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Allely wedding: Ammar and Amy

Allely Estate

Bride & groom: Ammar and Amy Abood

Wedding date: 28th September 2019
Key details:
Celebrant: Erin Marmont
Dress from Alma J Bridal – Mt Eden
Bridesmaid dresses from The Stockroom
Suit from Rembrant
Cake by Paula Jane Cakes
Flowers by Fabood Events
Makeup: @Stefhallhairandmakeup
Hair by Snow Salon – Milford 
Photographer: Fay Carey
What song did you walk up the aisle to? ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles

Q. Why did you choose Allely Estate as your venue?

Our wedding was six months after we got engaged so the whole process was a bit overwhelming. As soon as we met Athina during our first visit and saw the elegant charm of Allely Estate we felt calm and knew that this was where we wanted to have our wedding – before we even got in the car! We were able to take Amy’s parents to the open day a few weeks later (after we had already booked the wedding) which was fantastic and it helped us with planning as we could meet some of the vendors that Allely have previously worked with.

Q. What special touches were important to you?

We had an English postbox as our wishing well which was gifted to us as a wedding present which I absolutely love (Amy is originally English), we had a family friend play for us as we walked down the aisle, and we were lucky enough to have Ammar’s sister do all of our flowers and table decorations which she did flawlessly!

Q. Tell us about your favorite moment:

There were so many amazing moments throughout the day. For Amy, the best moments were when Athina come in to let her know that Ammar had arrived at the venue for the ceremony, the ceremony itself with our families, and then the first dance. Amy had asked her Dad to play a song for us on the guitar for our first dance which he said he wouldn’t do. On the day he surprised everyone by playing our first dance with a friend – the first song he had heard after Amy was born when leaving the hospital to go home. 
For Ammar, the highlight was his Dad arriving from overseas, getting married, and at the reception when all 70 guests got involved in the ‘dabka’ which is similar to a Conga line. It created a real feeling of everyone coming together to celebrate!

Q. What was your best decision about the wedding?

Most of our family live overseas so we chose to only have family and a few close friends present at the ceremony. Having an intimate ceremony was really important to us as we wanted our wedding to symbolise the joining of two families together and to be able to spend time together with our families before all the other guests arrived. We also couldn’t have done it without the team at Allely who were there to call on whenever we needed something during the planning process and on the day. All of our guests spoke so highly of the Allely team and the food was AMAZING!

Q. Did you incorporate any tradition?

We had a lot of the usual traditions: cake cutting, first dance, speeches etc. 

Q. Advice for other couples?

We had two pieces of advice that we carried throughout the planning process: the first was to each have up to 3 non-negotiable items/elements that were important to us. The second was that everyone is there to share in the celebration of the day and not to worry about anything that didn’t turn out as planned – as only we knew what it was supposed to look/be like.

Allely Estate

Draping, lighting & styling by Event Styling


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