Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing the wedding of one of my dearest clients who have become close friends. I’d like to dedicated each post to the significant factors I saw in their wedding that have inspired me in my own life, starting with the ever darling bride, Ilma.
It was a beautiful, bright, winter afternoon as guests filled the small sitting room surrounded by windows. Friends and family hugged their hellos as happiness and excitement began to fill the air at Ilma and Sohail’s Palmdale Estates Nikkah wedding ceremony.
Ilma had a hot chocolate station ready to greet her guests before the Nikkah would begin. Complete with candy canes, marshmallows, doughnut holes, and flute cookies, the hot chocolate station was a quintessential representation of Ilma; charming and trendy, yet, thoughtful, warm, and sweet.
Ilma has mastered a very powerful skill that has diminished in most people of our generation. When you speak with Ilma, she gives you all of her attention and makes you feel like the only thing that matters in that moment. I watched in admiration as person after person, group after group, greet and wish her well over her four day wedding, and Ilma locked eyes and engaged with each person in a way that was so personal, inviting, yet brief. Having a large wedding and making each of your guests feel like they had good quality time with you is so incredibly rare, I’ve honestly never seen anything like it before. Ilma inspires me to be more engaged in my personal interactions and I feel like a better person for just knowing her.
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