“Modern garden meets South Asia – Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi Wedding”: #RealBride Tareen


tareen2Bride: Tareen Alam
Groom: Tariq Thowfeek
Wedding Date: November 27, 2015
Location:Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacay Town Center
Photographer: Nida Rehman

They say that marriages are made in heaven – so we asked one of our recent brides Tareen to share her thoughts on what made her Bangladeshi-Sri Lankan wedding perfect. (and her thoughts about the gorgeous cream reception outfit we designed for her)

ST: Your pictures look lovely, Tareen. What was your vision for your wedding?

Tareen: If it were up to me, there would only be one big event. Finding a balance between what family wants versus what the new couple envisions is the toughest balance for Desi Weddings. For our reception, we wanted an ideal harmony of modern garden meets traditional South East Asia (since our families are Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan).

ST: What was the most magical or memorable part of your day?tareen1

Tareen: Making sure everyone had a great time was our main priority. The most incredible part of the wedding was when we got to step off the stage and onto the dance floor. Surprisingly, I was able to do the first dance medley and dance with friends the entire night in this dress.

ST: Why did you choose your reception dress from Silk Threads?

tareen3Tareen: I wanted something warm, flowy, and elegant – something that signified both my American and Desi heritage. But more than choosing a dress, I was focused on choosing someone I connected with and could trust. Ruby was that person. I don’t think it makes sense to choose vendors based on solely their work but rather their passion for their work. You may want the best decorator or caterer but if they don’t show up on time, none of it even matters. Decor, food, photography, outfits, and music have one thing in common: creativity. People need to love what they do so that your pictures, the stage or the songs all turn out incredible because they themselves were allowed to have fun with it. I think Ruby and her team has fun with every piece she designs and creates.

Thank you Tareen and Tariq – and congratulations once again!