REAL WEDDINGS

NADA GAWAD & ED­DIE ED­WARD

Wedding Bells (East) - - Contributors - Text FARHEEN SIKAN­DAR. Edi­tor KIM­BERLY AGLI­PAY.

FROM NADA: Our wed­ding was a DIY

project. From the vi­sion and de­sign to buy­ing and mak­ing all the decor, I did ev­ery­thing. The bridal party put in se­ri­ous work with setup, es­pe­cially with

the float­ing can­dles. The groom and grooms­men also worked hard un­load­ing a mov­ing-truck-worth of decor and pol­ish­ing the cop­per arch. We re­ally liked the rich­ness of all the dif­fer­ent shades we

chose for the wed­ding decor. Es­pe­cially with the white, win­ter back­drop, burgundy and plum mixed re­ally well, then peach and gold added some warmth. Other than that, we kept it sim­ple with can­dles and green­ery. My dad and I built the dough­nut

wall. My dad is super handy, so armed with Pin­ter­est pic­tures, we took a trip to Home De­pot and brought it to life.

We were so happy with the out­come—it looked awe­some and we loved that it was home­made! We had a movie-pre­miere

style photo booth ex­pe­ri­ence. It in­cluded a cus­tom step-and-re­peat back­drop printed with our names and the date, and as guests came from the cer­e­mony to the re­cep­tion, they stepped out onto a red car­pet to have a full-length photo taken be­fore pro­ceed­ing to their ta­bles. Af­ter din­ner the photo booth re-opened with fun props in­clud­ing a big cut-out of Ed­die’s head from his soc­cer games—he plays for the Ot­tawa Fury FC.

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