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
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
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
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
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!