Each Moroccan town/city has a traditional wedding attire. The brides must wear as many as seven or more caftans (bridal dresses) on her wedding day. Each gown with a signature color of that town. Regardless of the heavy layers of traditional pearls and gold, the bride will be walked and/or carried around for all the guests to celebrate and view. #morocco#wedding#bride#tetouan#arab
“We met when I was 16... He was 18 at the basketball court in Dhahran. We spent long nights on MSN and had a crush on each other, but acted as friends. I'd ask him for advise whenever I had problems and he would do the same but with girl problems. It took us 4 years to realize that we're in love. We stayed together for two years then he had to go to the United States to study. Another 2 years passed in long distance through Skype calls. Then...we decided to just be friends. The kind of friends that talk almost every day! In summer 2012 he proposed through Skype and I said yes! He still came to Saudi to officially propose. So it took us 10 years to realize that we can't live apart. We went through our ups and down but there was always that thing that I can't explain till this day. I can't live a day without him." Saudi couple Mai and Wayel share their story on their wedding day. #Saudiwedddings#weddings#arab#gcc#khlaeeji#everydaymiddleeast
“I remember not being in the mood to socialize that evening but my close friends insisted I go to the gathering. He was standing alone and we initially bonded over our lack of enthusiasm. Once we started talking we lost track of time...I remember telling my best friend later that evening I think I’ve met my match!” The Saudi couple chose to have their wedding in Bahrain. #bestfriendsknowbest#wedding#saudiarabia#bahrain
When Chndy was 14 years old, he taught himself graphic design using the internet. When he got into university and studied graphic design, he’d skip class because they had nothing new to offer him. Realizing graphic design and photography were intertwined, he taught himself manual photography, a full year before he could actually afford to buy a camera. During his time in between, he started designing clothing products that would sell out and get worn by international superstars (coughDuaLipaCough). If that wasn’t enough, his ear for music and rhythm caused him to try out being a DJ. His sets have been legendary in the community since. Chndy is NOT a photographer. Chndy is NOT a fashion designer. Chndy is NOT a DJ. Chndy is a multitalented artist true to the word.
Heleen met Evguini a few years ago in India at an ashram where her brother was working. He asked her to visit him here to see the different kind of life that he had been leading - away from Belgium & away from the materialism that the rest of the world had offered. It was here that Heleen discovered Hinduism and met and fell in love with Evguini. She had grown very fond of the nearly 400 orphans housed at the ashram and so it made sense that Heleen and Evguini celebrated their wedding surround by the children and only a handful of their friends and relatives. #India#wedding#marriage
While Tima Shomali was studying a degree in business administration she continued writing her own show. She remembers fondly her late father supporting her and encouraging her to pursue a career in filmmaking. She later produced and directed ‘FemaleShow’ a romantic comedy focusing on one couple’s path from dating to marriage and narrated from the woman’s point of view, her web show became the most popular in Jordan, attracting almost 90+ million viewers to date. When she first started her YouTube show she received criticism as she was the first woman to have her own show online and tackled societal issues, Shomali uses her YouTube platform and video routines to urge Jordanian women to stand up to verbal harassment on the street. Be smart. Be like Tima. #amman#jordan#everydaymiddleeast#everydayeverywhere