Muslim city wedding

Nabilah & Altaaf

This Cape Town city Muslim wedding was a treat in every sense.  From the colourful bling and festivities of the engagement evening,  to the subtle emotions of the wedding day.   From beginning to end it was such an honour to be part of Nabilah and Altaaf’s special wedding weekend.


The engagement on the Friday evening was the first part of this Cape Town wedding we got to document.  Nabilah looked absolutely gorgeous.  We loved all of the bright colours and bling.   Her dark, smokey make-up with a touch of glitter made it feel as if we had stepped straight into a Bollywood movie.  Add to this amazing spicy Indian food , entertainment and loads of friends and family.  You have the perfect evening to celebrate the union of two families.


On the morning of Nabilah and Altaaf’s city Muslim wedding day we were at the bride’s house bright and early.  Family and friends gathered there for breakfast.  Prayers were said and then it was off to the Nikkah.  How very special that Nabilah wore the very dress her mom had worn on her own wedding day. Once at the mosque the lady’s all looked down from above while the marriage was sealed downstairs.  One thing we can say about Altaaf is that he never stopped smiling the entire day.  What a happy groom!  He was so excited to finally have his bride by his side during the ring exchange.

After a short lunchtime reception Nabilah & Altaaf went to their respective homes to change into their afternoon wedding outfits.  Altaaf looked dashing in his black suite.   Nabilah wore a beautiful lace adorned dress and she totally rocked her hijaab.

Nabilah and Altaaf wanted a bit of an urban edge to their couple shoot.  We headed off to the Cape Town city centre.  What a gorgeous couple they were to photograph!  After a few other stops we joined their guests for the evening reception.  Even though we are wedding photographers based in Cape Town, it’s not often we get to shoot right in the city centre.  I must admit, it is one of our favourite locations to photograph in.

Nabilah and Altaaf, we loved being part of your Cape Town city Muslim wedding.  Thank you to your families for your kindness and hospitality.  And thank you for making sure our tummies were always filled with the most delicious yumminess all day long!



  • Those glitter eyelids!
  • How awesome was it that the bride wore her mom’s wedding dress to the Nikkah?
  • Learnt for the first time of the tradition of writing the groom’s name somewhere in between the Mehndi
  • A bride who totally rocks a hijab and the talent involved in folding it.
  • The groom with the biggest smile EVER!

1 Comment

  • Nabilah Ebrahim says:

    Thanks so much!! You guys did an amazing job and were like ninjas while doing it. You guys really made Altaaf and I feel relaxed and somehow managed to keep up with such a hectic weekend. Let me not forget to mention your qyick turnover time.
    Thanks for being our photographers!

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