Asif’s Muslim Wedding Part Two - The Baraat (Wedding Ceremony)
The Baraat is the Groom’s journey on the wedding day where he receives a blessing from an Imam (as well as the Bride in separate ceremony).
The day starts from the Groom’s family home where portrait shots are taken of him with his family and close friends. Then he leaves his home with much fanfare (drummers and dancing) and begins his journey to marry his Wife at wedding location.The wedding day is responsibility of the Bride’s family who are essentially hosting the event with the Groom and family as guests.
There are several key events during this day they include the Groom and family being welcomed by the Bride’s family at the wedding location, the Groom and family negotiating an entrance ‘fee’ into the building with the Bride’s family, the Groom sitting next the the Bride and the emotional exit of the Bride as she leaves her family and begins a new life with her Husband.
The pictures below capture these key moments of Asif’s wedding which started in his family home in Nottingham then traveling north up to Nelson in Lancashire for the wedding ceremony.