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WED­DING OF AMIRA NA­JWAFITRI AND MUHAM­MAD ARIFF MOHD SABRI While it was their dif­fer­ences that at­tracted Amira Na­jwafitri and Muham­mad Ariff Mohd Sabri to each other, it was their sim­i­lar­i­ties that even­tu­ally led to their union

WHEN

De­cem­ber 8 and 9, 2017

WHERE

Pri­vate res­i­dence, KL The Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel, KL

DID YOU KNOW

Na­jwa and Ariff’s fell on the same day as the bride’s mother’s birth­day

He’s quiet, i’m chatty. He’s tall, dark and hand­some, and I’m petite and cute,” says Na­jwa on the dy­nam­ics be­tween her and her new hus­band, who, de­spite be­ing the op­po­site of her at times, shares the same val­ues of hon­esty and will­ing­ness to be there for each other no mat­ter what. Rewind to a few years ago, when the cou­ple had met for the first time in Phuket, Thai­land. Na­jwa was there on hol­i­day, with her mother Datin Nora Abu Has­san and her brother, Ak­mal. Her aunt, No­rashikin and un­cle Suhaimi brought Ariff along for the trip, where they be­gan their re­la­tion­ship as friends. Did she some­how know that she was go­ing to end up with Ariff? No, she says. “From my point of view, I saw him as some­one I could be re­ally good friends with, and I think the feel­ing was mu­tual!” But things grad­u­ally changed af­ter the pair ex­changed phone num­bers. “We con­stantly mes­saged each other, and chat­ted, and I felt like I could say any­thing and open up to him like I never did with any­one else. I think from our con­ver­sa­tions we re­alised we were fall­ing for each other, and that the other per­son on the line was ‘The One,’” Na­jwa adds. Fast for­ward to the pro­posal, which Na­jwa says was a “very in­ti­mate and quiet one” that ful­filled ev­ery­thing she wanted in a pro­posal—just the two of them in pri­vate. “We were sit­ting on the lounge chairs at the porch of my house. He spoke to me qui­etly and pulled out a di­a­mond ring. He asked me to marry him, and nat­u­rally I said yes,” Na­jwa re­veals. Prepa­ra­tions were then un­der­way, and de­spite ev­ery bride’s fair share of ups and downs dur­ing wed­ding prepa­ra­tions, Na­jwa chalks the best part up to when Puan Saljoliza from Mahli­gai Creative stepped in and cre­ated the nikah (solem­ni­sa­tion) of her dreams, which was also when she dis­cov­ered some­thing new about her sig­nif­i­cant other. “I re­alised then that Ariff is in­deed a very pa­tient man, as he man­aged to han­dle my oc­ca­sional ‘Bridezilla’ mo­ments,” she laugh­ingly added. Gold was om­nipresent on the big days—paired with pink at the nikah, and matched with white dur­ing the re­cep­tion. The theme for the re­cep­tion was ‘An English Wed­ding’, and the event, held at The Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur, was lav­ishly filled with fresh flow­ers, in­clud­ing the whole of Na­jwa’s dais and its dec­o­ra­tions. The dy­namic duo be­hind Fizi­woo dressed the bride up in an en­sem­ble that re­flected her per­son­al­ity, fem­i­nine and glam­orous, while Ariff went to an old favourite, Iszal Is­mail of Ci­tra, who de­signed a dap­per match­ing sky blue songket at­tire for the cou­ple.

(nikah); nikah

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