Sarah and Faiz Ahmad

Sarah and Faiz Ahmad
Sarah and Faiz Ahmad
Though Sarah Pierce and Faiz Ahmad both claim to have Type A personalities, they didn't rush the planning of their wedding after their January engagement. And so when, in July, when the Horticulture Center—which had the natural, outdoor, intimate feeling Sarah imaged for their celebration—had an open date for Halloween weekend, they snatched it up. One vendor choice led to another, and everything fell into place—save for a freak wedding-day snowstorm. Sarah just laughed, pulled on her Hunter boots, and enjoyed the day as 225 of their nearest and dearest danced well into the night.

Faiz’s aunt had Sarah’s traditional Indian gharara and Faiz’s traditional sherwani for the ceremony designed in the family’s hometown of Patna in India.

Venue: The Horticulture Center, Philadelphia.
Wedding Planner: Styled Creative, Philadelphia.
Catering: STARR Events, Philadelphia.
Dessert: Cake and whoopie pies from Flying Monkey Bakery, Philadelphia; mini pies and caramel apples from Northbrook MarketPlace, West Chester; ice cream from Little Baby's Ice Cream, Philadelphia.
Decor: Flowers by Sullivan Owen, Philadelphia; furniture rental from Magpie Vintage Rentals, West Pittston.
Photography: Otto Schulze, New York; videography by Society Hill Studios, Philadelphia.
Bride’s look: Ceremonial gharara, India; Amsale reception gown from Amsale, New York; hair and makeup by Michelle D'Ercole, Springfield; henna by Jumana Bootwala, West Chester.
Groom’s formalwear:
Stationery: LoveLeigh Invitations, Philadelphia.
Music: Tabla and sitar ceremony music through Red Baraat, Brooklyn; reception band: Rhythm Collective from Elan Artists, Philadelphia.
Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works, Philadelphia.


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