Following the Muslim ceremony, the reception was the final event before guests saw Nailah and Hasan off to their new married life together. “Those who were able to join us really helped make the day so special,” Nailah recalls. “And those who weren’t able to join were there in spirit or through ZOOM!” Here, she shares the final chapter in her and Hasan’s Real BB Wedding Story.
Part 4: Reception
Post-ceremony festivities commenced with guests enjoying hors d’oeuvres of traditional Indian fare by Moghul Catering as the tented area was being prepared for dinner. Soon after, everyone was greeted to the reception space with an elegant welcome sign, which was made by Nailah’s parent’s company, Custom Creative Events (they also made the chic menus, card box, and table numbers).
The soft, romantic floral theme carried over into the table décor. The tablescape was adorned with low centerpieces featuring lush hydrangeas, various roses, dahlias, and lisianthus in blush and white complemented by silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruscus. The organic style coupled with the crystal chandeliers and sparkling lighting created a magical and inviting atmosphere all around.
After a formal dinner, everyone relaxed into an evening of fun and celebration. The energy level was high, fueled by tasty, cool treats from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and live music by the Brooklyn Nomads. Then it was time for Nailah and Hasan to cut their wedding cake – a beautiful, custom three-tier dessert trimmed by natural roses and greenery from Astoria bakery, Pip n’ Bits. For this part of the wedding, Nailah had changed out of her ceremony dress. The cake-cutting doubled as an opportunity for the bride to show off her second look, a sparkling blush colored custom designed gown from India.
For Nailah and Hasan, focusing on what really mattered was the key to making their wedding so unforgettably beautifully. In fact, the couple’s flexibility and willingness to keep things intimate and personal made getting married during Covid-19 possible. When asked if she had any favorite moments from her wedding, Nailah underscored this sentiment and said, “The speeches given by family and friends made us laugh and cry. We will forever cherish that day!”
Congratulations Nailah & Hasan! Thank you for sharing your Real BB Wedding story with us!
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: The Liberty Warehouse
Photographer: Jenna Cavanaugh Photography
Videographer: Maisie Snyder
Bride’s Dress: Chana Marelus at Spina Bride
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tux: Canali
Hair + Makeup: Senada K. Ceda
Cake: Pips n’ Bits
Stationery, Seating, + Aisle Runner: CC Events
Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Catering: Moghul Caterers