Jikku and Ann: Practical and Purposeful!
We are not exaggerating even one bit when we claim that the protagonists of this story are wise beyond their years, perhaps the most ideal children that any parent would wish for!
But to delve deeper into their tale, let’s go to where it all began, shall we?
The year was 2016. That’s when Our Hyderabadi hero first met his future wife in her hometown, the bustling global business hub- Dubai!
“Love marriage or arranged?” you ask. “Well, neither… and a mix of both at the same time!” replies Ann. Allow us to explain.
Career wise, both were already going great guns when sparks flew. Ann was an architect and Jikku, a student at the world renowned Cambridge University with a promising career ahead of him. Wasn’t dating or marriage the natural consequence?
Not in this case. They belonged to different denominations and weren’t sure if their parents would be on board. Hadn’t we already spoken of Jikku and Ann being ideal kids? It was only after both sets of parents gave the green signal that this couple decided to commit to each other and tie the knot!
This handsome couple got married on August 2017 at the St. Pius X CMI Monastery in Ramapuram, Kerala, in a simple yet elegant fashion. Jikku and Ann were both in favour of having a simple, no frills wedding ceremony and reception. Like many of us, they also believed that the money would serve them better sometime in the future.
Jikku’s meticulous and efficient organizational skills eliminated the need for an event planner. The couple also realized how holding the reception in the parish hall, as opposed to a hotel, saved big bucks!
While we are all for couples who ring in their big day with pomp and grandeur, we are equally appreciative of those who like to keep it simple. Different strokes for different folks indeed!
We wish this stunning, wise and pragmatic couple God’s greatest blessings in their married life.
(Jikku is a Senior Manager in a consulting firm. Ann is an Architect and Strategic BIM Advisor for an architecture firm. They are both currently based in Dubai).