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

Decor, Flowers

The Decorators: Chapter 4 – Sara Baig Designs

Hi guys! It's been a while, I know. But I'm feeling inspired to get back at blogging, and what's more fun to blog (er-rant) about, than decorator reviews?! So here goes, my long overdue review of Sara Baig Designs. First Impressions Brides, remember that moment in your wedding planning process where you were just about… Continue reading The Decorators: Chapter 4 – Sara Baig Designs

Decor

The Decorators: Chapter 3 – Shruti of Far East Wedding Decor

Hi Guys! Long time! I'm back at it, and I have here my third review in my series on...dun dun dun, The Decorators. I've often said that OF ALL the Pakistani/Indian/SouthAsian/Desi wedding vendors out there - the decorator was the hardest to find! (Read: there's a gap in the market people, and if you even have… Continue reading The Decorators: Chapter 3 – Shruti of Far East Wedding Decor

Beauty

Thanks for the love BuzzFeed!

A couple of weeks ago UK-based writer Isabelle O'Carroll reached out to me about being part of a BuzzFeed article that she was writing on beauty tips from recent brides. My favourite part about Isabelle's article? She made it a point to profile all types of brides, bodies and love. From Pakistani weddings (holla!) to same-sex celebrations, check out… Continue reading Thanks for the love BuzzFeed!

Decor

The Decorators, Chapter 2: Naphisha, The Perfect Setting.

First Impressions I first met Naphisha at the Suhaag Wedding Show in 2012. I remember two things from our very brief interaction: 1. she had a British accent,  and 2. she came across as really professional. I then contacted The Perfect Setting in July of 2012 – that’s right, over a year before my big day(S). Brides… Continue reading The Decorators, Chapter 2: Naphisha, The Perfect Setting.

Decor

Drum-roll please . . . The Decorators. (Chapter 1 – Raj, Dream Party Decor).

Finding a decorator. Man. Where to start? By far, finding a decorator was THE MOST exhausting part of the whole wedding planning process. If there's a hole in the desi wedding market, it's definitely with decorators. (I attribute this mainly to the lack of customer service and professionalism in this vendor category, but more on that… Continue reading Drum-roll please . . . The Decorators. (Chapter 1 – Raj, Dream Party Decor).