We couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing this delightful inspiration shoot from Haley Richter Photo, Clover Event Co., and Fresh Design Florists, with its beautiful take on East meets West. The shoot pays tribute to the cultures and traditions particular to both Abd and Nurin, bringing in Western inspired decor ideas while paying tribute to their religion. We couldn’t be more infatuated with this wedding inspiration!
From the event designers, Clover Event Co.: When styling Abd and Nurin’s wedding inspiration our goal was to create blend their cultures and traditions – we took parts of Nurin and Abd’s traditions from Egyptian and Lebanese weddings and mixed them with European inspired decor details. We wanted something unique and modern, yet pay tribute to their religion and traditions. We added touches like a prayer rug station for guests, henna for Nurin, and a dessert bar with tea and Middle Eastern sweets like baklava and maamoul. We styled their sweetheart table against Hotel du Village’s black and white tile floor with lush tropical greenery like monstera, palms, and birds of paradise, resembling a feeling of a luxurious Turkish bathhouse.
Abd and Nurin met at a family camp 5 years ago. Abd knew from the moment he met Nurin that she had an incredible energy and genuine kindness about her and fell madly in love. Nurin, however, felt differently at first. She always imagined herself with someone calm and serious to balance her crazy personality…. which Abd was not. Nurin is thankful that Abd was persistent and they became friends over the next 4 years and one day Nurin opened her heart to Abd and they quickly became best friends and engaged. They both are looking forward to traveling the world and raising a healthy, culturally diverse family together. Abd’s father was born in Lebanon, originally from Palestine while his mother is from Seattle with Northern European Roots. Nurin’s parents grew up in Egypt but are originally from Harar, Ethiopia with roots from Yemen.
Photography: Haley Richter Photo
Planning and Styling: Clover Event Co.
Floral Design: Fresh Design Florists
Venue: Hotel du Village
Wedding Dress: Ashe B & Co.
Rings: Harry Merrill & Sons
Makeup: Shimmer & Spice
Wedding Cake: Groovy Deliciousness
Dessert: Manakeesh Cafe
Furniture Rentals: Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals
Calligraphy: Marigold and Aster