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.