JAY MENON CIEP­LIK, 33, AND STEPHAN CIEP­LIK, 32

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Bazaar In Love Life -

How did you know it was love? JM: It is ef­fort­less be­ing with Stephan. Ev­ery­thing is easy and fun, even in dif­fi­cult times he makes it seem like there is noth­ing we can’t achieve to­gether as a team. I knew I had fallen in love when I iden­ti­fied the morn­ings and evenings spend­ing time with Stephan as the best parts of my day. What do you love most about Jay? SC: First off, she is my best friend; I can do ev­ery­thing with her. Very mod­ern and in­de­pen­dent, she has great de­ter­mi­na­tion to suc­ceed. This in­spires me. And I know she’ll be the best mother to our chil­dren. How did he pro­pose? JM: We had spent the whole day with my folks and he asked for my hand from my fa­ther on the sly. When I got to his place he had dec­o­rated the house with can­dles and a few choice words on the floor lead­ing to where he was stand­ing with a bot­tle of cham­pagne and the ring. I was bawl­ing my eyes out even be­fore he asked!

They just tied the knot, but this stun­ning TV host and her Ger­man hus­band, who is the Asia re­gional man­ager at Manch­ester City FC, are proof that love knows

no bound­aries.

Wed­ding theme? JM: The ear­lier tra­di­tional wed­ding was pretty straight­for­ward. For the re­cep­tion there wasn’t a theme; we wanted a wed­ding party and for ev­ery­one to have fun and let loose. We had an in­ti­mate do for just 120 friends and fam­ily; ev­ery­one had a blast! What did you find most ex­cit­ing? SC: My par­ents, my sis­ter’s fam­ily, and my close friends were all thrilled about the In­dian cer­e­mony and rit­u­als. I was ex­cited to see my fu­ture wife walk­ing into the tem­ple like an an­gel. Most mem­o­rable mo­ment? JM: Walk­ing into the tem­ple to­wards my hus­band; he was smil­ing happily and I couldn’t con­tain my joy. It all felt right. Also, he looked so hand­some in his In­dian suit! The best thing about a cross-cul­tural mar­riage? JM: That ev­ery­one was pa­tient and more tol­er­ant of things that were to­tally for­eign to them! My in-laws thor­oughly en­joyed the process; my fam­ily learned a lot about In­dian cus­tom as this was the first mar­riage for us. All in all it made for a very colour­ful fam­ily por­trait. What ring did you get for Jay? SC: I chose a clas­sic en­gage­ment di­a­mond ring first and then a wed­ding band, to be worn to­gether. The wed­ding band is very el­e­gant, sil­ver with one third of its round filled with small di­a­monds. With Jay’s bright smile and sparkling eyes, it was clear to me the rings had to be in sil­ver with di­a­monds. Tell us about the hon­ey­moon. SC: We had an amaz­ing three-week hon­ey­moon in Europe, vis­it­ing my home­town near Han­nover, then Mu­nich, Am­s­ter­dam, Lon­don, Ox­ford, and War­saw.

Snake­skin clutch, Bul­gari

Guerlain Aqua Al­le­go­ria Nero­lia Bianca EDT, RM196 (75ml) Bracelet, Van Cleef & Ar­pels

Watch, Pi­aget

Ear­rings, Car­rera y Car­rera

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