Another of His signs is that He created spouses from among yourselves for you to live with in tranquility, and He placed between you love and mercy. Truly, in this are signs for a people who reflect. (Qur'an 30:21)
Marriage in Islam is a contract between two parties. There are certain conditions that must be in place in order for a marriage contract to be valid according to Islamic law (the shari'ah). Therefore, it is important to have the guidance of a qualified person in the community to assist you through the process.