Aisha and Irfaan’s Muslim-Pakistani wedding in Minneapolis

I’m not always so food focused, but I had to know where the caterer was from. The family of the groom had hired a catering company specializing in Indian and Pakistani celebrations, and they traveled from Milwaukee. That is a lot of thought, and effort, and planning to put into the food, but I also have never tasted papadum that good before. 

It’s a microcosm for the intense amount of planning and care that went into Aisha and Irfaan’s multiple wedding celebrations – spanning the country, and sometimes the globe, to join these two together. 

Aisha and Irfaan’s wedding celebrations in Minneapolis included a reception at the Wiesman Art Center for the groom’s family, complete with drumming and dancing. Later, they had a Walima reception at McNamara Center with dinner and dancing.  


Even for all of the formal events of a wedding, my favorite images are always the moments in between: quiet moments in the kitchen when everyone is finally dressed, pinning the sari, dancing with the kids. Of course, Aisha and Irfaan’s wedding also had many unscripted moments with family and friends, dancing with guests, and enjoying their celebration together.  


Because guests came from all over the country and the globe, having beautiful portraits is more important than ever. 

I took advantage of the amazing sunset views from the Wiesman Art Center to take guests to the balcony for portraits. 

With more people at McNamara Center, we focused on large group portraits, formal family groupings with the floral installation, and documentation of Aisha and Irfaan in the spaces. 

Venue: Wiesman Art Center
Walima venue: McNamara Alumni Center
Floral Boxwood Wall: Girl Friday
Flowers: Aster Wonders
Event Planning: Jessica Wonders Events
Linens + Chairs: Après Event Decor & Tent Rental
Video Zandolee Media
Beauty Sarah Elizabeth Artistry
Catering Wiesman: ⁣Amol Catering (Milwaukee)
DJ: Instant Request

couple outside McNamara center at night with building behind them. Bride is wearing a pink sari and groom has a navy suit
A perfect end to a lovely evening celebrating these two at McNamara!

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