Katherine and Asif's love story unfolded like a modern-day fairytale, with each passing moment cementing their bond Image Credit: Supplied


From a chance meeting to a comittment of a lifetime, Asif Taqi and Katherine Zoya’s love story is what fairytales are made of. And their wedding ceremony, they tell Krita Coelho, was no different

In the bustling city of Dubai, amidst the glimmering skyscrapers and the golden sands, fate brought together Asif and Katherine in a serendipitous encounter that would change their lives forever. What began as a simple invitation to a friend’s dinner blossomed into a whirlwind romance, fuelled by laughter, endless conversations, and stolen glances across candlelit tables.

“As soon as I saw him, I knew there was something special about him,” Katherine reminisces. “And our first date at Isabella restaurant? We talked until they practically had to kick us out!”

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Their love story unfolded like a modern-day fairytale, with each passing moment cementing their bond. Through joyous celebrations and trying times, Asif stood steadfast by Katherine’s side, his unwavering support a testament to their deep connection.

“When our families came together to celebrate our union, it was a moment of pure magic,” Asif reflects. “Saying ‘I do’ across the flower-adorned aisle was a moment we’ll cherish forever.”

In their quest to find a wedding destination accessible to both their families from Asia and Europe, residing in the US, they embarked on a journey fuelled by the desire to follow their hearts. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the logistics, they boldly opted for Dubai as the enchanting setting for their nuptials.

As the wedding day approached, Asif and Katherine embarked on a journey to create their dream celebration, weaving together elements of tradition and personal touches to make their special day uniquely theirs. Despite living oceans apart from their loved ones, they found solace in the expert guidance of Ikigaii Planners, entrusting them with the task of bringing their vision to life.

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“Planning a wedding from afar was daunting, but Ikigaii Planners made it seamless,” Katherine shares. “They took our dreams and turned them into reality, leaving us free to focus on our love for each other.”

Their wedding day dawned bright and beautiful, a blend of love and joy woven into every detail. Surrounded by loved ones from near and far, Asif and Katherine exchanged vows under Dubai skies, their hearts overflowing with happiness.

“As we stood hand in hand, surrounded by the people we love, we knew our journey was just beginning,” Asif declares. “And looking back, we wouldn’t change a single thing. Our wedding was everything we ever dreamed of, and more.”

As their love story continues to unfold, Asif and Katherine offer a timeless piece of advice to couples embarking on their own journey of love and matrimony: cherish every moment, embrace the journey, and let love be your guiding light. And for those dreaming of a destination wedding, they have one recommendation: trust in the magic of Dubai and the expertise of Ikigaii Planners to bring your dreams to life.