Elegant, energetic, and stunning, Haya and Husayn’s Fairmont Grand Del Mar wedding is one that we’ll remember for years to come; if not for the beautiful decor and traditions they included, for the details beautifully planned by Katharyn Rataczak and the couple.
Rising early to get ready, Haya & Husayn were not the only ones to begin preparations for the day early. The ceremony location buzzing with teams to carefully lay out beautiful arrangements by MR Floral & Events, their Sofreh was prepared and chairs were laid out, Haya and Husayn returned to their suites to continue their own preparations.
One of our favorite moments of the day was when Haya and Husayn got to see one another for the first time, and walked around the property. Walking up and down stairs, down paths, and all around, Husayn made sure to take care of Haya, holding her hand and helping her with her dress as we photographed them. As they explored the property, the two laughed and marveled that the day had finally come and that their ceremony would start so soon.
The ceremony for this Fairmont Grand Del Mar wedding began with a bang– and a baraat! As music flooded the area, Husayn, his family, and groomsmen danced their way in, celebrating that the moment had come where he would marry Haya.
With guests celebrating alongside Husayn, the joy and energy all felt filled the room as they cheered, danced, and clapped to Husayn’s entrance. And all of a sudden? The music quieted as the crowd turned to view the back of the ceremony, Haya entered, her train trailing behind her as she walked to Husayn who awaited her at the end of the aisle.
Holding her hand, Husayn helped her up to the Sofreh, filled with details and items that represented their traditions and customs. Decorated by Elegant Sofreh Design, Haya & Husayn made sure to include what they wanted to bless their marriage with. As they fed one another, dipping their fingers in honey to provide a sweet marriage, Haya bit Husayn’s finger; a way to jokingly show that she would lead in their marriage alongside him.
The reception was no less spectacular– and perfectly planned by Katharyn Rataczak. Beginning as Haya and Husayn entered the ballroom to begin their first dance, music swelled as they swung around the room, cold sparks going off as they made their way throughout the room. Smiles across their faces, Haya and Husayn relaxed, simply savoring and enjoying the moment as they danced.
Getting to see them enjoy themselves and the hard work they had put into learning their first dance was by far one of the sweetest moments for us during their Fairmont Grand Del Mar wedding. While we love getting to see our couples slow down and savor the big moments alongside us during moments like the first look or couples portraits, it’s magical getting to see them create those moments for themselves, like Haya and Husayn did as they enjoyed their first dance.
As the two of them stepped off to the sides from the center of the ballroom, and the floor flooded with dancers, both professional and not, laughter echoed off of the walls of the ballroom of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar wedding, and the night went on.
To Haya & Husayn; thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day, and walking alongside you during the process. We absolutely adored getting to know the two of you, whether it be over the phone or in person during your Nikah, and feel so honored to have been a part of your beautiful wedding and Nikah. Our team wishes you all of the happiness– and that your marriage is as sweet as the honey on your Sofreh every day, filled with as much support and kindness that you shared with one another as you did on your wedding day, and filled with as much song and laughter as the night you two first met.
Wedding Photography : Clove and Kin | Coordinator : Kathryn Rataczak | Ceremony & Reception Location : Fairmont Grand Del Mar | Hair & Makeup Stylist : Allen Fared | Harpist : Sophie Graf, Sophisticated Harp | Entertainment : Katey Huntley | Entertainment : LA Follies | Sofreh : Elegant Sofreh Design | Desserts and Baked Goods : Fab Cakes | DJ : DJ Rony Ifrim | Lighting : Brilliant Event Lighting | Other Rentals : Chiavari Chair Rentals of San Diego | Rentals : APR Boutique Event Rentals | Videography : Amari Productions | Photobooth : Pixter Photobooths | Florals : MR Floral & Events |