Designer, Fashion, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Wedding

Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection

Ladies. I've discovered a designer, and I think I'm in love. His name is Faraz Manan. He's based out of Lahore, and has recently expanded to Dubai as well. I didn't know about him when I did the shopping trip in 2013, but if I did, I definitely would have paid him a visit! These are… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection

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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

South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

The Joota Chupai

Hello! So, is it just me, or do you guys also think that the ‘joota chupai’ rasm has just gotten a bit crazy in recent years? For those not familiar (none of my bridesmaids were!) I explained the joota chupai like this: it’s a playful tradition where the bride's sisters and girlfriends  ‘steal’ the groom’s shoe, and get him to… Continue reading The Joota Chupai

South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

The Ugly Side of Desi Weddings

Pakistani weddings are great. This is fact. More than the couple, Pakistani weddings are about family, warmth, joy, and jovial celebrations. But there's a truly ugly side to desi weddings that I think needs to be addressed. And that is: the inevitable comparisons that guests make about the events thrown by the girls side (shaadi)… Continue reading The Ugly Side of Desi Weddings

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!

Planning, South Asian, Wedding

How to Choose a Wedding Venue!

Hi Guys, I thought I would share an article that I wrote for Suhaag magazine (published in October 2011) about how to choose a wedding venue. The article was inspired by my own frustrations in trying to find a wedding venue (balancing cost, capacity, and venue uniqueness). I'm republishing it below; hope those in the… Continue reading How to Choose a Wedding Venue!

Dolki, Pakistan, Pakistani, Songs, South Asian, Tradition

Dholki Song Booklet (Urdu Edition!)

Ladies, and gents,  I'm sounding an alarm bell: our generation is at risk of losing our rich cultural traditions. How so? This past weekend I was at a dholki (pre-wedding event where you play the traditional drum and sing wedding folk songs). An aside,  this is what I wore, another outfit from Chinyere, the same… Continue reading Dholki Song Booklet (Urdu Edition!)