Jackie and Ramzi’s Wedding

ritzkiss

“Welcome to my big, fat, Lebanese wedding”, moaned Jackie, exasperated and propped up in the limo on the way to the church.  I felt her pain: the thermometer was topping 100 degrees, the salon experience had been a major disappointment, getting into the dress proved logistically challenging, various family members coordinated posed photos with every step she took towards the front door and the noise level was over the top with so many people talking excitedly and no one really listening.  The look on Jackie’s face was definitely of the “Calgon, take me away” variety as that limo pulled away, late to the church, making Jackie crazy because she is never late.  “See, this is why I’m never having a wedding, its too crazy”, chimed her sister Christina.

Fast forward to the reception.  The room is lit in purple hues with hundreds of votive candles hanging from the ceiling, dance music blares through the speakers and a lone drummer follows the couple as they dance their way into the crowd to make their first appearance as husband and wife.  I know that I can’t speak for Jackie but if these photos have a story to tell and if that story is true, I would have to conclude that all the craziness is well worth it.  Because by the looks of it, nothing beats being a Lebanese bride or groom…

moneyshot

moneyshotwide

ramzidance

And if you can’t actually be a Lebanese bride or groom, partying with one is the next best thing…

girls

partyshot1

peace

danceparty2

napkins

Jackie and Ramzi, congratulations and thank you for making us part of your big, fat, Lebanese wedding.  Family is the best kind of crazy there is!  Enjoy this slideshow with our favs from the day and if you would like to be notified by email when all the photos are ready for viewing, click here.  We can’t wait to share the rest of these, there just isn’t enough room here for all of it.  Fly high, you two!

cufflinks

ramzigettingready

dresshanging

jackiegettingready

downstairs

jackiehousebridal

flowergirl

boys

kayla

ramziceremony

jackieanddadprocession

processionbehind

songbookdetail

ramziceremonybw

crown

ceremonywide

rings

crowning

circumambulate1

circumambulate2

alterkiss

recessionlaughs

dove

doves2

kaylabw

altershots

jackiechurchbridal

church

eatmorchikin

cuteportrait

closeupportrait

jackieramzibwcute

purpleswatch

entrance

uphighbw

melisshort

drum

laughingjackie

dancefloorkiss

laughing

tysonsritznight

jackiefirstdance

ramzifirstdance

whosetheman

firstdancekiss

toastfunny

toastcheers

cake1

daddancejackie

dadkissbw

ramzimomlaugh

ramzismom

garter

ramzicrowd

melsfav

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s