Yes, I know - my brother is well on his way to his one-month wedding anniversary already and I am just managing to draft a post on Part 2 of the wedding day celebrations, which I promised in my previous post. I know it is probably no longer of interest but a promise is a promise, so here goes...
Whereas in the previous post, I focused on the formalities and 'formal posing', here I just want to share pics of our family and friends at the reception - all of whom made the day so special.
|My sis-in-law looking contemplative|
|My brother (the groom) though generally a happy chappy - was even happier than usual on their big day.|
|My brother receiving well wishes from my late father's brother|
|My late father's beautiful sister (brown scarf) chatting to Uncle Sonny (my dad's youngest brother)|
|My dad's brother and his wife|
|I love sis-in-law's Spanish-type snood - I should get myself one.|
Now I cannot possibly write about that day - or any occasion at which this woman is present - without mentioning my
I remember 10 years ago at my other brother's wedding, she kept on calling the photographer to take pictures of her as she shook her shiny mane and pouted for the camera. This time around, there was no shaking of her luscious locks as she was donning her hijab, which is meant to cover her beauty, but in this case simply could not successfully restrain all this sexiness ( which is a bit much to expect from a piece of fabric in her case).
So for much of this day, I was Yusraah's main focus - since I was the one carrying the camera. Whenever she caught my eye, she automatically struck a pose - and I willingly obliged (it is, after all, not every day I get to photograph a subject of this calibre).
(excuse the poor quality of some of these pictures - they were taken hurriedly as I was starting to feel ridiculous taking pictures of the same person all the time (especially since that person wasn't the bride) - I had no idea what my brother's new in-laws were thinking of this spectacle!).
|The wedding was but the side-show - we all knew who the real star of the day was|
|She's completely nuts, but we love her all the same|
|Yes, even as she was leaving - she caught my eye through the railings (which was my cue to take a photo) - ignoring my warning that she looked like a jailbird behind bars|
|And - one for the road - here she actually stepped into the middle of the road and waited until she caught my attention to take a pic. Pure unadulterated sexiness.|
|My brother and his wife being all lovey dovey|
|Mo (my husband) with Aisha (3) attached to him|
|The new little family - such cuteness|
|With Uncle Sonny, my dad's brother|
|My dad's fun-loving family - even lining up to pose for a photo is a dramatic event - and who needs the bridal couple anyway?|
|With my mum looking lovely in black and turquoise|