HOLIDAY INN SKOKIE CHICAGO PAKISTANI WEDDING | AMBERENE & FARHAN

Check out the great photos from days 2 and 3 of Amberene and Farhan’s Pakistani wedding in Chicago.  We started at Amberene’s parents house, where Catherine from Windy City Glam did Amberene and her bridesmaid’s har and makeup.  Once ready, Farhan’s sister arrived for the Tashib ritual, and later Farhan arrived in a stretched limo where they had the Doodh Pilai ritual.  Afterwards, we traveled to a park on Lake Michigan where we had a bride and groom’s First Looks and couple’s session.  Next, we traveled to the Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque for the Nikah wedding ceremony and then back to the Holiday Inn in Skokie where they had the Mukhi and Khoba Khobi traditions followed by dinner. 

The next day was the Walima at the ballroom at the Skokie Holiday Inn, where there was dancing, shows by family and friends, speeches, more dancing, exchanging of gifts, and ended with the Rukhsati. 

Thanks to the Holiday Inn Wedding Planning Team for making every moment of Amberene & Farhan’s wedding gorgeous and memorable, and thank you for treating us so well. 

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BRIDAL NIKAH PREPARATION

Makeup artist preparing bride for Nikah in Chicago.
Makeup artists brushes in cup on counter as she helps bride prepare for wedding.
Bride sitting in char as stylist does her hair and makeup for Nikah.
Stylist applying eyeliner to bride preparing for Nikah.
Bride having makeup done for Nikah for Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Bride's traditional Pakistani wedding clothes and jewelry on dresser.
Gold bracelets bride will wear for Nikah ceremony.
Bride's wedding day jewelry on black dresser.
Bride's gold Lehenga for Pakistani Nikah ceremony in Chicago.
Gold heels bride will wear during Nikah in Chicago.
Gold earrings on black dresser in front of bracelets.
Mother helps daughter prepare for Nikah ceremony.
Bride putting on gold Lehenga for Pakistani wedding in Chicago.
Mother helps bride put on Dupatta for Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Bride smiles and mother helps her put on gold Dupatta.
Bride puts on Dupatta for Nikah ceremony in Chicago.

TASBIH & DOODH PILAI

Bride and groom's sister hug before tasbih ritual.
Groom's sister gives bride gift during tasbih ceremony.
Bride and groom's sister smiling during tasbih ritual.
Bride and groom's sister during tasbih ceremony.
Bride's sister smiles during tasbih ceremony in Chicago.
Bride in gold Lehenga sitting in chair for tasbih.
Groom's sister holding shoes for bride for tasbih.
Groom's sister putting shoes on bride for tasbih ritual.
Limousine for Baraat for the groom and groomsmen.
Groom waits in limo as brother brings him milk for Doodh Pilai.
Best man carrying tray with milk for groom for Doodh Pilai.
Best man takes milk to groom for Doodh Pilai.
Groom drinking milk during Doodh Pilai ceremony for Pakistani wedding in Chicago.
Groom watches as best man brings him cup of milk for Doodh Pilai.
Bride's sister gives treats to groom during Doodh Pilai ritual.
Groom and bride's brother hug after Doodh Pilai ceremony.
Groom hugs bride's sister during Doodh Pilai ritual.
Groom standing next to sister for Doodh Pilai.

BRIDE & GROOM SESSION

Groom standing on sidewalk as bride approaches walks to him.
Bride walking towards groom for first looks for Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Bride and groom first looks session in Chicago.
First time couples sees each other before Nikah in Chicago.
Couple's first looks session before Pakistani wedding in Chicago.
Bride and groom in Chicago see each other for first time.
Bride and groom in park before Nikah ceremony in Chicago.
Couple on sidewalk in park in Chicago before wedding ceremony.
Couple kissing after seeing each other for first time on wedding day.
Couple standing on deck with Lake Michigan in background.
Bride and groom by Lake Michigan before Nikah in Chicago.
Couple's first looks session before Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Bride in gold Lehenga looking at groom before Nikah ceremony.
Couple's first looks session before Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Bride and groom standing in garden before Pakistani wedding in Chicago.
Groom wraps arms around bride in gold Lehenga in park.
Bride wearing lehenga leaning against groom before wedding in Chicago.
Bride and groom smiling in park before Nikah ceremony in Chicago.

BRIDAL PARTY

Bridal party in front of Lake Michigan before Chicago Pakistani Wedding.
Bride and groom with bridal part before Nikah in Chicago.
Bridal party for Pakistani wedding in Chicago relaxing before ceremony.
Bride with maid of honor and sister all wearing lehenga for Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Groom looking at bride in Nikah surrounded by bridal party.
Groom and groomsmen in front of Lake Michigan in Chicago..

