This Pakistani wedding at Villa Catignano in Tuscany was truly inspiring.
I met Mariya and Sebastian in Florence, when they came to Italy to visit and meet their favorites wedding vendors.
Since that moment, I could not stop myself from dreaming about their future wedding days.
This was going to be not only a Pakistani but a real Multicultural wedding.
The family of Mariya moved from Pakistan to London and there the newly-weds met each other and fell in love.
THE TWO WEDDING DAYS
Finally October arrived, oriental and western culture sweetly got married.
I documented everything with care and curiosity: the atmosphere, the emotions, the colors, the unique jewels, and the wedding traditions of Pakistan and Germany.
I finally learned about precious Pakistani dresses and henna tatoo!
Love, emotions, traditions and friendship were in perfect harmony. M&S were so excited and they naturally followed all the steps of the two days.
Villa Catignano was the perfect location to host this special wedding, everything could be settled in the right place.
The Muslim Nikah ceremony was organized indoor and the Imam could celebrate the wedding ritual with a more intimate atmosphere.
Mariya & Sebastian had also a civil ceremony at the town hall of Siena.
Driving through the Tuscan hills nearby Siena with our convertible beetle -ops a Volkswagen car!- allowed us to take a few spontaneous portraits in the typical countryside.
Arrived at the Villa, Mariya, and Sebastian, following the German tradition of Baustamm Sagen, cut a log in half to officially kick off the wedding party.
The western traditions ended and the day went on with another change of clothes.
Mariya wore a beautiful lengha that matched the colors from Sebastian’s sherwani. All the jewels and dresses were handcrafted in Pakistan.
The traditional Pakistani wedding dress designer was Sana Safinaz.
After the dinner, Sebastian surprised everyone with a special wedding cake that was baked following his unique grandmother’s receipit.
This multicultural Pakistani wedding at villa Catignano in Tuscany showed me once again that Love has no boundaries; as a matter of fact, a new family of citizens of world was just born.
Location: Villa Catignano.
second photographer Vanessa Rusci