Dear readers, join in the fun of Farah and Salim’s Ismaili Indian wedding weekend festivities through the brilliant images captured by Vek Photo! The team behind the camera covered the merriment of all the pre-wedding events at the Crystal Banquet. The banquet hall burst in color, music, and traditions where all the guests filled the happy couple with blessings and well wishes! After the whirlwind of the first celebrations, the Nikkah ceremony day arrived and our dapper groom Salim joined his bride wearing a bespoke suit, while Farah’s donned a stunning Panache by Sharmeen design for the big moment. Thereafter the Islamic union, the heartwarming game of finding the coin was the charming conclusion of the main marriage day! The bride and groom prepared all aspects of the big weekend and experienced the beautiful and positive outcome of the process! In the bride’s own words: “We worked as a team like never before and it brought us closer together”. Check our full gallery for more images!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Surprisingly, I had no idea what I wanted. I went to a designer in Houston who sells wedding outfits, tried on two outfits and immediately knew the second one was the one I wanted to wear for my reception.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Being able to work as a team with my husband to plan out our entire wedding weekend. Everything from the big, overarching items that needed to be done all the way to the small little details - we worked as a team like never before and it brought us closer together.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They all LOVED our food - not only the reception night but the Pithi/Sangeet night, too. We still get guests coming up to us praising the food that we had. My husband and I are huge foodies so that was our #1 item we worked extra hard to ensure was just perfect.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Honestly, I can't choose one special moment from that weekend - each day was so special and unique in its own way. I've watched our wedding highlight video at least a hundred times just to replay that entire weekend. The love, happiness, and support I felt were so strong and the video definitely reflects that.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I'm so thankful we had a little less than a year to plan our wedding. I feel like I'd drive myself, my family and my husband, crazy if we had more time. The planning will never end. But at the end of the day, the wedding will come together and be the most beautiful weekend of your life.
We will continue with the beautiful reception décor images by Wedding Decor By Faiza in our following post!