Tala Batarneh got married to Yaser Rahal in August 2012 in Amman, Jordan. Like many couples separated by geographic boundaries, Tala and Yaser nurtured their love during their engagement period through skype until they finally got married in 2012.
It was a traditional marriage; we got engaged in November 2010. Yaser then had to leave for Saudi Arabia where he works, so we got to know each other, mostly, through Skype. I felt like I knew him for such a long time. Our engagement lasted for 2 years; we then got married in August 2012.
"I stayed till midnight waiting for my dress to get fixed"
We hired a wedding planner, but everything went under my supervision with the help of my mother and sister, and especially my husband. I believe that our wedding is his big day as well and not just mine. The planning experience was great and everything went as planned.
Don’t stress before the wedding, everything will turn out great eventually.Mistakes and surprises happen in every wedding, you need to expect and accept that, so don’t stress and try to enjoy your time.Enjoy planning your wedding, it’s a memory you will always cherish.
My priority was to have an outdoor wedding, so I picked Exit Club in Amman for the wedding location.
"The hardest moment was when I was leaving the house,
it was very emotional."
I picked white and green as I love the color of white flowers with green stems and leaves. And my wedding invitations were in a silver color and nontraditional.
Murad Shahqour (Al-Oula) for the overall event planning and Ahmad Al Mohtaseb (Noor Flowers) for the flower arrangements.
And photographer Tarek from Selection Studio
The night before the wedding was the most difficult. I couldn’t sleep nor stop thinking about the wedding, and how I was going to look. I was very nervous when I started thinking about how my life will change and what married life will be like!
The hardest moment was when I was leaving the house, it was very emotional.
Yes, I went the night before my wedding to pick up my wedding dress as I wanted to add sleeves to it, but it was nothing like I expected, so I stayed till midnight waiting for my dress to get fixed. That is when I started crying but it got fixed eventually. And on my wedding day the florist got me a bouquet which wasn’t what I ordered!
"I loved the Special Deals section,
and I got inspired by some ideas on the website as well,
I still check the website out until now"
I don’t think so, I did get nervous and stressed a few times, but every bride feels that way before her wedding.
Everyone loved the wedding, and I did as well. And everything went well.
Yes, I used the list of wedding planners in the online directory on Arabia Weddings, I also loved the Special Deals section, and I got inspired by some ideas on the website as well. I still check the website out until now.