We are getting married!

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 2:18-24

May 21, 2016

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Who are we?

The most important participants

The Groom

Mina

The Bride

Marian

It seemed like not long ago when we met at a church retreat in California. We ended up spending a few hours together in the airport before leaving back home and that’s when it all began.

Shortly after, we went on a second date, and it was history from there!

We are so excited to start this next chapter in our lives together and to share our special day with all of you!

The Groomsmen

The Bridesmaids

Wedding Details

on May 21, 2016

Main Ceremony

St. Mary & St. Philopater Coptic Orthodox Church / 2:00pm

3603 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083

StMarkMI.org

Wedding Dinner & Party

The Palazzo Grande /
Cocktail hour at 6:30pm,
Followed by the main reception at 7:15pm

54660 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 731-2100

Nearest Airports; fly to DTW (main airport) or FNT

Accomodations

Some hotels nearby

Detroit Marriott Troy

Don’t forget to mention Ibrahim/Elnemr wedding block to get the group rate

200 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48084 USA

(800)228-9290

Please note, Last date to book is 04/29/2016

Things To Do In Detroit

Here’s a list of places we think you should check out while in town!

Food places

Grab a burger at Redcoat Tavern

31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073

(248) 549-0300

This tavern features a variety of food including American and pub food.  However, it is most known for its burgers.  Enjoy a half-pound of freshly-ground choice beef which comes with a variety of topping options.

Al Ameer

If you are in the mood for Middle Eastern food, stop by Al Ameer on your way to or from the airport.  It has delicious Middle Eastern food.  Our favorite dish is the platter for two, which includes grape leaves, fried kibbeh, chicken and beef shawarma, falafel, hummos, salad and kabob.

Shatila

14300 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

(313) 582-1952

Shatila is famous all over North America for their Middle Eastern sweets.  They have a wide selection of sweets including baklawa, mamoul, knafeh, katayef, pies, cookies, chocolate and ice cream.  Our favorites are the pistachio ice cream and the knafeh.  It is a must try place!

Social Kitchen and Bar

225 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009

Social Kitchen is a stylish spot in downtown Birmingham for brunch and dinner, cocktails & wines, with rooftop & sidewalk seating.

Monjinlau

1515 East Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

Enjoy upscale Asian fusion cuisine, fine wine and sushi. Our favorite is the hot and sour seafood soup.

Culture

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48202

(313) 833-7900

The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Its collection is among the top six in the United States.  It houses American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art as well as African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic and Ancient art.

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Flea and street markets, and phenomenal eats.  4.5-acre celebration of the freshest, most wholesome fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, art and music.

Greek town

Greektown is a historic commercial and entertainment district. The district is dominated by Greek-themed restaurants and the Greektown Casino Hotel within its boundaries. It is also in close proximity to the MGM Casino.

Malls and shopping

Somerset Mall

2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

Somerset is an upscale mall located a few minutes from church and the Troy Marriott.  It is amongst the top privately held mall properties in the United States.  It has over 180 stores amongst which are Macys, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

Great Lakes Crossing Mall

4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Great Lakes Crossing Mall is one of Michigan’s most popular outlet malls.  It features many stores including Nike Factory Store, Bose, Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Polo, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Neiman Marcus Last Call.

Entertainment

Birmingham, Rochester, Royal Oak Downtowns

These downtown areas are fun to walk around. In addition to the nice scenery, there is plenty of shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and movie theaters (except Rochester).

Some of our favorites:

Dessert Oasis: It’s a nice coffee shop in Rochester. They have a live band on some nights.

Fieldstone Winery: Enjoy wine and cheese pairing in Rochester.

Ronins: For sushi fanatics you must go there. Located in Royal Oak.

Toast: Enjoy brunch in the nice city of Birmingham.

Social: See above. Located in Birmingham

Flemings: Enjoy their happy hour. Located in Birmingham

Emagine Pallatium Theater: Located in Birmingham

Dave & Busters

45511 Park Avenue, Suite D

Utica, MI 48315

Dave & Busters has over $1 million worth of fun games!  If you want to enjoy arcade games, food, drinks and watch sports, this is the place to go.

CJ Barrymore’s

21750 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038

(586) 469-2800

For a full day of fun, CJ Barrymore’s is the place to go.  It features arcade games, batting cages, bowling, bumper boats, bumper cars, a driving range, indy carts, mini bowling, laser tag and rock climbing amongst other things.  It has fun activities for kids as well as adults.

Outdoors and Activities

Belle Isle

2 Inselruhe Avenue, Detroit MI, 48207

844-235-5375

Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem and became Michigan’s 102nd State Park in 2014. This 985-acre island park is situated on the Detroit River between the United States and Canada. Home to a variety of attractions, including an aquarium, conservatory, and the James Scott Memorial Fountain.

Things to do there:

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Nature Zoo

Aquarium

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Golf Range

Athletic Fields

Giant slide

Beach

Scott Memorial Fountain

Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse

Detroit Riverwalk

600 GM Renaissance Center, suite 1720, Detroit, MI

Walk or bike along the Detroit Riverwalk while enjoying the beautiful view of Detroit River. You can also get a glimpse of Canada on the other side of the river.

Rsvp

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