JOHOR BARU: The risk of hazardous fumes from Sungai Kim Kim did not stop Muhammad Noor Shahfizi Muhd Nazri and Saleha Rohman, both 21, from tying the knot.
The couple who met a year ago after being introduced by a mutual friend, held their ceremony at Saleha’s family house at Jalan Selasih 3, Taman Pasir Putih, which is located about 500m from the river.
Muhammad Noor said he could not be happier marrying the love of his life, although there were lots of hiccups along the way.
“But somehow we managed it together. It just shows how strong and committed we are to each other and I wouldn’t want it any other way,” he said when met after the wedding here yesterday.
Muhammad Noor, who is from Alor Gajah, Melaka, said some of their original plans had to be scraped because some people were afraid to leave their homes.
“We planned to have at least four tents but we only managed to get two. The wedding cake maker and caterer also ran away.
“But thank God, we have family members who helped and prepared everything so we are blessed,” he said.
However, Muhammad Noor said he was a little disappointed because some of his family could not make it for the wedding.
Saleha, who is still studying at Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka, said they had actually decided to postpone their wedding until conditions improved.
“But we had prepared and paid for everything. We had also invited our relatives and to cancel an event is not easy.
“My father advised us to just carry on,” she said.
Saleha said they also told their family and friends they would understand if they opted not to attend.