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Confessions of a Real Bride: Barina Abaza

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Confessions of a Real Bride: Barina Abaza

Barina Abaza and Muhannad Varoqa met in 2002 and got married on the 15th of September 2012 at the Exit Club in Amman, Jordan. Arabia Weddings asked Barina some questions about their wedding preparations and planning.

  • How did you and your husband meet? 

Our love story started as a puppy love when Muhannad was 16 and I was 13. We met on the airplane on our way to Russia in 2002. We were too young for a serious relationship back then, but we bonded and built a very strong friendship. When we both went to collage it became official and we knew that we belong to each other.

  • Did you hire a wedding planner or planned your wedding yourself? How was your experience?

The Exit Club provided us with their wedding planner and it was the best choice to make; he had good experience with the venue and all the arrangements that can be applied there; we planned everything together and it turned out way better than we imagined.

  • What is the biggest advice you can give any bride-to-be when planning for her wedding?

For me, it’s all about making your wedding YOUR WEDDING. Do not stick to a standard ordinary wedding, people are bored of cutting the cake and the ordinary first dance, be creative and put your own new ideas and feel free to surprise your guests, that’s what makes your big day a special one and a wedding to remember.


  • Did you pick a certain theme or color scheme? What was it? Did you use it all through the wedding?

We chose white as the main theme of the wedding; that way the lighting specialist played with the lights and created several themes throughout the night by changing the colors of the venue reflecting on the white color which was great. It is the best choice for an elegant wedding, but if you want to go for a funky modern wedding that’s another story. 

  • What was the most difficult and stressful part of your wedding planning?

Finding the perfect wedding gown for the bride is the most stressful part and when this mission is finally accomplished, everything will seem like a piece of cake, not only because the bride-to-be wants to look beautiful on her big day, but because the whole wedding theme depends on the wedding dress.

  • Do you consider yourself as a relaxed bride or more of a bridezilla?

I’ve always thought that I will make the most scary Bridezilla ever, but when I started the planning process, I was surprised that I actually enjoyed every second of it, and that is all psychological I guess. Just convince yourself that it’s going to be so much fun and it will.

"People are bored of cutting the cake and the ordinary first dance,

be creative and put your own new ideas"