Muslim bride and groom at the University of Alberta

Laila & Taha | Edmonton Muslim Wedding

This gorgeous Muslim wedding took place exactly 1000 days after Laila and Taha met. Which was also 1000 days after the day that Laila knew she had met “the one”. Three weeks after that day in October of 2017 they knew they would marry.

Taha lives in Toronto and Laila in Edmonton. So distance made wedding planning a little difficult. But, they both agreed that many traditional Muslim wedding ceremonies and customs would be included in their celebration.

What they couldn’t plan for was the impact of COVID19 and a worldwide pandemic . However, these two were determined to be married this year. They started to re-imagine their wedding and how they could celebrate with family and friends while maintaining physical distancing.

They embraced the challenge head on. The result was a beautiful day full of intimate and emotional moments. The ceremony was delivered live online and enjoyed by friends and family from across Canada and India. The evening was filled with scheduled visits from local would-be wedding guests. Everyone was in great spirits despite the distancing and the massive thunderstorm that rolled in!

Muslim wedding invites, jewelry and bangles at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
Edmonton Muslim wedding photography.  Bride with Mendhi
Muslim bride getting putting on lipstick.
Muslim bride getting ready at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Muslim Bride getting ready at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Bride's shows in the window at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Muslim Bride, Muslim Wedding Photography, Edmonton wedding photographer
Muslim bride getting ready.  Edmonton Indian wedding photographer
Muslim bride getting ready for her wedding at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.  Edmonton Indian wedding photographers
Stunning Muslim bride.  Muslim wedding at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.  Edmonton Indian wedding photographer
Muslim bride getting ready at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Muslim Grooms wedding details.  Edmonton Muslim wedding photography
Grooms wedding details.  Edmonton Muslim Wedding Photography
Portrait of a Muslim Groom.  Edmonton Muslim Wedding Photography.
Portrait of a Muslim Groom.  Edmonton Muslim Wedding Photography
Muslim Groom wedding details
Muslim groom getting ready.  Edmonton Indian Wedding Photographer
Muslim wedding favours. Edmonton Indian Wedding Photographer
Wedding decor by Special Event Rental.  Edmonton wedding photographer
Wedding decor by Special Event Rental and florals by FaBLOOMosity.  Edmonton wedding photographer
Groom entering a Muslim wedding.  Fairmont Hotel wedding photography
Groom at his Muslim wedding.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride entering a Muslim wedding.  Fairmont Hotel MacDonald wedding photography
Bride and groom at their Edmonton Muslim wedding ceremony.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride and groom at their Edmonton Muslim wedding ceremony.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride and groom at their Edmonton Muslim wedding ceremony.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Muslim wedding favours.  Edmonton Indian Wedding photographer
Muslim wedding ceremony.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride and groom at their Edmonton Muslim wedding ceremony.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride at her Edmonton Muslim wedding ceremony.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Edmonton Muslim wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride and groom at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride and groom at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride and groom at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Bride and groom at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography
Muslim wedding decor by Majestic Weddings.  Edmonton Indian wedding photography

Laila and Taha, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding celebration. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the week with you and your wonderful families!

Wedding Vendors List:

Some of the best Edmonton wedding vendors were brought together for this wedding. Thank you all so much for making this a great celebration! And a big thanks to Haley for joining me and making the day that much more fun!

Videography: Ursula Kelly
Ceremony decor: Special Event Rentals
At home decor: Majestic Weddings & Fairy Sweet Carts
Florals: FaBLOOMosity
Mini Cakes: Dutchess Bake Shop
DJ & Live Stream: Urban Beats
Wedding Coordinator: Virginia Rose Events (Madeline)
Venue: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Invitations: Pixelit Designs
Hair & Makeup: Versailles Studios
Mendhi (bride): Kundan Henna
Mendhi (others): YEG Henna

The rain really tested the dedication of these vendors, particularly Madeline. But she was on it!

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Rhea + Bhav | Edmonton Indian Wedding Photography
Stephanie + Josh | Edmonton Wedding Photography
Michael + Josh | Edmonton Wedding Photographers

Hello!

Hi, I'm Chrystal (she/her) and I'm so happy you're here! 

If you're looking to feast your eyes on couples in love, raw emotion and vibrant scenes, you've come to the right place.

I'm an Edmonton wedding photographer for couples madly in love, and those who love to laugh right from their hearts (and bellies).  Over the past 10 years I've been very lucky to photograph weddings of all kinds and sizes including Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Fijian, Chinese weddings and all sorts of fusions.  I've photographed teeny tiny elopements to grand celebrations, LGBTQ+ weddings and inter-racial weddings, as well as destination weddings in places like Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Las Vegas, Canmore, Banff, and Newfoundland - in addition to the beautiful Edmonton weddings and Fort McMurray weddings I've had the privilege to be a part of.