27 December 2010

Wording on the Invitations

So this is a little lesson in Arabic since you will all be seeing this on our invitations soon!!!!

Bismillah al rahman al rahim

The common translation is "In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate". It is a beautifully poetic phrase which offers both deep insight and brilliant inspiration. It has often been said that the phrase Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim contains the true essence of the entire Qur'an, as well as the true essence of all religions.
Muslims often say this phrase when embarking on any significant endeavor, and the phrase is considered by some to be a major pillar of Islam. This expression is so magnificent and so concise that all but one chapter of the Qur'an begins with the words Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim.

These are just a few examples of how this phrase can be writen in Arabic. Aren't they beautiful!


The phrase translates into English as " God willing" or "If it is God's will". This word is often used to indicate a desire to do something that you wish may occur, or to indicate that you want God's blessing for what you are about to do. For example, if one wishes to do something that is very difficult to achieve, one invokes God's blessing before one sets out to do it. For Muslims, it is used in speech about plans and of events that they expect to occur in the future.

16 December 2010

Bridesmaid Dress= DEATH

This is not because my friends are picky about what they will be wearing to my wedding, it is because I AM the picky one!!! Does anyone know how hard it is to find pink dresses that go to the knee, have sleeves, are not too low cut, and don't cost an arm and a leg..... IN THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER!!!!! I might as well shoot myself in the foot!!!!

 These are Lynn Lugo dresses and I love her work!
(I just wish she didn't charge so dang much)

06 December 2010

Pink and Gold

March 17th: Mehndi Celebration at Khan home
March 18th: Nikah and Reception at Eaglewood Golf Course
March 19th: Valima at Joseph Smith Memorial Building

My own Pink and Gold Inspiration Board