This couple found me a month before their Muslim Wedding. The event was always meant to be a small event at a local restaurant, Laylak. Super small. Very low key. Minimal guests. And last minute, they started to wonder if they would regret not having a professional photographer. It’s crazy how often that happens.
There was no bride prep or elaborate portrait session. We did do some couple portraits outside the venue along Toronto street. But it was still December. So it’s not like we were going to be out there for too long. The family portraits and combinations were sorted inside the restaurant and guests started to arrive.
The Nikkah Ceremony was held in a private room at Laylak. The couple happened to have a close family member who as super talented in wedding decor and planning. So this simple space was completely decked out for the event. Despite the small guest count, it felt like a proper wedding.
This was a fusion wedding. So the Nikkah ceremony included all the traditional elements while still offering a western translation for the groom and his family. Once the ceremony concluded, the couple exchanged rings, gifts, and kickstarted their cocktail hour. This was an intimate family gather. Meaning most of the event was mingling and catching up with loved ones. Once lunch was served, there were a few speeches. But I would imagine most of the party elements will come next month when this couple hosts their official reception party for everyone.