It’s not often I get to photograph Muslim weddings (just been busy with other weddings so far I guess), but when I do,
my jaw drops every time! It’s a visual feast from the decor to the ‘red-carpet style’ garments and exquisite hair.
Hazra and Raheem are so comfortable with each other and just as stylish as their beautiful guests. It was an absolute pleasure working with this family!
A MUSLIM WEDDING WITH A BLEND OF CULTURE.
The wedding was a mammoth event, with several days leading up to the actual wedding/Nikkah at King’s Palace. It truly was a blur but it was filled with nervousness, anticipation and of course happiness. The wedding reflected Hyderabad’s heritage & royalness and was truly a melting pot of culture and tradition.
From Bride & Groom
“Coming from different family backgrounds meant there were a lot of conflicting expectations of what the wedding day was supposed to be like, religiously and also the format so there were many months of negotiation. This at times was extremely stressful but as a couple we tried to keep a balance and have our own stamp on the day.”
It is much harder to plan a wedding when the couple are from different cultures as each family wants the day to run in a different way and the couple are often caught in the middle. Also, each generation will have a different idea of what they want compared to their parents. Both Raheem and I are Muslim however, our families are very different with his far more traditional.
The most important thing is that you and your partner are happy on the big day and your wedding reflects you as a couple.
Not everything is as bigger deal as it seems when you are planning, put things into context.
Our photographer Sudhakar Bichali was chosen because he understood & had done many multicultural weddings, it is good to have people who understand the cultures they are working with and can adapt their style accordingly.