I asked him to hold his bhisht (traditional black robe) from the middle but he seemed distracted. “Hands a little bit down Mohammad.” I repeated again. He didn’t do it. His eyes were fixated upon something. So I turned and looked behind me.
She sat there in her stunning white bridal gown and was fixing her veil. Her hands looked even more beautiful with sparkling diamonds and henna.
I turned back to look at the groom, smiled, and asked jokingly “Hey Mo. Are you okay?!?”
Without taking his eyes off of her, he replied, “She was worth the wait!”
“Han…?!?” his answer caught me by surprise.
Without taking his eyes off of her, he repeated again. “She was worth every second of the wait.” Confused, I turned around to the breathtaking bride again for an answer and asked “how long did he wait?” She beamed and held her hands up and said “10 years!” leaving me surprised yet again. At that very moment, I fell in love with their love.
Alia & Mohammad celebrated their union (finally) & wedding day at Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai. The ballroom/stage/kosha was miraculously decorated by Forever Events. Zareen Shah did her magic with the make-up and Alia looked absolutely gorgeous in her Esposa bridal gown & Manolo Blahnik shoes. I personally loved the Micky & Minnie Mouse prop and the manequin challenge done perfectly on the kosha/stage was just cheery on top of the icing.
Dearest Alia & Mohammad,
I don’t know where to begin? While most love stories give me ‘awww’ moments and others leave me speechless, yours gave me a reason to smile every single time I think of you; and of love. You two are one the most lovable couple I had the pleasure and honor to document. Thank you from the deepest core of my heart for choosing & trusting me to photograph your wedding and love. My heart feels so full that I met you both and watched your first day as husband and wife. I have no words to tell you how thankful I am for your friendship ❤ May your love grows more everyday and you never have to wait for anything that your hearts desire, ameen.
~ the photographer+friend who is in love with Your Love!