Their Story

Emirates Bride - - REAL-LIFE/WEDDING -

"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.

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