Zabeel Ladies Club, Henna – Noora & Mohamed

When the makeup artist called to tell her that she’s stuck in RAK and won’t be able to make it to her henna party, we all had a panic attack. Alhamdullilah the bride got ready by another makeup artist but we were quite behind schedule hence she was nervous.

He stepped forward smiling and helped her put all the gold jewelry on her. I don’t know if it was his warm smile and presence in that exact moment that put her into so much ease or the slight strokes of his hands as he closed the hooks of the gold necklaces. Whatever it was, it was working great for both; her comfort and my photos.

Noora & Mohamed’s super fun henna party was celebrated at Zabeel Ladies Club. The ballroom was decorated with tons of details by Iqbal Wedding Events.  Noora wore a bridal dress customized and brought all the way from Bahrain and paired it with golden YSL heels.

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Dearest Noora & Mohamed,

Once I read a quote by Donna Aradini that ‘find someone who can calm your storm.’ Watching & documenting both of you, and your chemistry, on your henna day – I understood the meaning of that quote in real life. Noora, you are an absolute daaaaarling and Mohamed is such a keeper. You two are the most lovable human beings and perfecttttttt for each other  in every way (mashallah mashallah – yeah once wasn’t enough). I pray that your love grows exponentially and you both Evolve & Grow because of each other’s Love!

Lots of admiration,
~ Rima

Al Mizhar, Dubai Henna – Hind & Yousef

I was impressed by her attention to details.
More than that, I admired her style and swag. Every single thing she chose for her henna and wedding was a reflection of her unique flair. To top it all, her witty & fun personality made the day even more glorious.

Hind & Yousef’s henna party was celebrated at Al Mizhar Wedding Hall in Dubai. The ballroom was turned beautifully into a traditional Arabic night themed party  with tons of details by Dream Wedding Services.  Hind wore a stunning red dress customized from Bahrain paired with SJP‘s shoes. I absolutely loved the lantern she carried instead of a traditional bouquet.

Dear Hind & Yousef,

Thank you for your trust in me and my work. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you, your families and friends at your super fun henna party. I can’t wait to share your grand wedding blog with the world. May Allah keep you both happy, surrounded by love, laughter, and makes your lives as colorful and fun as your henna party was.

Love,
~ Rima

Al Mizhar, Dubai Henna Party – KoKo & CO.

I love henna parties.
Especially when the bridesmaid are like those of Kaltham’s.
Known as KoKo by her friends, Kaltham is an absolute sweetheart. She looked like an Indian princess in her breathtaking purple skirt embroidered with traditional Indian thread-work and a pink dupatta. I fell in love with her bangles/bracelets.  She celebrated her  super colorful and fun Indian themed henna party surrounded by her giggling & dancing friends.

A huge shoutout to KoKo & Co. for rocking the henna party and showing what selfless and genuine love means. I whole heartedly adoreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you girls from the bottom of my heart ❤ (yeah, 20 e’s for ya’ll).

I can’t wait to blog photos and videos from Kaltham & Tariq’s stunning wedding. Stay tuned!

Barsha, Dubai Henna – Maryam J. & Mohamed

People stared.
And she made it worth their while.

With incomparable style and months of planning, Maryam stunned all the guests with abundance of details, thought, and exceptional planning for her henna night. I already was a fan of her planning skills since her engagement day, but documenting her henna made me beyond excited.

Maryam & Mohamed’s henna night was celebrated at their hottest villa in Barsha. The decorations were done beautifully and with keen attention to details by Iqbal Wedding Events.  Maryam wore a stunning dress & shoes customized from Bahrain. Lots of gold & green details with bottles of kajal (khol) and atar (perfumes), lanterns hanging from the ceiling gave a sense of traditional henna party with a modern twist of barqah with Swarovski crystals and pops of hot pink color here and there.

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Dearest Maryam & Mohamed,

Where do I begin? I’ll start with my humble appreciation of you both for choosing me again. You two are adorable and I feel above and beyond honored for the opportunity of having you both in front of my camera. Thank you again for your trust and friendship. I will always, alwaysssss, alwayssssssssssssss cherish it  ❤

Love,
~ Rima

Henna Party in Barsha, Dubai – Yousef & Khadija

As a photographer, I absolutely loOoOoOove themed parties.
Especially when the party is thoughtfully put together with enormous amount of details and colors. I jumped with joy when Khadija told me that she was to have an Indian themed henna party. I knew something extravagant was in store because Khadija won’t settle for less.

When I entered the venue, my jaw dropped, eyes sparkled, and my heart did a happy dance. From the entrance with little decorated elephant hanging, to kosha/stage, to the tables setup with traditional Indian pots with Gota handwork and real jasmine flowers, everything represented perfection. I must give all the credit to the kosha decorator Al Mahad Events for their extra ordinary attention to details. They stuck to the theme and put together every single detail with elegance and style.

After their engagement party, I was honored to photograph the gorgeous Indian themed henna party of my darling bride+groom+friends > Khadija & Yousef. Their party was nothing short of awesomeness with tons of details, fun, hugs, and immense love.

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Khadija rocked her gorgeous shalwar-kameez customized, made, and delivered allllll the way from India.Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress_shalwar_kameez Khadija_Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage__0032 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_jewelry_bangle_karay

The details!!! ❤Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress

I throughly enjoyed the Arabic traditions and rituals performed where an elderly lady of the family puts attar/perfume on bride’s hands.Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress_rituals_rasm Khadija_Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage__0029 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_jewelry Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_jewelry_ring

Yousef didn’t want to let go of Khadija’s hand…Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress_groom

Khadija & Yousef,

Ahhhh…what do I say to both of you? Thank You!!! For Everything. You guys are the best!!!! May you keep making and laughing at the silliest jokes. Endlessly.  Climb the stairs of success. Together. Hold each other’s hand. Always. Love each other. EternallyForever. And Ever. And Ever…..

Love,
~ Rima