It was a picture perfect day in Charlotte, North Carolina. Outside, the sun was shining, there were blue skies above, and a light breeze to hold off the southern heat. Inside, the Ballantyne Hotel was buzzing with excitement as Shanna and Anwar’s wedding party rushed through the halls to prepare for the big event. Shanna asked how Anwar was and Anwar asked how Shanna looked when I visited them in their respective dressing rooms. Have you ever been involved in a day like this? Felt the excitement in the air? Been witness to the behind the scenes of a dream wedding?
Shanna and Anwar’s day was truly special. Their first sight followed by a prayer over the marriage led by Anwar brought tears to my eyes. The moment during the ceremony when the ring bearer decided it would be a perfect time to run down the golf course was hysterical. The toasts from the wedding party were heartfelt and personal. And Anwar couldn’t keep his eyes off his bride.
On this day, what I remember most is Anwar’s victory dance. Hands raised, proud of his first dance moment with Shanna.