Marriage, South Asian

Creep Qawwali

Recently my friend sent me this music video (created by Indian dating site Truly Madly) and it's the BEST THING I've ever seen. Ladies (who understand Urdu and Hindi) this oh-so-relatable video is for you! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEC0pKHJKNM

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Marriage, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

All My Single Ladies!

Ladies (And Gents?!) Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I knowwww; it’s been forever! In the last couple of months that I’ve been MIA I have: moved apartments; been job-searching; planning our vacay to Europe and trying to lose all of that post-dawat weight (be warned brides, be warned!) But, I’m back! This blog has – and still is -… Continue reading All My Single Ladies!

Bridal, Kamiar Rokni, Marriage, Wedding

Wedding Day 3: The Valima! (Reception)

Hi Everyone, And here it is...the post which concludes the main days of my big fat Pakistani wedding: the valima! The valima is the reception hosted by the groom's side following the wedding; it is truly a welcoming of the newly married couple (making their debut entrance together) and celebration of the families that have… Continue reading Wedding Day 3: The Valima! (Reception)

Dawat Diaries, Marriage, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

The Dawat Diaries: Episode 3 & 4

Hi guys! This past weekend was full of dawats. And now that I feel like I'm some what of an authority on them, lol, here are my thoughts: -I'm very scared that I'm quickly going to gain that 20lbs back that I worked very hard to shed prior to the wedding! Let me tell you,… Continue reading The Dawat Diaries: Episode 3 & 4

Dawat Diaries, Marriage, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

The Dawat Diaries: Episode 1

Hi friends! As we await the professional pics from my wedding (I particularly can't wait for you to see Amna Rathor's amazing transformation of our barn mehndi venue!), I thought I'd show you the cutting edge fashions that are available in Pakistan (and tell you funny stories) by introducing a new feature on my blog...."the… Continue reading The Dawat Diaries: Episode 1

Honeymoon, Marriage, Wedding

Hitched and honeymooning!

Hi guys! So...I'm married!!!!!!!! MyBigFatPakistaniWedding went down last weekend and I have so so so much to update you on! Expect posts on the mayoun, our barn mehndi (yes it was as awesome as it sounds), classic wedding and elegant valima! So many posts and better yet pictures to come! But for now, all I… Continue reading Hitched and honeymooning!

Engagement, Marriage, Planning, Wedding

Four Months to Go!

I  had this realization the other day. When I first had my baat pakki (a "pre-engagement" sorta thing) in the summer of 2011, a wedding in the autumn of 2013 felt like ages away! Even when my fiance officially put a ring on it (in a manner that was nothing short of a production, by… Continue reading Four Months to Go!