The Wed­ding

Emirates Bride - - REAL-LIFE/WEDDING -

Venues: Re­cep­tion at Godol­phin Ball­room, Emi­rates Tow­ers. Henna at Mughal Ball­room, Clover Creek Ho­tel. Theme: The henna evoked a tra­di­tional vil­lage at­mos­phere com­plete with a straw bed, matkis (tra­di­tional earthen wa­ter pots) and a tra­di­tional wooden swing. The re­cep­tion had a more for­mal tone with a red, blue and gold theme in­spired by Sanober’s dress. Those colours were wo­ven into all the de­tails in­clud­ing the in­vites, cake and flow­ers. Dress: Weigh­ing a whop­ping 13kg, it took Pak­istan’s Sha­keel Bou­tique three months to make Sanober’s four-piece tra­di­tional ja­mawar silk and chif­fon en­sem­ble. Shoes: Af­ter many un­suc­cess­ful shop­ping trips, it was the groom who found his bride the shoes. “He bought me a pair from Dune, which were per­fect – del­i­cate, strappy, adorned with tiny clus­tered stones in the per­fect size. That was my Cin­derella mo­ment,” says Zaamin. Rings: The en­gage­ment ring and wed­ding bands were from Pure Gold. Num­ber of guests: 450. Flow­ers: Marigolds and daisies were a cen­tral part of the henna, even Sanober’s jew­ellery was made of flower gar­lands. All the flow­ers from the re­cep­tion and cen­tre­pieces – red roses, white lilies and blue orchids – matched the bride’s gown. Food: A se­lec­tion of In­dian, Ara­bic and Chi­nese cui­sine, in­clud­ing live cook­ing sta­tions. Favours: A photo booth in the pre-func­tion area gave guests the chance to get a lit­tle goofy in front of the cam­era. The pho­tos were given to each guest with a cus­tom-made frame mark­ing the oc­ca­sion. Cake: The henna party had a two-layer topsy-turvy cake cov­ered with henna de­signs in pink ic­ing from Mag­no­lia Bak­ery. Unique touches: The nine-month-old ring bearer, Sanober’s nephew, was dressed like the groom with a tiny tur­ban and tra­di­tional Pak­istani mo­jri shoes. Zaamin’s three-year old niece wore a pint-sized ver­sion of the bridal gown. Hon­ey­moon: The cou­ple headed to the hon­ey­moon des­ti­na­tion of the world – the Mal­dives. “Call it typ­i­cal but it lives up to ev­ery ex­pec­ta­tion,” says Zaamin. “From deep-sea div­ing to a cou­ple’s spa treat­ment, we did it all.”

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