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Confessions of a Real Bride: Farah Abu Alhial

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Confessions of a Real Bride: Farah Abu Alhial

Farah Abu Alhial met Fady Jamal Ersan at a Wael Kfoury concert in Amman, Jordan and fell in love at first sight. The couple got engaged on July 4, 2012 in a very intimate gathering at Farah’s home.

Farah and Fady got married on 21 June, 2013 at a private farm Amman.

  • Did you hire a wedding planner or planned the wedding yourself?

I hired a wedding planner, which I recommend. Her name is Aya Katcher. She is a Turkish-Jordanian wedding planner based in Amman.

  • What is the biggest advice you can give any bride-to-be?

Relax... plan ahead and look for deals... especially on Arabia Weddings. I didn’t get the time to order any deals, but I recommended it to all my friends and cousins who are getting married.

More pictures of Farah and Fady's wedding here!

  • What was the theme and color scheme you picked for your wedding?

I chose purple to be the dominant color of the wedding, the basic color was white, and the purple color was added through the lights and flowers.

  • Do you recommend specific suppliers you worked with?

The wedding planner Aya Katcher, DJ Raja, and Gorgeous Salon.


"Relax... plan ahead and look for deals... especially on Arabia Weddings"

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

Planning the wedding in general is a difficult process. There were a few misunderstandings at the beginning with some wedding suppliers of what I wanted but everything went well after that.

It took me a lot of time to find the right wedding dress, almost 6 months.

We were late when it came to booking the DJ, so it was difficult to find a DJ who can make it to our wedding in such a short period of time.

  • Did you face any surprises?

Sure… some from the wedding planner and some from our parents, which were all pleasant surprises.  I was surprised to see that my groom got me the wedding car that I wanted, a classic white car, since he told me he had booked a ‘Chery’ car for us.

I was impressed with the setting and decorations as I didn’t get to see the last setting before the wedding which was very nice.

I was also surprised by the beautiful fireworks which made the entire night more beautiful.

The buffet was more than great and delicious; I loved how we got to have an ice cream stand.

For more pictures of Farah and Fady's wedding click here!


  • Describe your wedding day and the planning process.

It was great, we had lots of fun... some fights... some action... which happen at every wedding.

  • Did Arabia Weddings help you in your wedding planning?

Yes! I learned a lot from the tips & trends section on Arabia Weddings and the expert’s corner section.