I've covered several weddings over the years but I have a real fascination with Muslim weddings.
In April I was commissioned to cover Asif's wedding which was to be held over three days in three different locations. The Mehndi ceremony is mainly a ladies function held a few days before the wedding. Female friends, family members and relatives of the Bride come together to celebrate the upcoming wedding.
Asif, the Groom, had his own Mehndhi ceremony in Nottingham. Attended by his male friends, family members and relatives he had a glorious entrance accompanies by drummers, traditional dance and sung folk songs. Whether Bride or Groom events, the Mehndi usually has a festive touch of celebration where bright colours are worn by guests and the Groom.
Below are key moments captured at this initial stage of Asif's wedding.