Since the ballroom was booked the night before for an event and we did not have access until 2 a.m., our team loaded in at that time and continued to work through out the night with carpeting and draping the ballroom. By 11 a.m. the next morning, the room started to take shape when the tables were rolled in and all the perspective team members brought their linens, furniture and flowers. The groom’s family was already staying at the hotel and they paid several visits to check the progress. The groom was very relaxed and having a great time with his family and friends. According to Jordanian tradition, his friends gave him a hair cut and special lunch was brought in from an outside caterer to serve the guests. By the time the groom’s family left to go to the bride’s home to ask her hand for their son, the room had started to take shape and all the custom elements were evident.
As soon as guests entered the ballroom, they were transported to another world; a world of unparalleled elegance, charm and beauty. There was a 19-piece band that played enchanting tunes and the lighting was magical. Each and every component of decor was painstakingly custom-created to achieve a cohesive look. The entire room was carpeted in silver gray with draping in double chiffon in two shades of gray with a custom white valance to give it a finished look.
Two large trees painted in silver stood at the entrance with chandeliers hanging above them and a thick carpet of red rose petals below them. Multiple lanterns were spread all around.
The cake table with custom linen in layers of tulle and silk was a show stopper. The 22k gold sword was a family heirloom that sat on the table with multiple candles and decadent flowers.
The couple’s sweetheart area was atop a riser and instead of a traditional sweet heart table they favored a love seat and a mirror-top table.
The room was set with tables in all shapes and the two family tables were custom “chandelier” tables provided by revelry (notice the chandelier details in the tables).
Stemware was chosen to perfectly fit the decor and ambiance. Three different table linens and chair covers were designed to compliment the room in the most stunning fashion.
Since the room was entirely dressed in shades of gray and whites, a pop of color was provided with red flowers. This was a completely different look from the couple’s ceremony which had muted shades of champagne, golds and ivories with hints of blush.
There were custom chandeliers hanging inside on shepherds hooks all around the room and over the bars. The client’s monogram was seen everywhere from the bars to the dance floor, menus and favors.
The oval center truss was embellished with fresh flowers and the dance floor was white with silver monogram.
The entertainment was nowhere short of breathtaking. Three Arab singers were flown in for the wedding and the icing on the cake was Ragheb Alama, who was flown in from Lebonon that night. The best part, was that it was a complete surprise to everyone. This singer is known in that part of the world as the Michael Jackson of the Middle East. Needless to say when he entered the room, the entire room was initially hushed in silence, followed by hundreds of smartphone cameras snapping pictures. He sang and enthralled the guests with his melodious voice for about an hour and at one point the couple and their respective families were on top of the stage dancing and singing with him.
The night lasted till the wee hours of morning with midnight snacks after a five-course seated meal. A traditional Moroccan tea station was set with all the accompanying goodies and Exquisite Events did a fabulous job with their Exquisite Sweet Shop, their customized candy and dessert buffet.
“I love Nikki and Madiha. The execution of the best day of my life felt like they conducted magic.” – Rami
This event was truly a pleasure to plan and execute. We had such a nice time getting to know Rami and Dima and their families, and working with them to create a Royal Affair. We miss you Rami and Dima and are so excited to hear the news of Dima’s pregnancy! Can’t wait to plan a girly baby shower for the little princess!!! – Nikki and Madiha
A special thanks to our vendors:
Planner and Designer: Nikki Khan of Exquisite Events
Florals: Tic Tock
Chairs, mirror – Revelry
Chair covers – Wildflower Linen
Have an Exquisite day and we’ll see you next Wednesday!