The moment Fahad saw Fatima, it was love at first sight. Fatima, a guest at Fahad’s restaurant on the night they met, was in attendance with a group of women, but Fahad only had eyes for her and made a point to introduce himself. The rest is history!
Like so many others, the couple faced challenges organizing their eventual ceremony and reception in July of 2020, but when the day finally came where the two were allowed to celebrate with 50 special guests, the event was magical! “Believe it or not, we never asked for a theme, nor did we know anything or any details; we just showed up!” says the bride. Dana Shaheen of Le Rêve Productions Weddings & Events took care of almost every detail of the event, from the planning and coordination to the design, decor, and florals!
See more of Fatima and Fahad’s wedding reception in the Summer/Fall 2021 Toronto Edition of WedLuxe Magazine.
My event planner worked with dress designer K Al Roudan to custom-make my gown,” shares Fatima. The pearl and Swarovski-encrusted gown was made with Oscar De La Renta fabric and lace from Europe. Although worn by Fatima, the dress was made for Le Rêve Productions Weddings & Events and is currently housed there. A custom veil was also created to match the gown. Le Rêve Productions Weddings & Events designed Fatima’s headpiece for their in-house collection, “The Wedding Headpiece.” Fatima’s sisters also wore headpieces from this collection.
Fatima made a dramatic entrance at the top of the stairs, linking arm and arm with her father as ballerinas dressed like angels performed. Then, Fahad greeted his bride and the two descended the staircase to their garden reception.
With an original 300-person guest count, Fatima and Fahad had originally wanted a very large cake. Although they downsized their guest list, they still managed to enjoy a scaled-down, but showstopping cake. Fatima’s favourite moment was when she surprised her husband for his birthday, having event planner Dana add big birthday candles to the cake while guests sang “Happy Birthday.”
Event Planning, Decor and Event Design, Floral, Stationery Veil and Gown Design,
Le Rêve Productions
K Al Roudan
Lavish Looks Beauty Centre
Makeup by Adrienne
Formalwear and Tie Retailer,
Groom's Shoe and Dress Shirt Retailer,
Michael Hill Jewellers
Cakes by Aryanna
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Music + Entertainment,
TVE Productions Inc.