I love a Lebanese wedding as much as anyone. They are always so fun to be a part of, and there is so. much. dancing!
I arrived at Rim’s family home to find it bustling, and I quickly got to work while she got her final touches done. Before I wrapped up the details, Abdallah and his family had arrived to pick up Rim. A big part of the lebanese wedding culture is for the bride to get a formal send off from her family home. I think it’s so special that the tradition continues today with such enthusiasm!
After a little prep and the reveal with both families together in Rim’s home, (which is another Lebanese wedding tradition) – we were on our way to portraits at the gorgeous Watson’s Mill in Manotick which is a very underrated spot for wedding photos in Ottawa but still so quaint and lovely.
Over at the venue the Lebanese wedding zaffa group was getting ready to welcome the happy couple and I must admit it’s one of the elements I look forward to most – because the energy is IN-SANE. Don’t just take my word for it though, find your closest Lebanese friend and ask them (and you definitely know one or ten Lebanese people if you live in Ottawa :’D)
Rim & Abdallah’s wedding was no exception to the big Lebanese wedding rule – the zaffa group went on for 40 minutes and straight into dancing – no one wanted to stop. That’s definitely a way to make an entrance!
The rest of the evening consisted of dinner & more dancing and the most energy you can have at a wedding – I wish you both nothing but the best and hope you keep on dancing.
Make up/Hair: Glam by Ariana
Decor/Bouquet: Pearl Decor
Venue: Century Weddings & Events
Dress: Dominique Levesque Bridal