Dance, Mehndi, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Tradition, Video, Wedding

Video! My Purple Boys’ Mehndi Dance!

Hi Friends! I'm back - and now I have video :D! SO happy to share this with you guys - when all my white boys (and brother) surprised me at my mehndi by doing this: The lead, my dear friend Patrick Faller, practiced those perfect moves in Prince Edward Island, pulled our two other friends… Continue reading Video! My Purple Boys’ Mehndi Dance!

Pakistani, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

Gifting Traditions in Desi Wedding Culture

Hi Everyone! In my opinion, there is nothing like an inquisitive outside point of view to make you think about the things that you have grown up to understand as traditions. Throughout my wedding planning, that's what I had in my boss, who was eagerly curious about each and every piece of my BFPW.  And… Continue reading Gifting Traditions in Desi Wedding Culture

Clothes, Shopping, South Asian, Wedding

What to Do Before you Go Wedding Shopping in Pakistan (or whatever other place in South Asia)

Hi Everyone, Some of you were interested in knowing how to best prepare for your wedding shopping trip back home, wherever that may be! Well, this is what I did before I went to Lahore in March 2013, hope it's helpful to you too! -Safa 1.      Make a List This may sound simple… Continue reading What to Do Before you Go Wedding Shopping in Pakistan (or whatever other place in South Asia)

Bollywood, South Asian, Wedding

A Big Fat Most Expensive Ever Indian Wedding!

Hi Friends, Guess what? I'm posting my wedding pictures this week (promise!) Can't wait for you to see the dress and decor,  and to share my special day with you! 🙂 Also, I came across this article about the Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal's brother Pramod who spent a whopping 82 million dollars on his… Continue reading A Big Fat Most Expensive Ever Indian Wedding!

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, 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

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