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Sani & Javed's Nikkah | Jaffari Center of Atlanta | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photography

The third major event of Sani & Javed's Indian wedding took place again at the Jaffari Center of Atlanta, the Nikkah ceremony. We arrived back at the Jaffari Center, so it was good to know where w...

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The third major event of Sani & Javed’s Indian wedding took place again at the Jaffari Center of Atlanta, the Nikkah ceremony. We arrived back at the Jaffari Center, so it was good to know where we were going being there two days in a row!

Go back to view the previous wedding festivities with these links!

Mehndi Night at Lal Qila
Imam Zamin / Aameen at Jaffari Center of Atlanta
Valima at Bethak Banquet Hall

Indian bride in wedding gown on black background

Indian bride in wedding gown on black background

Indian wedding ritual

Indian wedding ritual

Indian woman feeding man on wedding day

For some more content for this blog post, I’m going to again steal from Sani’s awesome handout she made for the wedding in which she describes each ceremony for those who may be a bit familiar with the customs and traditions from a Muslim wedding:

“The actual Islamic marriage ceremony is very simple. It entails the exchange of vows, which is 1 sentence repeated 3 times. The bride (or her witness) asks the groom (or his witness) for his hand in marriage (proposal), under the conditions agreed upon by both bride and groom.
When the marriage vows are being taken, it is said in the Quran that the doors of heaven are open and whatever is asked from God is granted (if He wills).
There is a short prayer before & after the exchange of vows. Sweets are distributed.”

Muslim Indian wedding ritual

Elderly Indian woman in Hijab with child at wedding

Groom at Muslim Indian wedding performing ritual

Groom at Muslim Indian wedding performing ritual

Groom at Muslim Indian wedding performing ritual

Groom and father at Muslim Indian wedding performing ritual

Groom's father placing garland of flowers on groom during Indian wedding

Close up of flower bracelet on groom's mother at Indian wedding

Close up of groom's wedding bouquet at Indian wedding ceremony

Groom and father

Groom at Indian wedding

Indian wedding ritual

Groom with other men

Groom and brother of bride at wedding ceremony ritual

Groom and brother of bride at wedding ceremony ritual

Indian bride makes her entrance to Muslim wedding Nikkah ceremony

Indian bride makes her entrance to Muslim wedding ceremony

Indian bride on stage

Guests at Muslim Indian wedding

Groom and Imam at Indian wedding

Guests on men's side of Indian wedding Nikkah ceremony

Guests on women's side of Indian wedding Nikkah ceremony

Signing the marriage contract for an Islamic wedding

Imam speaking at contract signing

Signing the marriage contract for an Islamic wedding

Signing the marriage contract for an Islamic wedding

Signing the marriage contract for an Islamic wedding

Signing the marriage contract for an Islamic wedding

Signing the marriage contract for an Islamic wedding

Signing the marriage contract for an Islamic wedding

Bride wiping a tear from her eye during Indian wedding Nikkah ceremony

Bride wiping a tear from her eye during Indian wedding Nikkah ceremony

Groom signing wedding contract at Muslim wedding

Groom holding bouquet

Bride getting a flower garland put on her

Bride getting a flower garland put on her

Groom and father signing marriage contract

Groom after marriage contract signing congratulating

Tying flowers to the bride's feet

Close up of hand shake after wedding contract signing

Groom and groomsmen jumping off the stage after wedding ceremony

Usually in American weddings it is the bride that does the bouquet toss, this is the first time I’ve seen a groom do one =)

Groom tossing a bouquet to groomsmen during a Muslim Indian wedding

Groom tossing a bouquet to groomsmen during a Muslim Indian wedding

Groom tossing a bouquet to groomsmen during a Muslim Indian wedding

Groom tossing a bouquet to groomsmen during a Muslim Indian wedding

Groom tossing a bouquet to groomsmen during a Muslim Indian wedding

Close up of bride's face on stage

Bride's family meeting with groom's side

Bride's family meeting with groom's side

Bride's family meeting with groom's side

Bride's family meeting with groom's side

Bride's family meeting with groom's side

Bride's family meeting with groom's side

Bride's family meeting with groom's side

Grabbing the groom's nose

Young girl on stage at Indian wedding

Guests on stage at Muslim Indian wedding

Guests on stage at Muslim Indian wedding

Guests on stage at Muslim Indian wedding

Close up of Bride's face at wedding

Indian bride and groom holding rings to the camera for creative photo

Bride and groom's hands showing rings and bridal mehndi henna design

Bride's feet showing wedding mehndi henna design

Bride's feet showing wedding mehndi henna design

Close up of bride's tikka on her wedding day

Close up of Indian bride's nose ring for her Muslim wedding Nikkah ceremony

Artistic photo of Indian bride on her Nikkah wedding ceremony day Artistic photo of Indian bride on her Nikkah wedding ceremony day

Close up of Indian bride's earrings on her wedding day

Close up of Indian bride's rings on her wedding day

Indian bride and groom on the wedding stage

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride hugging her sister and crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride hugging her sister and crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Indian bride crying during her Rukshat exit ceremony

Exiting during the Rukshat ceremony and entering the limo

Exiting during the Rukshat ceremony and entering the limo

Exiting during the Rukshat ceremony and entering the limo

Exiting during the Rukshat ceremony and entering the limo

Pouring water on the car tires during Rukshat

Pouring water on the car tires during Rukshat

Pouring water on the wedding exit limo’s tires during the Rukshat ceremony, a local custom. And with the exit of Sani and Javed on their Nikkah evening, we only had one more wedding event to go! The next day we headed out to Bethak Banquet Hall for the Valima to bring Sani & Javed’s Atlanta Indian wedding to a close.

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