Last week I had the pleasure of photographic the beautiful wedding ceremony of Jafar and Zahra at Hyatt Regency Birmingham on Broad Street.
Located in Birmingham’s city centre. Hyatt Regency hotel offers three versatile venues that can be customised to your preferences, customizable catering services, and 319 guestrooms and suites.
The couple went very traditional with their ceremony, starting with the religious event called a nikkah. A Nikkah is a legal contract performed by the Imaam in which the groom or his representative proposes to the bride in front of at least two witnesses. The Brides parents accompanied her as witnesses while her entourage held her scarf while she signed the Nikkah papers.
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The table beside the nikkah ceremony included a beautiful tray of nuts and snacks and a silver cased Quran. The Quran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God.
The venue was decorated with lavishing flowers and gems and an elegant nude theme was carried throughout. The couple gifted love heart wedding favours to their guests which only included immediate family and close friends.
As they sat down for their informal meal, guests offered their greetings and placed gifts on the stage. The meal was a traditional Indian layout that included popular well known dishes such as sheesh kebabs, roast and biryani.
The couple strolled around the building after the meal and had enough time to get some shots taken on the mezzanine in natural lighting.
As the couple re-joined their guests, all the males departed the venue and the ladies hit the dance floor. The bride danced with her mother and friends and also aunties and cousins enjoying her time before she had to go to her husband’s house. In the Asian culture this is called a Bidai. A Bidai is where the bride departs from her family ready to join her new family.
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