Claire & Ali

Today we joined Claire & Ali in Ali’s parents house in Sheffield for a traditional Iraqi wedding ceremony. Claire & Ali are having a civil ceremony in October at Cutlers Hall so today marked the religious traditions that are so important to Ali’s family and getting married twice is always a good idea!

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The ladies in one room watched as Ali’s mum put cardamom seeds in Claire’s toes and between her fingers before the religious ceremony was complete with Claire agreeing to marry Ali after a dowry was agreed.

Much whooping and excitement ensued before a huge spread of the most amazing food was brought out for everyone to enjoy. It was such a lovely day and the guests enjoyed sitting out in the garden and watching an impromptu football match take place.

We left with a doggy bag full of food and are now really looking forward to the civil ceremony in October, Ali & Claire are a great couple and their families are lovely.


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