David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bride ~ Fatima

Fatima sent us a few photos from her wedding day and they were just so stunning that we had to ask to see more!  What a gorgeous bride she was wearing David Tutera for Mon Cheri – Maybelle.


We asked Fatima if she could share some details about her wedding planning, her dress and her day….

“The moment I put on my “Maybelle” dress, I knew it was the one. I had been wedding dress shopping several times before and loved many dresses but nothing made me feel the way this dress did. I didn’t want to take it off! The anticipation of waiting for it to arrive several months later was agonizing! As a Muslim bride, I wanted my dress to maintain my modesty but reflect my style. The Maybelle dress did just that. I found a fantastic seamstress who helped me design and customize long sleeves with ivory lace and buttons to complement the dress. As a Muslim woman, I wear the “hijaab”—a head covering. Like any born and raised American girl, my wedding dress wasn’t going to feel complete without a classic veil, so I chose a lace adorned ivory veil that I pinned down to the fabric of my hijaab. Who says modesty can’t be beautiful?!





While wedding planning was both stressful and hectic, my wedding day went so smoothly! Note to all future brides: ENJOY your wedding day! Don’t let the small things stress you out! Be sure to designate someone in your bridal party in charge of dealing with your vendors, making last minute payments, and equip them with a contact list of emergency phone numbers so that you are not involved. Granted, there were a couple of hiccups in the day but nothing could stop me from smiling. The second I saw my husband, Hassan, I knew it was going to be a beautiful, perfect day.

Hassan and I met while he was in pharmacy school and I was still a pre-med undergraduate student. He has always been my biggest supporter, staying patient with me as I pursue a career in medicine. There is nothing more comforting than a good, dependable man to lean on. He is everything I have ever prayed for and more. We got married this past summer, in between my first and second year of medical school and left immediately after for a relaxing honeymoon in Mexico. While my wedding day felt like a fairy-tale, and my Maybelle dress made me feel like a princess, I know that my day-to-day simple life with Hassan is truly my happily ever after.”
Thank you so much for sharing all of your beautiful photos with us, Fatima!  Wishing you and Hassan nothing but happiness!

Bridal Store: Bridal Magic Boutique, Canton MI
Banquet Hall: Petruzzello’s Troy MI
Photographer: Wilson Sarkis Photography, West Bloomfield MI
Florist: Wazzan Floral Design Dearborn MI


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