Simbiat & Sunkanmi’s Journey to Forever Began With a Hajj Trip!

Ever found some money in your pockets while sorting your laundry? If you have, we bet you’re already breaking a smile from there corner of your lips just from remembering the sweet feeling. Now picture something many times sweeter; say you were on a trip and on that trip, found the love of your life even though you weren’t looking. Now you can imagine how ecstatic Simbiat and Sunkanmi must feel! 😅

Simbiat and Sunkanmi met for the first time as they prepared to embark on a Hajj trip and that was the beginning of an amazing love story. You’ll see how it all pans out as you scroll. Today, the two hearts now beat as one and we can’t help but be super excited for them!

They tied the knot in a lovely Nikah ceremony and then went on to have a full blast of fun with their reception and after-party. From their outfits to the undeniable vibes and joy in the air, #TheMuritalaPlan was simply one for the books!

Enjoy everything about #TheMuritalaPlan Nikkah wedding below.

Their love story as shared by Simbiat:

Sunkanmi and I met at the 2019 Hajj medical screening. He was one of the doctors on the medical team and at the time, I was a pilgrim who went for her medical screening. There, I met a senior colleague who was the head of the medical team and he asked me to volunteer to help with the screening due to the workload.  Let’s just say Alhamdulillah I did! By the way, at this time, I was seeing someone else but the relationship was hanging by a thread so I kept an open mind! The week I resumed, I kept to myself and mostly interacted with only my boss from work – this was me trying to mind my business, not knowing someone was “feeling” the girl from afar.

There were times when my boss wasn’t available so I had to review some of the cases with other doctors since they had been there longer than I was. Sunkanmi was one of those doctors but he wasn’t my go-to person because I felt he was rigid and uptight. However, one day I got locked out of the hall where we were having the screening when I went to buy toast (a girl has to eat 😂 ). I didn’t have anyone to call. I had to stand by the window looking in and trying to get anyone’s attention. Luckily, he saw me and came to help out, I was so relieved.

I didn’t want to get stuck in the same situation again so I asked for his number (my husband till this day swears that was me making a move on him) but baby girl just wanted to have him on speed dial in case I needed saving some other time! By the end of the day, I got a text from him asking if I got home safe and I wondered “when did this one start?? On top say we exchange number”. Still, I didn’t take it as anything but him being nice because we usually closed late at night. Calls and texts became more frequent, we would take our breaks together, talk about everything! It felt good having someone I could talk to about anything.

Soon, it was time to leave for Makkah and flights were in batches, so he left before I did and I was to leave two days after he did. Those two days felt lonely, I missed him a lot and it dawned on me that I liked this man! Now in Makkah, we would take long night walks, watch movies together at the hall till 2 am (we kept it Halal of course). There are rules guiding Hajj and one of them includes not asking or making your intentions known with asking a woman to marry you so we never spoke about it even when we both knew how much we meant to each other.

Let’s head over to Sukanmi as he gets prepped as well!

We performed our Hajj in keeping with its ruling and it was a beautiful journey with Sunkanmi there. I would say we grew together spiritually and that had a positive impact on us individually! Hajj ended and that same afternoon, I remember it raining heavily and we stayed in the rain while still in Ihram, praying together as a couple now and asking for Allah’s guidance through our newfound love! A year later, he proposed and we got married the following year 2021!

Now to the second look of the day! Simbiat was such an alluring bride…

Sukanmi totally passed the dapper test!

It’s reception O’Clock!

Absolutely loving the sync with the couple’s parents!

Let’s talk about the magic of the first dance…

Time for the after-party and Simbiat and Sukanmi switched it all the way up!

Bridal styling@lavish_bridal
Turban stylist@taiwos_touch
Nikkai fabric@foradorafabrics
Nikkai dress: @house_of_dova
Wedding dress/Veil: @elizabethandlacebridal
Afterparty dress fabric: @glitz_allure_fabrics
Afterparty dress: @house_of_dova
Shoes@jimmychoo via @dpeelondonluxuryshopper
Photography@awgz.married @awgzzz


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