Okay, now this wedding was one for the BOOKS. I cannot wait to tell you about all the traditions they had during their celebration. I was so honored to be welcomed into their traditions and to have them teach me the significance of each one. Below is a walk through of Zarah & Akib's stunning wedding day, and at the end of the gallery I listed the vendors and their instagrams. I highly suggest each of these vendors, they were incredible to work with.
You will begin scrolling through the gallery and see a picture of a plate of dates, now if you know this tradition you are already ahead of me, but at the time I had no idea why their guests were eating dates after the bride & groom got married. I soon learned, because of the brides dad, eating a date solidified the blessings prayed over the bride and groom. This belief is rooted in their Islamic beliefs. To be there and to learn about their culture and beliefs, and to be apart of it, just revealed to me how much more I loved photography. Due to this job I was able to be welcomed into special moments like this one, now that is pretty cool.
Now after the two got married they played games. These were so much fun to watch, all of the guests were laughing including myself. You will see pictures of the games they played and all the laughs that were had.
One of my favorite parts of the night was the dance the bride's sister prepared. All the women got together in this pavilion and watched this dance. It was so sweet, and such a beautiful dance.
Now that was just a summary of all the fun traditions and events during this beautiful wedding day, and I was there to capture every moment. Enjoy looking through the images!
Venue: AC Hotel by Marriott Dallas Frisco
Henna artist: @hennamoments (on IG)
Hair: @beautybook_by_seher (on IG)
Makeup: @sarahaasif (on IG)
Wedding Favors: @bitsandbites_tx (on IG)
Wedding Cake: @treatsontable (on IG)