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Farah & Justen are just about the coolest, most driven couple I can think of. They met through their work on the Obama campaign, and their mutual passion for social justice in politics was clear from our first conversation. Their shared values are apparent in everything they do.

When it came time to plan the nuptials, Farah wanted a traditional Islamic wedding in her hometown, the Quad Cities. They opted for a gaye holud in Farah’s parents’ backyard, a riverside ceremony, and a reception at Davenport’s beautiful Hotel Blackhawk.

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Venue: Hotel Blackhawk

Coordinator: Victoria Drews

Florist/Decorator: Rami’s Mandap

Caterer: Mantra Indian Cuisine & Spirits

DJ: Donnie Haggerty, Double “H” Entertainment

Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Nadia Tikki

Assistant Photographer – Herman Lui

Photography – Liz Lui Photography

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