Zain and Umema met over nine years ago on campus at the University of WA. Umema was selling roses for a fundraiser when she caught Zain's eye. He pursued her in what bloomed into a beautiful relationship. Umema left to Chicago to further her career for a while, but returned back to Seattle to marry the love of her life.
Adorned in traditional South Asian garments and henna art on her hands, Umema's friends held up a sheet to hide her as Zain had to go in and out of the room while they were getting ready at home. Zain, being the friendly guy he is, would get hurried out by the women as he tried to stop and ask everyone how they were doing. I love the realness of this day so much.
They chose the stunning grounds at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge with a backdrop of the Cascades for their cultural reception. Mountain-y backgrounds are my new favorite *insert all the heart eye emojis here*! Guests mingled, took many photos and toasted the happy couple before sending them off with sparklers.
Congrats on your marriage, love birds!
Zain and Umema opted for a first look so they could see each other privately before all their guests swarmed them and showered them with love. I love the look of pure joy as they laid eyes on each other here.
Venue: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge
Makeup: Glam by Niha
Decor: Hadiya Decor
Catering: Garam Masala