I love writing about love,
but theirs couldn’t be described in words…
Their love was felt in the air, by everyone who took breath in their radius of a mile.
I feel honored to document and present to you,
the wonderful sweethearts,
perfectly made for each other! ❤
Khadejah & Sami’s valima reception was celebrated at Hamlet Golf & Country Club, NYC. The Cinderella-themed decorations were done by Stylist Events NY, henna by Henna for All NY, and the entire event was planned by non-other-than Events by Khadejah herself. Khadejah looked absolutely beautiful in her light blue & gold long-shirt from Pakistan, Kate Spade‘s golden heels and clutch, and her make-up was done by Beauty By Tamanna.
My dearest Khadejah & Sami,
It may sound repetitive but I can’t express my gratefulness in other words than these two: THANK YOU! For EVERYTHING! From your first email to the latest Whatsapp message, you have been nothing short of a sweetheart ❤ May Allah showers you both with his utmost care and mercy & increases your emaan, happiness, success, love, and provides you with alllllllllllllllllllll that your hearts desire. And much more…..ameen ❤
Abundance of love,
They were like two peas in a pod.
Gracing the stage like a royal prince and his princess,
yet so lost in each other’s eyes.
She giggled shyly when he made a joke.
He smiled upon seeing his success of making her laugh, promising to keep her smiling. For eternity and beyond….
Alya & Sultan’s beautiful engagement party was celebrated at Alya’s villa in Sharjah. The beautiful stage and decorations were done by Tahani Al Khaleej. Alya wore a beautiful engagement dress from Dar Rutoosh, heels from Menbur, and carried a bouquet from Awraq Al Jory, and makeup was done by the extremely talented Zareen Shah.
Dearest Alya & Sultan,
Meeting, documenting, and watching you both together makes my heart dance with joy. You both are such beautiful & wonderful human beings making this world more beautiful with your presence and love. Lots of best wishes and duas for you. May Allah showers you both with his mercy, happiness, joy, success, and love, for eternity & beyond…ameen!
As we wrapped up the photoshoot, he was about to leave the bridal suite.
“We’ll see you in the ballroom Ibrahim!” I said to him. He smiled and said “inshAllah.”
Right before exiting the room, he turned around, smiled at her and said “Bistagh-lich!”
She smiled and lowered her wa-wa-woom eyelashes with shyness.
I couldn’t resist and asked her what he said.
“I’ll miss you!” she translated.
Of course the room full of girls gasped and let out a long unanimous ‘awwwww….’ and I thought to myself, this had to be today’s moment that needs to be documented, for ever! ❤
Bashayer & Ibrahim’s beautiful celebrations were held at Roda Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai. The ballroom and stage/kosha decoration was done by Dream Wedding Services.
Bashayer wore a stunning bridal gown designed by Michael Cinco, heels from Jimmy Choo, and carried a bouquet from Moz Flowers. The beautiful perfume table was from Touch of Oud. My personal favorite was the gorgeous juice glass from Wardjoory Arrangement
Dearest Bashayer & Ibrahim,
You two! ❤ Absolutely melted my heart! Thank you for having me on your wedding day, trusting me to document your memories, and for the opportunity of witnessing so much love and care. I pray that the Almighty showers you both with his thoughtfulness, care, love, and mercy. May you both always stay in front of each others’ eyes & have tons of adorable ‘awwww….’ moments, ameen.
All her life she wrote his name with hers.
Without knowing that Allah has already written their names together.
As the residents of Bahrain are called Bahraini,
the residents of Pakistan are called Pakistani,
the permanent resident of Jassim’s heart became Alia Al Jassimi ❤
Alia & Jassim’s wedding was celebrated at Marriott Al Jaddaf, Dubai. The ballroom and stage/kosha decoration & Alia’s extremely unique bouquet was made by Moritz from Flower Boutique. Alia wore a stunning bridal gown designed & tailored by The R Design, heels from Charles & Keith, and a crown to die for from Miu Miu.
Dear Alia & Jassim,
Thank you for your trust, warmest welcome, and inviting me again to document your families’ most joyous day. I thoroughly enjoyed watching you both begin this wonderful journey together. My best wishes & prayers are (and will always be) with both of you. May Allah keeps you both happy, healthy, and always smiling by each other’s side. ameen.
I couldn’t decide which was deeper.
Her eyes, that hold the secrets of love.
Or his dimples, followed by a smile when he looked at her.
Whichever one it was, it was definitely making them looked especial.
Madly in love.
Made for each other…
Maryam & Mohamed’s wedding was celebrated at the newly built Emirates Hall in Ajman. My team of an associate photographer and videographer were delighted to cover their beautiful union surrounded by family, friends, and eternal love.
You two have been aweeeeeeeeeesome since day 1. Sheer joy to work with. From your super fun henna party to the wedding day, every single detail has been nothing short of beautiful. Just like yourself. And your love. I wish you both a lifetime of all-things-pretty-&-happy because you both deserve all the best this world has to offer ❤
Lots of Love,
The smell of mogra flower & love was in the air…
She looked extra stunning.
His dimple looked extra deep.
There are some people that, even a thought of them, make you smile. Maryam & Mohammed are, without a doubt, amongst such people.
Their super colorful & fun Indian themed henna party was celebrated at Maryam’s villa in Ajman. Maryam took everyone’s breath away in her stunning red Indian lehnga and jewelry. Mohammed continued to smile, showing off his deep dimple, throughout the night looking at her.
Dearest Maryam & Mohammed,
I may have said it several times already, but I’ll say it in writing that you both are absolute sweethearts ❤ May the Almighty continues to bestow blessings and mercy upon both of you and keeps your pure hearts always beating for each other forever, ameen.
He sat down on one knee, took her hand in his, and kissed it.
She smiled and the red color flushed through her cheeks. It was like watching a fairytale come to life & I am so grateful for being able to capture it all ❤
Mariam & Amer’s wedding was celebrated at Novotel Hotel, Fujairah. The ballroom was decorated by Sayedati Wedding. Mariam looked breathtaking in her bridal gown from Dar Sara Fashion, shoes from Ted Baker, and carries a bouquet by Turquoise Flowers, Abu Dhabi.
Dear Mariam & Amer,
Thank you for the opportunity of having me document your lovely day! It was full of happiness, joy, and surrounded by love. I wish you both a lifetime of real fairytale’s happy moments to cherish together, forever. Ameen.
I was standing at her henna venue in awe & with a wide smile for mainly two reasons.
(1) everything was so colorful, orderly, and represented a super fun night ahead & (2) her family couldn’t believe that she flew me in all the way from Dubai to document her wedding events.
I wouldn’t expect anything less from the super talented wedding planner Khadejah though. Organizing wedding events for others gave her extensive planning experience hence her own wedding events were nothing short of purrrrrrrfeccccctttttt!!!
With tons of dancing, singing, fun, and love involved, here is the first part of Khadejah & Sami’s big-fat-Pakistani wedding celebrated at her parents house in Long Island, New York. The decorations were done by Stylist Events NY, henna by Henna for All NY, cake from Cakeworks Studio, and details by Events by Khadejah.
Can’t wait to share their Baraat & Valima receptions ❤