Muslim Wedding Photography

As a Muslim Wedding Photographer based in Surrey, I have shot numerous weddings, traditional white dress,  Nepalese, Indian, Sikh, Chinese, Greek and Jewish to name but a few, but this was the first time I have photographed a Muslim wedding, and it was a very touching and moving affair.

Muslim wedding customs vary around the world, and even within a country. However, all Muslim weddings are guided by Islamic laws and the scriptures from the holy book, the Quran.

On the wedding day, it is customary for the groom and bride to perform the Salat al-Istikharah {a pray to Allah for guidance} together.  Once the bride has spoken to the Iman of her local mosque, arrangements are made to perform the Mahr, where the bride receives gifts from the groom. The ceremony is carried out by the Qazi, who is an elder of the Mosque. The actual wedding ceremony is called the Nikaah, and is a very important Islamic tradition. The bride and groom are kept apart during the actual ceremony, which ends with a prayer called the Dua. Once married, the bride and groom invite their guests to a wedding banquet, called the Walima.

The wedding started on a very sunny afternoon in Colindale, London. The bride was busily getting ready when I arrived. She looked elegant and graceful.

The wedding ceremony was at the Riverside Lounge, situated at the iconic building, “The Pump House”.  A former night club, and now a restaurant, mocktail bar, shisha garden, and a Lounge.

The bride and groom were busy greeting their guests when their beloved grandfather arrived. The groom and the bride’s brother went to greet him. You could see how much he meant to the bride and her family, as tears of joy rolled down her cheeks after she had met and embraced her grandfather. It was then a case of waiting for the Imam to arrive to solemnise the wedding. He was running slightly late. The arrival of the Imam meant the wedding could begin. The vows were made according to Islamic traditions. The ceremony flew by and it was evident how happy everyone was with the union of two people in love with each other.

If you’re looking for a Wedding Photographer in Surrey, London or much further afield, then please do get in touch via my contact form.

Here are the images of a very beautiful Muslim Wedding;

Muslim Wedding Photography

Muslim Wedding Photography

Muslim Wedding Photography

Muslim Wedding Photography

Muslim Wedding Photography

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