Decor, Wedding

Accents via Etsy

Now that the wedding is getting closer, I've realized that it's the little things like, the pen for your receiving table, the guest book, the cake knife, etc, etc, which really require attention to detail. Enter: Etsy. The global online village of handicrafts- I'm loving these days. The mirror I found for the arsi Mashaf… Continue reading Accents via Etsy

Beauty, Wedding

Review of Make-up Artist Shobana Lakhavally of Amplified Soul

So, while I'm in the process of reviewing current contenders for MUAs, I thought I would also blog about my trial with Amplified Soul that I did last year. I did the trial with Amplified Soul last year, after I booked with Shirley, because I wanted a basis of comparison. I remember one thing which… Continue reading Review of Make-up Artist Shobana Lakhavally of Amplified Soul

Beauty, Bridal, Wedding

Make-up Update: Review of Make-up Artist Kavita Suri

Last week in addition to my trial with Gargi Patel, I did a make up trial with Kavita Suri, who has her own spa in Yorkville. I learned that Kavita and Gargi are good friends and Kavita supports Gargi by using Vasanti products (remember, Gargi's sis started Vasanti)....and from my last post you all know… Continue reading Make-up Update: Review of Make-up Artist Kavita Suri

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