Today’s South Tampa Egyptian wedding was planned in less than three months and that is just one of the many reasons we are loving this wedding. Hitched-in-a-hurry weddings are usually so much fun to feature because a lot of times it shows how possible it is to plan a wedding very fast.
We are also smitten by the culture displayed in this wedding because for those of you who are not aware, Knotsvilla loves her some cultural weddings!
About the Couple
“We grew up together in the same home town called Bany Mazar in Egypt, we were in the same school, same classroom for seven years till elementary school. Then my family moved to the U.S. To Ohio in ’98, when I was in the 6th grade. Few years later, Mina’s family moved from Egypt to Florida.
We didn’t keep in touch all those years. We got reconnected through facebook ten years later in 2008. And we kept in touch for years as friends. Then I eventually moved to Florida to live with my sister. Mina asked me out on a date for the first time in March 2014. He lived in Pensacola and I lived in Tampa. He asked me to marry him in May 2014. We got engaged in church with both of our immediate families in September. And planned for the wedding to be in November 2014.” – Bride Nada.
Wedding Planning Advice
“Don’t be picky! Don’t offer yourself too many options so you don’t get overwhelmed. Make it simple. Split duties for the wedding so that either of you is making decisions on a set of things. One person making a decision is much faster and easier to do!” – Bride Nada
“We have a traditional sound we make in weddings called Zaghrouta, to Andi it sounded like Xina’s call for war. Andi mastered the tradition and joined in doing the Zaghrouta with our family and friends! In our culture it is the best complement to give a bride and groom on their wedding day, which is a Zaghrouta!” – Bride Nada
Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography | Event Designer: Dj Felix Events | Reception Venue: The Renaissance International Plaza Hotel | Cake Designer: A Piece of Cake Tampa | Transportation: Ambassador Limousine | DJ: CMG Events/ DJ Felix | Linens and Coverings: First Class Rentals of Tampa Bay | Hair Stylist: Michelle Renee Hair and Makeup | Floral Designer: Milly’s Flowers | Location: St. George Coptic Orthodox Church | Dress Designer: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal | Submitted via Two Bright Lights