I met Christina at university in 1994 and it was love at first sight.
We were both scholarship holders doing our DiplÃ´me d’Ã©tudes universitaires gÃ©nÃ©rales (DEUG) in RÃ©union Island. We had truly excellent times in RÃ©union Island and then France where we went for our Masters level studies. We came back to Mauritius in 1998 (PS: we don’t regret coming back) and started working in January 1999.
We worked for one whole year and saved some money. We decided to marry in 2000 and I am proud to say that most of the expenses was born by us. Interestingly, and even if both of us are atheists, we did choose to wed religiously. Our Catholic and Hindu priests were aware of that but both told us “we agree to celebrate your wedding because you both are nice people.” We couldn’t agree more.
On 8 January 2000, we married:
The general consensus is that the wedding ceremony was very interesting because it involved two priests. In fact, the Catholic priest and the Hindu pandit were alternating and explaining everything they were doing to the audience.
A few minutes after the wedding, we swapped our clothes for the party:
Believe it or not but the two above photos are only 1h apart. The party which followed would remain in every guest’s memory. We had an excellent DJ and we had a great time eating, drinking and dancing. We have Hindu, Muslim, CrÃ©ole and Chinese relatives and we were so happy to see all of them having fun while dancing together the sÃ©ga, Bhojpuri and Bollywood songs as well as the latest Occidental hits.
This was ten years ago.
Today, 8 January 2010 marks our 10th wedding anniversary. And I have to say that a few things have changed. Two little things in fact:
Happy 10th wedding anniversary, Christina. I love you.
Happy 10th Anniversary ;)
Happy wedding anniversary! :)
Thanks to both of you!
Patrick Ng says
Happy Anniversary! I have one question though. Is being married bad for your hair?
Happy Wedding anniversary.
Happy wedding anniversary! :)
Sachin @ Web Design Mauritius says
Being also an atheist and having wed in the Catholic church I fully understand your choice. Great to see strong couples living on in bliss. Happy anniversary to both of you.
Happy anniversary to both of you :-)
I like the first pic, the one where Avinash still has some of his hair :P
I have to admit, when I saw the title I was like “Yeah, big deal”, but after reading the post, I must say I am very impressed. I very much understand, and respect, the beauty of having person you come to believe is absolutely perfect..for you. Congrats, and I’ll be looking forward to the 25th Anniversary post.
Just one thing. I do not think love happens at first sight. Sure, the person does make a unique, unmistakable and profound effect when you first come across her (or him in other cases), but I think love, the true one comes after having known her (or him) a while, something like mentioned here http://bit.ly/5WBcX5.
So much for my two cents, wish you a very happy married life =)
Thanks to you all.
You’re right fluxy. The first version of the opening sentence read: “I met Christina at university in 1994 and it was love (practically) at first sight.”
I met Christina for the first time on 2 September 1994 and it took me a little more than one week to realise that she was the one… Hence my initial use of the word practically.
On proofreading, I decided to remove the (practically) because I didn’t want people to focus on what I felt was not the main point of the post. And if you think about it, one week is nothing compared to our life expectancy.
I started losing some of my hairs when I was 17-18. So Christina is not to be blamed :-)
Joyeux anniversaire de mariage!!
C’est beau l’amour! :-)
Merci StÃ©phanie. Fais un petit coucou de notre part Ã Julianne :-)
Kurt Avish says
Happy Wedding Anniversary – Time goes fast indeed. :)
Kaushal Dalmond says
A very happy 10th wedding anniversary to you Avinash and Christina! :-)
congrats… 10 years :D
sound like a sweet geek love story :D
one thing btw… :p lmao… your pictures when you were younger [both of you]… now looks kind of weird… enfin, maybe reinforces my phobia of aging [actually never used to have that until some days ago when i realized how much my friends have changed [physically]…
and now you are posting your wedding pics … makes the whole idea of aging even more scarier… i feel like stopping time, its going way too fast.
anywayz [spring back to reality], :D you guys must have a 10 years’ anniversary honeymoon :D
Thanks to you all for your nice words.
Selven, you’re spot on. We are actually going to have a 10 yearsâ€™ anniversary honeymoon very shortly :-)
Congratulations to both of you.
Happy Wedding Anniversary and all the best to you and your family for 2010
Avec un peu de retard, un trÃ¨s joyeux anniversaire de mariage!
OÃ¹ allez-vous en honeymoon ?
10 grosses bises Ã tous les 4…. de la part des Lyonnais sous la neige :)
Merci, trÃ¨s chers Lyonnais sous la neige :-)
En principe, nous allons passer quelques jours Ã l’hotel dans quelques semaines pour feter dignement ces 10 ans.
Happy wedding anniversary and congratulations, to you both…
Though, sorry to mention.. I noticed that the amount of hair is inversely proportional to your anniversary years..
Have a good time
You’re right. Since I met Christina, I’ve lost all my hair. Who knows why? :-)