Haroon Shahid ties the knot in a quiet ceremony
Pakistani singer Haroon Rashid on Tuesday performed his nuptials with Farwa Hussain at his house in Bani Gala, Islamabad.
The couple’s intimate nikkah and wedding ceremony was attended by family members and close friends on account of the restrictions placed on public gatherings due to the pandemic.
The loud and over the top weddings have gone quiet since the Covid-19 pandemic has cut down social gatherings and forced social distancing.
The couple’s outfits were designed by leading designers. Haroon’s white and gold kameez suit and waistcoat was stitched by Amir Adnan whereas the Farwa’s gorgeous dress was done by Warda Qutub Khan.
Both the bride and groom wore white and gold, and looked beautiful with each other.
Farwa hails from the northern region of Gilgit-Balistan and the traditional cap worn by Haroon in the wedding pictures was inspired from the region.
The 47-year-old Haroon, the former Awaz band member, was born in London but went on to become a music sensation in Pakistan during the late 90s and well into the early 2000s.
Haroon and his long-time band member Faakhir composed the song Jaaneman which they sent to MTV Asia. The song went on to become the first-ever urdu and Pakistani tune to be played on the music channel.
His first solo album, Haroon ki Awaz was released in October, 2000 which was well received. The success led to numerous tours across the world including the United States and United Kingdom.
He was awarded “Outstanding Contribution to Music Award” in the year 2000 by BBC Asia Awards Show.
The singer, during his career has sold millions of albums and has performed in Wembley Arena, United Kingdom.
Marriage ceremonies lack the usual oomph and loud celebrations since the pandemic with some calling for the trend to continue once the pandemic is over as it will do away with wastage of time and money.