The year 2012 has quickly come to an end, and our final wedding couple, I must say, was the perfect couple and had the perfect wedding ceremony to end our wedding season.

When Tina and Aryan first began dating, Tina was living in Southern California and going to school out in Grenada, while Aryan was living 10,363 miles away back home in South Africa. Predictably, distance could not keep these two apart.

Tina and Aryan were married on December 22, 2012 at the Newport Beach Hyatt. Like the wedded couple, the weather and venue chosen were perfect. The venue was accented with a color palette of navy, blush pink and silver. Heartfelt quotes placed throughout the venue illustrated Tina and Aryan’s story of their long-distance relationship, which included one of my new favorite quotes: “Distance means so little when you love someone so much.”

The couple wedded in a traditional Baha’i Faith ceremony in front of 300+ friends and family from all over the world (I literally mean all over the world). The wedding included a beautiful Sofreh arrangement, set up and decorated by Tina’s very talented cousin.

Once the wedding ceremony ended, the second round of festivities kicked off with dancing, food, food and more food! It was a feast indeed, which was needed to fuel the party for the non-stop dancing which took place, even before dinner started. Even the staff members from the CCL Team commented that this wedding possibly had the most food they had ever seen.
Tina and Aryan, I cannot even begin to say how absolutely BLESSED I feel to have been a part of your wedding journey. Tina and I had known each other since elementary school and have been friends since. We briefly lost touch with each other along the way but I am so THANKFUL that we connected once again. It was such joy for me to spend more time with your family again, Tina, and meet your family, Aryan. Both of you are such kind and generous people and I wish you the very best in all your new adventures together! I know you are still far apart for now, but distance has nothing on what you guys have. Many congrats to you both! Love you so much!

The TEAM that made this wedding happen:

Wedding Planning and Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events
Venue: Hyatt Newport Beach
DJ/MC: Dashing Events
Florist: Green Leaf Designs
Photography: Chaz Cruz Photography
Videography: Shade Tree Films
Catering: Caspian
Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooth
Cake: Tom Girl Baking Company