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Greg and Tabeen had originally met in high school in Houston and were editors on the year book staff. While Greg seemed a little more interested in baseball, Tabeen spent her time correcting Greg’s work. The two went separate ways after high school but met for dinner when Tabeen moved back from New York City. They reconnected, and the rest was history.
Greg planned an elaborate international surprise and proposed to Tabeen just over the border in Canada on May 24th of 2015. Tabeen was taken by surprise, but a photographer captured the moment, which was later turned into a cardboard cutout of the engagement!
Tabeen is a clinical social worker at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital and Greg is a CPA and is finishing law school. The couple loves to travel and are big time foodies, so they enjoy cooking and eating new foods. They now reside in their hometown of Houston.
When the wedding day came, Ma Maison was decorated in jewel tones of ruby, emerald, amethyst, navy, and nude. To incorporate the rustic fusion of Tabeen’s Indian/Bengali heritage with Greg’s American background, the jewel-toned flowers were mixed with natural woods, plenty of greenery, and string lighting.
On August 13th of 2016, 250 of Greg and Tabeen’s closest family and friends gathered at Ma Maison’s Green Cathedral ceremony site to witness the marriage. A close friend married the couple. Tabeen wore a custom-made gown to the ceremony that fused together American and Bangladeshi cultures. The dress took six months to make and was put together in Pakistan. Once the gown was finished, it weighed 30 pounds. Once the ceremony had concluded, the guests transitioned to the Trellis where they were surprised to find a snow cone truck with customized flavors especially made for the wedding. Greg’s special flavor was peanut butter and jelly. Tabeen’s flavor was mango lassi that consisted of mango shaved ice with mango pulp and cream. Ralph, the newly wed’s pup, even had his own flavor of a Moscow mule!
As cocktail hour concluded, everyone made their way into the Great Hall that was furnished with a floral hanging wreath while Tabeen made a dress change. A temporary tattoo station was set up for guests to apply custom temporary tattoos for the evening. After dinner was served, guests enjoyed music from a band and danced the night away. Tiff’s Treats made an appearance for some ice cream sandwiches for a sweet dessert treat.
As the night began to wind down, guests headed outside for a unified balloon release. Following the balloon release, the wedding night ended with a traditional sparkler exit. Greg and Tabeen waited to go on their honeymoon until the winter months because Greg had to start another semester of law school. They are now enjoying the sun in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines.