Our Wedding in Three Minutes

After so many broken promises and false hope, I am happy to say that our wedding video has finally been delivered, ending months full of frustration and waiting. With that, I can safely say that this┬álong wedding-themed chapter in our lives comes to a close. No more planning, no more vendors, no more waiting. And…

The Wedding Photographer Saga

Dwelling on the past is not something I enjoy doing- and in that vein, I decided to stop talking about the wedding and leave it at as the happy memory it should be. I refuse to be the kind of person who constantly uploads pictures or wants to remain in bride-mode indefinitely. I feel that…

Dabke and The Lebanese Wedding

If you had asked me almost a year ago, how I felt about the dabke being featured at my wedding, I would’ve probably given you a huge look of disapproval. At the time, I was trying really hard to shun all aspects of a traditional Lebanese wedding, particularly because it’s just not my thing. I…

The Lebanese Wedding Industry In A Nutshell

It is quite unbelievable for me to think that this time last year, Ahmad and I were starting to discuss wedding dates and wedding planning. Little did I know at the time that a few conversations would lead to the most hectic six months in my recent memory. The moment you start planning your wedding…

The Bridal Transformation

Bridal magazines are really great at telling their readers how the veil changes everything. By simply pinning a piece of fabric to your hair, you are transformed from this everyday, ordinary woman to a┬ábride: someone who will be the center of all attention for that one magical night of a lifetime. Well, I must report,…

The Food at Our Wedding

Wedding buffets are often tricky and tough to execute. Which is why when got the feedback that the food was great and the service was fantastic, I couldn’t help but breathe in a sigh of utter relief. It wasn’t because I didn’t have faith in our caterers and all the promises they had made (that…

Down The Aisle

When we first met with our DJ, we spent 10 minutes going over our likes and dislikes for the playlist, and the rest of the hour trying to determine what we would do for the grand entrance portion of the evening. You see, we had long since decided the traditional zaffe or any offshoot of…

The Modern Bride

In the lead-up to the wedding, I read plenty of articles that focused on the importance of having an unplugged wedding in the day and age where everything is instantly posted on social media. It was a stark contrast to the latest trend of creating a hashtag for the event and encouraging the people to…

A Pop Of Color

I didn’t see my bouquet until the day of the wedding- which to any bride is panic-inducing and a cause for many sleepless nights. But I had complete trust in my florist and what he had in mind for the big day. Of course, I didn’t leave it all up to him- lest there be…

Learning From Our Cake Mistake

I can only describe our engagement cake as a disaster. It’s going to be two years since we had the celebration and still my family completely refuses to discuss the fiasco that was the cake we had. That’s how bad it was. I remember that at first, I was pissed off beyond words- I could…