you feel now that the wedding is over?
She said: Great!
He said: Relieved and now we can enjoy being married.
What are your honeymoon plans?
She said: We are taking lots of little honeymoons throughout the year
He said: Yet have to decide on our proper honeymoon getaways, but are taking plenty of “minimoons” over the time.
Why did you choose the Studio?
They said: I’m not very comfortable posing in front of the camera, and because I knew everyone at the studio, I was more comfortable with it. Suze was great at getting us to pose and making sure our good angles were shot always and made us feel at ease throughout all the days.
Suze did a great job at making us and all our guests feel at ease while having photos taken of us and them.
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