Muslim marriage is like a garden. After tilling the land and planting seeds, you hope you've grown flowers and not weeds. In the planning of a wedding however, the budget control is not as organic. With peak wedding season this summer, take a gander at alternative Nikah and Walimah* ideas to colour your marriage that much greener. Begin with Bismillah!
Get married outside
Instead of booking an expensive venue, pick a meadow, a national park, and have yourself a wedding in a forest. Hold a picnic style buffet, hang lanterns and bird feeders and tie your own names made from card, off of tree branches.
Have an alfresco boho wedding.
*Nikah - the legal Islamic wedding ceremony. Walima - the reception party.