31 May Elegant Memphis Hilton Persian Wedding
This special couple has a talent that we discovered on their wedding day. One that is rare and hard to find. They can wrap themselves in their own little bubble and tune out the whole world, even while the whole world is watching them. While they are in their bubble, they are the only two people who matter. The “I love you’s” and meaningful glances that passed between them meant even more, because they were the only ones in the bubble. Their whole beautiful, elegant, Persain wedding was a culmination of that bubble, only brought to life for everyone to see!
Elegant Persian Memphis Hilton Wedding
We loved these two before their wedding, but we loved them even more after! It had been awhile since their engagement session, and we may have forgotten, just a little bit, how completely adorable they are together. We had yet to see the entirety of their relationship that their wedding day revealed. We didn’t know until their wedding how in love they really are. They are so in love!
We got the first glimpse during their First Look. It was the cutest First Look ever! They wrapped themselves in that bubble and just enjoyed the moment. There were a couple happy tears, lots of beaming smiles, and gentle kisses. But then Abteen just pulled Sahar close and they stood forehead to forehead. Not kissing. Not hugging. Not even praying. It was much more intimate, and I will never forget it!
They let us in a little more during portraits. It was hot and humid, but they didn’t care. They only wanted to be huddled up together. Every time Abteen looked at his bride, he got a blissful yet peaceful look on his face. He knows. He knows she is the one for him, and he was so content in that knowledge! Their friends surrounded them, and everyone was just. so. awesome! You can tell a lot about a couple by their friends, and these two are surrounded by love!
Then the ceremony made their love official. It was the first time we have photographed a Persian ceremony, and I hope it’s not the last! I loved all the sweet traditions, especially the part where their families took turns holding the veil over them, and dipping their fingers into honey to feed to each other. If you look closely, you can see how much every minute meant to them. This was what they were here for!
Finally, the reception was a celebration to end all celebrations! But as they danced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs., Abteen held Sahar close and pulled that bubble around them. Sahar mouthed the lyrics along with Ed Sheeran, and they swayed to the music. I saw Sahar through my camera lens as she looked right into Abteen’s eyes and said, “I love you.”
And that is why we do this. The little I love you’s that no one sees but these two will remember forever. Sahar and Abteen, you reminded me so many times on this amazing day that love really does conquer all! Thank you so much for the honor of watching you tie the knot with all the traditions that you deserve. And congratulations Abteen on finally becoming a doctor shortly afterward! You guys are the REAL power couple!
Enjoy this little sneak peek into your special day! We have so many favorites!
The Creative Team
EVENT VENUE: THE HILTON
EVENT PLANNER: MONA DUNLAP
FLORAL DESIGN: DEEDRA STONE DESIGNS • CAKE ARTIST: CAKES BY MOM & ME • ENTERTAINMENT: DEEPBLU ENTERTAINMENT & DJ TABA • VIDEOGRAPHY: BYDESIGN FILMS • CATERER: THE HILTON • MAKEUP ARTIST: TIFFANY BISHOP • HAIR STYLIST: ALLISON BECKSFORT • BRIDAL GOWN: MAGGIE LOUISE (BERTA) • BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: BELLA BRIDESMAIDS • MENSWEAR: J.CREW FACTORY OUTLET • INVITATIONS: RSVP SATIONARY • CALLIGRAPHER: MK CALLIGRAPHY • RENTALS: WHITE DOOR EVENTS • OFFICIANT: NILOU WEDDINGS • PORTRAITS TAKEN AT MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN • MEMPHIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HUTCHINSON PHOTOGRAPHY