When Omar and Sahar planned their wedding they knew it would be a large event, as they wanted all their friends from around the world to be present. The Most important thing to both of them was respecting the traditions of both of their family's.
The couple tied in as much of their family’s culture into their big day as possible. Sahar explains, “The ceremony included a mini-Persian ceremony in front of a traditional Persian display called the Sofreh. The Sofreh was designed by a dear family friend. The ceremony was recited by my father who translated all the poetry into English (even making sure the poems still rhymed!). Friends and family members ground sugar over our heads to add sweetness to our lives. Omar’s family also incorporated some Arabic tradition including his father reading a poem by famed poet Khalil Gibran and having a traditional Arabic entrance called the Zefe. There was also a Persian dancer and a traditional Persian knife dance performed by my sister handing the knife to the couple before they cut the cake.”
Omar wanted his outfit to reflect Sahar's love of old Hollywood glamour and to work alongside her exquisite, off-the-shoulder wedding dress. He decided on two tuxedo's, one in classic black for the ceremony and the second in elegant white velvet for the evening event.
Tailor Aaron John, said;
'Omar looked every inch the leading man in both of his dapper tuxedo's.....changing into the white velvet version formed an elegant transition to the evening celebrations.'