Saima & Tahell

SAima & Tahell

 

Ages: 25 & 25
BEEN TOGETHER: 8 YEARS
BACKGROUND: 🇧🇩
FROM: BIRMINGHAM
OCCUPATIONS: Blogger/Photographer & Graphic Designer/Photographer
RELIGION: muslim
MET AT COLLEGE

@saimasmileslike & @tahellmiah

Photographs by: Ragib Choudhury / @iragib & Sarah Ali / @aaliisarah

 
 by Ragib

by Ragib

“We dated for two years, as we were finishing college. I had a few people asking me for marriage. I had a dilemma in my head. I hated lying to my family and God.

We were talking about it, and we just sat down and we were like is this something you are interested in We agreed that it was the right thing to do.”

 by Sarah

by Sarah

“Before, I didn’t think about marriage, it was just a signing of some papers and then you’re the same but forever. Since then, now I realise it’s a lot more. It’s more support, it’s being more understanding and being there for each other constantly.

 by Sarah

by Sarah

“We had a winter ball and I was just like it would be nice to go with someone. This was the weirdest way, I asked him. I said to him: ‘Do you want to go that thing?’ and he’s like: ‘Nah, I’m alright’. I was like well: ‘You know if you get two tickets, it’s discounted’.”

 by Sarah

by Sarah

“I can ignore that quite well, for Tahell it’s different. Like stereotypically in Asian families, girls don’t have the pressure of having to find a job and having a mortgage. Guys have that harder.”

- Saima on early difficulties of ignoring what people said

“I managed my stress by focusing on work and university rather than the negative. I knew I was doing this for the sake of Allah so I left it to Allah."

- Tahell

 by Ragib

by Ragib

 by Sarah

by Sarah

THE BETTER DRIVER:

Tahell

TIDIER:

Tahell

THE BETTER COOK:

Both!

MORE ROMANTIC:

Saima

FUNNIER:

Saima

COUPLE SONG:

Taeyang - Eyes, Nose, Lips

SNORES LOUDER:

Tahell

MORE LIKELY TO HIDE SOMETHING FROM THE OTHER?

Neither

GETS ANGRY FIRST:

Tahell

PET PEEVES:

T: Messy

S: Always late and terrible time management

FAVOURITE QUALITY: 

Both: Open minded!

DESCRIBE EACH OTHER IN 3 WORDS:

T: Optimistic, fearless and thoughtful

S: Weird, funny and cute

ONE WORD TO SUM UP LOVE:

Friendship

Everything aligned.
— Saima