Rihanna & Fazir
Rihanna and Fazir’s wedding theme revolved around a quote from Islamic tradition, “There is nothing like marriage for two who love one another.”
They wanted their wedding to be a blend of elegance and modernism; and chose a scheme of ivory, gold and blush, coupled with small-scale, deconstructed centerpieces.
“The word ‘love’ was the focus of our wedding and it was used throughout – from the invitation, to the cake topper, centerpieces and programs,” Rihanna revealed.
The wedding began as a traditional Islamic wedding, where a proposal was made by the groom to the bride. The bride was kept in a separate room, until she accepted. Rihanna then walked into the hall with both of her brothers at her side, to finally meet her groom. What made their wedding so unique was that they never had any physical contact before their wedding day. This was the first time they were allowed to hug and hold hands. “It was truly emotional for us, since we had patiently waited for almost two years before were allowed to embrace each other. Tears trickled down our cheeks as we finally met each other.” Rihanna said.
Family and friends from both sides knew how much they were looking forward to becoming husband and wife. Even the Imam told the couple that this was one of the warmest and most genuine events he had been to, in a long time. The couple had their photo shoot at the Holy Cross grounds in Arima and then returned for the reception and dinner. Speeches followed the cutting of the cake and photo booth entertainment. The wedding cake and dessert buffet items were made by Rihanna – a Pastry Chef by profession.
Rihanna and Fazir told TW that they will always hold their wedding as one of the most special days of their lives especially since almost everything was designed with a personal touch.
Wedding: March 27, 2016
Wedding ceremony and reception: Arima Banquet and Conference Facility
Photographer: AMPlify Aisha Mohammed Photography
Cake and Dessert Buffet: Rihanna Abdul
Centre Pieces and Decor: Rihanna Abdul