From our very first meeting on Skype with Noura and Koosha, we knew we were going to love them. The love they have for one another radiated through our computer screens: a kiss on the forehead from Koosha, a gentle tap on the cheek from Noura, and big, big smiles from both of them. They are our type of people: touchy and affectionate, just like us! By the time we met them and their families, we felt as though we had known them for a very long time. We arrived as Koosha was preparing to retreat to his room, and we immediately knew we were in for a day filled with emotion. The same gestures and sweetness that we had witnessed while video chatting was ever present from start to finish, between the two of them and their families. Even Noura's father, while no longer with us, made his presence known when the rainy clouds parted, a rainbow appeared, and the sun came out. And all this came just in time for Noura and Koosha's first look on the pier, which, as Noura told us later, was her favorite part of the day.
This same energy carried through to the ceremony which, despite being in Farsi, brought tears to my eyes. Noura's mother's chanting was so beautiful, it literally gave me goosebumps and had the entire room in tears. And of course, as with all Persian weddings, a lively dance party was the icing on the cake to this wonderful day (check out our Facebook page for a shot of my weak attempt at Persian dancing...)!
Noura and Koosha, we know that we have made two lifelong friends in you. We cannot thank you and your families enough for making us a part of your lives. You are two incredibly beautiful people, inside and out, and we feel privileged to have been the ones to capture your wedding day.
The Vendors: Venue: The Pavillion by the Bay, Treasure Island Planning & Catering: Wine Valley Catering Make-up Artist: Maria Chang Flowers: Not Just Flowers Cake: The Cakemaker DJ: DJ Ramin Dress: Vera Wang Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Groom: Gucci Suit: Giorgio Armani