Friday, February 4, 2011

Bilah's New Beginnings...

Newlyweds Adnan and Nabilah; their first picture as husband and wife, taken soon after the solemnisation of their marriage this morning.

Radiant bride Nabilah and her identical twin, Naquiyah.

The bride's seven trays of gifts and the groom's reciprocal five, as per tradition.

From left: The young kadhi with the bride's eldest brother and wali Nabil, paternal uncle Najib and maternal uncle Zulkarnain who stood as two of the four witnesses.

Adnan presenting his bride with her maskawin of gold and diamond bracelet.

With long-lost relatives - Emah and her daughter Shifa - who have been off my radar for a while due to distance and various commitments. As a schoolgirl, Emah used to be a state tennis champion and national player. Daughter Shifa, home for the holidays, is currently pursuing her post-graduate studies abroad. On the right is my daughter, Nawwar.


The children welcome a new in-law today when their cousin Nabilah, daughter of their late Pak Utih Nazri (younger brother to the kids' dad), who passed away two years ago, tied the knot after a year-long engagement.

The 'aqad' ceremony was held at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan in Jalan Duta this morning, witnessed by some 100 relatives and friends.

The 24 year-old bride looked resplendent in an unfussy modern kurung of pink chiffon and off-white satin, a lightly-beaded headgear, and holding a bouquet of pink and white roses.

Her eldest brother Nabil acted as wali and gave her away. The young father of three however created ripples of laughter when he tripped during the solemnisation ceremony.

Holding the groom's hand, Nabil was to have uttered the standard 'niqah' statement of ''Aku nikahkan dikau ..." (I wed thee to ...)

Instead, looking as apprehensive as the groom himself, he clasped his future brother-in-law's hand and nervously intoned "Aku terima nikahnya...." (I thee wed...), thus accepting the covenant for himself, before he realised the blunder.

It took a while for the hoots and guffaws to subside before the ceremony could restart. Oh Nabil, I do hope you didn't have pasang cawangan thoughts in mind when you tripped on the words!

To Nabilah and Adnan, Selamat Pengantin Baru. May Allah keep you both in His blessings and may you have a happy, contented married life and be blessed with beautiful zuriat. Ameen.


mamasita said...

Hahahaha..memang it's going to be a very happy marriage with all the laughter before the nikah..kekeke

Ameen to your doas..
Bilah is such a beautiful bride..
Selamat Pengantin Baru.
May they share lots of happiness forever.

p.s. Now I'm so keen to wait for J's wedding. Dah a bit overdue..:D

Kama At-Tarawis said...

mamasita - kita sentiasa doakan hanya yg terbaik untuk anak2 kita, kan? can't wait for J's nuptials..cepat J, auntie puteri nak makan nasi minyak you..:D

Anonymous said...

Salams Kak Putri,

Congratulations to both bride n groom.Tahniah juga Kak Putri dapat anak saudara yg segak2.Shukran!


Kak Ezza@makcik blogger said...

Salam Kak Puteri

tergelak saya baca wali tersilap ayat nikah..hahhaa

Selamat menenpuh fasa baru Nabilah n Adnan..semuga banyak bersabar dan bahagia selama nya...

Saya ni pun akan menerima menantu baru awal April ni..
lagi kena banyak sabarrrr

Kama At-Tarawis said...

wawa - depa segak, mak menakan depa

ezzah - very true, zah.. kesabaran amat perlu dalam menjalani rumahtangga.. kalau asyik nak naik angin aja, susah tu..