- Posted on Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Razif and Sarah decided to celebrate their Singapore wedding solemnisation, or nikah, at Ba'alwie Mosque in a meaningful and intimate ceremony captured by Zakaria Zainal of We Made These. The couple looked resplendent in all white against the immaculate dais decorated by Fleursdeco and the bridesmaids stood out with pops of colour from batik skirts by Hello Prints & Patterns and tops from Fashion Valet.
A few words from Sarah about their nikah…
“Razif and I wanted to have an intimate nikah ceremony at a mosque, as it is a solemn and heartfelt occasion. When we were thinking of which mosque to hold our nikah ceremony at, I consulted my dad and he suggested that we have it at Ba'alwie Mosque. My great grandfather was the first person to do a call-to-prayer there, so the place had sentimental meaning for us. It was just lovely how it all came together. The person who officiated our nikah is the same person who officiated my parents' nikah 26 years ago! So it felt even more... unreal and unbelievable, but at the same time, so meaningful.
We only had our close friends and family present at the ceremony, and it was really beautiful. I'm a very emotional person; I thought I'd cry before, during and after the ceremony but surprisingly, I didn't! I think I was just really happy. The moment the nikah was over and Razif met me at the dais, it just felt like everything had come full circle. It was such an overwhelming feeling and I felt truly blessed.
I wanted to have an all-white affair so I told Fauzan and Afiq of Fleursdeco that I'd like to have only white flowers and a white backdrop for the dais. I left it all up to them, and I got far more than what I'd asked for. It was beyond gorgeous! Afiq didn't want to cover the arched wall so he decided to incorporate it in his design. I was so happy with how it turned out!
After the ceremony, we took a few photos at the Botanic Gardens as it’s quite near the mosque.
Two of my best friends and bridesmaids agreed to put on hijabs despite being non-Muslims, and that was something that was really special to me. Don’t they look stunning in the pictures?
I really thought about what my bridesmaids would wear and decided on a batik skirt and top to add a pop of colour to the event, and to stand out against the white on Razif and myself. The batik skirts were given to us by the lovely people at Hello Prints & Patterns, and we decided to pair them with simple tops with touches of lace from Fashion Valet.”
Congratulations on your marriage, Razif and Sarah!
Venue: Ba'alwie Mosque
Photography: Zakaria Zainal of We Made These
Bride’s and Groom’s Outfits: Adila Long with styling assistance by En Pointe
Bride's shoes: Nelissa Hilman
Bridesmaids’ Outfits: Fashion Valet (tops), Hello Prints & Patterns (batik skirts)
Hair and Makeup: Nora Zee assisted by Siti Nurbaya Razak, both from Ishq by Nora Zee
Dais Decor Company: Fleursdeco
Bridal Bouquet: Miura
Wedding Trays: Miura (from the bride to the groom), Razif's aunt (from the groom to the bride)
Catering: Byblos Grill
Videography: Aidu Weddings