July 8, 2016

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - REAL WEDDINGS -

FROM DIANA: Be­lieve it or not we met at a club ... but keep read­ing. We were both at a club for our friends’ birth­days, and my girl­friends pointed him out to me and told me to talk to him. On Box­ing Day we went for Greek food on Toronto’s Dan­forth Av­enue and learned that we had sev­eral mutual friends con­nect­ing us. Eight years, a few long- dis­tance stints and plenty of Skype calls later, we made it of­fi­cial. For the wed­ding, we wanted a soft and ro­man­tic look. We wanted the day to feel clas­sic yet mod­ern, so we chose a pal­ette of white, ivory, cream, blush, soft greys and nat­u­ral greens, with brass ac­cents. Some of our favourite wed­ding de­tails in­cluded see­ing all the can­dles lit up in the tent, and sit­ting un­der a lace canopy held by our moth­ers, grand­moth­ers and brides­maids in front of a tra­di­tional Per­sian sofreh aghd (wed­ding spread). My favourite mo­ment of the day was read­ing a hand­writ­ten let­ter by Sohrab just be­fore putting on my wed­ding gown. It took me three at­tempts to read it be­cause I was in tears. Sohrab is a man of few words and to have him do some­thing like this was very un­ex­pected, thought­ful and touch­ing. We se­lected the song “Yel­low” by Cold­play for the first- dance song. We’ve gone to a few Cold­play con­certs to­gether and it brought back mem­o­ries of be­ing in the mo­ment and see­ing a mil­lion lights brighten a dark room. We also shared a lot of laughs with this song try­ing to prac­tise our first dance in the kitchen!

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