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Laurel & Nezar’s Henna Ceremony

Friday night was super exciting for me! It was Laurel and Nezar’s pre-wedding Henna ceremony in El Dorado, CA. It was a fun, musical and a very traditional Arabic night for everybody. I had the best Arabic food that evening(and I regret for not having a bit more). Nezar’s mom, aunt and sister made the best of the best kababs, dolmas, cous cous, hummus, and what not!

Oct, 05, 2008

All the ladies that night were dressed in traditional Arabic outfit. The colors were vibrant, and the embroidary works on them were incredible. As I mentioned on my earlier post, Laurel and Nezar looked like the king and queen of arabia.

They looked absolutely gorgeous!

After the food started the actual henna ceremony, where Nezar’s family presented Laurel with gold jeweleries. How lucky was she! And then Nezar’s aunt and mom put henna on their hands.

No party is complete without dancing! This was no different. I loved the traditional music. I was even more excited to hear the song “Nari Nari” that I had an mp3 of, way back when I was in college

It sure brought my memories back.

It was an awesome experience for me! I felt the warmth each and every family member had for each other. Laurel’s grandma came and gave me a big hug when she saw me. Nezar’s mom showed how much she cared for everything that was happening around. I was sooo happy for the blessed couple. It was my pleasure to be there and capture Laurel and Nezar’s pre-wedding night.

  • david santos: Great posting!!!
    Really beautiful. Excellent imagination!!!
    Have a nice week.
  • ohana photographers-david and kimi: everything about this ceremony is beee-auiful!!! love the 2nd shot!
  • Ashley: Wow, the bride is absolutely stunning! Great job.
  • Amy: She is absolutely gorgeous. Really lovely wedding, it must have been a joy to capture it all.
  • Jen Stewart Photography: wow-E-WOW!!!!! That second shot is to die for!!!! Every one of these photos are so full of beauty and energy and life! Nudrat, you are a phenomenal photographer!
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