Bridal, Clothes, Jewelry, Karma, Lahore, Liberty, Pakistan, Shopping

Jahez (Bridal Trosseau) Sari

Happy New Year Everyone! For all you 2014 brides, your year is here!!! Exciting times ahead, inshallah (god willing)! 🙂 Last week I was at a wedding, and the fun thing about attending weddings after yours is that you get to wear all your clothes from your jahez (clothes given to you from your family… Continue reading Jahez (Bridal Trosseau) Sari

Mehndi, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Wedding

Wedding Day 1: The Story of My Mehndi!

For all who have been eagerly anticipating...here is the story of mine and SMs mehndi, told through the photographs of Mir Anwar - enjoy... 🙂 It all begins...with a barn: To which SM rode into on a horse (naturally) to Jay z' and Punjabi MC (naturally, lol) accompanied by his yellow posse (that's not even… Continue reading Wedding Day 1: The Story of My Mehndi!

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

Clothes, Dress, Fashion, Lahore, Liberty, Pakistan, Pakistani, Shopping

Bridal Trousseau (aka jahez kapray)

Hi guys! I know, I knowwww, I've been completely MIA, and yes, I'm totally blaming married life for this! (Read: I'm obsessed with decorating our apartment and that's how I spend all of my time these days!) But I cannot wait to blog about the three main wedding days and I'm expecting all of the… Continue reading Bridal Trousseau (aka jahez kapray)

Pakistan, Pakistani, Photography, Wedding

Engagement Photo Shoot with Mir Anwar

Hello all! So, since we're all waiting for official wedding pics (myself included!) I thought in the meantime I would share what I do have: pictures from our yacht engagement shoot with Mir Anwar! In all honesty, I've never been a fan of engagement pictures...I think they mostly look cheesy, or lame, or contrived, or… Continue reading Engagement Photo Shoot with Mir Anwar

Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

Pre-Wedding Event: The Mayoun

Hi Everyone! So I thought I'd break MyBigFatPakistaniWedding hiatus with a recap of all my wedding events starting from the top: the Mayoun! For those who don't know, the mayoun is the first event which kick starts a Pakistani wedding with singing, playing the dolki (drum), dancing and of course food. (What's a Pakistani wedding… Continue reading Pre-Wedding Event: The Mayoun