Wayne put a lot of time and thought to find that perfect ring for Farihah that matched her personality and represented their love the best. But, her ring story goes further still. She says, “Unfortunately, a year later I was at work and put my ring in my apron by accident and completely forgot that I had put it in there and walked to my car and in that time it had somehow fallen out of my apron. I was so so distraught when I realized & I called Wayne & he immediately told me not to worry, that at least he didn’t lose me (lol). He met me at work and we looked for an hour and couldn’t find it. Wayne wasn’t upset at all, but I just felt so bad because i know how hard he worked to save up for the ring! But being the wonderful man he is, on our anniversary (8 months later) he had saved up for another ring and re-proposed to me which was the sweetest! This ring is stunning too! It’s a beautiful pear shape and was handcrafted by a NZ designer. :)”
A Royal Muslim Wedding With Voguish Decor & Unique Bridal Looks
Farihah & Wayne
There’s a saying by William Shakespeare that goes something like, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” And as much truth it beholds, it ain’t any less truer that, love has a power that can not only move mountains and break barriers but, even change the course of a person’s lifetime. Such has been the tale of Farihah & Wayne who managed to prove their love stronger than anything else and found their happy ending in each other’s arms forever.
For how they belonged to two entirely different communities, their journey sure did hit a few bumps but boy, when it was finally time to tie the knot, their joyous celebrations were a sight to behold! Whether it was the official at home ceremony back in 2018 or their post Nikaah events a few months back, their revelries were a sartorial blend of contemporary and traditional.
Right from their tale and the surreal wedding photos to the distinctively themed ceremonies & the couple’s choicest wedding looks, every single aspect of this soiree will leave you floored. And of course, pinning ideas to your mood boards!
About The Couple
Farihah & Wayne met each five years ago through a friend. She and her friend were leaving Starbucks when they came across Wayne and his friend. Wayne and Farihah immediately felt a connection and he ended up adding Farihah on Facebook as soon as he got home. The two got talking and on their first date they talked for five hours straight. The bride further says, “I swear he never stopped staring into my soul once. We had our first kiss that day too and it felt like fireworks! I remember leaving his house and texting my best friend saying “I’m going to marry this guy.”
The duo loves spending time with each other doing everything together whether it’s going on an adventures, relaxing, going for a walk, partying or glamping (glamorous camping) and just can’t get enough of each other! “We’re a very energetic and expressive couple. We grew very close and comfortable with one another extremely early on in the relationship. We love bouncing off each other’s energy and when I say it feels like I’m married to my best friend, I mean it. It’s a connection neither of us can explain but, if I had to summarize it in words, it would have to be ‘ ‘soul mates’.”
Hailing from different cultures and communities (Farihah, a muslim from Bangladesh & raised in NZ and Wayne, a South African), the journey for the couple wasn’t easy when it came to convincing her parents. The two had been living together for about 2.5 years when Farihah & her family had to visit her grandparents in Bangladesh for a month (the longest they’d been apart ever). During that time Wayne asked Farihah’s parents for her hand in marriage but since, they weren’t too responsive, he decided to go out of his way to prove his love for her!
On their way back home from the airport the day Farihah came back, Wayne told her that he has a surprise for her and all she had to do was follow his instructions. On getting home he walked her straight to the bathroom so she could have a shower and asked her to tell him when she’s done. He then brought her out blindfolded to the room where he’d arranged around 200 candles, a canopy over the bed, and rose petals on the floor spelling out ‘Marry Me’. For how Wayne wasn’t a typical romantic, this came out as a really wonderful shock to her seeing how much efforts he’d put into while making sure she didn’t notice.
When she took her blindfold off, there he was on his knee with a ring in his hands, nervous and shaking, telling her how she is the most amazing woman he’s ever met and how this month apart proved to him that she’s his soulmate. “Tbh the rest is a blur because I was on cloud nine, my face covered in tears and I couldn’t stop smiling!!! (honestly this was the proposal of my dreams!),” quotes the bride.
After that her parents got to know him and fell in love with his kind and innocent heart. So much so, that Farihah’s mum has been ever since calling her their daughter-in-law and Wayne, their son!