Posts Tagged ‘Our Wedding’

Our Wedding .:: party time ::.

Dec 21 , 2012

This is it dolls…this is the final of the posts for the Bassim & Moni wedding extravaganza! I really hope you guys enjoyed it…Our reception had a traditional Zaffa entrance which involves a musical procession of drums, bagpipes, horns, belly dancers and men carrying swords. This announces that the marriage is about to begin. Our reception colors were pewter grey, ivory and pops of Tiffany blue. Okay so lets get this party started. The only thing we set in stone about the reception was that we wanted everyone to have a blast…we feel like we succeeded with this mission because our friends and family were shaking their badonka donks all night long!
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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Klyment Tan & Dongbu San
Wedding Design & Concept: Birds & Honey
Wedding Planner: Maria Milonas Tsounis of Flawless Couture Event Planning
Decor & Linens: River City Rentals
Venue: Woodvale Golf Club
Candy Buffet: M & K Candy Buffet
Floral Design: Funky Petals
Wedding Cake: Sweet cakes by Wessam
Dj: Ali Cats
Hair Stylist: Jenn Chivers
Makeup Artist: Anita Gill
Bridal Gown: San Patrick – Evelynn Gown via Novelle Bridal
Brides Veil: Handmade by Brides Aunt in Iran
Bridal Jewelry: Novelle Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss
Transportation: Audi

Our Wedding .:: bff’s & family ::.

Dec 20 , 2012

We were so thankful for our amazing bridal party and family who made the day so much sweeter for us so I had to have a post just for them in all of their hottness :) We told our awesome photographers Klyment Tan & Dongbu San that we didn’t want the typical, over posey, bridal party portraits so we just went with the flow and we were so happy with the results!
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This is was our gorgeous wedding planner Maria Milonas Tsounis of Flawless Couture Event Planning! She is one of the bestest people in the world and I heart her very much!
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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Klyment Tan & Dongbu San
Venue’s: Art Gallery of Alberta & Red Strap Art Gallery
Floral Design: Funky Petals
Hair Stylist: Jenn Chivers
Makeup Artist: Anita Gill
Bridal Gown: San Patrick – Evelynn Gown via Novelle Bridal
Brides Veil: Handmade by Brides Aunt in Iran
Bridal Jewelry: Novelle Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss
Transportation: Audi

Our Wedding .:: persian ceremony ::.

Dec 19 , 2012

There were a lot of memorable moments for me but my favorite part of the day was definitely our Persian ceremony and the vows we shared with one another! The Persian ceremony aka The Sofreh Aghd is an ancient Persian ritual of getting married while seated in front of a spread of symbolic items, such as honey, apples, spices and family heirlooms. During the ceremony the bride‚Äôs closest friends hold a silk lace fabric over the couples head and shower them in sugar flakes. The highlight of the ceremony was definitely my husband. My juju Bassim spoke with such conviction and love, placing me in a state of 1. Shock, because he rarely gets emotional and 2. Thankfulness to be his best friend and wife. Our love grew leaps and bounds that day and it continues to do so every day in all different ways. We were so thankful for our friends and family who showed us great support, love and joy throughout the entire wedding day! We were truly blessed. The ceremony was perfection. I was also so blessed to have one of my bff’s standing next to us as our officiant. There was nothing but sweet, poetic justice in that room. Now, for all the sweet details :) When it came to designing my Sofreh (Table Spread) I knew I wanted a cleaner, simpler look than the traditional, gaudy Persian Sofrehs I have seen. Everything on that spread was hand picked with love. Whether it was the random vases & bottles I snatched from random vintage/thrift stores or the carefully packed sugar cones from my beautiful family Iran…It was all there and it was all filled with love. I wanted the table to be surrounded by peonies but they weren’t in stock :( so to turn my frown upside down we used the most gorgeous garden roses and carnations I had ever seen. Absolute perfection!!!!
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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Klyment Tan & Dongbu San
Wedding Design & Concept: Birds & Honey
Wedding Planner: Maria Milonas Tsounis of Flawless Couture Event Planning
Sofreh Aghd Design: Birds & Honey
Ceremony Programs Diy: Birds & Honey
Ceremony Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta
Floral Design: Funky Petals
Hair Stylist: Jenn Chivers
Makeup Artist: Anita Gill
Bridal Gown: San Patrick – Evelynn Gown via Novelle Bridal
Brides Veil: Handmade by Brides Aunt in Iran
Bridal Jewelry: Novelle Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss
Transportation: Audi

Our Wedding .:: first look ::.

Dec 18 , 2012

juju and I did a first look and for us it was a fabulous idea. The photos of that moment are so priceless and the emotions are oh so genuine. It was literally just the two of us and our photographer. I know how fast weddings work and before you know the whole day is finished :( so we decided this would be the perfect time to have some quality one on one time. That way if anything happened after the ceremony we wouldn’t have to rush for our special picture time!
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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Klyment Tan & Dongbu San
Wedding Design & Concept: Birds & Honey
Wedding Planner: Maria Milonas Tsounis of Flawless Couture Event Planning
Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta
Floral Design: Funky Petals
Hair Stylist: Jenn Chivers
Makeup Artist: Anita Gill
Bridal Gown: San Patrick – Evelynn Gown via Novelle Bridal
Brides Veil: Handmade by Brides Aunt in Iran
Bridal Jewelry: Novelle Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss

Our Wedding .:: getting ready ::.

Dec 17 , 2012

Good morning my loves! So here it is…I promised that I would be posting the entire Bassim & Moni wedding extravaganza and I am a woman of my word dammit! So part ONE is basically everyone just getting dolled up :) I had the most amazing hair and makeup team a girl could ask for! Jenn Chivers aka my hair hotness maker was in charge of all of our hair and my gorgeous gal pal Anita Gill was in charge of our beautiful makeup! I will stop blabbing and let the photos do their thang!
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The Boys
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Just so everyone knows….we do own an ironing board…..juju just finds this soothing
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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Klyment Tan & Dongbu San
Hair Stylist: Jenn Chivers
Makeup Artist: Anita Gill
Bridal Gown: San Patrick – Evelynn Gown via Novelle Bridal
Brides Veil: Handmade by Brides Aunt in Iran
Bridal Jewelry: Novelle Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss
Transportation: Audi