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Muslim shaadi, July 2010

© Kajal Nisha Patel

Mother, great-aunt and maternal grandmother wait for the groom on the day of his shaadi (wedding). The women were born in Pakistan/pre partition, India.

British-Born, Khurram Ahmad is outside his family home in Leicestershire. Khurrum values and upholds the tradition of living with his parents and taking care of them in their old age.

He is discussing the final arrangements of his wedding day with friends. While this is the official day of the wedding, Muslim weddings are often celebrated for several days, including: mehndi (henna party), civil ceremony, nikah (religious ceremony) and a walima