Happy Couple

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Nuriyah Maritz

I am so grateful to have found the one I adore! The one who treats my girls and I like princesses. We are truly blessed and I cannot wait to start our forever together.

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Zaahir Gallow

Cannot wait to start the rest of his life with his loves. Added bonus - the authorities rarely suspect a family man, and fabricating alibis will be much easier going forward.

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This is the start of our sweet little story, the part where your page meets mine, no matter where our tale takes us tomorrow, our story will always read LOVE.

our story

Getting Married

8 October 2017
Getting Married

The day we have been working so tirelessly towards… The wedding day!

We are SO excited to spend this day with our family and friends. We cannot wait to start this journey together as husband and wife. The girls are so ecstatic to be gaining a dad, and we are looking forward to many more years together as one.

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We are Engaged

20 May 2017
We are Engaged

The engagement was nothing short of amazing!

Although we have only been engaged for a short time, we have enjoyed it thus far. All the excitement that is building up to the new house and the wedding day is awesome! Nuri specifically cannot wait to stop driving “up and down” between houses! 🙂

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The Proposal

20 May 2017
The Proposal

Making arrangements for the proposal was one of the most stressful tasks of my life. Getting the ring sorted, making arrangements with the skydiving club and all Nuri’s friends and family members, all while keeping her totally oblivious to what was about to happen.

This was the hardest secret to keep. Because Nuriyah moonlights as the CEO of Golden Arrow, I had to make up lie upon lie to keep my plans a secret. I had to lie about when I was proposing, how I was proposing, when the rings would be done, etc. Was all worth it, though 🙂

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The First Date

31 May 2016
The First Date

Our first “date” was quite unexpected. Zaahir invited us over for coffee on a sunny Sunday afternoon, not expecting me to come.

We came over to his place and hit it off immediately. After a long afternoon of coffee and chats it was time to leave. He pulled out beautiful boquet of roses and gifts for myself and the girls. I was swept off my feet for sure! Ever since then, I have been getting flowers on a regular basis!

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How We Met

22 May 2016
How We Met

She totally stalked me on Facebook and I totally liked it.

The truth is that Nuriyah popped up as a suggested friend and she was way too fine for me to not try and chat her up. We chatted for quite some time, discovering that we had loads in common, including a love of science and the universe in general.

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Events

Reception

Reception

Sunday, October 08, 2017
19:00
Nooitgedacht Estate, Koelenhof, Van Riebeeckshof, Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

The wedding reception will be held in a magnificent banqueting hall with high wooden ceilings and tasteful decor. We’re looking forward to sharing a wonderfully-prepared meal with all our loved ones, breaking occasionally for speeches.

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Main Ceremony

Main Ceremony

Sunday, October 08, 2017
15.15PM FOR 15.45PM
Nooitgedacht Estate, Koelenhof, Van Riebeeckshof, Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

The marriage contract is signed in a “nikah” ceremony, in which the groom or his representative proposes to the bride in front of at least two witnesses, stating the details of the meher (“dowry” in Arabic). The bride and groom demonstrate their free will by repeating the word “qabul” (“I accept” in Arabic). The beautiful garden, dotted with 230-year old oak trees, is an intimately romantic setting where the nikah will be held.

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Important People

319 Ursula (Mother of the Bride)
317 Laura (MOH)
316 Jo (Bridesmaid)
309 Caryn (Bridesmaid)
318 Sarah (Bridesmaid)
313 Giana (Flower girl)
266 Micah (Flower girl)
315 Haniya (Flower girl)
310 Charlotte (Flower girl)
299 Igsaan (Father of the Groom)
301 Soraya (Mother of the Groom)
302 Jose (Best man)
303 Ismail (Groomsman)
304 Nazeem (Groomsman)
305 Jude (Groomsman)
308 Bridesmaid
311 Engagament
312 Family
314 The GIRLS

Wedding Gifts

@Home gift voucher for our new home would be much appreciated. If you would like to gift us with something of your own choice, we would appreciate that too.

Are You Attending

RSVP

Please RSVP before 31st August 2017