A Muslim Indian/Pakistani wedding that was destined to be too big if held in their hometown in Georgia was beautifully located in the Boathouse Restaurant in New York City’s Central Park, the site of Faiza and Kamran’s first date (…their first date after growing up as close friends all those years…).  A wonderful love story for a strong, beautiful couple and a wedding that I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of.   Thank you, Faiza and Kamran, for allowing me to be a part of your special day and weekend.

I’d also like to thank Sonal Shah, for introducing them to me and taking care of the couple and families with your amazing event planning skills and professional team; Jane Zarzynski, for your wonderful support second shooting and exploring The City with me, and to Johnny and Lane of Life Stream Video, you were a pleasure to work with.

The Manolos

Getting Ready

Bride

Bouquet

Muslim Ceremony

Groom and Parents

Bride and Parents

No photos or video are allowed during a Muslim wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself takes place mostly sitting in chairs and is inspiring with its quiet prayers and blessings.  These images below were shot after the ceremony and heading into the reception:

Muslim Ceremony

Elephant

The Cake

First Dance

The Dance

Wedding Reception

It had been raining all day so we were elated when the clouds dried up just in time after the wedding to grab some outdoor portraits at a place of significance for Faiza and Kamran.

The Fountain

Central Park

First Date

Central Park Bridge