26 Apr 2019
Bella Collina- Maryann and Saveez
A wedding that starts with a 2 hour wedding ceremony and ends with an an authentic Egyptian belly dancer is definitely a luxury wedding that you do not want to miss. Maryann and Saveez’s multicultural wedding celebration was an elegant union, and I was honored to plan their beautiful wedding!
With her Egyptian heritage and his Persian culture; the marriage of these two would be a perfect celebration. From the moment I met Maryann and Saveez, I knew that their wedding would be one that would leave a lasting impression on me, and I was so right. As always, it was an pleasure to work alongside the talented KV Photography; she always captures the details perfectly!
Maryann and her bridesmaids spent the day getting ready together at Bella Collina. The laughter and joyous celebration that rang through the halls while the ladies dressed was contagious. Maryann was breathtaking in her lace and beaded gown and her make-up was simply gorgeous. I knew that the moment Saveez says his bride, his heart would leap.
Speaking of Saveez, he spent his time preparing for the wedding festivities with his wonderful group of groomsmen. They all looked handsome and in their classic suits and were so excited to watch they friend marry the love of his life.
The wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful Saint Rebekah Coptic Orthodox Church. The ceremony began with a grand procession of priests that presided over the wedding. Filled with culture and tradition, the wedding ceremony lasted over 2 hours. In front of their 170 wedding guests, the couple exchanged their vows. Throughout the ceremony, the bride and groom would steal loving glance at one another. It was such a gorgeous and touching celebration to witness as they blended their two cultures.
The mother of the groom provided the beautiful sofreyé aghd table for the ceremony, which is to celebrate the bride and groom’s nuptials and their future sweet lives. This Persian wedding tradition is an important element in the wedding festivities and features items that represent a good and happy marriage.
And then, it was time to celebrate!! And with their family and friends, that is just what Maryann and Saveez did! The ballroom at Bella was filled with beautiful candlelight and floral decor from Blossoms Arrangements of Distinction. Simply Lighting did an amazing job creating soft, romantic lighting in the space! The guests danced the night away thanks to the energetic Gary White and enjoyed the always amazing meal provided by the top chefs at Bella. The wedding cake from How Sweet It Is was both beautiful and delicious!
As an added treat, the guests were entertained by an authentic Egyptian belly dancer who wowed the crowd with a jaw-dropping fire display! It was a night that everyone would never forget but in case they missed something, Pro Style Entertainment was there is catch it all.
As the night came to a close and the last dance was had, Maryann and Saveez took each other by the hand and headed into their forever together. It was an honor to plan and design their beautiful celebration.
Ceremony: Saint Rebekah Coptic Orthodox Church | Reception: Bella Collina | Planner: Vangie’s Events | Photography: KV Photography | Decor /Ceremony floral/Personal & Reception: Blossoms Arrangements of Distinction | DJ: Gary White | Videographer: Pro Style Entertainment| Lighting: Simply Lighting | Cake: How Sweet It Is | Reception Entertainment: Belly Dance by Jennifer