Beauty, Bridal, Wedding

My Big Fat Pakistani Wedding, meet Because My Mother Said So

I write two blogs. One is about my wedding, planning, and all things related. And the other is a Rolodex of all the brilliant advice that my witty loving mother gives me. Today, they collide. Because as I'm I the midst of trying to figure out if I want my hair up or hair down,… Continue reading My Big Fat Pakistani Wedding, meet Because My Mother Said So

Beauty, Bridal, Wedding

Make-up Update: Review of Make-up Artist Gargi Patel

In my last post about my wedding day makeup, I told you that I was thinking of canceling Shirley Wu for my wedding day...which I still am (mainly due to the fact that she won't travel) however, before I officially do so I need to find another MUA! Tonight I did a trial with Gargi… Continue reading Make-up Update: Review of Make-up Artist Gargi Patel

Decor, Wedding

Details, Details – Pens

It's July, the wedding is next month. Amidst having to find a new MUA, and trying to not regain the 20 lbs that I've lost (yay!), the accent details are on my mind. I'm a big believer of accents bringing together the aesthetics. Our videographer told us about a story where the aarsi mashaf was… Continue reading Details, Details – Pens

Eating, Food, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Wedding

Menu Tasting at the Host

Last week we went for the food tasting at the Host Restaurant in Yorkville. They seated us in their private dining room, pictured below: I had no idea what to expect and was so pleasantly surprised. First off: the service was excellent. There was one waiter in particular, Babu, who just made our experience so… Continue reading Menu Tasting at the Host

Beauty, Bridal, Wedding

Canceling Shirley Wu

Gasp. I know. What crazy girl would want to cancel Shirley Wu for her wedding?! "But she's supposed to the best!?" "Girls would kill for that appointment!" True, perhaps. But I've recently had a major change of heart about my MUA and here's why: 1. Looking back at my trial pictures, I realized that I… Continue reading Canceling Shirley Wu