You got married in the Maldives, right?
Eva: Yes, we did. In Kuramathi, to be exact. I should mention that we actually got married at a civil registry in Germany prior to departure. For one to have our parents present, and secondly because the Maldivian wedding ceremony is not officially recognized in Germany.
Ben: But we wanted to have our ceremony in a special place and have a very private experience. The Maldives were perfect for that.
Was there an unexpected event at your wedding?
Meena: Yes, you could certainly say that!
Valentin: Meena and I organized a small Champagne reception for the guests after the wedding at the registry office. Besides Meena's parents and the registrar, nobody had a clue that I had a very special surprise up my sleeve for my bride with Indian roots.