Hind + Tess | Maggie Sottero Real Wedding From Haley Richter Photography

Hind + Tess | October 8, 2015 | Merion, Pennsylvania

Today’s beautiful bride, Hind, is Muslim and Arab. Following tradition, her wedding to Tess was held months before the reception celebration.  They were married at the groom’s house with only family and close friends in attendance.  Then, as a married couple, planned their wedding celebration.

And what a celebration it was!  Their grand event was held at castle like venue befitting their royal theme. Gold decor, beautiful tables and sumptuous food made it an affair to remember.  It’s no wonder Hind knew her dress the moment she tried it on, her stunning Maggie Sottero Hannah was the perfect choice for this stately event.

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The Reception
It was a formal event with a royal theme, as the venue looked like a gothic castle. There were lots of gold and rustic feels. The wedding was almost entirely DIY and the reception including traditional dancing, sword cutting the cake, farewell wave from balcony and a sparkler exit. 

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Hind’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on about 10 dresses before I put on my final dress, Which I chose.  I chose my dress because it was the closest dress to what I had originally envisioned. It was not pure white, it was a dramatic A-line/Ball gown, and had gorgeous detailing. All the other  dresses, despite being cheaper than my dress, were all missing at least one of the things I had envisioned. I fell in love with my dress as soon as I put it on. 

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How She Felt In Her Maggie Sottero Gown
Royal, Beautiful, and Elegant

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I will never wear my wedding dress again. It is amazing and every time I look at it again it takes my breath away. But I will never wear it again. And I spent a lot of money on it. I would like to get some return and let someone else feel and look beautiful as well. 

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Credits
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Photography: Haley Richter Photography  | Venue: Merion Tribute House | Event Planning, Florals + Cake: Bride and family friend