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Real Weddings: Sara and Ahmad’s Historic Blenheim Wedding

Submitted by Ari Jones, ARJ Productions | Photos by Jon W Miller

Sara and Ahmad met through one of Ahmad’s graduate school friends in DC. Ahmad’s friend Kamo excitedly told him that he met this cool Jordanian girl at a company conference. Coincidentally Sara worked at the same company as Ahmad but the two had never met!! He couldn’t believe the odds that a Jordanian girl worked as a Defense Contractor at his office and he quickly realized that he needed to meet this girl and learn more about her. Fast forward to September 30th when they had the intimate celebration they had always dreamed of at the Historic Blenheim Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

Sara and Ahmad wanted to infuse their culture into all aspects of their reception from the performance by the Zaffeh band Faris El-Layl Dabketo the authentic Mediterranean food served by the Raouche Café. Dream Events and Décor created an opulent backdrop accented with shades of metallic gold and lush florals to transform the Historic Blenheim center into a rustic and romantic venue!  After enjoying a blend of international music by Deejay George Haddad and ceremonial dances, the bride and groom celebrated with toasts and a traditional gold exchange ceremony. Alexandria Pastry Shop created a three-tiered wedding cake with layers of buttercream accented with a gold love sign for dessert. One of the cultural traditions of exchanging handmade favors as guests exited was a special touch Sara and Ahmad added to their festivities before guests exited through a tunnel of shimmering sparklers.

Vendors:

Event Planner- ARJ Productions, Ari Jones
Photographer- Jon W Miller 
Makeup- Natalie Jamil
Hair Stylist- Wish Salon and Nails
Caterer- Raoouche Café’
Venue- Historic Blenheim
First Look Pictures Location- Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner
Videographer- Brandon Flowers
Florist-  Galleria Florist
Cake- Alexandria Pastry Shop
Entertainment- George Haddad
Zaffeh Band- Facebook- @farisellayldabke
Décor- Dream Events and Décor
Rentals- Sammy’s Rentals

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