Ladies! Get ready to relive Reema & Rahim's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog. You will love it!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Rahim proposed to me in a beautiful mountainous location in Olympic National Park in Washington. I had been telling him for years that there is no way he will ever be able to surprise me, but he got me. We were already going to the National Park and Seattle for a short trip, and I didn't really suspect anything since I figured proposing to me on a trip would be obvious. Also, it was his birthday that day! But he thought that would be perfect to throw me off since I wouldn't expect him to propose on his birthday. Anyway, we got up to the area where there was an amazing backdrop of snow covered mountains and we were there early for a hike on a weekday so no one was there other than 1-2 people. I wanted to take a picture of the scenery so we went out on a snow covered field. There was one person nearby with an actual professional camera so he pretended to ask her to take a picture of us with his phone, which we did. But the woman was actually a photographer he hired so next thing I knew he got down on his knee and I was so confused for a few seconds! It was perfect. He definitely surprised me, and still gloats about it to this day. :)

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted a ivory type color for both my nikkah saree and my reception outfit. For my saree, I found a gorgeous saree from Torani online and they helped me customize to make minor changes. For my reception outfit, I knew I would definitely be getting from PanachebySharmeen in Houston, TX. She helped me design the outfit based on a couple pictures I found as inspirations. I didn't have a specific vision at the beginning, but she sent a sketchup of the entire design, and I loved the end result. Everything came out perfectly.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Many of our guests, and us, were in love with the Decor by EventsbyFaiza. Faiza executed our vision of the stage perfectly and made the rest of the room look even better than we initially envisioned. The colors and design were elegant and modern to give us the exact vibe we were hoping for. Secondly, our guests loved the dance floor! Shout out to DJ Mo-T for doing such a great job. Even towards the end of the night, nobody wanted to stop dancing!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The wedding will go by so fast, it almost feels like a blur! Definitely enjoy every moment of it. On the day of, don’t let the stress of planning and anything else get to you. Just let it go, and have fun!

Floral & Decor: Events by Faiza | Sangeet Venue: Celebrino Event Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center | Makeup: Farah Silat - Farah's Hair & Makeup Artistry | Hair: Valerie Lopez Hair & Makeup | DJ: Outspoken Visions Entertainment | DJ: DJ Mo-T | Mehndi Artist: Noorin's Bridal Heena | Groom's Outfits: Kamran Bespoke | Bride's Pithi/MehndiOutfits: Roshan Ali | Bride's Nikkah Saree: Torani | Bride's Reception Outfit: Panache by Sharmeen | Dance Floor: Michael Nguyen - evografx | Photography: MnM Photography