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

Decor, Mehndi, Pakistani, Wedding

Wedding Day 1: The Mehndi! (Teaser!)

Hello hello!! So I'm writing this mehndi post as I'm waiting for my beef stew to cook - lol, clearly I'm married now ha! Where to even begin with the mehndi? Perhaps with: magical, because that's exactly how it felt. By far, it was my favorite event, I had so much fun and it was… Continue reading Wedding Day 1: The Mehndi! (Teaser!)

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

Decor, Pakistan, Pakistani, Wedding

Getting Ready for the Mayoun!

Hi Guys! So it's been a pretty hectic few days; I'm blogging this as I get my hair coloured! My mayoun is on Tuesday and so were trying to get ready for that and then the rest of the wedding days to follow, of course! So the mayoun (typically the kick-start of Pakistani wedding festivities,… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Mayoun!

Pakistan, Pakistani, Wedding

Quick Update! 9 Days to Go!

So I have a million things going through my head but I wanted to still do a quick update on MyBigFatPakistaniWedding! Good news is: My friend's sari blouses are ready! The bad news is two of the blouses don't fit my friends!! And you know how I blogged about Saira Auntie on Gerrard Street -… Continue reading Quick Update! 9 Days to Go!

Fashion, Pakistan, Pakistani

Pakistani Fashion Designer Misha Lakhani

Today, during my regular a.m. Facebook newsfeed review, I came across this sari that I instantly loved (and hence saved the photo of for future reference purposes!): It's designed by Misha Lakhani, a graduate of Columbia's Prestigious journalism graduate program, and, a former intern of Bunto Kazmi, renowned Pakistani bridal couturier. I love this look… Continue reading Pakistani Fashion Designer Misha Lakhani

Decor, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

MORE Weekend Wedding Preparations

Hello hello! So, I'm now in the home stretch of this wedding planning business (feels surreal!) and this past weekend was also full of preparations! After we finally got our marriage license on Friday (see previous post!), my mom and I hit up Gerrard Street Little India Bazaar to go shopping for supplies we needed… Continue reading MORE Weekend Wedding Preparations