Guest Book

Matty Oveissi

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Oh Nidaal!

Congrats again guys. Your happiness and health will be in my prayers always.

To Alejandra and Nidaal!

Islam

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I am so happy for you two!!!

Andrea

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ale and Nidaal,

Congratulations you two!! I can't describe how happy I am for you both :) Thank you for giving me the honor of being a part of your day. Can't wait to party in Septmeber 16th when you guys become Mr. and Mrs.

With love,

Andrea <3

Christina Farr

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nidaal and Alejandra,

We are so very excited to share in your special day! You have so many exciting things to come. Marriage and Children are such a blessing! Enjoy this time!

Leslie

Monday, August 20, 2012

Congrats you two and extremely happy for you both! I'm so honored to be apart of your special day. Wishing you all the happiness there is and as you both live out your lives together may they be entwined as you grow old together.

Love you both,

Leslie

Reinaldo,Elizabeth,Valeria and Camila

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Congratulations! we are so happy for you our best wishes and always keep together the family, we love you .

Cesar Anchiraico

Friday, August 17, 2012

Congratulations to both of you on your upcoming wedding day! Best wishes always.

Cesar

Randy

Friday, August 17, 2012

Congrats!

Mimi

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thanks for including us in your special day! Can't wait it and to be a part your future!

<3 ,

Mimi

Claudia

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sister,

Congraulations!! I am so happy for you. This is just the beginning of you and Nidaals true love story :). I love you and wish you both eternal love.

<3,

Deen

Rosie

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Congrats!! =) I'm excited to see you two move onto the next chapter.

Joanna

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I'm happy for you guys and honored to be a part of it. I love the website it's so artistic! <3

Our Wedding

For Travelers

Westin Alexandria

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1718

(703) 253-860
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

$130/night 2 double beds

AAA Discounts available

2 miles from Wedding Venue

Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Tech Center

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasal-courtyard-alexandria-tech-center/

(703) 329-2323
2700 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

$79/night 2 double beds

2 miles from Wedding Venue

(Walking distance to Eisenhower Metro, Movie Theater, and Restaurants)

Monaco Alexandria- A Kimpton Hotel

http://www.monaco-alexandria.com/

(703) 549-6080
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

$179/night 2 double beds

AAA discounts available

2 blocks from Wedding Venue

* Wedding Party is getting ready here

(Heart of Old Town Alexandria- Walking distance to shops, night life, restaurants)

Our Wedding

Poll

Where should we go for our honeymoon?

How many kids should we have?

Our Wedding

Registry

myregistry.com

http://www.myregistry.com/public/NidaalandAlejandra

Target

http://www.target.com/

Search: Alejandra Bustamante or Nidaal Jubran

Bloomingdales

http://www.bloomingdales.com/

Search: Alejandra Bustamante or Nidaal Jubran

Our Wedding

Wedding Party

Claudia Aguilera

Matron of Honor

My always supportive and super bossy older sister <3 Words can't describe how much I love this woman!

Joanna Hernandez

Maid of Honor

My truest, best friend/partner in crime of 12 years+. Treasure all our tears and treasure all our laughter forever.

Andrea Villalobos

Bridesmaid

My older brothers amazing girlfriend and very close family friend of many many years.

Leslie Ennis

Bridesmaid

The DC fashionista herself. One of my dearest friends and pretty much the sweestest girl you will ever meet.

Niesha Wesley-Bustamante

Bridesmaid

My hilarious sister-in-law and mother of my beautiful nieces, Julia Alejandra (named after me!) and Lola Sofia.

Ximena Sandoval

Bridesmaid

Inseperable since birth. With us being born only 7 months apart, we grew up like sisters. There is not a childhood memory I have where she isn't there :)

Mehdi Ovessi

Groomsmen

Best friend from Towson. 2/3 member (Don't ask!)

Harris Freedman

Groomsmen

Great friend from college, gamer extraordinaire.

Roberto Bustamante

Groomsmen

Alejandra's oldest brother. Great family man and someone I look up to.

Jose Bustamante

Groomsmen

Alejandra's second older brother. 24/7 jokester and our part-time wedding photographer, haha!

Tim Culbertson

Groomsmen

One of my closest boys from Towson, also known as 'Tim and Tasty'

Dimitri Leondaridis

Groomsmen

A good from friend college and now my coworker. I taught him everything he knows, haha!

Our Wedding

Events

Wedding Ceremony+ Cocktail Reception

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

*Please restrict attendees to only those listed in your party. We wish we could accommodate all our friends and family, but we really want a small intimate wedding with just those who are close to us

Please RSVP by Friday, August 31st, 2012

About Us

Our Family

Alejandra's Family

Hello Everyone! Take a moment to view these pictures and get to know some of my family :)

Gaston "Pepe"- Dad

Miriam- Mom

Roberto-Brother

Claudia-Sister

Jose-Brother

Nidaal's Family

Please scroll through these pictures and meet some of the most important people in my life!

