Mubaraka & Hussain's Spring Chic Muslim Wedding {New York City}

2014 Apr 28 - by Preeti
I don't know what it is about this wedding, but I am in love.

Is the handmade pink paper cranes? Or the vintage chic lace wedding dress worn by the bride? Or was it the sword the groom used to cut the cake?

Whatever it was, this adorable Indian Muslim wedding reception swept us all off our feet. Photographer Farnaz captured all the moments of sweetness that makes a wedding oh so special.

Mubaraka has so much to share, including her DIY talent and love for travel, that I'm going to grab my cup of chai and enjoy the photos.

Tell us about the wedding!

Our wedding was a traditional Indian wedding held in NYC. We had a total of 10 events but only 3 were professionally photographed. Each event was very different and culturally significant. Many family members had special roles in our different traditions throughout the wedding.

We had a travel theme throughout the wedding and each event was a different country. Hussain and I both love to travel and try different foods so we had to share our love of international travel and cuisine with our friends and family. We had family members attend from all over the world as well.

The best part of the wedding was our reception at Battery Gardens. Hussain arrived at the venue on a horse and we enjoyed a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty from our dinner tables!

We both wore colorful Indian attire for all of our events. Ever event had a special custom or tradition from Hussain entering on a horse to my family giving me away at the end of our reception. We also had a fun few rounds of karaoke at one event and played the newlyweds game at another!

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

The inspiration was travel! As I said before, we both love to travel and I have grown up traveling with my family so I wanted to showcase that passion at our wedding. Each event was a different country – Mexico, India, Morocco, Japan and more! The invitations were boarding passes to really give our guests a feel for travel. The final touch was our honeymoon registry!

What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

The hardest part was long distance planning. Hussain was not in NYC during the process as he was away for medical school. It was also hard to balance everyone’s wishlist!

Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects/things at the wedding?

Yes most of the décor was DIY with help from my mom, aunt, sis in law and bridesmaids. To name a few.. We had handmade paper cranes as our placecards at the reception and Japanese city names as the table numbers. At the India event, we had a hand painted guestbook. At the Mexico event, we had fun with DIY food decorations!

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

My favorite part was being around everyone I knew and also enjoying every moment of it. (Secretly my favorite part was the food, especially the cake by Michael Allen!!)

What 3 words of advice do you have for future brides/grooms-to-be?

Plan, delegate and enjoy

{Wedding Suppliers}

Venue(s): Maura, Battery Gardens and The Swan Club

Photographer: Farnaz K Studio

Décor: DIY

Outfit(s): Designed in India

Cake: Michael Allen International Confectioner

Hair & makeup: Vesta Goodarz