Planning, Songs, Video, Wedding

Weekend portrait film shoot

This weekend my fiancé and I made a movie. Starring us 🙂 Yes, that's correct. Taking the concept of an e-shoot to a whole new level, our funny, super-awesome, creative, young videographer pitched to us the idea of a portrait film: he would shoot us doing things we like and put that footage to a… Continue reading Weekend portrait film shoot

Mehndi

Mehndi decor

Decor in Pakistani weddings is extensive. Particularly for the mehndi - which requires decorated thaals (trays) which hold sweets, candles and flowers. The tradition is that the girls from the brides side bring her mehndi (henna) to the ceremony on decorated trays. What this usually looks like is a procession of girls each carrying a… Continue reading Mehndi decor

Jewelry, Wedding

Jewelry in Pakistan

Last post I talked about the (awesome) jewelry shopping experience in Pakistan. A lot of it is made up of trying on different gold sets; here are some pics of different smaller sets that I tried on. Looking at them again here, I'm actually really glad I didn't get any of them! I thought they… Continue reading Jewelry in Pakistan

Beauty, Bridal, Wedding

Nauratan jewelry

When I was in Pakistan I was on the hunt for a nauratan set (nauratan means nine, for nine different colours of stones). I think they're so classic and versatile to go with any outfit. It was the classic part that got me laughed at by pretty much every shop keeper in Liberty..."Baji?! (Sister), nauratan… Continue reading Nauratan jewelry

Bridal, Dress, Mehdi, Pakistan, Pakistani, Wedding, Wedding Dress

Bridal by Mehdi (This is not my wedding dress!)

When I was in Pakistan this March I ended up going to Mehdi's bridal boutique in Defense after falling in love with his ready to wear collection on MM Alam. A troop of young girls who couldn't possibly have been over the age of 15 greeted us at the studio, but seemed to be sworn… Continue reading Bridal by Mehdi (This is not my wedding dress!)

Pakistan, Pakistani, Wedding, Wedding Dress

My mother’s wedding dress

One of the first things I did in Pakistan was make my Khala (aunt) find the old suitcases with all my mom's wedding clothes in them. What's better than playing dress up with your mom's vintage wedding wear?! Her dress was made of a heavy tissue material which when reflecting the light looked various shades… Continue reading My mother’s wedding dress