Those who know me, know that I’m not a fan of big weddings. For me, the perfect wedding is that where I have around me those I love dearly and love me back. The perfect wedding is not about the loud music and sweating from dancing. Its about sharing a beautiful moment with your sober husband in a sober crowd and having good food that won’t be thrown away. But that’s just me.
- Rima’s.. Like a flower
The title of her email was: Thanks Aiisha, it was all about the dress!!
When I saw the pictures, I understood. I was overwhelmed..
When she first called asking for a custom-made wedding dress, I couldn’t help but be inspired by her passion. Her story on how she met her husband, now, captured me. I began telling it to everybody around me. She didn’t want any crystals or beading. All she wanted was to be herself in her most beautiful status – like the princess of her day - and she did well.
Rima in the Old Beirut
As she swayed in her white dress with pink insertions, she waited leaning over a wall in the middle of old Beirut, saying goodbye to years away from her soulmate.. welcoming a new life where she holds his hand every step of the way.
Rima’s message to the world:
So you are born and then as soon as you can walk and talk, you start dreaming about the white dress. Long story very short, I met Aiisha and explained to her what I wanted as a wedding dress. Stitch by Stitch, with all the uncertainties and worries I had that maybe something would go wrong, the most beautiful dress was then delivered to me, right on time.
Hand freighted to Lebanon, I proudly wondered in the streets of the Beirut down town where whispers, camera flashes and clapping surrounded me. I even had small girls in school uniforms wanting to take a picture with me. It was just perfect; better than I imagined.
What’s more important, I’ve never seen the look in my husband’s eyes the moment I walked out of my houses’s gate to marry him.
Thank you Aiisha. Thank you thank you!
Mabrouk Rima.. you made me proud
Photos used by permission from Rima Wehbe