SARIKA DEEPRAJ, a credit risk administrator and Leeshaan Mekraju, sales manager from Southgate in Phoenix, both 25, married on June 9 at Simbithi Eco Estate in Ballito.
HOW WE MET
Leeshaan and I met at a friends’ party in Phoenix two years’ ago. A week later we went on our first date. It was a Hindi movie at Gateway.
THE PROPOSAL AND WEDDING
Leeshaan proposed at a secluded spot at Saffron Restaurant in Coastlands Umhlanga on March 31 last year. He had a cake made with a sign asking “will you marry me”? He went down on one knee and proposed. I burst into tears and said yes. We had a Christian ceremony.
Everything was a challenge but I think our biggest was having to cut down the guest list to 150.
VIEWS ON LOVE AND MARRIAGE
Despite every hardship remember the love you have for each other. Bride’s outfit: Jasmins Bridal Groom’s outfit: Custom-made Rings: Afrokwazi
Hair and Make-up: Royal Touch Make-up
Co-ordinator & MC: Kenneth Caterers: Simbithi Eco Estate Photography: Sanjays DVD Photography
Flowers: For Weds by Naomi