MARRAKECH

MARRAKECH

My first ever visit to Marrakech proved to be one of my most enjoyable holidays to date.  The rustic food was beautiful and flavoursome, the locals were extremely kind and hospitable, the markets were bustling with busy shoppers, fragrant spices and vibrant, stunning ornaments.  I hope this selection of some of my favourite captures manage to do justice to the sensory delight that was visiting this city…

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION: MEHNDI DECOR

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION: MEHNDI DECOR

One of the most fun-filled functions of south asian wedding celebrations is the Mehndi or 'henna party' which usually takes place a couple of days before the wedding itself.  In the Pakistani culture, this function is traditionally held separately by the girl's side and the boy's side, although nowadays many families choose to throw a combined party where the bride and groom can both enjoy and partake in the ceremony.  The guests bring gifts of bangles, henna, fruit and sweets and during the event various celebratory customs are carried out.