On April 21, 2018 Audrey Luxe was able to be a part of one of the greatest shows of multi-colorful love ever experienced in my years of wedding planning. Hassan and Natasha Mansour renewed their vows in the backyard of their lovely estate amongst family, friends and loved ones and it was nothing short of amazing. A very special thank you to our vendors (info listed at the end of this blog entry) for helping to make this day a great one. Now it's your turn, as a reader, to enjoy special moments of the day, beginning with the beautiful bride.
The dress chosen for her ceremony was a beautiful red Lehenga embroidered with gold threads in intricate designs. While an American bride would have chosen a white gown to meet her groom, the color white (in Indian culture) symbolizes a time of mourning. Natasha, in traditional Indian wedding fashion, chose the color red as it symbolizes happiness and good fortune.
Hassan (the lucky Groom) pulled out all stops, and his groomsmen matched his cultural class followed in their attire. While Hassan is Liberian and Lebanese, he dressed in traditional sherwani over churidos to match his beautful bride.
With traditional/cultural weddings, come traditional ceremonies and we love them! We especially enjoyed the Tagpath (not shown) the exchange of the Varmala (shown below) and the tying of the chuney. Each ceremony was a show of commitment, love, honor and respect of the nuptials to come.
Meet the bridal party! This bunch was a lot of FUN!
As mentioned before, the ceremony took place on the couples property. This allowed the A Luxe team free reign on event design. The ceremony and reception took place under a pole tent, large enough to fit 100 guests. There was also an adjacent gazebo where the bride, groom and their children sat. Decorated with lots of colors, throne chairs and specialty linens, our team was able to execute Natasha's design concept.
The Mansour couple was one of our favorite couples thus far. There day was filled with great vibes, music/entertainment, food and dessert! One for the books, we will forever remember Mansour 2018!
Planning/Event Design: Audrey Luxe Weddings
Photography/Videography: Madiworx Media
Throne Chair Rentals: Camillion Events
Henna Paint (elephants): Annapolis Henna
Baker: Tiffany's Bakery (Falls Church, VA)
Bar Service: Sugar Rim Bar
Rentals: Allied Party Rentals