We’re always pleased to present Northern weddings – so rich in culture, ceremonies and celebratory attire! Today BellaNaija Weddings presents the 5 wedding events of Hudayya & Sadiq. This is truly a cultural journey as the lovely bride graciously tells us about the culture and story behind each of the ceremonies.
Hudayya Fadoul is a fashion designer of the label Hudayya Couture based in Abuja, while her groom Sadiq Sani Abacha is a business man.
Since the bride is a fashion designer, her outfits were so gorgeous. She also explained the wedding rites for us wedding lovers!
How We Met
from the groom, Sadiq
I saw Huda for the first time in ’96. We were kids then but I knew she is special. I asked my cousin to take me to their house since she knows her but her dad refused to let me see her so we left without seeing her, saw her a couple of times over the years but finally managed to speak to her in 2008 and started courting her in 2009, and here we are.
How He Proposed
from the bride, Huda
I was in Dubai for a holiday with my family and Sadiq surprised me there! He invited me to dinner at Ossiano underwater restaurant at the Atlantis. While we were having dessert enjoying the view, I saw a diver with a big banner in the water saying “Hudayya the love of my life will you marry me?” and there he was on his knees with the ring.
Advice from the couple –
“Plan ahead of time. Get the best wedding planner – it is very important as it takes the stress off of you.”
The beautiful couple recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary. BN Weddings wishes Huda & Sadiq a blessed and beautiful married life!
~ Photography: Tope Brown Studios | Ovation | Aisha Augie Kuta | The Entertainment
Kamu means “catch” in Hausa. It’s an event organized for the family of the groom to come “catch” their bride 😉
It starts with her friends not letting the groom’s family see the bride until they pay a token … If her friends wants to make it harder for them lol, they have to sometimes find her in the midst of fake brides all covered up. If they can tell which is their bride, then she’s theirs and they spray her with perfumes and take her out to dance.
At the Wushe Wushe my groom Sadiq came in before me, so I can come in an arch created by my friends. My friends holding the brooms shows they are happy for me rejoicing, and paving the way for me to come in and meet him. 🙂 I loved this part the most – Sadiq holding the sword is an Arab tradition – it shows that he will fight with his life to protect his wife.
Just like in the Wushe Wushe, my friends ushered me in, this time with singing and dancing. They looked so gorgeous in their gold dresses, made by me. This event was all about celebrating, but there weren’t many cultural aspects to it. We cut the cake then danced along to fun musical performances.
Reception at ICC: The theme of this event was silver and crystals. We had the best time with family and friends ushering us into our new life as husband and wife.
Tope Brown Studios
Aisha Augie Kuta
Kamu – Lake View homes
Wushe Wushe – Blue Velvet Marquee
Gold Dinner – ThisDay Dome
Silver & Crystals Dinner – ICC
Wedding Fatiha – National Mosque
Gold Dresses for Bridesmaids: Hudayya Couture – http://instagram.com/hudayya | Hudayya (at) Gmail.com
Bride’s Pre Wedding Shoot Dresses & Abaya: Hudayya Couture
Bride’s Purple & Silver ankara dress for Kaolu: Hudayya Couture
Bride’s Ivory Long Sleeve Dress: Pronovias
Bride’s Silver Swarovski Dress: Hudayya Couture
Bride’s Makeup: Mamza Beauty
Groom’s Suit: Tom Ford
Wedding Planning: Sarah Bello for I A B Events, Ltd. – 08033517751, 08093517751
Wedding Decor: Becky Okogwu – 08033049570 | Blue Velvet Marquee – 08033576108 | Victoria F – 08036006661
Wedding Cakes: Rachel – 08050206037 | Linda
Cupcakes: Cupcake Cutie – 08055557375
Food: Ali City View – 08063444488, African kitchen
Starters: Gwen – 08034018433
Drinks: Cocktails In and Out – 08029990321
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