Archive for the ‘Somali wedding photography’ Category
The staff at Eastern Pearl are all friendly and helpful, so most Asian weddings here are very happy events. Pictured is the entrance to hall one, and the inside of the same banqueting hall, before the arrival of the Somali wedding guests. The venue is in a pretty area, so you can always walk to trees across the road for outside wedding pics. Hope this helps you to imagine having your wedding reception here. You can see more pics from another function – a Mehndi – here: xx Elaine (wedding photographer)
Delicate, translucent material of a Somali bride’s wedding dress.
The bride was so happy that I was going to join in with her wedding day, whilst also being the professionally hired wedding photographer, that she gave me this perfect blue floaty dress to wear. Just wish I had the grace and skill to wear it as well as the girls did. I would much rather have posted pics of them but etiquette prevails… xx Elaine Reel Life Photos
Have just been talking with my Somali bride for tomorrow. She was in about to have her henna painted on her hands, and is a really lovely girl. She is even getting me a blue – my favourite colour – Somali dress to wear for the occasion so even though I am the wedding photographer, I will be part of the family and fit in nicely. Wahoo!
I was supposed to just capture her arriving at the venue – Al Waalis Banquesting Hall – but now am going to meet her at her house to capture her getting ready and to get to know her family and friends too, so we get natural smiley pics on her wedding day reception!
And here they are – the first few pics of the bridal preparations before our lovely Somali bride sets off for her wedding reception party.
Last but not least in this series of images – wedding photographer Elaine (me) in the lovely blue dress the bride gave me.