Capture The Moment, Cherish The Story: Mansour Vow Renewal 2018

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.

  What She Wore:    Natasha wore a beautiful red Lehenga embroidered with   lavish gold threads in intricate designs. The color white (in Indian culture) symbolizes a time of mourning. However, red symbolizes happiness and good fortune

What She Wore:

Natasha wore a beautiful red Lehenga embroidered with lavish gold threads in intricate designs. The color white (in Indian culture) symbolizes a time of mourning. However, red symbolizes happiness and good fortune

 Indian Brides are typically adorned with gold necklaces, bangles, dangling earrings and a nath (nose ring).

Indian Brides are typically adorned with gold necklaces, bangles, dangling earrings and a nath (nose ring).

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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.

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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. 

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Meet the bridal party! This bunch was a lot of FUN!

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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.

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 The elephants were hand painted by  Annapolis Henna, Annapolis Maryland.

The elephants were hand painted by  Annapolis Henna, Annapolis Maryland.

 Amazing 3 tiered tres leches wedding cake from Tiffany's Bakery in Falls Church, VA

Amazing 3 tiered tres leches wedding cake from Tiffany's Bakery in Falls Church, VA

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!

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Vendor Appreciation:

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