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A Bangladeshi Wedding: Nabil & Maisha’s Walima

By 08/04/2011March 6th, 20134 Comments

Photographers: Mark & Andrew

The final post from Nabil & Maisha’s wedding – the walima. It’s the event where the men come dressed in their best suits, guests dine and enjoy each other’s company.

When you have such beautiful weather (I love the cool weather!) and out in the open, the entire place decked with gorgeous decoration and my absolute favourite, fairy lights, a seemingly normal venue is turned into one that is just beautiful and magical. Nabil and Maisha did such a great job with the wedding. I did say that the weather was cold, because Andrew was really freezing through the night. But me, I just love the weather and the idea of having little pits of fire burning where guests could just go and stand by them to keep warm.

So much attention was paid to the little details, the decorations for each place setting for guests, the cut out pieces of butterflies, the colour scheme of the tents, the waterfall behind the bride and the groom and all down to the choices of flowers and stage decorations. It was truly a sight to behold.

Check out the customized tag on the Giorgio Armani suit.

The number of people who turned up were in such great numbers that the event was split into two areas, one in the hall and one outside where people were served with delicious briyani rice and succulent mutton! There were even coconuts and ice cream available for everyone, in the freezing weather. To top it off, fireworks were shot into the sky to celebrate Nabil and Maisha’s wedding.

Even the cake had little ‘fireworks’.

For those of you who are interested in seeing the highlights from all their events, please view the slideshow below.
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Previous blog posts:
Maisha’s Holudh
Nabil’s Holudh
Portraits at Ahsan Manzil
Maisha’s Mehndi
Wedding Day

Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • King FAhad says:

    really awsomeeeeee.i really enjoyed.everything is cool & also tnx to Photographer.wish u good luck.nice coupls. tnx

  • Saif says:

    Grace… u knw u hav done a fantastic job…!! great shots…! it looks like mayeesha loves nabil like crazy… but let me tell u something… in bangladesh a wedding like this costs like a zillion… i guess they both are pretty rich… made for each other in every sense… congrats to the newly married couple…
    do u guys hav plans to come to BD anytime soon…?

  • Nyla says:


    We’re planning a wedding right now for Dhaka and I’m curious – where was this venue?

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