Amina and Nasir met when a friend’s car developed a fault on their way out. The two friends decided to board a taxi to where they were going when Amina’s friend’s friend stopped to give them a lift. Amina reluctantly entered the friend’s car because she wasn’t ready for any chit chat with anyone. This was due to the fact that she just broke up with her ex. As soon as she entered the car, she noticed that the guy driving was staring at her stylishly. Their eyes met through the rare mirror and locked up for few seconds because she had to pretend she wasn’t intrigue. Nasir took his time to admire Amina, and he fell in love with her at first sight. It was such a special moment for him! He saw an opportunity and he seized the moment by given Amina’s his contact number.
Nasir knew from his initial encounter with Amina that he would love to marry her. When he told her couple of months later about his intentions, Amina declined because she wasn’t ready. Amina had her goals she would love to achieve before settling down, and Nasir doesn’t mind waiting patiently for his true love. Theirs is love sweet love!
Amina, the beautiful bride, is a makeup artist known as Mimi Suleiman. She did all her makeup for all the events and we must confess she did an amazing job.
Let’s leave you to read the lovebirds story and their colorful awe-inspiring wedding photos beautifully captured by Mofe Bamuyiwa.
The Divine Meeting
We met on June 26th, 2008. My friend and I were going to the bank but her car wouldn’t start so we stepped out of the house to get a taxi. Then a friend of hers who was driving by with his friend spotted her and stopped to give us a lift. I hesitated at first, but got into the car when she insisted. As soon as I got into the car, I noticed the man driving wouldn’t stop staring at me through his rare mirror. It got so uncomfortable at a point, but he was looking so dapper in his white kaftan so I just scoped him right back. Lol. He tried to make friendly conversation but I barely said anything. So when we finally got to our destination, he asked for my number so he could “say hi sometimes” and for some strange reason, I just gave it to him. He asked me out on a date a couple of times over the next few months after that but I declined because I had just broken up with my ex and was in no mood to jump back into the dating pool. But he kept asking until I finally obliged. After that, everything just sort of happened, he made falling in love with him so ridiculously easy.
Conveyance of the Bride
The Unforgettable Proposal
Nas already made his intentions clear to me about three months after we started dating. He wanted to make me his wife, no long story. But then I wasn’t ready to be anyone’s wife. When he met me, I was a freshman in the university, he officially asked me to marry him when I was a sophomore and I declined because I wanted to finish school before getting married. He asked again 3 months after my graduation from the university and I declined again because I wanted to get done with my NYSC and masters degree before settling down. This time around he waited and observed carefully before asking. He had run me out of excuses not to say yes, so it was time to ask and this time he asked with the complete confidence of a man who expected a Yes!
He took me out to dinner at my favorite restaurant that night. As usual I placed an order for my appetizer and my main dish. I noticed however that the lights were dimmed which wasn’t normal and the waiters were being extra friendly, but then I just dismissed the thought. The appetizer came and I was half way through it when he held my hand and began to reminisce about the years we’ve spent together and how blessed he felt having me in his life. I just thought he was being his normal romantic self. The waiter brought the main dish and served it. I nearly fainted when I opened it and right there on that white plate was a box that contained the most beautiful ring I’d ever seen. It was perfect, just prefect for me. He got on his knee and gave the sweetest speech ever and amidst my sobs, I managed to say Yes! He genuinely surprised me because he sucks at surprising me, I can always smell one a mile away, and I never expected a ring because it’s not compulsory for a man to propose with a ring in Islam. But he said he wanted me to have a permanent reminder on my finger of how much he loves me and of course to tell every other man I’m his. Lol
Kamu/ Cultural Night – 6th Feb, 2015
Wedding Fatiha – 7th Feb, 2015
Dinner – 8th Feb, 2015
Kamu/Cultural Night – Renny Ballons Hall and Garden, Jos.
Wedding Fatiha – No 30, Niven Road, Ibrahim Taiwo Rd, Jos.
Dinner – Sandralia Hotel, Jabi.
Kamu/ Cultural Night – Aquamarine and Purple
Wedding Fatiha – Pink
Dinner – White and Gold
Wedding Theme and Explanation of ceremonies:
Aqua and Beige Aso Oke: This was the first outfit I wore for my Kamu/Cultural Night. This was the first part of the ceremony and I wanted to look very cultural. Although this is a look typical to the Yoruba brides. I chose it anyway because I’ve always loved how rich the fabrics looked.
Aqua Dress: This was the second dress for the kamu. This was when the culturally entertaining part of the event began. I stuck to the colour because I wanted a monotone look for the whole event. And it was one of my favorite colours.
Pink Iro and Buba for the Wedding Fatiha: Pink is a feminine yet elegant color and I couldn’t think of a more befitting colour to wear as a transcended from a young lady to a woman.
White for Conveying the Bride: I chose to wear white as I was conveyed from my parents house to my husband’s house because it’s a colour that stands for purity and that was the theme. The colour represented how I felt.
Gold for the Dinner: For me, Gold has always represented sophistication and class. And because it’s my husband’s favorite colour it was only befitting to wear it the first time we stood before the world as husband and wife.
Cultural Night Dress – After getting the Fabric I wanted from Mimi’s Bridal Fabrics, I had the dress tailored to perfection by Style Temple. I already knew what I wanted and how I wanted it done so it was pretty easy getting the desired result.
Dinner Dress – For me it was more the Fabric than the dress! I knew the fabric I wanted for my dinner dress the moment I set my eyes on it. It spoke to me. It was a hand beaded fabric heavily embellished with pearls and swarovski stones and was really a fabric for a bride like me. I was too excited and couldn’t wait to see how it will look on me. So all I had to do was pick out the right style I wanted sewn and find the right dress maker. I got the fabric from Mimi’s Bridal Fabrics ( @mimis_bridalfabrics on ig 07066243179) and had the dress tailored by Bouderie Apparel (bouderie_apparel on ig)
Cultural Attire :
The Aso oke I used for the Cultural Night was excellently made by Vogue Aso Oke ( @vogueasooke on ig)
Photography by Mofe Bamuyiwa of Bmb Photography
Kamu/ Cultural Night: Cultural Stage Decor by Bashir Concepts
Every other thing by Renny Balloons.
Dinner : Shekkels Bridals and Events (@shekkelsbridalsnevents on ig)
I booked myself in time for all the Pre-Wedding and Bridal Makeup makeup.
Cakes by Chalya
Sandralia Hotel Restaurant
Background music- Frozen In Time (The New Wedding Song)” by James Collins
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