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An Elegant Wedding In Vancouver


Bride and Groom

Mariam and Fady’s engagement story was a real life fairytale. “Mariam loves horses, so I surprised her at my friend’s ranch with a horseback ride and proposed to her there”, Fady recalls. “I also flew her family in from Egypt and Vancouver to surprise her.”

On July 20th, 2013, the couple were joined by family and friends from around the world to celebrate their special day in Vancouver. To honour their Egyptian background, the couple cemented their love in a traditional wedding ceremony at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Their classic but simple reception, which took place at the Fairmont Hotel, was beautifully decorated in cream, gold and a touch of pink. Instead of a traditional seating arrangement, the couple opted for an intimate chaise lounge sweetheart table where they could celebrate together while listening to the heartwarming speeches from their loved ones.

Mariam Gabriel and Fady Rizk, July 20, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Matt Kennedy.

Ceremony location: St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Reception location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Bridal gown: Bryan’s Bride
Bridal party attire: Frocks
Groom’s tux: The Bridal Centre
Cake: Ganache Patisserie
Caterer: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Wedding planner: Diana Ngo from Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Music: Brett Alexander from Deft Audio DJ Services Vancouver
Hair and makeup: Danielle West from All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair Studio
Flowers: Ghada Malek from Oceana Florists Ltd
Limo: Limobook

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