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Sometimes finding the one is as simple as just building the courage to start a conversation. In the case of our lovely couple Yasmin and Tako it was just that. The two met attending a birthday party for two friends at Ilka, a bar on Dizengoff street in Tel Aviv. Tako came for one of the birthday girls and Yasmin for the other. Yasmin approached, they began to talk and as they say, the rest is history.
So let’s skip ahead a bit to the proposal! Tako bought a beautiful engagement ring and planned on proposing at Wendell park in Amsterdam with what would be a truly romantic moment. However, fate intervened in the most wonderful way. On the evening before their flight, the couple was burdened with an unexpected power outage. Tako asked Yasmin to light a candle and the two sat together in the dimly lit room. Suddenly, Tako stood up, went into another room and returned with the ring. The proposal was both spontaneous, romantic and undoubtedly memorable.
Now before we get to the event itself, let’s talk a bit about the dress! For her gown, Yasmin chose talented designer and friend, Rinat Shacham. Her understanding of of the body and ability to design dresses that were both alluring and elegant at the same time made her the ideal choice. There was no doubt she could create a look that fit exactly with Yasmin’s personal style. The whole process took about a year to complete. Together, Rinat and Yasmin checked different styles and chose the perfect fabric. In the end, the gown turned out even more beautiful than Yasmin could have imagined. The gorgeous look, which can be seen here, was a unique off-the-shoulder style with geometric designs and brilliantly placed sequins. A true work of art perfect for the beautiful bride.
When it came to deciding on a venue Tako and Yasmin knew from the start they wanted to get married in Tel Aviv. It was the home. In the end, the couple chose East, an event hall located right in the heart of Tel Aviv. The two were drawn to the cozy and warm yet urban feel the venue gave, along with it’s fantastic crew of seasoned workers. It was the perfect place for a New Year’s Eve wedding.
The couple decided to take their wedding in a non-traditional direction. Instead of a long walk to the Chuppa, Yasmin and Tako decided on something a little more personal. The two made a speech explaining to the guests that they had privately exchanged rings on a romantic beach in Mexico with a breathless Caribbean view to add to the intimate moment. After their speech, a brilliantly made movie of their trip to Mexico was shown to all the guests. Following the film, our beautiful bride and groom had their first dance to John Legend’s All of Me, performed by Tako and produced by Ron Or El.
When asked what their favorite part of the wedding was, it was clear that it was just too hard to choose. Everything was exactly to their liking. The couple stated that every person they chose for various parts of the wedding were all fantastic, from the beautifully elegant yet trendy decorations, photographers and videographers, to the fantastic bar visited frequently throughout the night and more! Miki from the bar at East created an event that brought an endless number of compliments. It was a night nobody would forget, and a New Year’s Eve for the ages.
So what was their favorite part of the wedding? Well it certainly was hard to choose but being able to read aloud to the guests the declaration of their love and to share with them their most exciting moments from Mexico was indeed a highlight. It seems that Yasmin and Tako were able to create the perfect night to express and share their union with everyone. What more can you ask for?
CONGRATULATIONS YASMIN AND TAKO!
Photography: Gamba Photographers
Venue: East TLV
DJ: Maayan Bergman
Wedding Dress: Rinat Shacham
Hair: Nataya Nooley
Makeup: Shelly Gafni
Groomswear: Izak Men’s Wear
Groom’s Shoes: Story
Florist: Limor Flowers
Stationary: Dar Golan