Last but definitely not least, Claire + Ali’s wedding was a great way to end our wedding season! Hosted at the beautiful waterfront Hilton Hotel, the couple mixed their different cultural backgrounds by incorporating unique traditions into their big day. We can’t wait to share all of the details with you, as well as some beautiful photography taken by DFinneyPhotography!

Claire + Ali’s ceremony included both Afghan and Filipino traditions. It was the perfect way to represent the cultures of both families, and we learned some new things ourselves! Two officiants even worked together during the ceremony to correctly honor the traditions of each culture. The ceremony room had a beautiful ocean view and there was a violinist playing music, which added to the atmosphere. Their union was special and sincere, and we could not be happier for this charming couple. It was a great start to the rest of the night and to the fun reception to come!

Everything about this reception was stunning! From the crystal candelabras and elaborate centerpieces, to the bold blue, pink, and purple color scheme. But the best part of the night? The entertainment! Not only was there a DJ, but they also had an authentic Afghan band to play live music. Guests heard a variety of different traditional Afghan songs as well as dances. For example, during the knife dance, three girls in costume enacted an Afghan custom by presenting the knife to cut the wedding cake to Ali. In addition, the guests did an Afghan Circle Dance to end the night. It was clear that everyone was enjoying themselves, and that this reception will be one they’ll remember for years to come.

One reason we loved this wedding is because it was more than just the union of the bride and groom, but also a coming together of their families. Weddings are centered around tradition, so it was nice to see the cultural traditions of the couple incorporated into their big day! We congratulate Claire + Ali and we wish them all the best in their marriage. We were honored to be a part of your wedding day!

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Venue/Caterer|| Hilton Hotel

DJ|| Bryan Enriquez 

Singer|| Salem Jarrid

Rentals|| Shutterbooth 

Sationary|| PS Paperie

Officiant|| Rev. Thomas McFeely

Cake|| Patti Cakes

Florist|| Daevids 

Photography|| DFinney Photography

Videographer|| Soulmates Film

Hair|| Alicia Ballard 

Makeup|| Kim Porter