Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey wedding ceremony image of The Imam performing a Muslim ceremony for a couple
The Imam performs a Muslim wedding ceremony as the bride and groom listen
Maham and Farhan live in the USA, but because some of their relatives were in Pakistan, they picked Istanbul as the place in the middle to do their Muslim wedding.
The couple wanted to do the ceremony at the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Because it is uncommon to hold ceremonies in mosques in Istanbul, they just asked the Imam of the church for this favour, and he invited them for the ceremony on a Friday morning.
Unfortunately, the getting ready part for Maham and her parents took longer than expected. So they had to postpone the ceremony to the afternoon, after the huge Friday Pray.
When the group got to the mosque, the Imam welcomed them, and led them through hundreds of tourists to a disguised door, which opened to a flight of stairs to the mezzanine level. There, unseen by the crowds of tourist below, they held beautiful Muslim ceremony.
The bride getting her make-up done, seen on the mirror that was placed in front of the window.
The bride fixes her hair with two mirrors in the bathroom.
The bride, her father, and her brother walk in to the church.
The bride and groom during the Muslim wedding ceremony.
The exchange of rings after the Muslim wedding ceremony.
The brother of the bride signs the marriage documents as the handful of guests wait.
The groom accepts congratulations after the ceremony.
Istanbul wedding image of The bride in her traditional Pakistani wedding dress wiping away sweat after the ceremony
The bride in her traditional Pakistani wedding dress wiping her sweat in the humid summer day.