You read that right, Fairies. This incredible groom proposed to his bride using a flash mob in the middle of Pitt Street Mall! And the wedding that followed was nothing short of extravagant, either…
The Love Story
Paul and Jessica’s fairytale began 5 years ago, when they connected in the most common way of this day and age, Facebook. Through conversation after conversation, they began to realise how like-minded they were and a simple friendship flourished into a love story. They have grown together from a high school student about to sit her HSC and an entrepreneur juggling the family business while completing his university degree, to a husband and wife with nothing but high hopes for their future together.
Coming from two Middle-Eastern families, their morals and values blended instantly! Paul followed Jessica’s family rule of ‘no boyfriends in high school’, and waited until she finished her HSC to officially ask her dad if she could be his girlfriend – up until this point their parents considered them to be ‘special friends’.
Time went by, Jessica got accepted into the same university as Paul and they motivated each other to finish their degrees and look forward to a potential life together. They faced many challenges in their 4 years of dating, family deaths, sickness and unexpected circumstances, but their resilience as a couple made them grow stronger as they showed nothing but love and support for one another.
On February 15th, 2018 Paul took the relationship to the next level and proposed in an extravagant way, surprising Jessica with a Lebanese flash mob in the middle of Sydney’s busy Pitt Street Mall. They arrived to a quiet street decorated in theme for Chinese New Year and suddenly a saxophonist began playing, as Paul offered her flowers. He bent on one knee and 10 traditional Lebanese drummers from Zaffet Lebnan surrounded them and created a moment they will never forget.
“We instantaneously began planning the wedding of our dreams with Event Stylist and Coordinator Events by Mia guiding us through every step along the way. Paul being the first male in his family to get married, and me being the youngest of three girls, we were in stall for a huge wedding. Our 514 guests were wowed by the renovations at Miramare Gardens and every detail they provided right down to the canapés.”
“Because Paul is in the hospitality industry and we are both foodies at heart, we took a lot of time creating a menu for our guests that would leave them full. This included the appearance of a Burger Head truck and mini Gelato Bliss cones served as late-night supper. All guests received a burger token with their champagne flute, and were welcomed into the gardens to enjoy their midnight snack. This was one of our favourite parts of the night! We are also a couple who love comfort, so in bringing to life an old traditional, Paul and I decided to change into ‘going away’ outfits before leaving the reception. These were far from the usual, we had matching tracksuits made customised with our wedding date and new family name. Little personal touches like this made our wedding feel that much more special to us. From the very beginning we agreed everything we chose would be because we loved it, this can be hard when planning a Middle-Eastern wedding.”