Rhonda + Zubaer: Part 2 ~ Walima Celebration/Reception ~ Chicago Interfaith Wedding Photography

Yesterday you saw Rhonda and Zubaer’s touching nikah ceremony, and today we bring you the walima celebration! It was the perfect way for Rhonda and Zubaer to celebrate their newlywed status with their family and friends, and to say some beautiful vows in front of their loved ones. There were so many touching speeches, leaving everybody in the room crying happy tears (including me).

I already knew upon meeting Rhonda and Zubaer that they are truly amazing, warm-hearted people that put others first, but when I heard all the speeches from their friends and family – it was even more apparent. The room was overflowing with joy and love, and was such a beautiful thing to be a part of.

Rhonda and Zubaer, thank you so much for including James and I in your beautiful celebration and wedding weekend! It was an honor to document your love and capture moments for you to remember always. xoxo!

Here are some of my favorite moments from the walima/reception!


So many beautiful details!

Rhonda & Zubaer read vows to each other that they had written…

Rhonda is an only child, so it was an especially emotional moment for she and her father… so sweet.

Then we wrapped up the day by heading outside for some portraits! These two looked amazing!!


Congratulations again you two!!


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