South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

Desi Weddings: Then and Now

Hi All! I wanted to share with you a feature article I wrote for a new South Asian magazine, called ZINDGI (meaning, "LIFE", for all my non-Urdu/Hindi speakers!) They wanted me to write a piece about weddings (broad, I know!) so I decided to write about the evolution of South Asian weddings; how for so… Continue reading Desi Weddings: Then and Now

South Asian

Shout Outs to Wed Me Good and British Asian Bride!

This week my Big Fat Pakistani Wedding was featured on a new, fresh South Asian wedding website based out of India - wedmegood.com.  This site gives you access to tons of ideas and real weddings, and the creator Mehak's voice is so fun to read! Definitely check it out! Also, got some love from the… Continue reading Shout Outs to Wed Me Good and British Asian Bride!

South Asian, Video, Wedding

Portrait (Engagement) Video by JF² {Films}

Hello, hello! I'm so, so, excited to be sharing with you the work of a very talented young artist: Joseph Fernando. I blogged about my weekend portrait film shoot with Joseph last summer, when he followed SM and me (wearing my perfect bridal shower dress from Cabaret Vintage) around our favourite spots in Toronto to create his signature… Continue reading Portrait (Engagement) Video by JF² {Films}

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)