The Wedding of Umema and Wesley

June 24, 2023

Having all the guests feel welcomed and relaxed at both ceremonies was very special. As a biracial couple, it was important to us that the two cultures — American and Pakistani — were combined in a seamless and beautiful way.

— umema

Mehndi is a fun-filled Pakistani event celebrated with close friends and family. It is the most celebratory event of the marriage and culminates in singing and dancing. Typical traditions include a bride and groom escort, Henna application, dinner and festive choreographed dances.

The Details

Season: Summer
Planning Time: 6 months
Invitations: Dana’s Paper Boutique LLC, Mich.
Hair & Makeup: Ruth Lam Schauer, Atlanta, Pretty and Pinned, Columbia, S.C.
Florals: Myar Decor, Alpharetta, Ga.
Cake: Ally & Eloise Bakeshop, Columbia, S.C.
Catering:  SC Son’s Catering LLC, Columbia, S.C. and Kabab King, Atlanta
Ceremony: Columbia Convention Center
Reception: Columbia Convention Center
Photography: MNKpro
Dress: Sania Maskatiya, Pakistan
DJ: DJ Zee, Atlanta

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