Yes, today we’re talking wedding vows! If you’ve been following my blog, you know I got married a few months ago. I was married to the love of my life in a lavish Beauty and the Beast themed wedding. We held the ceremony at the Venetian Las Vegas, but you would never know that’s where you were! Once guests stepped into the room I wanted them to feel like they were transported to old-world France in an elegant take on the classic fairytale.
The Wedding Story
I loved planning every detail of my wedding. In fact, I loved it so much I made a whole series about it called My Big Arab American Wedding which you can see on Youtube! I was very involved in everything from the decor and gifts to my custom wedding gown of my dreams. I wanted to incorporate traditions from both my Middle Eastern heritage as well as classic American wedding traditions. But you guys know I wasn’t just going to stop at “traditional”! After all, I’m all about living your best, most glamorous life!
The Wedding Vows
One of the central moments in every wedding is when the bride and groom share their vows in front of all their family and friends. Because it’s such a special moment, I wanted to make it extra memorable, not only for my guests but for my husband, Samir as well!
Instead of huddling over a microphone and hoping everyone could see and hear me as I recited my vows to Samir, I pre-recorded them as a voiceover, set them to music, and put them in a video I could play for the entire room. Before I walked down the aisle, the video was projected onto a huge screen at the front of the room. Everyone could see, hear, and share the super special moment where I pour my heart out to my husband-to-be. P.S: Samir had NO IDEA I was planning on surprising him during my wedding entrance.
And a major bonus? We now have that video to share and replay whenever we want!
Watch this video and see Samir’s reaction to my non-traditional vows…I’d love to know what you think! Would you steal this idea for your own wedding?