Sobia and Abdulla's traditional wedding ceremonies, the Nikah and Mehndi, took place at her family home. As I arrived to photograph Sobias Nikah, she was wore a beautiful red Shalwar Kamis Suit. After Sobia and Abdullah both signed their marraige liscense, they were congratulated by close family members and friends.
Next was their Mehndi. It was their celebration with close friends and family. Sobia dawned a beautifully, designed green, red, and yellow Sharara, with delicate beading on the veil and skirt. It was so sweet to watch her siblings, friends and mother help her get ready for the big event. Once Sobia arrived downstairs, she sat with Abdulla were they ate, and enjoyed games and dancing performed by their friends.
The wedding reception was held at the University Center Club in Tallahassee. This time, Sobia dawned a beautiful, all red, intricately beaded Sharara. Even when a small amount of light passed it, it sparkled like a sunset on the ocean. The gold jewlery Sobia wore is pure 24k gold, purchased in Pakistan by her and Abdulla's parents. After Sobia and Abdulla entered the ballroom, speeches about the bride and groom were given, and family pictures were taken on stage with the bride and groom. The stage was decorated with a colorful backdrop and a beautiful white victorian sofa and chairs from John Gandy Events. At the end of the night Abdullas family surprised them with a limo from Mike's Limousine.
The next day was the Valima, hosted by Abdulla's family at Essence of India. It was one last time for everyone to get together and say their thank you's and goodbyes, and to talk about the wonderful weekend they had celebrating Sobia and Abdulla. Congratulations to this sweet and funny couple!
Valima Photos can be viewed on facebook.
Wedding Hair and Make Up by Laura J Artistry
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