Mariya & Mark’s Outfits: Atiya Syed
MUA: Team Kajol Paswwan
Decor: New Raj Decorators
Venue: St. Regis, Gallops

Mariya & Mark’s Mumbai wedding was not only an amalgamation of two different religions but also two nationalities. Their is a pandemic love-story and a unique one. The couple met each other on an online dating platform during the pandemic. The entire world was in state of full or partial lockdown at the time and both Mariya and Mark were in London, miles away from their families. Though they connected instantly, their options of meeting in person were limited due to the covid restrictions. They eventually met after months of interacting online and the bond they shared with each other only strengthened.

The next year brought in some challenges and personal tragedies their way but these two stuck together. Mariya belongs to a traditional Muslim family and Mark took it in stride to convince his family that they were right for each other. Once he had the family’s consent, he officially proposed to Mariya and she delightfully accepted the proposal. Their intimate wedding in Mumbai was planned together by Mariya, her mom and her best friend. It was such a beautifully executed wedding with simple traditional Nikaah rituals followed by a quiet dinner and Meet & Greet for close family and friends from both sides. There was so much love and so much joy at their wedding. The melting-pot of different cultures, religions and nationalities only makes this world a better place.