Saheem and I were B-school batch mates in Bangalore, which flowed into us soon becoming colleagues as well as flat mates.
Saheem met Perveen at her sister’s wedding in 2010 just like so many potential couples do. But what was different about them was that Perveen was from Canada, while Saheem was in Mumbai and later Kuwait. A brief introduction at the wedding was followed by a lot of “getting to know each other” via various social media. And before they knew it, they had the ‘virtual eyes’ only for each other by 2013 (without going on a single date)!
There is something so pure and all encompassing about falling in love this way. There is nothing superficial or
pretentious about it. You fall in love with the absolute soul, for there are only words and emotions & not the ambiguous infatuation of youth.
The ceremony, held in Dec. 2014, carried forward this spirit of their relationship in a beautiful Nikah in Mumbai, my first ever. The magic was in the air and the subtlety of the Muslim rituals truly touched a chord.
My favorite photograph of the album is the one where Saheem’s father is embracing him with sheer happiness reflecting in his eyes.