Q: How did you meet?
A: Noor and my sister were co-workers and I met her on several occasions at our house and other outdoor gatherings. We both studied at Simon Fraser University and found that we had many mutual friends. The more we hung out, the more we connected and were drawn to each other’s energies.
Q: What do you love most about one another?
Noor: Without a doubt, Manbir and I are really compatible. He truly is a “suitable partner.” I never knew someone who is as kind, patient, responsible, unconditional and generous as he is. No vices, no bad habits; just a deep love for spicy food and rock music. Always so cool and collected, who believes that shouting or blaming will never solve problems. My husband is my best friend and my adviser. I’m living the fairy tale life since I married him.
Manbir: She is my dream girl who loves to laugh a lot. Her personality is what really attracted me to her. I couldn’t picture my life without her. She is very proactive and organized. She cares for me more than anyone could. In fact, wherever I go, she checks the weather of the place and texts me to be careful when I step out.
Q: Could you share your proposal story?
A: Not much of a proposal story as we knew we were going to get married, and when the time was right we took the step. We did have an engagement party a week before our wedding day where we had the official ring ceremony in the presence of our family, friends, and near and dear ones.
Q: Describe your wedding day. What was your favourite moment?
Noor: We had a beautiful traditional ceremony. We had planned every little detail of the wedding and everything went accordingly, so we had no stress whatsoever. Having all our family and friends come together from around the world to celebrate our wedding was unbelievable. We enjoyed every minute and it was dream come true. My favourite moment was when I heard that the groom’s side was here and I got very anxious to see my husband-to-be.
Manbir: My favourite moment was waiting for her to come down the aisle and sit next to me “officially.”
Q: Could you tell us about your reception?
A: Our reception was amazing. When we made our entrance with dhol and a bhangra crew with a musical laser show, it was the most unforgettable feeling. Everything from decoration to the music was perfect.
Q: Can you describe your outfits?
Noor: For the wedding I wore a red lehenga with gold embroidery, and Manbir wore a gold sherwani with red details that matched my lehenga. For the reception, I wore a custom-made lehenga of a bright pink skirt and an embroidered yellow blouse. Manbir wore a custom-made black suit and tied a pink turban that matched my lehenga.
Q: Where did you honeymoon?
A: Afew days after the wedding, we drove to a romantic couples resort about six to seven hours away from home. It was kind of a mini-moon; we stayed for three days and two nights and had a blast.As our wedding location was in India, we spent a few days after the wedding there to just relax and spend time with our family.
We went on our official honeymoon recently in July.
Q: What are your goals as a couple?
A: We want to continue as best friends and help each other build our careers. We both want to excel in a Law career and want to be our own bosses one day.
Q: What are your favourite quotes?
A: “Husband and wife, must complement each other.”– Lailah Gifty Akita
Q: What are the strengths of your marriage?
A: Our understanding of each other; we have exceptional communication skills and a deep understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We know what is important to one another. We are a couple who not only loves each other but also helps each other grow day by day. We both love to try new things, especially food!
Q: If you could provide any advice to other married couples, what would it be?