Margit & Arash met during their first month of graduate school back home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They were both in the same program and had classes together. It took him three months to find the courage to ask her out. As far as the falling in love part, neither Margit nor Arash can pin down the exact moment. It just happened, like it was always supposed to be that way. Fast forward to today, their luxury wedding in a hotel in Paris is featured! While the bride shares exciting details, let’s also look at the wonderful photos of their special day!
How He Popped The Question
Arash proposed on New Year’s Eve. We had been going out for a year and he came home with me over Christmas, and asked my parents for my hand. My mom told him to be prepared that I might say, “I don’t know,” because I can never make a decision. I always told myself I would be cool and level-headed if someone proposed to me, but in reality I was totally wrong. He was really nervous all day but I didn’t know why. We went to my favourite restaurant, had dinner and somewhere before desserts he took out the little blue box, and got down on one knee. Everybody started staring at us and I, of course, started uncontrollably crying. I eventually managed a, “Yes,” everyone clapped, and then we had champagne.
Extra Special Details
Margit finally settled on a romantic French wedding. Everything was going to be pink and gold.
Every girl should feel like a princess at some point. She, indeed, felt like a princess with her beautiful wedding dress. Margit found it in a little boutique in an alleyway in Vancouver.
For her something old, the bride wore her Grandmother’s emerald ring and jade necklace.
After the ceremony was done and they had finished taking pictures in the suite, the newlyweds escaped downstairs to get some air while everyone ate canapes. I bet it’s fun escaping your own wedding!
The Bride’s Advice
Do things ahead of time! Especially if you’re planning a destination wedding. It’s worth going through the headache 6 months before you arrive so you don’t have to worry when you get there. Also, make sure you get a great photographer. When it’s all said and done, you have memories, but those fade with time. Even now, my husband and I look through our photographs every once in a while to relive those wonderful moments.
From The Photographer
I am Pierre, a photographer for your special day (wedding, elopement, vow renewal, proposal, engagement) based in Paris and travelling worldwide. I started my career with photojournalism and travel photography more than ten years ago and later moved on to shooting weddings and events. It is important for me to integrate the experiences and skills I developed in photojournalism. My approach is to follow the couple and the flow of the day to create candid pictures capturing the spontaneity of the moment. At the same time I round it up with guiding the couple into elegant poses for a few glamorous and styled pictures!
Photographer: Pierre Paris Photographer
Dress Store: BHLDN
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna
Heirlooms and extras: Grandma’s Emerald Ring
Hair Stylist: Headband by Henri Bendel
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Makeup Artist: Samuel Rocher
Event Venue: Shangri-La Paris
Culinary: Shangri-La Paris
Ring Designer: Tiffany and Co
Dress Designer: Vera Wang