Words from the bride and groom:
Groom’s sister (Samira) had recently moved to Vancouver from across the world and had just begun living with a family in Coquitlam, who also happened to be a good family friend with Saina’s family. Samira and Saina would became good friends over the summer and fall of 2008.
The first look was one of the most emotional first looks we’ve seen, with the bridesmaids and mothers all crying while watching the moment unfold. The couple had a beautiful Persian wedding ceremony.
Samira is then diagnosed with terrible illness that forces her to stay in the hospital for 3 weeks in late December 2008 to early January 2009, during which Saina would visit her daily to take care of her. Then Said (groom) travels to Vancouver on Christmas day in 2008 to visit his sister and ends up staying at her bedside for the next three weeks to take care of her. Said and Saina meet for the first time on a pretty snowy day in Vancouver on Christmas day, in 2008 at Eagle Ridge Hospital. They would spend the next weeks together taking care of Samira, and planting a seed for the future in each other’s hearts!
The ambiance of the wedding reception, décor, food, special touches