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Sadia & Abraar : A Grand Muslim Wedding in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sadia & Abraar : A Grand Muslim Wedding in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sadia & Abraar : A Grand Muslim Wedding in Dhaka, Bangladesh

At the outset of this beautiful year 2019, we covered one of the most grand weddings in Dhaka, Bangladesh. And there is a bit of a small back story we would like to share here.

Anupam says – “When I first got a call about a wedding in Dhaka, I hardly believed the person on the other side. A wedding planner in Kolkata approached for the so called wedding. He was infact speaking on behalf of Bangladesh’s biggest wedding planner and decorator Sygmaz. By the time the event got confirmed it was only 11 days left to complete all the visa formalities and travel arrangments. This would have otherwise been impossible considering it takes 10 days to just complete visa formalities and that too it had to be done from Kolkata. Being in Mumbai didn’t help at all. But all that was made possible by the event planners flying us business class and getting a stamped visa signed by High Commissioner in Bangladesh. This is hands down one of the most lavish wedding we have covered till date and to be frank it was a humbling experience. Especially when the bride’s father Mr Abdul Wahed, owner of DBL group is the textile king of Bangladesh. Striking thing is despite his wealth & the fame, he was very kind and humble. One thing we learnt is the people in Bangladesh have very similar values to ours and whether it is the language or traditions there was hardly any difference. The only gripe we had was that there were multiple teams almost 4 other teams which really made it a mess to cover the event. Nevertheless very proud of what we were able to manage and have only very fond memories and hope to go back to Dhaka soon.”

What started with an arranged marriage match for Sadia & Abraar, led to multiple meetings, and eventually they fell in love. And it’s such a beautiful match, Sadia says he treats her like a crown on his head, while he says she has changed his life in all beautiful ways 🙂

The wedding festivities spanned for four days, the events were – Holud (Haldi), Sangeet, Wedding & Reception. Sadia & Abraar already had their Nikaah earlier. Since there were not much rituals involved, we had a lot of time for the portraits & couple shoot. The first day was Holud, and it was lavish and joyous affair, and when Mika Singh was also in the house, one can only see the energy and spirit at sky-high. The next was sangeet at Abraar’s house, and it was yet another fun event. It was followed by the wedding which happened at Radisson Blue, Dhaka. Sadia & Abraar entered hand-in-hand and she left everyone in tears as she headed for her new journey. It was one of the those difficult moments that we photographers have to witness time and again. And the last and finale day was the reception. All the other functions were in Pan Pacific, Sonargaon, Dhaka. Striking decor was the major highlight in this wedding. Some of the important wedding makers : 

Thanks to Sadia & Abraar and their families who gave us so many fond memories and loads of stories. Lets take you through their wedding film, and then the photo-stories. Our work in this wedding got us the Great Indian Wedding Award 2019 by ICWF in Photo-Stills category. 

 

Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Azra contacted us for her Bohri Wedding coverage, post her  Nikaah was done. A few meetings with Azra & Murtuza happened, and we were all set to shoot them

But, before heading to their wedding photo set & blog story, check out their beautiful couple shoot in Mumbai! We have also made a very heart-warming film for them, called the “Fairytale Love”. Watch it below!

 

The wedding festivities started with a beautiful haldi at Azra’s residential society’s open lawn. And what a yellow colour riot it was! The venue was decorated with pink and green drapes and looked dreamy in every way. The haldi was followed by Mehendi. The evening was sorted with a sangeet. Azra’s father poured his heart out for his darling daughter. The performances kept the audience enthralled for the entire evening. The final ceremony happened with a reception. The groom had a rocking entry to the venue, the bride entered in a palki, and it was a show with all fireworks & happiness. And then came the time for the Bidaai and it was an emotional roller coaster for the entire family. A daughter’s new journey leaving her old phase & set up with her dear family is indeed tough, and it was heart warming for us as well to shoot. The photographs will narrate Azra & Murtuza’s wedding journey hereafter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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