Around the World Wedding Traditions: Pakistan
You can read about the full wedding on their blog, but here's an excerpt (and tons of gorgeous wedding photos) from Lisa:
There were lovely traditions during the evening, the Mehndi ceremony was my favourite. I rested my hand inside Alex’s and a leaf was placed on my palm. Each guest came in turn and put henna onto the leaf to wish us luck and then fed each of us sweets. The desi (local) sweets are INCREDIBLE! Balls of coconut, a heavy type of sponge, nuts and even cardamom all drenched in delicious golden syrup or golub jam.
After several guests had fed us plenty of the sweets Tahir came along and (as per the fun tradition) fed Alex an entire sweet which is the size of a small donut! It's a wonder we didn’t develop diabetes there and then! Once we had eaten as much as we could and everyone had wished us luck it was time for dancing.
We couldn't have pulled off the wedding from help from the planners and the photographers. I have to give them special thanks for all their hard work.
IPlan Events - Marium, Falak, Uffan and Tahir - had pulled it off with epic style and grace. They had worked so incredibly hard to make it happen, regardless of short notice, power cuts, generator issues, everyone arriving late (apparently as per the norm), the TV crews dictating when things happened, and so much more.
O’ Shoot Photography - Mutahir, Sharoz and team - had worked around numerous hurdles including press sending their own photographers, driving me from place to place and being generally awesome. The entire team had all also been such gracious hosts while we had been in Karachi, bringing us gifts of sweets, Kurti to wear during the day, taking us to the fantastic Kolachi restaurant and Port Grand, they had looked after us the entire time.
We felt blessed and so welcome in the city of lights and we were sad to have to leave in such a hurry... just four hours after the wedding finished!
I hope you enjoy photos from our wedding and we're honored yet again to be part of another tradition and culture.