How we met...

“In friendship...we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting--any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you," can truly say to every group of Christian friends, "Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another." The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”
- C.S. Lewis,
The Four Loves

When we think of the uniqueness and timing of the way we met, how the Lord was drawing us to Himself, to each other, and to the wonderful people in our lives, we see pointers to the infinite, creativity of God and sweet echoes of those words of C.S. Lewis. 

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The Lord has indeed done great things for us and we can’t wait to celebrate that with you. Reflecting on the beauty and depth of these sweet relationships we’ve been given makes the joy of celebrating our day with you all the more precious. We really can’t wait to get married and for you to be witnesses to it.

– Fountain & Rachel – May 30, 2020 #theabanis

The Proposal...

“You’ll never have a better birthday in your life…”

On the 12th of December, Rachel had a regular workday, and she thought that Fountain also had a regular workday. Because it was Rachel’s birthday, they had already planned to celebrate together over dinner in the evening. Fountain surprised Rachel by taking her to her favourite spot in Dubai, the Farm in Al Barari. When they arrived, they sat at the table they were seated at before. The waitress kept forgetting to bring the menus, and when she finally did it read Romantic Dinner for Two.Read More