As I posted yesterday, my parents were visiting last week. It was a wonderful time and we loved being able to show them around. To pick up from yesterday, after we took them to Byblos, the next day we didn’t do too much because we had to get ready for the reception which was Thursday evening at 9:00pm. It takes a lot of time to prepare, getting hair and makeup done, making sure the flowers, cakes, and everything else were on time. My mom had her hair done here and it was so cute!
I had mine done as well and then it was a challenge to wait until 9pm and not mess up my hair. I wanted to take a nap so badly but couldn’t lay down for fear of ruining the hair! We finally made it to the venue which was SO beautiful. It is a restaurant by the sea that has rooms for rent and an outdoor area to have receptions and weddings. It was amazing!!
These pics are not the professional ones. I hope to have those soon, but at least you can get an idea. Though these do not do the place justice. It really was beautiful and I was so happy to be able to have the reception here. My dress I got especially for this occasion made me feel like a princess. I was not used to long formal dresses though and kept feeling as if I would trip! However, I managed to make it through the evening without falling. 🙂
My mom and dad looked so nice this evening. I was so happy they were there, it made it so perfect. All we were missing was my sis and brothers to make it complete.
The evening consisted of food, food, and more food. I tried to prepare my parents for the amount of food at these events but it was not enough. They were amazed. They bring food until there is literally no more room at the table! The program was put together by my brother-in-law. It was lovely. We had a violinist who was amazing! My husband’s brother read a few words he had written especially for the evening which were very meaningful and brought us to tears (in a good way). Then, later in the evening, I surprised my husband by singing to him. He kept asking over the last few weeks if I would sing at the reception and I kept telling him no, that I didn’t think I would feel like it after just arriving and trying to prepare for the reception. He seemed ok with that answer, but all the while, I had been planning to surprise him. Now, you have to know, he is very, very difficult to surprise, so the fact that I pulled it off and it worked was amazing. 🙂 Then at the end of the evening there was a slideshow of pictures of my husband and me when we were young documenting our journey of finding each other. It truly is a God-written love story. So the evening was beautiful and amazing and we have lovely memories. I hope to have some of the professional pics to share this next week.
Well, I am starting Arabic language lessons today with one of my sisters-in-law so I better get ready. I will continue my parent’s visit and pictures tomorrow. I hope you enjoy! Until then….