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Photographer: Mojica Photography Coordinator: Confetti Events Reception Venue: Union Station Gown: Bobo’s Collection Cake: Adorn Cakes Florist: All-a-Bloom Catering: Brancato’s Catering Makeup: White Carpet Bride DJ: DJ Apanasangeet Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals
Ozair & Bisma’s Love Story
I’m from Kansas City and Ozair’s from Chicago, but we ended up meeting each other halfway across the world. I was in Pakistan for an interview for a medical school and was told to wait in a room with a handful of fellow interviewees. While waiting for my turn, I noticed there was a guy there with an American accent who was joking around and smiling the entire time. Up until then, I had yet to meet a fellow American, so I was intrigued and asked him where he was from. We struck up a conversation and figured out we had quite a few friends in common in the U.S. In fact, we found out that there were multiple occasions where he had come to Kansas to visit family friends and we had just missed bumping into each other. Our conversation was so easy that I felt like we had known each other forever. After that day, we both knew this was the start of something special.
In traditional Pakistani culture, parents play a pivotal role in the bringing together of relationships. Not only do they see it as a man and woman joining together in marriage, but two families as well. So following tradition, Ozair asked his parents to ask my parents for my hand in marriage. While I had no idea of what was planned, my family knew in advance. With their blessing, Ozair popped the question while we were surrounded by our families and I, of course, said yes. Family is very important to me, so it was perfect having all of them there sharing this special moment with us.
I’ve always felt proud of my multi-cultural heritage and knew that I wanted my big day to be representative of that. So I knew early on that I would like my dream wedding to be a wonderful blend of both worlds. My mother shared the same vision as me and helped plan most of the wedding, from my dress to the centerpieces to how the stage was decorated. We felt like we needed some help getting organized, so with a month left until the wedding, we hired a wedding coordinator. She was the best decision we made! It was always my dream to get married in Union Station, and I always envisioned complimenting the beautiful venue with a soft vintage theme. The morning of our wedding, I entered the venue and was blown away by how phenomenal everything looked. From the whimsical flower decorations to the grand stage, everything was more than I could have wanted. The day was filled with laughter, tears, and happiness all around!
A Few Special Pieces:
My personal piece is my wedding outfit that was designed by my mother. She was going through a museum magazine when a design caught her eye. She sketched something similar and picked out the materials in Pakistan, told me I wasn’t allowed to see it until it was complete. She loves surprising people! A few months before the wedding, I finally got to see it and I was blown away by how beautiful it was. It was the perfect mix of American and Pakistani and fit in perfectly with the vintage theme of the night.
The Groom’s Favorite Part of the Day
My favorite part of the wedding day was when Bisma walked down the aisle. We hadn’t seen each other earlier on, so I loved seeing her for the first time that day.
The Bride’s Favorite Part of the Day
My favorite part of the night was having everyone close to us there to share this special day. The speeches were so heartfelt and it was very moving to hear close friends and family giving us such warm blessings for our future together.