The regal wedding in the North – with multi-city ceremonies spread across a few days, was rich in colour, culture and excitement.
On the meeting, the bride says, “We met at my aunt’s wedding way back in 2005. Well actually we didn’t really meet there, he saw me and later hustled for my number (lol). We later became very good friends and eventually started dating in 2006. We understood one another perfectly.”
Advice from the bride and groom –
“Don’t stress too much about anything, what will be will be.”
Beautiful bride Aisha has been gracious enough to walk us through her ceremonies and attire, so look out for her words.
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Aisha and Mustapha a blessed home, and a marriage more beautiful than their wedding.
~ Photography: George Okoro
The couple sent invitations to their wedding guests with Frost Cupcakes. How sweet!
“I wore green for my wedding dinner without a reason lol okay probably because it contrasts with my skin tone well. It was designed by Yara Couture in Dubai. I never imagined wearing green on my wedding day and if anyone told me they were going to wear green for their big day I’d be like GREEN?! Which was exactly my husband’s first reaction when I told him the colour, but the green fabric spoke to me and it worked out perfectly – thankfully!”
“I wore a yellow dress for the Kamu – it’s one of my favourite colours – and later changed into a red and gold dress. From what I know, the Kamu was initiated way back in the Hausa tradition when there used to be a lot of arranged marriages. The unhappy bride would run to an aunt’s house and the groom’s family members along with everybody will go and pay her friends some amount of money just to see their bride. This has now been modernised, where it’s a fun event for all. The yellow dress I wore was designed by Mardini Couture in Dubai, while the red dress is by my trusted tailor Boderie Apparel.”
“I wore a white buba for the wedding fatiha because white symbolizes peace which is one of the key ingredients for a successful marriage. At the wedding fatiha the bride price is paid thereby making the two individuals one, officially a couple.”
Dates & Venues
Wedding Dinner: 7th March 2014 – Umaru Musa Yar’adua hall
Wedding Fatiha: 8th March 2014 – Sultan Bello Mosque Kaduna
Kamu/lunch: 8th March 2014
Kai Amarya: 9th March 2014 – Kaduna to Aliero
Walima: 10th March 2014
Family Dinner: 15th March 2014
Wedding Dinner: All white fairytale
Kamu/Lunch: Purple & orange
Family Dinner: Lilac & white
Makeup: Mamza Beauty – instagram.com/mamzabeauty
Green Dress: Yara Couture, Dubai
Yellow Dress: Mardini Couture, Dubai
All Other Bridal Attire: Bouderie Apparel – instagram.com/bouderieapparel
Wedding Dinner Cake: Dalema
Decor: Hyeladzira of Blue Velvet Decor – instagram.com/bluevelvetmarquee
Invitation Cupcakes and Wedding Cupcakes: Frost Cakes
Popcorn & Sweet Stand: Dalema
Candy Apples and Candy Floss: Owmale Sweets
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