Dan and I have been looking forward to Nabeela and Bijan’s wedding ever since we met them. This was our first time shooting and experiencing an Ismaili Muslim wedding, and how interesting it was! The beautiful colors, the traditional ceremonies, the food…! I got some henna done as well, which was really cool! It is so wonderful to see how weddings are carried out in a different culture. It’s also intriguing to see the similarities.
The day started off at Barnet Marine Park in Burnaby, a location we had never shot previously so we were pumped for a new backdrop. The ladies looked gorgeous in their saris, and the guys…you guys looked good too..just not as good ;p We continued the day at The Ismaili Centre in Burnaby for the ceremony. Their beautifully decorated reception was held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel downtown Vancouver.
We had an great time with Nabeela and Bijhan, their wedding is one of our favorites!