Another Bride…Another Wedding…Another Story

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.

  • Where was your wedding held? 

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.

  • Did you hire a wedding planner or planned your wedding yourself? How was your experience?

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.

Read Deena’s Full Confessions Here!

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.

Check Out Deena and Omar’s Wedding Pictures Here!


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