December 2, 2016

Farwa and Ali’s Austin Mendhi ~ Austin Wedding Photographer

Weddings

Farwa & Ali's Mendhi ~ Austin wedding photojournalists

So now: Farwa and Ali’s Austin mehndi. It’s been an amazing thing to get to be the photographer who recorded their nikkah among other events that made up their traditional Pakistani wedding. It was fascinating to observe the mix of tradition and religious elements. And one thing that was a common thread in all their events: sweets! Delicious!

The similarities went beyond sweets: like at the nikkah, there were may gifts brought for the couple. One charming tradition that they included was a few of the men and boys in her family playfully took hold of Ali. A “ransom” had to be paid before they would let him go.

The color palette of Farwa’s dress just fits this fall season so opportunities for bridal photos were awesome. Once Ali arrived at the venue, things happened quickly! There was the sound of joyful greetings and lots of kids—they’re the best at weddings—and laughter all around. Later in the day we found an unexpected spot for photos of the two of them that I just love. These two are just such a joy, though. The spot may have been a happy find but it really was them and their interaction that truly made the photos.

Farwa and Ali: you and yours are the most gracious, real and lovely people.

Farwa and Ali's Austin Mendhi invitation ~ Austin Wedding PhotojournalistFarwa & Ali's Mendhi details ~ Austin wedding photojournalist Farwa & Ali's Mendhi details staged in her home and waiting to be transported ~ Austin wedding photojournalistFarwa's gown and accessories, her mehndi attire ~ Austin Wedding Photographers ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyFarwa gets ready for her mehndi ~ Austin Mehndi PhotographyFarwa gets ready for her mehndi portraits ~ Austin Mehndi PhotographyFarwa gets ready for her mehndi portraits ~ Austin Mehndi PhotographyFarwa's bridal details ~ Austin Wedding Photography ~ Austin Desi weddingPortraits of Farwa on the day of her mehndi ~ Austin wedding photographersPortraits of Farwa on the day of her mehndi ~ Austin wedding photographersVenue getting prepared for the arrival of the groom ~ Austin mehndi photographyVenue getting prepared for the arrival of the groom ~ Austin mehndi photographyFarwa and her cousin enjoy a little time together before Ali arrives for their mehndi ~ Austin Pakistani Wedding PhotographyFarwa, family and friends before the mehndi officially begins ~ Austin Pakistani Wedding PhotographyMore moments with Farwa's family before the mehndi officially begins ~ Austin desi wedding photographer More moments with Farwa's family before the mehndi officially begins ~ Austin desi wedding photographers More moments with Farwa's family before the mehndi officially begins ~ Austin desi wedding photographyAli's arrival to the mehndi ~ Austin Wedding Photojournalists Family and gifts arrive to Ali and Farwa's mehndi ~ austin wedding photojournalism Family and gifts arrive to Ali and Farwa's mehndi ~ austin wedding photojournalismAli arrives and is greeted by Farwa's family ~ Austin wedding photographers ali's family brings gifts and are greeted by farwa's family during their Austin mehndi Family and friends at Ali and Farwa's Austin mehndi ceremonyAli is seated after he arrives for the mehndi ~ Austin mehndi ceremony A little family member enjoys the treats at Farwa and Ali's mehndi ceremony Farwa formally enters the venue for her mehndi ceremonyFarwa formally enters the venue for her mehndi ceremony Farwa formally enters the venue for her mehndi ceremony kids are the most fun at weddings! ~ austin mehndi photographerbride and groom prepare for the ceremonies at their mehndi ~ Austin mehndi ceremony photography Ali's family at their mehndi ~ Austin mehndi ceremony photography Everyone gets comfortable for the mehndi ceremony of Ali and Farwa ~ Austin desi wedding photographyCeremony to wish good fortune to the bride and groom ~ Ali and Farwa's Austin mehndi Ceremony to wish good fortune to the bride and groom ~ Ali and Farwa's Austin mehndi Farwa's mom places a kangna on Ali ~ Ali and Farwa's Austin mehndiAli's mother prepares sweets to give to Ali and Farwa ~ Austin mendhi photographers Funny moments from Farwa and Ali's mehndi ~ Austin Pakistani Wedding photographers Funny moments from Farwa and Ali's mehndi ~ Austin Pakistani Wedding photographersAli's mother feeds sweets to her new daughter in law ~ Austin wedding photographers Farwa and Ali's mehndi ~ Austin wedding photojournalist More moments from Ali and Farwa's mehndi ~ Austin wedding photographers

Moments from Farwa and Ali's Austin traditional mehndi by Austin wedding photojournalists Mercedes Morgan PHotography

Moments from Farwa and Ali's Austin traditional mehndi ~ Austin wedding photojournalist
Traditional elements of flowers and kangna at Farwa and Ali's Pakistani Muslim Mehndi ~ Austin Wedding Photography ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography Portraits of Ali and Farwa with family during their Austin traditional mehndi ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography Portraits of Ali and Farwa at their Austin mehndi ~ Austin wedding photographers ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography Close ups of of Ali and Farwa's matching kangna at their Austin traditional mehndi ~ Austin wedding photographers ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography Portraits of Ali and Farwa at their Austin mehndi ~ Austin wedding photographers ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography Groom, bride and bridal details ~ Farwa and Ali's traditional mehndi ~ Austin Wedding photojournalist

Their traditional mendhi ceremony was quite a different experience to photograph. They’re always fun, lots of goings-on to keep us on our toes! and the color! Oh my goodness, so much, it was a visual feast. If you know someone who is getting married and is looking for a photography team to help them capture all the memories, send them my way! 

Shoutout must go to Special Day Beauty. Latasha’s work is amazing!

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Justine Smith : 15:26 December 2, 2016
These are gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding day!
Briana Morrison : 15:35 December 2, 2016
Such a beautiful and colorful wedding!
Emily Brunner : 16:39 December 2, 2016
Those gorgeous colors and beautiful faces make me so happy! Well done:)
Simi : 19:33 December 2, 2016
Wow lovely lovely colors, the bridge and groom look like they are having a blast. Lovely Lovely captures sister!
Melaina : 06:19 December 3, 2016
What a vibrant Mehndi ceremony! Beautiful images!
Shaina DeCiryan : 14:40 December 5, 2016
These photos are so warm, inviting and capture all the exquisite details of this celebration so beautifully! What a beautiful couple- they must be so excited to have such lovely wedding memories to look back upon!
Anthony Poff : 15:39 December 5, 2016
Beautiful work! Great composition, color and light! Bravo!
Isabelle Hesselberg : 14:06 December 14, 2016
Whah!! All these colors, amazing job!
mercedes : 22:36 January 18, 2017
She picked an amazing color palette! Thank you, Isabelle :)
mercedes : 22:36 January 18, 2017
Very kind of you to comment, Anthony!
mercedes : 22:37 January 18, 2017
Thank you so much, Shaina! Your kind words mean so much.
mercedes : 22:37 January 18, 2017
They really had a vibrantly colored event! Thank you Melaina!

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