It’s not every day that you get to experience something as emotional and exciting as a wedding ceremony. Last week was my kateb el kteb, (religious wedding ceremony) meaning that under the eyes of God, Jenai and I are officially married. We still have a couple more celebrations to go through, including our civil marriage ceremony and wedding reception which we’ve decided to take our time planning, mostly down to our ridiculous and clashing work schedules, so for now, we are embracing and enjoying every second of the small, intimate ceremony that took place at a family home in beautiful Alderley Edge in Cheshire.
With less than 20 people present and a rare opportunity for part of my huge family to all be under one roof, I wanted to keep things simple and comfortable, so I opted for a beautiful Catherine Deane midi dress and paired it with my Alexander Wang suede mules leaving my hair down with minimal make up.
I’m so excited to be sharing these special moments on Five Five Fabulous and can’t wait to hear what you think of the dress and all of our up-coming wedding related content, this is just the first chapter so be sure to look out for more posts on dresses, bridesmaids and planning tactics.
I travelled so early in the Summer that I needed to get another quick little trip into my schedule before the season starts again in Dubai, and I had the perfect excuse to travel to Manchester this week. I spent 13 years growing up in the suburbs of this city and always knew I needed to get out, but I have to admit I’m loving suburb life right about now. It’s been nothing but family, food, fun, lots of laughs and of course a few sisterly bickers with Reem, (a trip somewhere together wouldn’t be complete without one).
Me and the fabulous Jessie are participating in a fun little fashion throw down over on Harvey Nichols and here’s my first look styling up the highly coveted Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel. I love this bag and it’s versatility and decided to channel the ‘lazy girl about town’ look via the three S’s. Sweater, skirt and sneakers. I have to admit this is my favourite kind of look as of late, and the best thing about having a satchel by your side is that a pair of heels can be easily stashed away in case I have to drop the ‘lazy’.