Introducing Adam AlJallad & Yasmeen Arafeh
The common thread of Yasmeen and Adam's journey to the alter is family and fun. Their family's love and support has foster this couples love.
Yasmeen and Adam actually met while attending the same preschool class. Yes, preschool!
Yasmeen admits her realization that he is "the one" is because "my family absolutely loves him, and that is so important to me." That one special thing that Yasmeen loves about Adam is "he can make anyone laugh!"
Their time together spent growing and nurturing their relationship involves hosting friends and playing board games and video games. Yasmeen characterized the two of them as homebodies, cuddling on the couch watching movies, but they also love to travel. She admits, "we're torn between the two."
Although a formal proposal isn't a cultural norm for Yasmeen and Adam, the tradition of receiving parent's approval is highly important. "We openly talk about getting engaged." It was a surprise "when he asked his dad for permission to ask my dad, and we got engaged the next day. His family came to my house formally to ask for my hand in marriage." Yes, so sweet!
On May 6, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama, with 260 of Yasmeen and Adam's nearest and dearest family members and friends the celebration of their union took place at The Florentine Building. The celebration that was planned by the couple can be described as "traditional, classic and formal". We would definitely add the word "stylish".
Yasmeen's absolutely beautiful Maggie Sottero gown from Bella's Bridal was customized with long sleeves to match the dress fabric and details. Madison Barakat of MAC assisted with Yasmeen's makeup and Yasmeen wore a hijab. Adam's stylish suit was from Men's Warehouse and he looked like a model. Laura Wilkerson captured the couple's magic moments.
Yasmeen recalls, their day of celebration was capped off by a fun-filled night of "So. Much. Dancing." "I can't believe we danced the entire reception, especially since Adam is too shy to dance. He was a dancing machine that night, and I will never ever forget it!" Perhaps, the tunes of Samer Ackleh Band was just what Adam needed.
Yasmeen and Adam enjoyed their honeymoon to The Beloved in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. They returned to their residence in Hoover's Bluff Park to begin their lives as a married couple with great style and a great family.