At about this time in the day (picture above) we arrive at the balloon markers, sign the Canadian marriage documents, bid adieu to the civil officer whatever dude, and sit at our tables to eat, huddled under warm beach blankets while my daddy lights a beach fire for us all to sit around and just enjoy the night. Blanket=$50.00. (unless we can get people to bring their own). Food= rest of budget. If we have money left over rest of budget, my Uncle can light off some fireworks.
I'd totally prefer it to sitting on some big old stage while the dance floor is turned into a hunting ground for spouses, and someone waves a Qu'ran over my head (what weirdo biddah is that one?!). The Muslims, we can all pray our salat on the beach, and it will just be a lovely night. This is walima (mixed and majority non-muslim guests) option number one for me. It is public enough no drinking is allowed so I don't have to deal with forcing my relatives to be sober, and it is pretty, and fun, and cheap. So what do you think? Is it a good option?
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