Saturday, September 27, 2008

Real Life Weddings #6: Sara and Ahmd's Walimah

An Egptian American couple weds in USA. I like the bridesmaids backdropped against the city-scape.

And some more examples of Egyptian bridesmaids in blue, white, and silver:






If you would like to help other sisters wear hijab and provide inspiration for their walimah/nikahs please send photos from your special day to bm_pixie@hotmail.com

Veiled Bride

I wish I could enlarge it better but the image gets so grainy. Not a fan personally though. Make sure to adapt you hijab to meet Islamic requirements: loose fitting, covers all but face and hands, not see-through, scarf covers chest and hair and neck.

Classic White

Beaded white hijab cap? Just pin on a traditional bridal veil.

Flower Hijab Wrap Style

*Please adapt your hijab style so that it meets the requirements of the Qu'ran: scarf covers the neck, hair, and chest*

Sorbet Bride

Pull on different layers of coloured tulle and match your eyeshadow and hijab accessories accordingly.

*Please adapt your hijab style to meet the requirements of the Qu'ran: scarf covers neck, hair, and chest*

Something Blue Bridal Hijab

Pull a piece of blue lace over your hijab cap for effect.

*Please adapt all Qu'ran styles to meet the requirements of the Qu'ran : scarf covers neck, hair, and chest*

Starry Starry Sunburst

*Please adapt you hijab style meet the requirements of the Qu'ran: scarf covers neck, hair, and chest*

Interesting Scarf Edges= Interesting Hijab

Please adapt all hijab styles so that they meet the requirements of the Qu'ran: scarf should cover neck, hair and chest.

Red and Black Wrap

*Please adapt all hijab styles to meet the requirements of the Qu'ran and sunnah: covers all the hair, neck and chest*

Green and White Wrap

*Please adapt your hijab style to meet the requirements for the Qu'ran and Sunnah: cover the neck, hair, and chest with your scarf*

This style could be adaped easily by styling neck coverage in the first layer.

Golden Sunburst Bridal Hijab

A peice of jewelry sewn or pinned to a hijab-cap makes the look so much more precious.

*Please adapt all hijab styles to cover the hair, chest, and neck*

Eid finds on Ebay




EID TIP (TIME A MONTH BEFORE RAMADAN): search takchita, caftan, jalibiyia, and abaya (as well as hijab) to see what treasures you can score. Here are some of the finds I could have purchased when doing such a search.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Eid Outfit #1 Green Satin Jalibiyia

*Links out of date. Desert store no longer operates. Green caftan for $44.54 USD.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hijabi Dating

LOL, soooooooooo not true but lol:D

Monday, August 18, 2008

Khaleeji Wedding Settings

For Gulf weddings women and men celebrate at separate locales. The nikah (ceremony) is preformed before the walima and then the walima consists of a bit of a feast. Depending on the number of guests, the opulence of the locale varies. Here is one middle-Eastern locale booked for guests with pretty settings.

Veil Options from Turkish Stylist

I know this is an old pic but just goes to prove hijab doesn't limit one's options.

*Please make sure whatever style you choose it follows the guidelines from the Qu'ran: covers all hair, neck, and chest with the hijab*

Real Turkish Brides Pics

I have seen a cape like that on one of the Islamic websites (worn to navigate to and from the Walima). If I find the link again I will post it. As for the bottom pic, I really love the feathers (very Sarah Jessica Parker) but I am not a fan of the bolero hat combo (makes me think line-dancing). Sarah-Jessica:

Split Coat-Arab Wedding Dress

This one isn't for me but it would look so elegant on a modest older sister who still wants to show her hair at her women-only walima.

Fairy-tale: Arab Wedding Dress

This one makes me think of a fairy-tale princess from a Shakespeare play.


*Please make sure to modify this style to meet the requirements of the Qu'ran and sunnah for hijab*

Sweet Simplicity: Turkish Bridal Gown

I am definately a fan of the sweet simplicity of this Turkish wedding dress. It would go well with a mod bouquet in any colour.

Arab Wedding Dress

I like the bodice and the veil but the skirt reminds me of a lamp shade.

Real Life Wedding #5: Blogger of 'The Scintilating Butterflies' Islamic Bridal pt. 1

I love the train of her dress and mashaAllah, the purple bridesmaids.All photos taken from http://www.rnadiasabrina.blogspot.com/ [and she promised to post the rest of her bridal pics in July so keep checking out her blog].

If you would like to help other sisters wear hijab for and provide inspiration for their wedding/walimah/nikah please send photos of your special day to bm_pixie@hotmail.com

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rainbow Lace Hijabi Wedding Dress (with flowers)

The hem of this dress is too frou frou for me personally (I feel she is rising up from a spread of cool whip and flowers tucked in here and there conjure little bo peep) but I LOVE the bodice with its rainbow lace. And the flowers pinned to the hijab? THAT looks nice. Dress from Turkey. They don't ship.

*Please wear all hijab styles to meet the requirements in the Qu'ran and sunnah: loose fitting, not see-through, covers everything but the face and hands, scarf covers the chest, neck, and hair*

Just Add Hijab And... Hijabi Brides

These are three long sleeved options for brides from http://www.bridalchalet.com/backup/ModestLandingPage/index.html. I definately think on the lace options layering is a must (try a white jersey stretch top) but the third just needs a hijab. Number three is very Vera Wang for us muslimah set: D
My personal favourite of three though is the second one because it reminds me of the wedding gown worn by Princess Grace of Monaco, and Katherine Middleton of Cambridge.
I love Grace's dress more than the Turkish President's daughter's (though her hijab is better;) ): though the young lady is lovely, masha'Allah. Her groom looks very happy: D

Friday, August 15, 2008

Real Life Wedding #4: Hana's Nikah

Hana from www.stylecovered.com wore a very elegant custom designed silk dress for her special day. MashaAllah, this dress, but in ivory, is my dress dress (san bolero and long sleeves instead). MashaAllah the simplicity and the sheen of the silk is just so glam.

If you would like to help other sisters wear hijab for and inspire their wedding/walimah/nikah day, please send your photos to bm_pixie@hotmail.com .

Real Life Wedding #3: Shareen's Nikah

MashaAllah this wedding is sooooooo me. from the Sunshine yellow of the bride's dress, to the decorations, and the very modest and beautiful bridesmaids:). All pictures taken from www.rnadiasabrina.blogspot.com (please check out her sight for more beautiful photos).

If you would like to help other sisters wear hijab for and provide inspiration for their wedding/walimah/nikah please send photos of your special day to bm_pixie@hotmail.com