The walima reception for the Sania Mirza Shoaib Malik wedding was held on the 27th of April at the Hotel Pearl Continental in Lahore, Pakistan. Sania Mirza was wearing a light green and silver lehenga type of gown, while Shoaib Malik was dressed in a simple black suit. Sania did not wear any gold jewellery. Most of her wedding jewellery comprised artificial stones studded in necklaces and bangles that matched the colour of her wedding outfit.
In accordance with a law recently passed by the provincial governments, only one dish - chicken 'korma' with rice was served at the wedding. This was accompanied by naans and a dessert sweet dish. This one-dish law states that there should be no ostentation at weddings and marriages should be austere and keep in mind the present tough situation in the country. The walima celebrations of the Sania Mirza Shoaib Malik wedding ended sharp at 10 pm, according to city regulations.
The Sialkot Pakistan reception party of the Shoaib Malik Sania Mirza marriage was held on the 25th of April, 2010 at a hockey stadium in the home town of the cricketer. For the Sialkot reception party, Sania Mirza wore a gold brocaded beige and red sari like the bengali sari Aishwarya Rai wore in the Dola Re Dola song in the film Devdas and lots of wedding jewellery. This reception was organized by J&S, a Pakistani wedding management company owned by Jalal Salahuddin and Omar Satti. The venue of the reception with a gold and tobacco coloured ambience, imported flowers, hand painted murals inspired by Italian frescoes, and the entire hockey stadium transformed into a grand ballroom with lounge seating on the sides, hanging chandeliers and Italian crystal torchieres, were some of the attractions of the function.
The menu was traditional Punjabi dishes, by a famous catering company called Zaffron. There was a live jazz band from Lahore that performed at the Sialkot reception.
Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik Reception, India
The India reception of the Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik wedding was held on April 15th 2010 at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The venue was decorated with flowers and golden light by the famous Hyderabadi florist and decorator, Bal Krishna.
Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik Sangeet Ceremony
The sangeet function for the Shoaib-Sania wedding was held on April 14th 2010 at the Taj Krishna hotel in Hyderabad. For the sangeet function of the Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik wedding, Sania wore a pink salwar suit designed by Shantanu and Nikhil. Shoaib, on the other hand, wore an outfit gifted by the members of Sania's family.
The sangeet show was put together by city-based choreographer Aryan Rajput, who had been conducting rehearsals for an hour every day at Sania Mirza's house for the past one week. More than 20 close friends and family members danced to Bollywood hits.
Other than the bollywoood hits, Sania Mirza's uncle Talat Aziz sang a special ghazal at the Sania - Shoaib sangeet function. He had specially composed this ghazal for the couple.
Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik Mehendi Ceremony
The mehendi ceremony of Sania Mirza was held on April 13th 2010 at her residence in Hyderabad. Mehendi was applied in the Mughal style for Sania Mirza.
Later on, a small musical programme was organized by Sania's aunt for the mehendi ceremony. Also, her friends organized a Marfa band or an Arabic band to play music for the occasion.
Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik Nikaah Ceremony
The marriage ceremony of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik was held at the Hotel Taj Krishna in Hyderabad on Monday the 12th of April, 2009. It was held at around 1:00 in the afternoon as per Muslim religious traditions. This date was considered auspicious for the wedding.
For the wedding ceremony, Sania Mirza wore her mother’s red wedding sari with gold embroidery work. This was the same sari her mother wore 25 years ago at her wedding. Shoaib Malik was looking handsome in the wedding pictures wearing his black sherwani suit and black topi.
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