Hi there, long time! As many of you may know, I started this wedding blog back in 2013 when I was excitedly falling into the cultural abyss of planning my big fat Pakistani wedding. It was a great outlet and I loved being able to share my culture, connect with so many women around the… Continue reading Lessons from my Late Mother: How I Surived a Miscarriage During COVID-19
My Big Fat Pakistani Wedding is a wedding blog that was active from 2013 - 2016. During this special time in my life, I blogged about wedding shopping back in the motherland, my OCD-like planning neurosis and generally falling into the cultural abyss that is navigating desi shaadi traditions. I want to thank you so… Continue reading Thank You
Pink Banarsi Sari for a Saturday Shaadi
Hello Friends! 1 wedding down and only 1 just one left to go before SM and I are done with our summer wedding circuit! #NowWhatDoWeDoOnWeekends? At the shaadi on Saturday, I wore one of my jahez outfits that I got from Lahore (I think in a shop in Cavalry Ground) - a beautiful, light pink banarsi sari.… Continue reading Pink Banarsi Sari for a Saturday Shaadi
The Radford Salon: Toronto-based Hair & Makeup
If you've followed my blog from the start, you'll know that I went on quite the journey to find a make-up artist for my big day! I started off by booking the renowned Toronto-based MUA Shirley Wu...only to realize a month before my wedding that I didn't actually love her style, and then scrambled to find a… Continue reading The Radford Salon: Toronto-based Hair & Makeup
A Monday Night Valima
Hi Friends! So, after a full wedding weekend in Washington, DC - which btw, was one of the most gorgeous weddings I've attended thus far - I flew back to Toronto on Sunday night only to attend a Valima on Monday night! You know, as you do, lol. Plus, I have three more events in this… Continue reading A Monday Night Valima
And so it begins!
In Canada, there is a saying: "it's either winter, or construction." While that is very true, so is this: in Canada, it's either winter, or shaadi season. Over the next eleven days, I have eight wedding events to attend. Nine including the event that I attended last week. Which of course leads directly to the: "what… Continue reading And so it begins!
You guys! The western world just figured out one of our oldest beauty secrets: haldi (tumeric)! "12 Beauty Reasons You Need Turmeric in Your Kitchen, STAT" popped up on my Facebook feed the other day, and all I could think was "arrey! This is our ubtan!" Ubtan is that haldi (tumeric)-based paste that gets smeared all… Continue reading Ubtan!
FAQ: Should I Hire Different Photographers for Different Days of my Wedding?
Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I can't believe its 2016! 2016 Brides: are you freaking out yet?! *Breath* Lol. So! This post is the first of my FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) because lately, this is one that I seem to get often: "Should I hire different photographers for different days?" I can totally appreciate how so… Continue reading FAQ: Should I Hire Different Photographers for Different Days of my Wedding?
Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection
Ladies. I've discovered a designer, and I think I'm in love. His name is Faraz Manan. He's based out of Lahore, and has recently expanded to Dubai as well. I didn't know about him when I did the shopping trip in 2013, but if I did, I definitely would have paid him a visit! These are… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection
Music for Your Mehndi
You guys. Yesterday, I came across a crazy-good English-Hindi mashup that needs to be played during your wedding festivities! I present: Balam Pichkari meets How Deep is Your Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPweDwkDw6w I know, mind blown. It's by an artist by the name of Vidya - she's an Indian-born American, and hella talented. This is her YouTube channel - I… Continue reading Music for Your Mehndi