Cihangir, Istanbul, Turkey wedding photo showing the bride helping the groom prepare by fastening his boutonniere
Before the group photoshoot and couple portrait session, the bride helps the groom prepare by fastening a boutonniere to his lapel as he watches.
When Zarmina and her mother went to Istanbul, Turkey on a holiday from California in the United States, they met Ahmed, who is from Syria. From that moment on, the couple kept their relationship going for years over the internet. When at last they decided to get married, they chose to have a small and humble Islamic wedding in Istanbul, where they met. Some of their family members and guests from Pakistan and Syria traveled to Istanbul to celebrate with the couple, who went back to America together after they were married.
An AirBnb Apartment wedding photo of a A traditional Muslim ceremony with the Imam calculating the amount of gold for the bride
Before this traditional Muslim wedding ceremony can take place, the Imam, who sits on the left wearing a white hat, calculates the amount of gold necessary in the case of divorce.
Once the Imam has performed the estimate of the bride’s value in gold, the bride smiles as she looks at the groom. She seems to be satisfied with the amount the groom would have to pay if he ever wanted to separate from her.
Muslim wedding image of the Imam describing the rules and traditions of Muslim marriages in Istanbul, Turkey
As the Imam describes the rules and traditions of Muslim marriages and ceremonies, the couple and their guests sit together and listen with their hands on their knees.
During the ceremony, the prayers begin, and the couple and their guests turn their hands up toward the sky as they all listen and repeat the words of the Imam.
Bosporus Sea wedding ring Ceremony photo - The couple decided they wanted to exchange rings in front of the Sea in Turkey
The couple decided they wanted to exchange rings in front of the Bosporus Sea, so the bride places the wedding band on the groom as the two of them stand by the water.
Galata Bridge of Istanbul, Turkey - wedding portrait of the couple standing together under the Bridge
The couple stands together under the Bridge of Galata in the center of the old town. As the two of them look out at the sea, behind them we can see the historic Yeni Mosque, which is 355 years old.
Istanbul, Turkey wedding picture from After the ceremony of all the guests gather around a table of food
After the ceremony, all the guests gather around a modest table to enjoy some appetizers together.
As guests enjoy the appetizers and prepare for the group photoshoot, the bride’s mom pulls her new son-in-law aside to give him her well-wishes.