For Tasneem and Vasim, the engagement process was a family affair. “In the Indian-Muslim culture, you must meet your husband-to-be with everyone in the family around,” Tasneem explains. “Traditionally, the families hold a large gathering where everyone gets to know one another.” Each side is given a few days to respond to the proposal. “We knew we would say yes, but it’s a common practice,” Tasneem says. “Afterward, we held two engagement parties–one for our family, and one for our friends.”

Peach, navy, mint and white were the colours the couple chose for their cross-cultural event, keeping a rustic chic theme in mind and adding subtle literature-inspired elements. “As a bride with a big Indian family, I had to balance what our families wanted with what Vasim and I wanted,” Tasneem

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