A Royal Indian-Pakistani Wedding Of Shaheen & Qaseem in Sydney
Shaheen & Qaseem
“You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.” This quote completely defines Shaheen and Qaseem’s love story. Their wedding was a complete fusion of their cultures and background.
About The Couple
How did they meet?
They met on Muz Match (Muslim Tinder). They started off talking and enjoying each others company not knowing that cupid already had his plan ready for them.
How are they as a couple?
As a couple, they are fun-loving. They also love trying out different adventures together and the most recent one was Skydiving.
Shaheen had planned to go out for dinner with her friends and on her way to the restaurant she was surprised to see Qaseem standing in front of her. Behind him, there was a huge board that was lit up with fairy lights and it read – ‘Grow Old With Me’. Qaseem ensured that he proposed to his lady love in a most-cutest way ever as, everything was perfect, from them being under the stars to having the Habour bridge in the background.
Qaseem popped the question with a circle diamond ring. It was something that Shaheen always wanted
Shaheen and Qaseem wanted the wedding to be a royal and classy affair. They wanted the celebrations to be a reflection of their love and hence, they chose to do all the arrangements by themselves. All the precious moments throughout the wedding was captured by Sarkodie photography and Angi Kim Photography along with Baqdrop for the cinematography.
For the décor, they chose Décor o Shaan for all their events and hands down they did a fabulous job. They maintained the right balance of floral, fairy lights and colours.
The wedding celebrations kicked off with the Mehandi ceremony at Shaheen’s House. This was more of an intimate affair with just close family and friends. Shaheen was glowing in a bottle green lehenga with gold details on it. Qaseem complimented Shaheen’s attire so well as he wore a bronze coloured Nehru jacket on a green kurta.
Shaheen and Qaseem’s sangeet at Liverpool Roma Function Centre was a fun-filled affair. For the sangeet, Shaheen was dolled in a silver lehenga designed by Falguni Shane Peacock where she looked drop-dead gorgeous. Qaseem looked handsome in a blue bandh gala suit. Their look for the sangeet was nothing less royal.
The haldi ceremony was all about fun and colours. There was a lot of haldi and colour that was being smeared on the bride and groom’s face.
For the haldi ceremony, Shaheen looked fresh and vibrant in a yellow lehenga with a pink bandhani dupatta. While Qaseem stuck to keeping it subtle in an off white kurta-pyjama paired with a beige Nehru jacket.
For the wedding at Le Montage Lilyfield, Shaheen looked like a million bucks in a red and gold lehenga beautifully designed by Sabyasachi. It looked elegant, regal and traditional. She wore a red and gold jewellery set that complimented her outfit. Her hair and makeup were done to perfection by Gather and Stitch Beauty.
Complimenting his beautiful bride, Qaseem wore a sharp and classy Velvet Black suit with a white shirt and a black bow. They looked like a perfect match made in heaven.
For the entrance song, Shaheen chose ‘Dilbaro’ from the movie Raazi. She loves the connection between a father and a daughter and the story of a girl growing up and getting married. For their couple dance, they chose ‘Mere Mehboob’ from ‘Duplicate’, ‘Soch’ from ‘Airlift’ and ‘Na Ja Na Ja’.
Tips for Brides-to-Be
Here are some amazing tips from the bride.
- Let things go. It's never what you want it to be.
- Be thankful you actually found love.
- Spend time with your parents every day before the wedding. No one tells you how much it hurts to leave your own family.
- Also, hire two photographers. We had two different visions and we ended up getting amazing photos of us, our family and friends.
Written & Published By Carryl Fernandes