"As clichéd as it is, ours is a fairytale love story", gushes Negar. With the pair's mothers college friends who'd kept up their friendship over the years, Negar and Amir had known each since they were one. They'd see each other occasionally at parties and family gathering, but there was never anything between them romantically. Then they moved to different sides of the world and didn’t see each other for around 15 years. Then two years ago when Negar was in Dubai for business they ran into each other and, "fell madly in love." Negar went back to London where she'd been living for over seven years, quit her job and moved to Dubai to be with Amir. On a holiday in LA in June 2013 visiting their mums they decided on the spur of the moment to get married. Within a few days they had a civil wedding ceremony and then headed to Mykonos for a friend’s wedding, on the same evening, which turned into an unplanned honeymoon.
Then to celebrate with very close family and friends (and to keep the mothers happy) they planned a small (for Iranian standards, that is) intimate ceremony in Tehran in Sept 2014.
With their mums taking over the planning, the only big tension Amir and Negar experienced was dealing with the ever-growing guestlist . "We asked for 50 people and settled for over 100 in the end!" laughs Negar.
The couple then flew to Ibiza and Barcelona for a second honeymoon – without their mothers.