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!

Shopping, Wedding

Unstitched Kapray with Kaam (Clothes with embellishment)

Hi guys! I realized you can't really talk about shopping for your wedding trosseau in Pakistan, without talking about buying unstitched kapray with completed kaam. When I was shopping in the PK last year, in addition to all of the readymade outfits that I got (which were the majority), I also got a few outfits… Continue reading Unstitched Kapray with Kaam (Clothes with embellishment)

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

Wedding

MyBigFatPakistaniWedding Blogiversary!

First things first - yes, apparently 'Blogiversary' (blog anniversary) is a word. Second, and more importantly, I just passed my first one! I didn't even realize until it dawned on me that last March I was in Lahore for the whole month, and I began this blog right before I left for that wedding shopping… Continue reading MyBigFatPakistaniWedding Blogiversary!

Christian Louboutin, Louboutin, Pakistan, Pakistani, Video, Wedding

Video! Mehndi & Shaadi Next Day Edit by JF² {Films}

Hey Guys! If you read my last post, you would have seen the awesome work of the talented Joseph Fernando of JF² {Films}. Well, he did it again with his next day edit coverage of my mehndi and shaadi (wedding).  That's correct, it's called a "next day edit" because Joseph filtered through hours and hours of… Continue reading Video! Mehndi & Shaadi Next Day Edit by JF² {Films}

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}

Decor, Wedding

MyBigFatPakistaniWedding Money Saving Tip: Centrepieces!

Hey Guys! I thought those who are planning their wedding will appreciate this little tip, because who doesn't like saving money?! First things first, know that centrepieces, especially if they are fresh flowers, are typically quite expensive.  That said,  it's your wedding day and fresh flowers go so far in creating that beautiful ambience!  A… Continue reading MyBigFatPakistaniWedding Money Saving Tip: Centrepieces!

Wedding

Wedding Entrance Songs

Hi Guys! I've been wanting to blog about this for a while: wedding songs! As many of you know, a Pakistani wedding is a production. And no production is complete without music! Choosing entrance songs for my BFPW was such a mission...when I imagined being able to walk into it, it had to feel just… Continue reading Wedding Entrance Songs

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!