Hello Friends! Happy Friday! I’d love to #fbf to just a few months ago! I had the pleasure of assisting Adiam and Raif with planning final details and coordinating their February 10th wedding day! Their wedding is one that I’ll always hold close to my heart because it was my first Eritrean wedding and it was also my 35th birthday!
Adiam and Raif chose a soft color palette complete with shades of blush pink, cream, and gold, mixed with metallic textures and accents! The wedding day began with a full glam and groom session complete with hair (and haircuts), makeup, custom cookies, and champagne at the host hotel! From there, the bride, with her girls in tow, traveled to per parents’ home to slip on her wedding dress as a nod to her Eritrean roots! The couple exchanged vows in a beautiful, family-filled ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church! After that, the bridal party had a full on photo shoot on the penthouse floor of The Stoneleigh Hotel with the talented Joshua Dwain! The reception took place at the DoubleTree North Dallas Hotel. It was an amazing celebration fused with sweet love and beautiful culture! It included a delicious Eritrean food spread, a cotton candy machine, live music entertainment from Tareke Tesfahiwet (who’s known as the Eritrean Stevie Wonder), and lots of dancing (shim shim)! The night ended with blessings from the elders and a confetti send-off!Here’s a peek at the Rucker Romance courtesy of the talented Joshua Dwain Photography:
Thanks so much to all of the wedding pros who made this wedding day extra special: St. Aquinas Catholic Church, DoubleTree North Dallas Hotel, Joshua Dwain, Washington Filmz, Strand by Stand, MakeUp by Fifi, Prashe Decor, Panini Bakery, Classic Entertainment, Tareke Tesfahiwet, Haywood Cotton Candy, Heaven on Wheels, Raif Rucker Productions, Star Bukri’s Catering, DJ Edgar Blue, and Yorusalem!
It was such an honor to be a part of this beautiful celebration! Adiam and Raif, thank you for trusting me! I wish you the very best in life and endless love!