This fabulous week here on SMP Canada is coming to end, but not before we share one last dose of wedding goodness courtesy of this incredible Edmonton soiree and the design team at Flawless Couture Event Planning.  Combining Persian and Egyptian traditions and featuring some sweet, sweet blooms by Funky Petals, this stunning affair has.it.all, including lovely blue hues, a stunning lace gown and one breathtaking bride and groom.  Thankfully, Klyment Tan & Dong Kim were on hand to capture all of the pretty, so we can spend the entire weekend soaking it all in.  Join me in the gallery for more!

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From the Bride… 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! My husband 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.

We didn’t want to over do it with decor  for our ceremony so we had it at the gorgeous Art Gallery of Alberta. There was so much natural beauty and lighting surrounding the building that we didnt need that much decor! Our wedding theme was split between the Persian ceremony and Egyptian reception. We had a traditional Persian ceremony featuring lots of whites and naturals. During the planning I looked for a lot of vintage mason jars and vases for the flowers. We used the most gorgeous garden roses and carnations. PS- I think it is time for the carnation comeback!!!!! The Ceremony was 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’s closest friends hold a silk lace fabric over the couples head and shower them in sugar flakes. 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.

My advice to any bride planning her big day is to just be okay with things not being perfect. You are going to struggle and things will go wrong from time to time but you just have to let certain things (like a perfect wedding) go! From my personal experience it is so easy to get lost in all of the drama that you really lose track of why you are getting married in the first place. All that matters is that you are going to spend your life with the person you love! If possible, hire a wedding planner so you have someone who always has your back and can handle the situations you don’t want to get involved with. I had the honor of having the fabulous Maria Milonas Tsounis of Flawless Couture Event Planning to help put our dream wedding together. She is the best of the best! Finally, have at least one date night a week with your sweetheart and there can be NO wedding talk during this special time!

Wedding Planner: Maria Milonas Tsounis of Flawless Couture Event Planning / Wedding Photography: Klyment Tan & Dong Kim / Event Design + Décor: River City Event Rentals / Ceremony Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta / Reception Venue: Woodvale Community League / Wedding Cake: Sweet Cakes by Wessam / Floral Design: Funky Petals / Candy Buffet: M & K Buffet / Makeup: Anita Gill /  Hair: Jennifer Chivers / Wedding Dress: San Patrick Evelyn via Novelle Bridal /  Accessories: Novelle Bridal / Wedding shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom Suit: Hugo Boss / Transportation: Audi / Wedding Favors: Pink Polka Design