Shams Mehri and Sharmin Dharas didn’t just get married, they got “mehried” — and they pulled out all the stops for their late August, multicultural shindig! From the proposal to the Nikah (wedding ceremony), it is obvious Shams and Sharmin have great taste and rich culture.
With a combined multicultural heritage — including Arab, African, Indian, Persian and Spanish — it is no surprise that their theme would follow suit, making for an explosion of ancient traditions, vibrant colors and, of course, delicious food!
Lucky for us, we get to partake of the magical journey that was the Mehri and Dharas wedding! But first, check out this adorable video of Shams’ romantic proposal to Sharmin in White Sands, New Mexico:
In preparation for the big day, the bride and her entourage got together for the traditional, prewedding rituals, such as the Mendhi Celebration, where the ladies were decked out with intricate henna designs by Fatima Visram, to symbolize joy, beauty and spiritual awakening.
Now that you’ve seen the pre wedding pics, just wait until you see the wedding! Sharmin knew exactly what she wanted for her big day — five, to be exact. Every detail was carefully planned and executed for this five-culture fusion, but it took a team of fantastic wedding professionals to make her dream a reality.
Meet the professionals that helped pull this celebration full circle:
Venue: Casa Villa Rosa and Hyatt Regency Albuquerque // Tent, Chairs and Dancefloor: Classic Party Rentals // Décor & Floral: Black Swan Events // Tables & Skirting: Eventful// Photography and Videography: Hanif Jaffer Photography, LLC // Catering: Family, Namaste, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque // Cake and Macaroons: Biadora Bakery // Hair: San Marle Salon // Entertainment: 505 Kahns, Erik and Phrank, Belly Dancers: Dawn Stradford and Majah Dphrepaulezz, National Institute of Flamenco // Henna: Fatima Visram // Invitations: G-Land // Sound and Lighting: Albuquerque Productions
Sending Shams + Sharmin all of our love and wishing them a lifetime of happiness and joy!
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