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Pakistani Wedding Photographer & Videographer

Hailing from Karachi, Pakistan, Zeshan (Also known as Shawn) is an exceptionally talented creative artist with 13 years of experience in the field. Pakistani weddings in Vancouver, Canada are vibrant multi-day extravaganzas filled with dancing, songs, and an abundance of joy.


Each day is meticulously planned with unique events by the wedding party. These weddings are deeply rooted in family values, providing a precious time for reunions, warmth, and the enjoyment of every moment.


At Purple Wedding Films, we understand the immense importance of capturing these moments perfectly. We specialize in preserving these cherished memories so that they can be cherished for years to come.


Here are some words and jargons related to Pakistani weddings:


  • Mehndi: Traditional henna ceremony usually held a day or two before the wedding. Ceremony involving applying turmeric paste on the bride and groom.

  • Baraat: The groom's procession or wedding procession.

  • Nikah: The Islamic marriage contract ceremony.

  • Walima: The wedding reception hosted by the groom's family. Alternate spelling for Waleema/Valima

  • Rukhsati: The bride's departure from her parents' home to start her married life.

  • Dholki: Pre-wedding event with singing and dancing.

  • Jora: The bridal outfit.

  • Sherwani: Traditional groom's attire.

  • Gharara: Traditional Pakistani bridal attire.

  • Chooriyan: Bridal bangles.

  • Sehra: Decorative veil worn by the groom.

  • Mehndi Raat: Night of the henna ceremony and festivities

  • Jahez: Dowry/gifts given to the bride by her family.

  • Salwar Kameez: Traditional Pakistani attire worn by women.

  • Qawwali: Traditional Sufi music often performed at weddings.

  • Dulha: The groom.

  • Dulhan: The bride.

  • Rasm-e-Hina: Another term for the Mehndi ceremony.

These terms reflect the rich cultural traditions and customs associated with Pakistani weddings.

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
 Vince Lombardi

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