South Asian-origin lesbian couple ties knot in California; images of glamorous ceremony go viral

Pictures of the same-sex marriage between the two women who met at an event in the United States and subsequently went on to wed each other has taken Instagram by storm for being a phenomenon that exemplifies a cross-border romance.

FP Staff August 30, 2019 17:53:33 IST
South Asian-origin lesbian couple ties knot in California; images of glamorous ceremony go viral
  • A Colombian-Indian Christian, Bianca Maieli tied the knot with the Pakistani Muslim Saima in ensembles put together by the South Asian fashion designer, Bilal Hussain Kazimov

  • Among the rituals which consisted of a traditional, simple wedding involving an exchanging of rings and a small barat, the duo also hosted a henna ceremony prior to the big day

  • Photographed by Senna Ahmad, the images on the social media platform showcase the barat arriving on the wedding day and the fun that was had on the day of the mehendi ceremony

A same-sex marriage in California has taken the internet by storm for the grandeur with which the couple fused their Asian heritage for the ceremony. A Colombian-Indian Christian, Bianca Maieli tied the knot with the Pakistani Muslim Saima in ensembles put together by the South Asian fashion designer, Bilal Hussain Kazimov, according to a Times of India report.

Maieli draped herself in an ivory saree with floral patterns and gold embroidery for the occasion, bringing the look together with a pearl necklace and kadas, gold bangles and a tika among other accessories while for her part, Saima donned on a black sherwani with gold hues and colourful embroidery.

Among the rituals which consisted of a traditional, simple wedding involving an exchanging of rings and a small barat, the duo also hosted a henna ceremony prior to the big day. Pictures of the same-sex marriage between the two women who met at an event in the United States and subsequently went on to wed each other has Instagrammers lauding it as a phenomenon that exemplifies a cross-border romance.

Photographed by Senna Ahmad, the images on the social media platform showcase the barat arriving on the wedding day and the fun that was had on the day of the mehendi ceremony.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Trump administration proposes fixed time limit on visas for students, researchers, journalists
World

Trump administration proposes fixed time limit on visas for students, researchers, journalists

The proposal has been brought in view of the abuse of the loopholes in the existing system by China, the Department of Homeland Security said

Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away at 87: US Supreme Court judge and champion of women's rights dies of pancreatic cancer
World

Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away at 87: US Supreme Court judge and champion of women's rights dies of pancreatic cancer

Ginsburg became the court's second female justice and a liberal icon for her sharp questioning of witnesses and intellectually rigorous defenses of civil liberties and equal protections under the law

By placing faith in diplomacy, not armed forces, India has narrowed its options to handle China: Brahma Chellaney
India

By placing faith in diplomacy, not armed forces, India has narrowed its options to handle China: Brahma Chellaney

India under successive governments failed to grasp the true nature of the Chinese communist state, strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney has said