For North Vancouver’s Niloo and Ashkan, the path to their wedding wasn’t a straight one. The two first met and started dating when both were teenagers, but the relationship only lasted a few months. Still, the pair remained friends for years and decided to give each other another try four years ago. This time, they knew it was right, and the couple became engaged two years later, before marrying in a traditional Persian wedding ceremony this past May at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver.

For Niloo, it was “the most magical day of our lives, filled with happiness and surrounded by our loved ones.” In fact, most of the couple’s friends and family travelled from all over the world to join Niloo and Ashkan on their special day, which made the occasion even more meaningful.

The couple chose lavender and white as their colour scheme (including bridesmaid gowns in varying shades of purple), as the colours reminded them of calmness and peace of mind. It seemed to work. “The whole day went smoothly and we had so much fun throughout the day with our photo shoot and having a good time with our bridal party,” says Niloo. “We were so relaxed and that’s why we got to enjoy our day.”

Even the weather cooperated. While forecasts called for rain, the day turned out to be spectacular. “I  think the key to have a great wedding after putting all that time and effort into it is to enjoy it and you just have to sit back and let the day roll,” advises Niloo. “If you think positive, then everything will turn out great.”

Photography: When Love Happens | Videography: Brellow Productions | Venue: Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier | Bride’s Gown: Revini,from Blush Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Maryam Collahi | Florals: Tala Florist | Cake & Party Favours: Ganache Patisserie | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewellery: Lugaro, Elsa Corsi, Salvatore Ferragamo | Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss, from Harry Rosen | Decor: Elegant Designs by Sheila (sofreh), Chair Décor Etc.