The Perfect Time and the Perfect Place
On a chilly winter afternoon, Wasay and Fiza’s eyes met outside Islamic Foundation in Villa Park. The instant connection sparked nine years of dating and a surprise proposal on Fiza’s twenty-second birthday. “Even though we were young, I knew he was the one for me. It was just a matter of the perfect time and the perfect place.”
The couple’s family and friends were treated to three days of traditional celebrations filled with beautiful colors, wonderful live entertainment and dancing, and sincere toasts.
A pastel mint color scheme ran through the Mehndi day, then the couple “brightened the atmosphere with a peach and white pattern” for the evening’s celebration. Both families wore “pure white outfits to celebrate the auspicious occasion” of the ceremony, then everyone enjoyed a rich red and gold theme throughout the remainder of the reception.
As guests arrived at Islamic Foundation on the day of the ceremony, Wasay remembers feeling many emotions. To marry in the same place where he and his bride first met felt like destiny. When he locked eyes with Fiza, Wasay felt “overwhelmed with happiness.”
“Wasay’s dance was by far the most outstanding moment for me,” explains Fiza. “He unexpectedly took the stage – and with it, my heart.”
The newlyweds say they feel so “grateful for the indefinite support provided by their family and friends throughout their journey to marriage.” It was an incredible weekend filled with fun, family, and a true celebration of love.
By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy
Ceremony: Islamic Foundation
Reception: Ashton Place; Doubletree By Hilton Chicago – Oak Brook
Photography: Maha Studios
Videography: Mirar Productions
Officiant: Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed
Wedding Consultant: Khulood Al-fadhel
Hair & Makeup: Bushra & Saleha Abbasi
Stationery: Shubham Cards
Floral: Amer Design Studio
Catering: Masood Ali Catering
Entertainment: DJ Sahil
Sweets: Oak Mill Bakery
Transportation: Maharaja Farm