farida and fahad’s holud – the customary bangladeshi pre-wedding event that refers to the turmeric paste traditionally applied to a bride’s skin – was most memorable for its little details. the single rose fahad offered his bride as she arrived on stage; the homemade sweets farida made with her mother, in the shapes of fish – a traditional bengali food item – as well as the “F’s” of their names in three different language scripts; and the surprise dance the couple had choreographed to perform for their guests at the end of the night. surrounded by love and light, this was the perfect evening to celebrate the beginning of farida and fahad’s wedding journey.
so, remember this stunning couple from their engagement pictures? ria and kazi got married! the first event i’m sharing here is the gaye holud, the pre-wedding night in a bangladeshi wedding celebration. a riot of color; lots of dancing, food, fun; the bride and groom are ceremonially anointed by guests with a turmeric paste (where the word “holud” comes from). this was held at the beautiful preston hall in baltimore.
stay tuned for the wedding!