NIKAH WEDDING CEREMONY

Bride and groom entering salon for Nikah at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque.
Bride and groom holding hands for Pakistani wedding in Chicago at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque.
Bride and groom smiling during Pakistani wedding in Chicago.
Imam receiving couple during Nikah at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque.
Groom shaking hands with Imam during Nikah at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque.
Bride and groom praying during Nikah at Chigaco Pakistani wedding.
Bride smiling during Pakistani wedding in Chicago at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque.
Maid of honor looking at bride and groom during Chicago Pakistani wedding.
A prayer during Nikah wedding ceremony at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque in Chicago.
Imam marries couple at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque in Chicago.
Imam puts ring on groom's finger at Nikah in Chicago.
Bride and groom getting married at Pakistani wedding in Chicago at Ismaili Jamatkana Mosque.

MUKHI & KHOBA KHOBI

Just married couple entering hall for mukhi celebration.
Bride and groom arriving for mukhi celebration at Holiday Inn in Skokie.
Mukhi celebration for Pakistani Wedding at Holiday Inn, Skokie.
Bride's mother greets bride and groom as the arrive for mukhi.
Bride hugs grooms sister before mukhi ceremony.
Groom's sister performs knot tying ritual at Pakistani wedding.
Groom and sister hug before mukhi ceremony.
Groom's sister tying knot for bride and groom at Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Family and friends watch bride and groom during Khoba Khobi ritual.
Bride and groom sitting during Khoba Khobi ritual surrounded by family.
Groom pours rice into sister's hands during Khoba Khobi ritual.
Groom gives bride a tread during Khoba Khobi ritual.
Groom drinks milk during Khoba Khobi ceremony at Pakistani wedding in Chicago.
Bride in lehenga tosses rice at groom during Khoba Khobi ritual.
Bride pouring rice into groom's hands for Khoba Khobi ritual
Groom's sister holding coin during Khoba Khobi ceremony.
Bride holds coin in fingers after winning at Khoba Khobi ritual.
Groom's sister gives bride a gift during Khoba Khobi ritual.
Woman about to throw rice on bride for Khoba Khobi ceremony.
Woman throws rice on bride wearing lehenga for Khoba Khobi ceremony.
Woman pours rice into bride's hands during Khoba Khobi ceremony.

WALIMA WEDDING RECEPTION

Maid of honor and bridesmaid entering salon for Walima celebration.
Groomsmen entering salon for wedding reception.
Bride and groom's parents make gran entrance for wedding reception.
Bride and groom make grand entrance for Walima at Holiday Inn in Skokie, Chicago.
Wedding cake decorated with Chicago skyline.
Bride and groom standing behind wedding cake.
Bride and groom standing behind wedding cake.
Just married couple cutting wedding cake during Walima celebration.
Bride and groom with family to cut wedding cake.
Bride and groom first dance at Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Family and friends watch just married couple during first dance at Walima celebration.
Bride and groom's first dance at Pakistani wedding in Chicago.
Bride and groom's first dance at Chicago Pakistani wedding.
Groom's brothers announce start of Walima celebration.
Groom's sister giving speech during Pakistani wedding reception in Chicago.
Brie and groom watch as relatives give speeches.
Girl sings at start of Walima celebration as bride and groom watch.
Brides's sister gives speech during Pakistani wedding reception in Chicago.
Groom's best fried gives speech during wedding reception.
Bride and groom toast after friends and family give wedding reception speeches.
Bride and groom give speed to wedding guests at Walima in Chicago.
Bride and groom give speech during Chicago Pakistani wedding reception.
Women putting on show for bride and groom at wedding reception.
Girl dancing during Walima celebration at Pakistani wedding reception.
Girl dancing during Walima celebration at Pakistani wedding reception.
Guys put on show for bride at groom at Walima in Chicago.
Men having fun after putting on show at wedding reception.
Just married couple watching dancers during Chicago Pakistani wedding reception.
People dancing during Pakistani wedding reception in Chicago.
Guest dancing during Walima celebration at Holiday Inn in Skokie.
Wedding guest putting hands in air while dancing at Walima celebration.
Girl dancing during wedding reception at Holiday Inn, Skokie.
Women dancing at wedding reception in Chicago.
Kids dancing at Chicago Pakistani wedding reception at Holiday Inn, Skokie.
Bride and groom dancing during Chicago Pakistani wedding reception.
Groom's mother blessing bride and groom at end of Walima celebration.
Bride and groom being blessed by mother at end of Walima ceremony.
Groom's mother showers bride and groom with rice at end of Walima celebration.
Groom's mother hugs just married couple at end of Walima celebration.
Bride and groom complete last ritual of Walima celebration.
Bride and groom celebration end of Walima ceremony.
Bride throws rice over her shoulder at end of Walima celebration.

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