An elegant affair-Part 1

What happens when a Fashion blogger gets married?

She wears two (yes, two) stunning gowns custom made by family and friends of course. And as such, this Real Bride feature will require two posts to cover!

Aqeelah, blogger behind Fashion Breed, was married in two looks that left me breathless. Today I’ll feature Aqeelah’s wedding ceremony… In the Islamic tradition, the bride and groom are married in a formal religious ceremony called (by some cultures) a Nikah. For the ceremony, the bride chose to wear a two piece look made for her by her mother and a family friend, both who happen to be talented seamstresses.

Best Moment:

“I always thought I would be a hysterical, panicked bridezilla but funny enough I was so calm, and incredibly happy on the day, taking it all in and enjoying the time spent with our loved ones. I can truly say seeing my husband for the first time on the morning of our wedding was the happiest and most overwhelming moment in my life.”


The bracelet above is an heirloom piece, passed down from her grandmother, who received it from her husband as a 21st birthday present.


I have no words for this headpiece. It truly is a unique alternative to the typical hijabs (head covering) with a veil. Aqeelah also choose to go for a soft chiffon fabric, rather than a veil. I love how it flows and that she was willing to ‘think outside the box’ for her look.  In her own words, she was inspired by “Zac Posen’s ball gowns with their matte duchess satin, and the antique-looking gold lace used by Dolce & Gabbana a season or two ago. My creativity itched and I couldn’t resist having something custom-made…








Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!


Photography: by Lisa Gabriel

Make Up: Tharwat Dedericks @ MAC

Top: Fatima Bagus

Skirt: Sorayah Harron

Shoes: Zara

Headpiece: Adila Kafaar

Corsage: Shahida Stoltenkamp

Bracelet: Vintage


  • Raheemat Aderibigbe says:

    Please how can I get this hijab headpiece. I really like it for my wedding.

    • admin says:

      Hi there! This was custom made by the bride’s relatives.

      Maybe you can get it custom made by a seamstress or headpiece maker.


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