Michelle and Arden Farhi

Married in North Bethesda on May 26, 2013

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Bride and Groom

Michelle and Arden Farhi both grew up in Montgomery County, with their friendship starting at Wootton High School.

The Wedding

May 26, 2013. The ceremony and reception was held at Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda.

How they met

The couple met at Wootton High School located in Rockville. They never dated during their high school years, but had a mutual group of close friends.

First date

Dessert at Lyric Diner in New York City, while Michelle was in New York visiting her sister. After the diner, they went to Union Square for some late-night people watching.

The proposal

On the beach in South Bethany Beach, Delaware, during a week vacation there. Michelle and Arden's families joined them for the weekend a few days later.  

Number of people who attended


Favorite detail

Carmen’s Italian Ice at the end of the reception as a throwback to their high school hangout.

Favorite Moment of the day

One point during the ceremony, where they both looked back at their friends and family and the sun was setting perfectly against a bright blue sky. Another favorite moment was towards the end of the evening when the bride and groom ended up on stage playing bongos with the band.


A beautiful shutter pleat gown by Modern Trousseau, from Hitched in Georgetown


Michael Kress Photography


Toy Box Productions (Ian Rushing)

Wedding Planner

We Plan – You Party (day-of planner only)

The Honeymoon

Cayman Islands


Encore Décor, Inc. (Ken Rosen)

Hair and Makeup

Zohra Salon

Invitations and programs

Invitations by Creative Balloons and More (Shelley Poulos), Programs by Sprites Ink (Lisa Sprites)


Spectrum (Washington Talent)


Rental buses from JCA