Two designers from New York and California among first to unveil modest collections to demonstrate “beauty in modesty.”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2015
Inaugural Muslim Bridal Expo in the U.S. will take place in Fremont on Sept. 20
(Milpitas, Calif.) Perfect Muslim Wedding is pleased to announce the first ever full-fledged Muslim Bridal Expo in the U.S. on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nzinga Knight a designer from modest high-end fashion label Nzinga Knight New York and Donna Anderson from A Dressy Occasion in Southern California both modest dress designers will have their designs featured in the multi-cultural Muslim Fashion show.
Nzinga was the first Muslim modest fashion designer featured on Project Runway and has shown her designs during New York Fashion Week at the Lincoln Center.
The event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont, 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, Calif. 94560. The Expo will have a vast array of wedding vendors, a series of multicultural fashion shows hosted by Fashion Director, Farah Ghatala, workshops relating to wedding makeup, hair, hijab and more. The purpose of this event is to share the beauty of modesty and diversity, and is open to people of all faiths and cultures.
Cultural Fashion Shows:
1. Middle Eastern/Persian/Turkish
2. South Asian (Pakistani/Indian)
Here is our first news coverage with Indo American News July 25, 2014
For Immediate Release:
Perfect Muslim Wedding Survey reveals Red, White, Family and Friends
Milpitas, CA January 9, 2014
A survey carried out by PerfectMuslimWedding.com in the North American Muslim community reveals among other things that Muslim brides prefer Red or White as the color of choice for their wedding dress and an overwhelming number meet through parents and friends.
Although Muslims in the United States, Canada and the UK are the largest growing faith, their exact numbers, demographics and cultural preferences are still pretty hard to come by. “This survey is the first of its kind,” said Javed Mohammed founder of PerfectMuslimWedding.com, “It provides important insights into the American-Muslim community.” The survey debuts on the launch of the PerfectMuslimWedding.com site.
102 people participated in the survey. Among the findings; the average length of engagement is less than one year for the vast majority of married couples and brides prefer to keep their maiden name. Although Muslim weddings tend to have a larger number of guests the majority are still under 200 guests. The Marriage ceremony, called the Nikah tends to take place overwhelmingly at a mosque or the brides home. On the question of budget, about half of the weddings were under $10,000, and the rest fall between $10-50,000. For comparison, CNN Money reports the Average American wedding cost in 2012 to be $28,400.
To give the numeric values from the survey some context, the following insights are shared. South Asian brides tend to prefer Red whereas those from Arab, Persian and others prefer white. However, traditions are changing and modern Muslim brides are trying out new colors.
The way people met their spouses is another interesting finding. Although the American-Muslim community is well educated and technically literate, traditions and culture still carry a lot of weight. This is why Over 85% of couples met through parents or friends. Online introductions although not insignificant, ranks over 11%.
Details of the survey are in the presentation at
Javed Mohammed is the founder of PerfectMuslimWedding.com. He was selected as Community Sparkplug by the John S. and James Knight Foundation Endowment for his work in the community and on the MyFavoriteReview.com site.