Aalia and Irfan’s Ismaili-Indian wedding was held in Zanzibar in Tanzania. Both the bride and groom are originally from Kenya but live and work in Dubai, and together with 80 guests they flew to the gorgeous Melia Resort in Zanzibar for an epic four day party. Their celebration included a small intimate mehndi (henna) night on the first day, a pre-wedding shoot and welcome party on the jetty the second day, a sand ceremony on the beach the third day, and finally the nikah (wedding ceremony) at an amphitheater followed by an evening reception. We love this bright an beautiful celebration!

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Below are a few images from the pre-wedding shoot. Check out the amazing azure sky! We love Aalia’s dress which is almost exactly the shade of the ocean.

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Photography: Bhavna Barratt | Videographer: Taz Jariwalla | Reception Venue & Catering: Melia Resort | Decor: Jason of Vayle Springs | Henna: Local artists | Music: Situ Ramji of Dar Es Salaam | Hair and Make up: Janki Patel, Nairobi | Bride & Groom Outfits: Tailor made in Pakistan and Dubai | Jewellery: Made by bride’s maternal uncle, a master craftsman in Dubai.

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  1. Kathryn Andrews

    Such a stunning location for a wedding and gorgeous images! Beautifully captured and lovely processing too. I think all the images are great but I do really like the image of the groom’s details… we don’t often get to see those. Very nicely done.

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