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Naveed & Arooj's Mehndi - Newport Asian Wedding Photography


If you would like your wedding mehndi to be photographed in a way that tells the story of laughter and all the beautiful emotions, like Arooj & Naveed's Newport, South Wales wedding mehndi below, let's have a chat!

 

Venue: Close to Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales

Smiling Asian Muslim bride Arooj getting oiut of the car, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales

Arooj and Naveed's mehndi was a fun-filled event held at the spacious home of Naveed's parents, with family members and close family friends attending. I arrived quite a while before the actual mehendi started, so there was an opportunity for some lovely portraits in the setting sun, 'golden hour' light! As this was a close-knit family, and reflective of the occasion and the recent isolation, there were lots of requests for posed portraits throughout the evening. This little blog incorporates some of these portraits, as well as the unposed storytelling that my style of documenting weddings is better known for.

As with all Asian family gatherings, everyone had dressed up in their colourful best, and as this mehndi was held just after the covid19 gathering instructions had eased, so for many in the family, this was a chance to see each other after a long time. These photos capture all the stories and joy from a very elegant and relaxed British-Asian mehndi.


Thanks very much to Naveed's family once again for asking me to document this beautiful mehndi!

 

Taz Rahman is a fine art documentary wedding photographer based in Cardiff, South Wales, capturing wedding stories since 2012. He is available for weddings throughout the UK.


Traditional Asian Muslim wedding chair for the bride and groom, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Parents of the bride and groom before the guests arrived, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Men of the family chatting and relaxing before the guests arrive
Women of the family chatting and relaxing before the wedding guests arrive, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's older sister with her daughter smiling for the camera, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Asian Aunts relaxing, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's mum and sisters posing casually for a portrait, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's elder sister posing with the setting sun behind her, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's mother with an aunt who has just arrived, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's older brother and sister in law in an impromptu photo, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's younger sister dressed up for the wedding, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's sisters with a cousin chatting, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's sisters posing on the chair where Naveed and Arooj would sit, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's mum and dad welcoming more guests with children arriving, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Smiling cousin who has just arrived at the wedding, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Cousin's family dressed in traditional Punjabi Muslim dress have arrived, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Naveed and cousin in traditional Punjabi dress greeting a child, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's sister in the decorated room, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom with parents sat on the traditional wedding chair, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom with two sisters sat on the wedding chair, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's father with two nieces, all dressed in Pakistani wedding outfits, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Groom's family dressed in Pakistani traditional wedding outfits awaiting the arrival of the bridal party, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
The bride, Arooj getting out of the bridal car, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Arooj, the bride dressed in traditionally Pakistani Asian Muslim bridal clothes, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Bridal party in traditional Pakistani wedding outfit entering groom's house, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Bridal party carrying traditional Pakistani wedding gifts, bride smiling, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Bride and her party showered with confetting and welcomed into the groom's house, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Bride in traditional Pakistani wedding outfit looks at the camera walking with her bridal party, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
The blushing bride is smiling in her traditional Pakistani wedding outfit, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
The bride smiling with her sisters in law, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
The traditional chaadar placed above the bride's head at Pakistani weddings, mehendi photo in Newport, South Wales, UK
Walking under the chaadar, the bride and her Pakistani bridal party wearing heavy embroidery Shalwar Kameez, Sharara Dresses and Anarkali Dresses, Mehendi photo
Guests taking photo of the bride walking towards the mehendi room, the women are looking splendid in their heavy embroidery Shalwar Kameez, Sharara Dresses, Anarkali Dresses
Pakistani bride walking under traditional chaadar, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Pakistani bride walking under traditional scarf wearing heavy embroidery Shalwar Kameez, Sharara Dresses, Anarkali Dresses, Mehendi photos near Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales
Naveed and Arooj traditional Pakistani Muslim wedding mehendi, Asian Wedding photography Newport, South Wales

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