As her father holds her hand and looks on with pride, Sara walks toward Munir in order to begin their wedding ceremony.
Sara and Munir planned a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the couple limited their guests to their closest family members and friends. While the gathering was small, the love that emanated from the newlyweds was larger than life.
The bride and her maid of honor giggle as the traditional Pithi ceremony begins. In this ceremony, an egg white is used in order to cleanse and clarify the bride's skin before the wedding ceremony takes place.
Destination Wedding Photo from Lisbon, Portugal of The groom and his brothers smoking before leaving for the Muslim temple
The groom and his brothers smoke before leaving for the Muslim temple for the wedding ceremony.
Sara has professional makeup applied in the hours leading up to her wedding.
Wedding Venue Image from Sana Metropolitan Hotel, Lisboa of the bride preparing to enter the Chundri ceremony
Accompanied by her mother and her cousins, the bride prepares to enter the Chundri ceremony.
At one point during the Chundri ceremony, a spontaneous and coincidental moment occurs. Just as the best man is wiping the sweat from the groom's forehead, the bride reaches over to dab her sister's brow.
An elated Munir hugs his new father-in-law, as his bride smiles with joy during this important moment after the ceremony.
Garden Bar Restaurant, Lisboa Elopement Venue photo of traditional toss symbolizing the beginning of their new life together
The couple takes part in the final portion of the ceremony, which symbolizes the beginning of their new life together.
Guests arrive to the reception, where the word love is illuminated at the entrance of the restaurant.