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Joy Proposal Story: Ruvimbo & Mohamed

by Kelsey Vickers

Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?

I attempted to propose two times. The first attempt was a scuba dive underwater. The proposal would be when we dove under the beautiful corals of Tofo Beach, Inhambane Mozambique. I organized a team of “fellow divers” who acted the part to create the surprise. We have never gone diving before, so during the day we had pool training and later in the afternoon, we went into the ocean. Everyone knew the plan. The waves were high, the wind was blowing strong and then we dove in. I went under for a minute and couldn’t do it. The scuba suit, oxygen gas, strapping, and the ocean waves got the best of me. All of this while my fiance-to-be was already under the ocean wondering where I was!  The other divers came up 20 minutes later, looking disappointed and I suspected Ruvimbo knew why. Attempt number two was underway (I anticipated this diving mess) and I took her to Flamingo Bay with a floral set up and bubbly. I then went on one knee asking for her hand. She cried, overwhelmed from the entire day of the meeting face to face with whale sharks, scuba diving, and the Mozambican heat, but she said “Yes!

Heinrich Knoetze

What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

Appreciating the cultural diversity of our backgrounds and figuring out how to merge them for the ultimate wedding!

How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?

We focus on the goal, focus on us, and take time to have date nights.

Heinrich Knoetze

What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?

Joy is easy to use. It also has a contemporary feel to it and more choices to choose from than other wedding sites!

What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?

Experiment with every option Joy offers.

Heinrich Knoetze

At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?

Our wedding day gives us the opportunity to show everyone the love we have for each other. It’s also an opportunity for us to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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