Shabnam and Jean-Claude had a beautiful July wedding at the Robert E Lee Alumni Centre at UBC. It's a relatively new space for weddings, and with its floor to ceiling windows and warm wood tones, it created a perfect location for both ceremony and reception. The union of the couple brought a lovely mix of Persian and Western cultures, and the decor team did a wonderful job of bringing the Alumni Centre to life with the sofreh and florals. I love the way each sofreh looks completely different from the next - the care and attention put into each piece is exquisite! One of my favourite traditions during the ceremony is the "pinky finger honey dip" - it's such an endearing way to celebrate each other.
Shabnam looked stunning in her dress and veil, and her seven girls (two of which were her sisters) complemented her in colour and style. The very large wedding party made for a really fun creative session - we love being with big groups because everyone's energy is so high! Shabi and JC were lovely with each other and made sure that everyone was taken care of throughout the day. The weather cooperated nicely the entire day, which made for wonderful light and warmth. We love the variety that UBC gives with its urban/forested environment, and we did a lot of walking with the group, and then just with Shabi and JC by themselves. We find this time gives the couple an opportunity to have fun together, to have the chance to talk about the day so far, and to enjoy some alone time before heading back to the crowd.
The reception dinner was lively and musical, and the food was delicious. Speeches from both families and friends were heart-warming and brought some tears - a perfect combination of life and love. We wish you the very best over the course of your marriage, Shabi and JC - we were so fortunate to be a part of your day :)
Ceremony // Robert E Lee Alumni Centre
Reception // Robert E Lee Alumni Centre
Officiant // Paula Cline - 604.754.2418
Wedding Gown // Mori Lee from The Bridal Gallery
Wedding Shoes // Michael Kors
Makeup // Sanam Miresmaili (sister-in-law)
Hair // Cinderella Makeup and Hair
Florals // Sunflower Florist
Decor // Red Carpet Events
DJ // Sammy Afshar
Cake // Hossein Antikchi (bride's talented father!)