I met Aiyah at a sweet local coffee shop. In the 30 minutes we spent together—hearing all her stories, all her plans for the future, and how hard she and Shadi have worked to become doctors—I couldn’t help but be so moved by their ambition and dedication to their careers and each other. They both understand what they are working towards—a career of healing and helping others and a life with the one person who will stand by them forever.

Shadi and Aiyah, congratulations on your most recent accomplishments and those to come. You two are astounding and I’m so grateful to have met you. I wish you both only the best! Much love—Elaine.

Aiyah asked me to photograph their wedding reception since—in Syrian tradition—their ceremony took place the day before. Below are a few details from their day! And this vendor team was simply incredible. I can’t thank them enough. Barb of Artistry Design Group just blew me away with her artistry. Thank you for your incredible talent! 

Wedding Planner + Floral Design | Artistry Design Group

Venue(s) | Sandpearl Resort

Cake | Chocolate Pi

Hair & Make-up | Elysium Beauty Salon

Videographer | MK Productions

DJ | DJ Khalil

Dance Group | Layaline Dabke Group 

Second Shooter | Erin Marie Photography