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All jewel hued, this celebration; a Moroccan inspired Auckland Henna Ceremony we planned and coordinated. This beautiful summer celebration was filled with bold strokes of color! With lovely deep fuchsia peonies, accented with light blue hydrangeas for florals, that were found draped around the entrance and arches at the venue, alongside gilded Moroccan lanterns. This framed the beautiful caricature of the couple and their welcome sign. There was so much to revel in awe, on the beautiful lawns at Markovina Vineyard Estate that day, all of which, was exquisitely captured by Logan West Photographer. This full gallery is not to be missed.


The venue’s grounds offered the perfect canvas, to frame the dance stage from Modular Floors with Raj Tent Club NZ’s glamorous cream tents in different shapes and sizes, which lined the lush green lawns. The tents fulfilled the couple’s theme and offered the practical ease for guests to have their henna done while enjoying the many performances and appetizers. Fuchsia and tangerine lined the cream tents to add to the jewel hues which was balanced against a lot of cream with gold accents. All the tent decor had a Moroccan feel, while incorporating texture and details using dull gold accents seen in candles holders, brass trays and teapots, that were displayed on the outdoor center tables.


For the couple their henna celebration, to be a day of pure joy and color, which it was. So everything from food, drink to entertainment had a real family celebratory affair where Kiwi, Indian and Bengali traditions were shared. A mix of modern European with South East Asian cuisines were offered, so guests could enjoy both worlds. The amazing MC and DJ services by DJ Areeb kept the guests entertained all through the night, along with the many beautiful cultural performances from the couple, bridesmaids, groomsmen, family and friends. It was truly a fun filled, colorful family extravaganza of pure joy!



Unique aspects of Farihah and Wayne’s Moroccan inspired Henna Ceremony:

Both Farihah and Wayne had bold and grand entrances; with the groom coming on a well-dressed white horse surrounded by family, friends and drummers (Dhole Players) from Bollywood Bhangra NZ, all dressed in colorful revelry. While Farihah dressed in a beautiful sari sat on a gold palanquin carried on the shoulders of her family members into the venue, which was flamboyant and absolutely glamorous.

The beautiful bags and personalized boxes with the couple’s caricature; we filled with scarves, bangles and accessories, for their guest favors. These were all laid on beautiful wooden carts on the lawns.

Children were not forgotten on the day. So sweet favors for kids and adults alike were made available with a lolly cart and custom made lolly bags by us, which read “Love is Sweet”. Right beside the cart, was a station of plated of Bengali palette cleansers. This brought perfect balance to the western and the traditional aspects that the couple shared.


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