It could be easily called the wedding of the century. Zeynab El Helw and Mohamad Kanso tied the knot in Barcelona, Spain at the most spectacular location. Like a dream of two lovers finally united, this couple’s breathtaking wedding ceremony breathed truth into the phrase which claims that “true love is real”, because at every point in this wedding, it was. Just like a fairytale, a meant to be, a kismet or modern day Romeo and Juliet (without the terrible ending of course), Zeynab and Mohamad were born on the same day, the 24th of April 1985, and when they met two years before in July of 2015 in La Cantine du Fauboug when they realized they had identical travel plans, was the beginning of a lifelong journey. This sealed their fate; they were always meant to be. The day he proposed on one knee in the Amalfi Coast and she said yes, confirmed it. It was true love.

Pre-Wedding Photos

The bride sat elegantly as the stylist turned her this way and that; at the other end the groom couldn’t hide his smile as he put on his tie, his jacket, his shoes. As Zeynab got into her gown minutes later, she looked every bit the part. The day had come, this was it, her very own day, that one unforgettable day for Zeynab and Mohamad.

Each picture was perfect and so effortless for the photographer to capture. The floor length white gown with its stylish and long veil, the beautiful bouquet of such delicate colours, the bride’s up do chignon, the rings, and all the accessories marked in “KZ”. The weather was perfect outdoors; it was a remarkable day; a beautiful day for a wedding.

First Look Wedding Photos

Zeynab looked like every girl’s dream, Mohamad couldn’t have been more handsome; and the smile he wore throughout that day at the thought of his bride made him even more so. The bride was a picture of peace, of serenity and of happiness. It was easy to tell that this was, right there and then, the greatest moment of her life.

The green hills in the distance, the white tents and breathtaking grounds of the Castell de Sant Marçal of Barcelona in all its glory; the buildings of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, the picturesque moat with the walkway over it, and the gardens, made for a perfect backdrop in this real life classic movie which was about to earn its debut.

Wedding Ceremony

Like a boxer with his entourage, Mohamad’s entrance was to the boxing movie soundtrack of Rocky Balboa, his friends with him, celebrating with him and leading him on with an MC announcing his entry. Minutes later the groom put aside his silk robe feeling triumphant as he should, as he patiently waited for his bride.

The music changed and became softer as Zeynab began to walk down the aisle. It was a very passionate moment for every guest present but even more for the groom, he couldn’t stop smiling and yelling; she was so beautiful. When she got to him finally he held her in a hug so tight like he would never let her go.

Wedding Photo Shoot For Bride And Groom

During the photo shoot the love of this couple for each other was transparent. Seemingly unaware of the vast beauty around them; the castle, their wonderful guests; they only had eyes for one another. Picture after picture their love shone through. Such a beautiful event to be a part of could only happen once in a lifetime.

Everyone could see it, the photographs told a story, in the way he held her, kissed her hand, spoke to her. Their dreams had come true and no one could deny their joy. Zeynab and Mohamad for ever and ever. Even time would not tear them apart.

Decorations And A Party Time

The reception venue had it all. The signs to direct you and tell you their love story, the beautiful flowers and well decorated seating and not to forget the handy mixologist at the bar. There was an outdoor piano with a pianist playing, beer under the tree, an actual family tree complete with pictures, and everyone looked spectacular.

All of the guests dressed to the nines, looking just as happy and gleeful as the couple and everyone was ready to party, ready to rumble and to celebrate the joining together of two souls, celebrate everlasting love and the happiness of Zeynab and Mohamad, Kanzozo2017.

 

Wedding Details:

Wedding Photography: Joseba Sandoval and Brightlightimage Photography

The Wedding Venue: Castel De Sant Marcal

The Size of the Wedding approx: 300 guests

The Wedding Planner: Paul Nasr

Bride and Groom’s Rings from Tiffany

Wedding Cake: Lolita Bakery

Bride’s  Hair: Richard El Boustany

Bride’s Makeup: Vianne Najeeb

Food station set up: Aspic catering

Zeynab’s Wedding Dress : Zuhair Murad

Zeynab’s Wedding  Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Kanso’s suit and shoes: Dior

 

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