Tariq and Mariam first reached out to me late 2017 about their wonderful Courtyard By Marriott Downtown wedding in Boston, Massachusetts, and I got totally excited as they also happen to be one of my previous clients-turned good friends’ closest friends, Ahmad and Aliza.
This lovely couple mentioned of their wedding events being in three different locations. Mehndi event in Watertown, Massachusetts, Shaadi in Boston, and the Walima in Hartford, Connecticut. And I was like, YES. YES. YES! It’s gonna be a bit tough as travel takes a lot of time, but hell yeah, who doesn’t want to be a part of such a beautiful and happy celebration of love? <3
MEHNDI EVENT - Sons of Italy, Watertown Massachusetts
Such a nice touch that Ali, Mariam’s brother, with Soha and Aydin danced as well because, surprise! It was Tariq’s birthday! :)
And a few other lovely and joyful performances from their closest friends.
YASSSS, Queen Mariam! <3
And another surprise is for these amazing ladies as they are to arrange these words. :)
TARIQ FAMILY AND MAR TO THE WELCOME. :)
And then the party started.
SHAADI - Courtyard by Marriott Downtown - Boston, Massachusetts
After the partying and the merriment comes the Rukhsati. It is the sending off of the couple. Together, they leave the venue of the Nikkah to symbolize the beginning of their journey as husband and wife. An emotional part of a Pakistani wedding tradition, the Qur’an is held at the bride’s head as they both walk out of the wedding hall.
We decided to go to Boston Commons to do a night photoshoot. Tariq and Mariam were both so tired because of the long day but they did so well and the photos turned out ah-maaazing.
WALIMA - Marriott Hartford Downtown - Hartford, Connecticut
Tariq and Mariam, thank you so much for this wonderful experience shooting your wedding. Your families made me feel home and totally welcome. I wish you both all the amazing things in life as a married couple. I love you guys!