This Palestinian and el Salvadorian wedding was energized with all types of music, dancing, and fantastic celebrations!
Hanan and Alejandro had explained to us that the Muslim ceremony was already completed between them and was not very visually eventful; however, Hanan had planned one epic celebration for the reception including blending Palestinian and el Salvadorian wedding traditions.
For this wedding, in order to keep everyone’s modesty, I was joined by local photographer Adrian Steinbach to help capture half of the wedding. The early day was filled with us getting to know Hanan’s wonderful family and capture the first look moments at her family home.
Once all of the formals and fabulous portraits were done, we all wondered outside to be filled with the energy of drums and chanting known as the Zaffah. Family members and friends gathered around the driveway to get pumped up about these two newly weds.
Afterwards, we headed to the reception for all the dancing and a bonus mariachi band!
Here we were able to experience the Dabke- where the dancers gathered in line and circle to celebrate.
The party was divided into men and women celebrating on different floors of the reception hall where everyone could dance and have fun.
The whole experience was such a blast to behold and we are so glad we got to capture the moments.
(For more cultural weddings check out Bala and Allisons wedding!)
Photographer: Penny Photographics
Thanks the vendors:
Venue: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, in Plymouth Caterer:
DJ: Ambient Entertainment
Cake: Buttercream Wedding Cakes