Janet- Mom

Suhail- Dad

Intisaar- Sister

Eleanor- Grandma

About Us

Proposal

The week of our engagement had been a very somber one for me. Nidaal was planning to visit his family in San Diego for the holidays. This meant we wouldn’t spend Christmas or my birthday together. I know it’s very selfish of me but I had been moping around for the past couple of days dreading his departure. It would have been the first time we would be spending more than a couple of days apart and I was not looking forward to it. The night before he proposed, Nidaal was being unusually quiet and I went to bed feeling that maybe something was wrong. I had no idea that he had my ring hidden under the bed the whole time, waiting for the perfect moment. Nidaal says he made numerous attempts throughout the night to slip it on my finger. Every time he tried I would move suddenly or appear to be waking up. He would then quickly turn over and pretend to be sleeping. Poor guy, he didn’t sleep all night! Finally, in the early hours of Tuesday, December 20th, he slipped the ring on my finger, but I woke up. When I first opened my eyes I didn’t know what was going on. He was staring at me holding my hand and I was thinking, “Why is he so awake this early?” Eventually I look down at my hand and instantly tears started falling down my cheeks. It was so unexpected and so sweet, this man was looking at me with nothing but love in his eyes and asking me to marry him. Of course I said, YES! He and my dad had planned it all out and designed the most beautiful diamond ring especially for me. I was floating and I no longer cared about my birthday or Christmas. He had just given me he best gift ever, HIM!

About Us

Our Story

Same place at the right time…

It's funny how love finds you when you least expect it. I was just coming out of a long relationship and he was new to this area, still enjoying the single life. We had both been going to the same Muay Thai gym completely unaware of each other when we both decided to attend the same MMA fight to support some our gym friends competing. He was there with a few of his friends and I was supposed to be meeting my girlfriend there. In a fateful sequence of events, my girlfriend was delayed so I had to go inside by myself and I ended up picking an empty seat next to my soon-to-be husband. I remember noticing him looking at me; I was looking at him too :) (how could I not!) We were both being really shy that night; I am not sure who broke the silence first but once we started talking we didn't stop. Our instant chemistry and attraction was fascinating. I don't think I watched anymore fights for the rest of the night, and even when my friend finally arrived, it was as if she wasn't even there (just kidding!) The two of us have been inseparable ever since. I thank god every day that my friend was late and I was able to meet this wonderful man (Thanks, Rosie!).

About Us

The Groom

I was born in Seattle, but spent most of my childhood in San Diego. I went to college in Maryland, and I've spent the past three years in the Northern Virginia area. I've really grown to like this area, if for no other reason that I met and fell in love with my amazing fiance and future bride :)

About Us

The Bride

I was born in a small town outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia. I am the youngest of four children. I have two older brothers, Roberto & Jose, and one older sister, Claudia. When I was two years old my father, Pepe, suffering from tremendous grief after losing his mother, decided to move to the United States in search of a better life for our family. Our plan was to be together in the states soon after his arrival. After a year of waiting my mother, Miriam, made a bold decision to immigrate to the United States alone, with me and my three older siblings. I never grow tired of hearing about my parents' courage during that time and although I know the first few years here were very difficult for everyone, we were finally together again, and that is all that mattered to any of us.

Since moving to Northern Virginia 25 years ago my entire family has pretty much remained here. Aside from my oldest brother who is living in Houston, the majority of us (Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Brothers, Sisters) grew up, went to school/college, worked, and lived here. For the past five years I have been working in Washington, D.C. at a Patent law Firm two blocks away from the United States Capitol. Aside from my 9-5, I am also a full-time auntie to my five nieces and nephews. I have dedicated thousands of hours to attend their school functions, driving to practices/ games, and helping with their homework. They are a very important part of my life and I know without them I would not be who I am today. In my free time I like to draw, craft, and do anything outdoors. Additionally, many people will tell you that my favorite thing to do is plan. I get great satisfaction out of planning family outings, birthdays, and holidays. I try to stay active and have experimented with yoga, pilates, belly dancing, crossfit, jiu jitsu, and Muay Thai (That is how I met Nidaal!- more on that later!). Lately, I've been consumed with wedding planning - I never imagined what effort goes in to planning one perfect day! More than anything I am anxious for that day to arrive, Nidaal is the man of my dreams, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him!

Welcome

News & Updates

RSVP for Wedding

Friday, August 10, 2012

So we've finally sent out all our invitations! Please stop by the "Events" page and RSVP by August 31st, 2012! You can search the guestlist by first and last name.

Wedding Venue- Athenaeum

Saturday, July 21, 2012

We changed our venue to the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria. The historic Athenaeum is home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and also one of the few remaining examples of neo-classical Greek Revival architecture in Alexandria.

Alejandra and Nidaal launch wedsite!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Alejandra Bustamante and Nidaal Jubran launch their personal wedsite at nidaalandalejandra.wedsite.com

Welcome

Greeting

Welcome to our website! We created this space as a special way for friends and family to stay in touch with us and to see what we are up to! We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos and stories about us and our future plans. And while you are here, please don't forget to sign our guestbook!

Here you can read about how we met, meet our families, view our registry, and RSVP to our wedding. We've also included some fun stuff like a poll, photo albums for viewing, and a way for you to leave us a note in our virtual guestbook!

We are so grateful for all the positive influences in our lives! Thank you to all our friends and family for your love and support over the years. Thanks for sharing our joy!

Nidaal and Alejandra

Welcome

Greeting

News & Updates

About Us

The Bride

The Groom

Our Story

Proposal

Our Family

Our Wedding

Events

Wedding Party

Registry

Poll

For Travelers

Guest Book

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