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Q & A WITH THE BRIDE

Who

Your name, age and occupation: Employment Consultant & Eddie Khamis , 26 years old, Sales Manager

Location

St John Beloved Melkite Church, Greenacre

Guests

500

Theme

"Romantic and Elegant"

The Wedding dress

"Martina Liana designer wedding gown in all-over Alençon Lace and rich Dolce Satin in Ivory. Hourglass gown with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, scalloped lace trim on the skirt, and a traditional court train. Purchased from Heavenly Collections in Baulkham Hills"

Bridesmaids' dresses

"My bridesmaid wore two styles of dress, according to what they were more comfortable in. I decided with the Willow Dress & the Bernadette in the fabulous Oyster Colour. Both dresses were full length with a side split up to the knee that allowed the girls to walk (and dance!) easier"

Invitations

"Faded Scroll Design on Textured White paper"

Flowers

"My flowers consisted of white, cream & light coral roses, babys breath throughout and dusty miller around the bouquet. My bridesmaid’s flowers were a mix of cream and soft pink roses with dusty miller coming through the flowers."

Ceremony

"Eddie & I wanted a traditional ceremony and decided to have a church wedding at St John Beloved Melkite Church in Greenacre. We get along really well with our priest and felt very comfortable to have him perform the service for us. We had a candle lighting service where we asked both of our mothers to participate in. They both lit candles on behalf of each family and then Eddie & I lit a third candle to signify the joining of both families. We got our close friends and family to read our favorite versus from the bible and the poem “Love Is” was read by our good friend as well. Our page boy carried a custom made sign down the aisle just before I walked in. It read “Last chance to run Eddie!” on one side and the other side reading “ Eddie & Janette Khamis EST 27.11.14.. They lived happily ever after “We then used this to take some fun photos with the bridal party on location. We made custom program guides made for the ceremony with an acknowledgment to our loved ones who had passed away and who couldn’t be there with us. As we walked out, there were bubbles being blown from miniature bride and groom custom made bottles. We felt very blessed as the church was filled to the door with all of our family & friends, most of Eddie’s side dressed in Assyrian traditional clothing, adding a vibrant and comforting vibe to the service."

Reception

"Our reception room was filled with allot of cultural aspects. We wanted to mix both of our cultures and traditions so we had 10 traditional Lebanese drummers from Zaffet Lebnan accompany us in at entry and followed it with a performance from the Assyrian Star Dance Group. We had 8 plates of traditional Lebanese appetizers including hummus, tabouli and baba ganuj . Followed with mix of chicken and beef roast dishes for main. For desert we served fresh fruit and our wedding cake. Our first dance was a song from Nsync called this I promise you to which we had a beautiful firework display to compliment the song. We had a photo corner set up with lots of props for our guests to take photos and leave us messages! Our night was filled with laughs, lots of food and a lot more dancing!!"

Decorations

"We had a mix of crystal martini glasses and crystal candelabras. Both centre pieces had floral arrangements on them that included a mix of ivory roses & babys breath"

Favours

" We had a photo corner set up with lots of props for our guests to take photos at. Two copies were printed, one for us that allowed the guests to leave a message for Eddie & I and another for our guests with a Thank you message from Eddie & I."

Wedding cake

"To work with our theme and my dress, we had a 5 tier cake with a mix of lace & diamonds around each tier. We had a custom cake topper made that read” Mr & Mrs Khamis, Forever & Always” , to work with our theme."

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