Sumaiya was introduced to me by a mutual friend. We hit it off straightaway. This gorgeous young lady was all about family and love. She wanted a photographer that would capture her final moments at her parents home before she bid farewell to start her new life as a married woman. As the youngest in the family and the last member to get married, the wedding ceremony was incredibly emotional. The Nikah ceremony was performed at home and conducted by her brother before the close family members.
She was asked three times if consented to the marriage to Mitu. She consented stating 'Kabool hay'.
At the end of the ceremony there were tears of joy and sadness. For some members of the family the ceremony was overwhelming. I, too felt hugely tearful.
The day of the wedding was a frenzy of activity. Sumaiaya was prepared by the incredible Humera Mehrban and dressed in a velvet embroidered bespoke wedding lengha. The garden was the handwork and Family portraits were done at home before we drove in Convoy to the venue where an excited Mitu waited for his bride.
The wedding was resplendent. Nawaabs was decorated beautifully.
Every guest was there for the two families. The joy and luxurious clothing twinkled until the final moment. The Rucksati - the moment to say goodbye. This has been one of the most emotionally charged i have had the great fortune to document.
We wish the happy couple all the best for the future.