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December 13, 2018

Mariam + Adam // Pakistani Fusion Wedding by Snowdrop Photography

Mariam and Adam are a match truly made in heaven.
Stepping in to capture the bride getting ready, I experienced a glimpse of the traditional beauty of Mariam’s culture not only in her captivating smile but also in every part of the bride getting ready. Traditional hena on her hands and legs with extremely intricate designs telling the story of their love, jewelry carved in detail to add grandeur to the already gorgeous bride, the handmade embroideries of the veil, traditionally called dupatta, are just a few  to name. 

Our obsession about this wedding grew multi fold as soon as we saw Adam at the first look. That is when my heart whispered that these love birds are in fact truly a match made in heaven by none other than divinity himself. Adam’s poise charmed with his sense of humor. While Pakistani weddings usually consist of 3 days of events. Three main function days are the mehndi, shaadi (also called the baarat), and the valima (reception).Originally Mariam and Adam planned to perform religious ceremony Nikah, followed by the reception. But newlyweds chose their Nikah to be private and got married two days before the reception. We got to capture and experience the various ceremonies of the Pakistani wedding including the most widely known ’Shoe stealing’ tradition. 

We are totally inspired with the traditions and values that are practiced as a part of this ceremony and visually wowed by the amazing colors that a Pakistani wedding brings. The couple ended the night with a sparklers exit to the “Happily ever after”. 

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