Coming from two different cultures did not deter Navneet Narayan and Kelly Jian from tying the knot at the local popular dining place Vineyard Palace in Suva last month.
Navneet, a digital media journalist at the Fiji Sun Newspaper, said ‘I Do’ with Kelly, a girl he first met five years ago in 2007 when they were both students at the University of the South Pacific (USP).
“The first time I met Kelly, we were at the Nabua bus stand about 15 minutes drive from Suva,” describes Navneet. “I had seen her around previously but I never dared talk to her until that day back in 2007. I remember Kelly as very shy. I tried to sit next to her in the bus but she went and sat on a seat that had no space for me!
“After we got off at USP, I went to say hi but she was getting late for her Maths Unit (my worst subject!) so I blurted some well wishes and took off. Later that week though, I added her on a social media site and we started chatting online. I invited her to my brother’s engagement party, and she came with her friends. I was in a band called the Orchestra 2000 at the time, and we were playing at my brother’s place. I then sang a song called ‘Beautiful Girl’ by Sean Kingston, dedicating it to her. I was falling head over heels in love with her!”
For the complete story, pick up a May 2013 issue of Mai Life Magazine.