So this wedding for me was remarkable in that it was my first Pakistani wedding I’ve ever shot. The intricate design of the Sunila’s accessories and henna just blew me away. She was such a beautiful bride and enthusiastic about the photos. It was a pleasure to photograph the entire thing; the dancing, the laughter, and the food (love me some Pakistani food). I have to say that I’ve never seen anything like the ending ceremony at a wedding before. Check out the photos and I’ll tell you more about it when you scroll to the bottom.
This was the last photo I took of the night. In Pakistani weddings, the bride is brought outside to leave with the groom, in a way ending her relationship with her family. The practice I assume dates back thousands of years when a bride might travel a long distance to be with her husband and might not see her parents and siblings for a long time, so it can be very emotional..the ties to her family are severed and although today this is probably not the case for most Pakistani brides (with ease of transportation), the longstanding practice still carries a great amount of emotion, which poured out from everyone at the wedding..it was quite a moment with tears and strong, grasping hugs… quite beautiful.