Timeless Blush and Ivory at The Washington Duke Inn, Durham Wedding Venue
Hanadee and Nader fell in love with the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club after seeing it featured in Heart of NC Weddings magazine. They chose this Durham wedding venue for its elegant and classy interior design along with their professional staff! Hanadee and Nader’s winter wedding featured blush, ivory and gold details. Their wedding theme and decor created a romantic atmosphere in the Washington Duke’s extravagant ballroom full of soft hues, florals and candles.
Java Rose Photography was an easy choice as one of their first vendor bookings. They were equally drawn to Apsari Gulbeden’s bright and airy photography style, and to her calming and positive personality. She took Hanadee and Nader’s engagement photos, henna photos and wedding photos! After the big day, the bride had only positive reviews, “On what can be a stressful and hectic day, it was great to have a photographer by our side who was so relaxed and attentive. Our wedding photos turned out stunning!”
The Love Story
In 1990, both Hanadee Abu-Zayed and Nader Jaibat parents moved from Kuwait to NC. Their family friendship grew out of this shared experience, however, Hanadee and Nader did not officially meet until 2014! What started out as an Instagram crush quickly turned into a real life romance after the couple met at a college event. After graduation, Nader asked Hanadee’s father for her hand in marriage. Both families offered their blessings over the couple in an engagement ceremony called the “Fatiha.” The bride and groom’s Fatiha was an intimate gathering with close family and friends that included the exchange of vows and rings, Arabic sweets, tea and coffee.
Today, the newlyweds are living out their happily ever after in North Carolina. Hanadee is a Process Engineer at Biogen and Nader is a Business Process Consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC. To conclude, some wise words from the bride,
“This is supposed to be the best day of your life, so do not let anything get in the way of you enjoying your big day! There is always a chance something will not go as planned, but don’t let that cause you unnecessary stress on your wedding day!”
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