A Traditional Wedding at The Marriott at Key Center in Cleveland, Ohio

About eight years after Tina Latoof (26 and an attorney) and Fares Chamoun (35 and CFO of Aladdin's Eatery) met through mutual friends, they became engaged. “As soon as Fares reached into his pocket and started to kneel I pulled him up and said 'yes' before he had a chance to say anything at all,” says Tina. The couple spent the next year and four months planning their traditional wedding. “Our wedding style was glamorous and elegant. I was inspired by the beautiful weddings I have attended in Beirut, Lebanon,” says Tina. A color palette of white, royal purple, lavender and silver was used throughout the wedding. Tina and Fares were wed at St. Maron Church, surrounded by their 550 guests. White tulle as well as whimsical arrangements of white hydrangea, white roses, purple roses and green hydrangea lined the aisle. Afterward, the couple and their guests moved to the The Marriott at Key Center for a grand, whimsical reception and cocktail hour. “There are very few things Fares and I love more than food, so we wanted that aspect of our wedding to be perfect, with different food options every hour of the reception,” says Tina. The couple served a plated dinner before treating their guests to Arabic desserts, including Lebanese Zaatar and Manaeesh (cheese pita pizzas), and a six-tier wedding cake. More than 500 friends and family members spent the night taking photos in front of a green screen and enjoying multiple live musicians as well as a DJ. “Instead of doing rounds at all 50+ tables throughout the night, we brought everyone to the dance floor and joined them there,” says Tina. “Being on the dance floor the entire night brought our guests together and closer to us.”