March 26, 2021
Sabeen and Mohammad’s wedding celebrations beautifully blended traditional Pakistani culture with the modern, bohemian style that bride Sabeen loved oh so much. A family home made for the perfect venue for this gathering of close friends and relatives. We were so excited for UK wedding blog Boho Weddings to feature this gorgeous day! Sabeen shared a bit of her inspiration for her wedding with Boho Weddings (full feature here) —
“When my parents decided to build our new home a few years ago, my sisters and I helped design every detail. We’re originally from Pakistan and rooftop terraces are especially common back home. We found a way to include one in our new home and ever since then I always imagined my Nikkah (Islamic marriage ceremony) being done on the terrace. Covid also played a big part of wanting to do the ceremony outside and led us to deciding to have the reception in a tent in the backyard after the religious ceremony. We left half the tent exposed so it was an open setting and asked our guests to wear masks (we even hired a security guard to enforce it and check temperatures to help our guests find a little more comfort in attending). Traditional Pakistani weddings tend to have 300-500 guests (my older sisters had 900!) but the groom and I have always wanted to keep it as intimate as we could. Even with only inviting family we were at 100 guests and including close friends brought us to a headcount of 125 guests who fit spaciously in the tent fortunately. Deciding to have a wedding during this time was hard to come to given the risk of covid, but when we finally got comfortable we really wanted to do it sooner rather than putting it off another year and surprisingly planned it all in 6 weeks!“
I was so honored to be invited to document three days of Sabeen and Mohammad’s wedding celebrations including the Mehndi, the Nikkah, and the Walima reception. All three days were such vibrant celebrations and beautiful to witness!
Photo: Lana Del Mar Photo
Decor: Belle Decor Dallas
Tent & Party Rentals: Peerless Events & Tents
Furniture: Rent My Dust
Makeup: Ms Painted Lady
Bouquet: Fern and Sun Palm
Outfit: Bareeka Bridal Studio
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