Fun-Filled Cocktail Grand Mehendi and A Gorgeous Nikah for this Travel-Loving Couple!

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If you are looking for creative ideas for your prewedding shoot, cocktail evening, haldi, mehendi, and the wedding itself, then look no further than Sohail and Shabina’s wedding. This couple loves to travel and they have each been to no less than 40 countries! No wonder Sohail decided to propose under the Northern Lights! Wedding images courtesy Israni Photography.

Couple

Sabina and Sohail

How we met

After 2.5 years of dating we knew what was going to be our next step.

Well, I knew 6 years back when I saw him for the first time in Goa for New Years 2013, that he was The One. I always liked his vibe when we hung out. His kindness towards people swept me off my feet. He lived in Kuwait and I lived in Dubai but we made trips to Mumbai often to meet our friends and family. One day, he finally commented on one of my Instagram pictures, and that was it; I never let him go after that. I grabbed that hook of a chance!

He decided to come to Dubai to see me. He made me oversell myself to him for almost 5 hours. When he was leaving, he told me we are right for each other but also wrong. After 6 months of being the long distant friends, I decided to stop returning his calls and texts. And when I did that, he flew right over to me and asked me out. Travelling has been the most important factor that connected us.

Countries covered- Sohail 43, Me 65!!

The proposal

On my 30th birthday, I planned to go for a backpacking trip to Norway and Iceland. He surprised me in Iceland by waiting for me at the hotel. We celebrated my birthday with a quiet dinner and then headed to see the Northern Lights and it was my dream to see it before I turn 30.

It was dark with only his camera shutter sound and he told me to stay still while he took multiple pictures of me as the Northern lights danced over me. A few minutes later, I saw him kneeling by my side, with a ring in his hand. I didn’t even let him complete what he had practiced saying and hugged him right away! I was so excited, even the camera could not capture me.

Wedding Planning

Since we both lived in the Middle East, we were sure we wanted to do all our functions in Mumbai. Thus, for hundreds of our relatives and friends, it was quite a destination wedding. We wanted each guest to have fun with a music festival hangover. We came up with themes and ideas that we felt would help us achieve this goal.

The walima

The Haldi ceremony

Our Haldi took place at our respective residences in Mumbai. Despite having at different locations, we made sure we matched our outfits from this day till the end. My cats were dressed too for my haldi. They are the most important part of me.

The Mehendi

My mehendi was quite an intimate affair with a few relatives and closest friends at my place, the same night after my haldi. We had a fun themed Mehendi ceremony planned for family and friends the next day.

PS: I had Kuwait Towers designed on my hand too.

Theme – Moroccan

Decorator: Angel Dust Creations

Makeup artist – Neeraj Navare

Hair Stylist – Anita Sahil

Floral Jewelry – Instacrafts Jaipur

Cocktail Party

Here’s wishing the beautiful couple a very happy married life ahead! Send us your wedding photos for publication on this blog..email them to [email protected] today!

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