On that wonderful day, June 14th, 2014, all routes led to the Civic Center, in the Victoria Island Lagos, where the union of Mariam and Aliyu would be celebrated in class and elegance. From their pre-wedding pictures, to the main ceremony pictures (The Civic Center - Water Front), down to the cocktail pictures 9The Civic Center - Ground Floor), and finally the reception pictures (The Civic Center - Panoramic View Hall & The Grand Bouquet Ball Room), am so sure you would be wowed how this wonderful and beautiful couple has been able to infuse the class they stand for with their uncompromising faith… Take a walk with me in this wonderful piece….
“And among His signs is this,
that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell in
tranquility with them and He put LOVE and MERCY between your hearts;
verily in that are signs for those who reflect.”
Surah Ar-Rum Ayah 21
How We Met; How We Met;Aliyu and I were introduced by my high school dear friend and his cousins wife (who at the time worked together). The first time we spoke, the first thing that jumped out was... "is this KUSAYYY"...(my long lost cousin who grew up with us and bears the same name - Aliyu Abubakar). Thankfully after a lengthy discussion, we realized that he is not the same person :)
I remember our first conversation as though it were yesterday. I remember feeling excited, nervous, shy and intrigued all at once. We talked for hours we discussed everything from politics to religion to family to relationships. It was quite memorable. At the time we met, we lived in 2 different continents and having just ended a long distant relationship, I vowed never to get myself involved in another one.
Little did I know what God had planned for me
We continued our long and stimulating conversations as the days went by. He soon came to visit and we went on various trips together. I discovered how attentive, caring, loving, funny, intelligent and spiritual he is. Before long I was falling in love with this amazing man. In the time I've known Aliyu, I've grown sooo much. I thought I knew all I needed to know about myself and how to love and be loved. He has shown me the true meaning of love, trust and appreciating family. In the Quran, Allah tells us that we plan and He plans, but He is the best of planners. I’m sooo grateful, thankful and humbled by His Grace upon me. I truly have found my soul mate in Aliyu Abubakar and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him.
May Almighty Allah Bless your UnionPhotography By: ABI, Ducati Photography