The fast-paced work-flow of an office environment is more often the last place one would think to discover the other half of their soul in another, but love has no rules – finding its place wherever directed by fate. It would be during work that Ajoia and Dabren would first be made aware of each other, and make their initial introductions. That awareness of the other would only intensify after officially meeting, bringing them together with an immediate bond, first as friends, until that friendship eventually blossomed into love.
Bride & Groom: Ajoia & Dabren
Wedding Location: Milan, Italy
Wedding Date: May 18th 2018
Photographed by: Massimo Bono
Throughout their seven years of dating, Ajoia and Dabren grew together, not only in love but as best friends – enduring some of life’s most difficult moments side-by-side. It was reasons like this, and many more, that had Dabren continuously convinced that in Ajoia he had found the one.
It would be just one month shy of their seven year anniversary that Dabren would make their love eternal. Beginning as a surprise vacation with the first stop being Dubai, they toured the world famous Burj Khalifa Skyscraper. At its highest point, while overlooking the luxurious city below, Dabren turned towards Ajoia, the love of his life, went down on one knee, and asked her to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
Ajoia and Dabren’s gorgeous wedding in Milan was modern in its romance, whimsical, and of course with an Italian flair. All the event elements were curated to reflect the couple in celebration of their love. Ajoia was stunning in a custom designed Pnina Tornai, who personally agreed to create it in Blush, never having done so before. The mermaid gown with V-neckline, Swarovski straps, a lace and organza dropped-waist with a tulle bottom and completed with a train was everything the bride dreamed and more. Surrounded by the love of friends and family, Dabren, her dashing prince, met his princess Ajoia at the altar where they were forever joined together as husband and wife.
Best Memories: Sneaking away from everyone at the end of the night to talk and laugh about the day!
Advice for Engaged Couples: Plan ahead (at least one year) and invest in a wedding planner to help achieve your vision! Build the wedding as if it’s only the two of you.
Bride’s dress: Pnina Tornai
Bridal salon: Kleinfeld Bridal
Bride’s shoes: Sarah Jessica Parker
Cakes/desserts: Altra Cucina
Catering: Altra Cucina
Ceremony venue: Villa Borromeo
Event decor/design: Getting Married In Italy
Event planner: Getting Married In Italy
Florals: Il Profumo Dei Fiori
Groom’s attire: Armani
Makeup Artist: Monica Virga Cosmetics
Lighting: Milleluci Designer
Photography: Studio Bonon
Reception venue: Villa Borromeo
Videography: Studio Bonon