Deena Alabbas and Omar Edriss met in high school and became friends in college; then one thing lead to another until they fell in love and got married.
Deena is an Iraqi young lady who works for the Canadian Federal Government, and Omar is a Lebanese lawyer.
The wedding was held at Manoir Rouville-Campbell, a hotel and wedding hall in Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; a 45 minute drive from Montreal where we live.
We did not hire a wedding planner. My wedding was a DIY (do-it-yourself) wedding.
I did my own flower arrangements and designed my own bolero and headpiece.
What is the biggest advice you can give any bride-to-be when planning for her wedding?
A piece of advice I would give other brides is to try to be original and incorporate some of their own touches in their wedding.
For example, my husband and I are big tea drinkers, so instead of having table numbers, we decided to brand each table with a tea flavor (example: Bombay Chai, English Breakfast etc.) and each guest received a Tea Forte sachet of that flavor. Each place card had the guest’s name on it.
Also, I really like DIY weddings, I prefer them over hiring a wedding planner. It saves a lot of money, teaches you new skills and really gets your creativity going.
Pick Your Favorite Wedding Dress and WIN It!
Would you like to choose your dream wedding dress and win it?
Follow these steps:
Prize: A Wedding Dress of your choice from Simply Bridal available on these pageshttp://www.simplybridal.com/ads/catsite_wdrown/002/c/ shipped and delivered to your doorstep.
Who can participate? Any Arab bride who is based anywhere in the world!
Who wins? The person of the photo that receives the highest number of Facebook Likes will be the winner of this contest.
Terms & Conditions:
Winners will be announced on 1 November 2013.
Arabia Weddings has launched today a contest in collaboration with SimplyBridal, a prominent US online wedding dress store offering Arab brides an opportunity to win the wedding dress of their dreams.
Participants will select a wedding dress of their choice from the wide range of dresses that SimplyBridal carries on its website and upload them onto Arabia Weddings for sharing with their Facebook friends. Participants then engage in promoting the dress to receive as many Facebook ‘likes’ as they could.
The participant with the highest number of votes, to be announced on 1 November, will win her wedding dress.