SUMMER & HAMZA'S ENGAGEMENT CEREMONY

Decor

Flowers by Flowers to the People / Decor by All Seasons Linen Rentals

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Flowers by Flowers to the People

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Curtains by All Seasons Linen Rentals

Tiered cake by Sissy Belle Cookie Co. 

String lights by All Seasons Linen Rentals

Rosa Clara Gown captured by K.Corea Photography

Portraits

Little bro!

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Getting ready. Captured by K.Corea Photography

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With my sisters Sara and Susan. 

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My fiance Hamza & I. 

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Hamza & I celebrated our kateb ktab a few weeks ago with our close family and friends. Our ceremony took place in my backyard (my dream venue), which we were able to transform into a cute & special outdoor party. 

There's a few people I'd like to thank for making everything come together.

First off, photographer Katherine Corea brought our vision to life! I absolutely love the images she was able to capture in this outdoor space and definitely suggest browsing her special event portfolio here (to all my Saint Louis folk!).

Second, the party decor was by Ruby Pradas at All Seasons Linen Rentals. From the drape design to the bulb string lights to the elevation in the dessert table, her company carries it all. I'm really happy with the all cream theme, which matched perfectly with the greenery in the backyard.

Next, a special shout out to my FAVE flower shop in The Lou, Flowers to the People. Bridget specifically chooses each flower for her bouquets and always amazes me in her beautiful combinations. She designed the large beautiful fuschia bouquets for our backdrop all from color palette options I suggested.  

For the dessert table, the tiered cake was created by Sissy Belle Cookie co. The company was started by two sisters in Saint Louis and has turned into something amazing over just a few short years. From cakes to cookie bouquets to cake pops, they'll take any custom order. Thanks Hilary and Meredith for this wonderful treat! 

Lastly, my evening gown was designed by Rosa Clara Bridal. I could not have been happier with the beading and elegant details. It's often difficult to find modest evening wear, so I highly recommend browsing their selection here! Thank you Rosa Clara- Barcelona! 

Much love,

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Mother's Day ft. Summer's Mama + Morana!

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Hi loves! With Mother's Day approaching, I wanted to take the time to share with you all about a really unique gift idea I discovered recently. Like most moms, mine won't ever tell us what she would like to receive as a gift. So. as usual, my sisters and I default to gifting a beauty product or treatment. 

This year, I was really happy to pair with Morana for a special early Mother's Day delivery. I truly love how stunning and high quality ( yet affordable!) the pieces are. Best part: it comes wrapped in a beautiful ribbon box and is ready to be gifted. I really recommend browsing their collection for a gift to a loved one (...and maybe a bit for yourself too).

Currently, Morana is offering a promotion on purchases of +$50 to include the jewelry box wrapped with the bow + a $10 gift card valid towards another purchase until the end of the year. They'll also be launching a photo contest called Mom & me (in which entries will have the chance to win a $500 grand prize). Check it out here!

My mother has been my style icon ever since I was little. She's always taught and encouraged me to explore my creativity while ultimately loving my religious values. She's an incredible role model and definitely the strongest and most inspirational woman I know. This Mother's Day, I suggest we all spend a little more time with our mothers, and show them our appreciation internally (and externally). Love you mama! 

Is there something particular you plan to get your mom? Share in the comments! 

P.S. I definitely will be "borrowing" these pieces from you mom.

Love,  

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