Their shiny silver sedan rolled to a stop. Sharp trills echoed into the night as Rana and Firas emerged. They slowly made their way to the entrance of the Cherry Blossom Restaurant & Banquet Hall, grinning from ear to ear. The enthusiastic Dabke troupe greeted them. Strong beats accompanied by enthusiastic dancing began as family took turns in the spotlight. Laughing and celebrating to the music until finally, everyone reached the dance floor. No less than one hour passed by as the new bride and groom and all invited danced and celebrated the night away. As the dancing died down, Rana accepted jewelry from both sides of the family. Funny and heartwarming stories were told by those who knew them well. Rana wiped away tears as her father expressed his affection for them both, and gave him a big hug at the end of his speech. Her brother also had words of commendation and love, accented by humorous stories of times long past. Dancing resumed not long after, and the night ended with family and friends huddling together for one last huge group picture of the night. Almost everyone stayed to the end, and it was certainly a night to remember!
Rana and Firas, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you in person, and see firsthand just how much you are loved. We’re so happy for you both! Congratulations again!
And thanks to all the vendors who helped in making this an amazing event!
Videographer: Matthew Robinson
DJ: DJ Saayer
Makeup Artist: Mahnaz Safi