Backyard weddings used to be designed for couples who just didn’t like big formal affairs. But as we start to reopen into phase 3 of the Covid saga, backyard weddings are becoming very popular. Mainly because Covid restrictions are still changing on the daily and backyard weddings offer a certain level of security against last minute lockdowns. For what its worth, families seem to enjoy it. It’s finally an excuse to get to together. And cultural traditions are able take effect again.
This couple opted for a very small backyard Nikkah ceremony with a handful of close family friends. Despite the low key setting, they went all out on everything else. They had a beautiful greenery backdrop for the Nikkah ceremony. And they did a lavishly decorated tent for their reception dinner. The groom’s family did have a performance and speech prepared. But for the most part, this was a very simple wedding.
Due to the high restrictions during this wedding, I was hired to do both photo and video for this event. This was something I was super happy about. My excitement was not because of the beautiful setup. But, because I rarely get to capture a Muslim wedding that I can share. See the majority of my Muslim couples are on the conservative side. So their photos are kept private. The fact that I was able capture and share such a beautiful wedding is very exciting for me.