SHAAM RAMJEE & HAR­SHA GORD­HAN

Magic is the base, but ef­fort sus­tains it

Sunday Tribune - - HERALD -

SHAAM Ramjee, 32, a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer, and Har­sha Gord­han, 35, a mar­ket­ing spe­cial­ist, both from Dur­ban but now in Joburg, mar­ried on April 6 at the Ken­dra Hall in Dur­ban.

THE PRO­POSAL

Shaam and I were in­tro­duced by fam­ily. We dated for two years be­fore he asked for my hand in mar­riage. On a Satur­day evening at home, he got down on one knee and popped the ques­tion.

THE WED­DING

Plan­ning started eight months be­fore the big day, which had 350 peo­ple in at­ten­dance.

My aunt, Vas­an­thi, a cook, played a piv­otal role, es­pe­cially in li­ais­ing with our cater­ers, who pro­vided sump­tu­ous meals. My dad walked me down the aisle to Kaise Mu­jhe from the movie Gha­jini. Shaam walked down the aisle to the im­pe­rial march from Star Wars.

WED­DING BLACK BOOK

Out­fits: Groom’s mother bought them in In­dia.

Make-up: Neil Ra­mau­tar.

Dé­cor: Kavesh Man­ick of Events by De­sign.

Henna art: Sound: Photography: Videog­ra­phy:

Hus­naa Ka­jee.

The Sound Fac­tor.

Priyan Pillay. Bis­han Soni, Me­dia

King.

Priest: Ravin­dra Joshi. Caterer: Niru’s.

Gar­lands: Man­ju­la­b­hen, Ash­erville. MC: Rishaal Soni.

VIEWS ON MAR­RIAGE

I can’t tell how I knew Shaam was the one – it’s an X fac­tor, some­thing only the heart can feel. Magic is the base, but ef­fort is the sus­tain­ing force in a mar­riage.

OUR BIG­GEST CHAL­LENGE

I fo­cus on de­tail and wanted to en­sure all the sup­pli­ers knew what we wanted while giv­ing them some cre­ative li­cence. Find­ing time to meet each sup­plier and build a re­la­tion­ship was tricky. The end-re­sult made it all worth­while though.

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