MUSLIM SOUTH EAST ASIAN WEDDING PHOTOS
FARHANA + BASHIR
Farhana is the sweetest bride with the simply the best taste for wedding outfits. Her smile lights up a room easily and being with her for any amount of time just makes you think that humanity is good. Getting to know your clients is one of the fringe benefits of our jobs.
I cannot tell you more earnestly that Bashir is a great friend to reflect upon anything from world events to the minutia of living. Me and Bashir got along famously, as they both are obnoxiously hilarious and are somehow able to get away with jokes that most people simply cannot pull off.
Farhana + Bashir’s spunk and dedication to having good photos meant that we jumped into a car and drove through maddening traffic to make it to the beach before the reception. Sometimes it takes a little extra to get a little extra! Every moment was worth it! Crowds on the boardwalk cheered; the ocean breeze calmed us; and we were reinvigorated to continue with a night of dancing and entertainment!
One of the most significant ceremonies in a Muslim wedding is the Nikkah, which is considered the most important part of the wedding.
The Nikkah ceremony is a formal marriage contract between the bride and groom in the Islamic faith. The word “Nikkah” itself means “marriage” in Arabic, and the ceremony involves the bride and groom exchanging vows in front of witnesses and a religious leader. It is a significant and solemn event that symbolizes the beginning of a new life together. The ceremony usually takes place in a mosque or a venue that is significant to the couple, with family and close friends in attendance. The bride and groom, along with their witnesses, stand in front of the religious leader, who conducts the ceremony. The ceremony involves the groom verbally proposing to the bride, and the bride accepting his proposal in front of witnesses.
The Nikkah ceremony also involves the exchange of wedding rings, which are placed on the fingers of the bride and groom as a symbol of their commitment to each other. The religious leader recites verses from the Quran and offers prayers, and the couple is then pronounced married.
The Nikkah ceremony is considered the most important part of a Muslim wedding because it is the formal union of two individuals in the eyes of Allah. The ceremony represents a lifelong commitment between the bride and groom. The Nikkah involves the presence of witnesses, who are usually family members and close friends of the bride and groom. During the Nikkak the religious leader recites verses from the Quran and offers prayers, which are meant to invoke Allah’s blessings on the couple’s union and their future together.
This simple timeline below may be helpful if you are planning your wedding and you don’t know where to start.
Simple timeline for Farhana’s Muslim wedding:
Wedding in the morning
Time: 8am-12pm: Nikkah/Islamic wedding
Location: Bride’s House
During wedding priest asked Bride and Groom (separately in two different areas) permission for marriage, and afterwards they were sitting together. Then pictures, light snacks
Door to ballroom open: 7pm
Bride’s guests enter: 7-7:30pm
Groom enter: 7:30-8pm
Magrib prayer: 8-8:15pm
Bride & friends enter: 8:15-8:30pm
MC intro: 8:30-8:35pm
Family putting holud & pictures: 8:35-9:00pm
Speech: (Brid’s friend, Groom’s friend): 9:00-9:10pm
Speech: Bride’s parents: 9:35pm
Food: 9:35pm – 11pm
Guest pictures/ Holud: 10pm-11pm
Ballroom door open: 7pm
Cocktail hour: 7:30-8:30pm
Groom enters: 8:15 – 8:35pm
Bride & family enter: 8:40- 9pm
Rituals (Mala exchange/mirror): 9:05-9:20pm
Speech: Parents, Rony apu speech: 9:20-9:30
First dance: 10:45pm