The bride wore a handmade white Anarkali-style dress with pearls and crystals, and the groom wore a black overcoat on top of his shalwar kameez for a tuxedo effect.
The cake: It was a six-tier cake from Patisserie Poupon in Baltimore. The flavors included hazelnut chocolate crunch cake and fresh strawberry cheesecake, says Salmah.
"The groom's cake was red velvet and Mario-themed because we love to play Mario Brothers together," she says.
The music: The couple had a steel drum band play while appetizers were served and a DJ for the rest of the night. One of Salmah's friends from the United Kingdom sang "At Last" by Etta James for the couple's first dance.
Personal touch: Inspired by a vacation to Melbourne, Australia, where they saw penguins, Salmah and Imran had a bride penguin and groom penguin etched on stemless wine glasses, along with their wedding date, as favors for their guests. The glasses were filled with candy pouches made by the bride's mother-in-law.
The rukhsati: At the end of the reception, the couple participated in the rukhsati, or "sending off," which is a traditional part of Pakistani weddings.
"I walked under the Quran, held by my dad and brother. Back in the day, it was a huge deal because it was the last time the bride's family would see their daughter," says Salmah. "We left on a boat in the harbor that had 'Just Married' on it."
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