Milana + Tarek are married! I was lucky enough to have to opportunity to document their emotion filled day at Pena Peck House in the heart of downtown St Augustine. We were also happy to work with Lindsay from Coastal Celebrations, who made sure our day ran as perfectly as possible; which it certainly did!
One of my favorite moments of the day was hands down Milana + Tarek’s ceremony at Pena Peck House. This was one of the most emotional ceremonies I have ever witnessed! Unfortunately, Tarek’s family was unable to travel to the States from Syria for the wedding and were forced to experience the day through a series of cell phones on Facetime. During their vows, both Milana and Tarek read their own vows to their parents. Milana had a very heartwarming story about growing up with her mother and learning so much about life from her. It was exceptionally sweet! Tarek read vows to his parents, mostly in a different language than English. Although I could not understand exactly what he was saying, the open space suddenly felt small as ever. It was like you could physically feel all of the emotion being transferred, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the courtyard! The love between these two and their families, even their friends, is unparalleled.
The rest of our day was just as amazing as I’d hoped! Milana, Tarek and their friends and family danced the night away under the stars and created memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations Milana + Tarek, I know you two are off to do great things!