Devan and I are both first generation Tamil-Canadians. Devan and I met in September 2010, our first year in university. We were both two young 18 year olds ready to take on the world, or at least that was our mindset. We met through mutual friends and coincidently we both joined our first year University dance team. It just happened that we spent hours a day with each other with our group of friends. I was astounded to have met this guy who was so outgoing, carefree, and had the ability to direct the entire room to his attention with his personality. A little part of me was like “how dare this guy steal all my attention?” To be honest, he was the biggest nuisance but something dragged me out of bed, excited to come to school – and that was him. We have both changed so much as individuals and we had the opportunity to aid each other in this process and better ourselves. When we met each others’ family, we both instantly fell in love once
I was quite surprised with Devan’s proposal. He would always say, “I know I’m going to marry you so why do I have to ask you a question that I already know the answer to?.” I guess he eventually took some hints after all the proposal videos I had been sending him since we were 18. He finally popped the question. It was very personal and close to my heart. To make the day even better, he gathered my favourite group of people which included my family and friends.
I work as a full time Paramedic for the Toronto Paramedic services and Devan finished Human Resources and is working full time for the Toronto Transit Commission. Between both of our crazy schedules, we have learned to make everything work. Devan makes wedding planning very stress free and fun, and we are loving every minute if it. We are extremely lucky to have amazing family and friends that are so helpful every step of the way.
Now, almost 6 and a half years later – I am waiting impatiently to marry my best friend. 11 months to go!
When Jalaja our good friend, the director of Letsjalsa contacted us, she told us her vision for our save the date and it was perfect. It fit perfectly with both of our personalities. We would like to thank Jalaja and the rest of the team for their efforts.
Save The Date Video