Hello Friends! 1 wedding down and only 1 just one left to go before SM and I are done with our summer wedding circuit! #NowWhatDoWeDoOnWeekends? At the shaadi on Saturday, I wore one of my jahez outfits that I got from Lahore (I think in a shop in Cavalry Ground) - a beautiful, light pink banarsi sari.… Continue reading Pink Banarsi Sari for a Saturday Shaadi
Hi Friends! So, after a full wedding weekend in Washington, DC - which btw, was one of the most gorgeous weddings I've attended thus far - I flew back to Toronto on Sunday night only to attend a Valima on Monday night! You know, as you do, lol. Plus, I have three more events in this… Continue reading A Monday Night Valima
In Canada, there is a saying: "it's either winter, or construction." While that is very true, so is this: in Canada, it's either winter, or shaadi season. Over the next eleven days, I have eight wedding events to attend. Nine including the event that I attended last week. Which of course leads directly to the: "what… Continue reading And so it begins!
Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I can't believe its 2016! 2016 Brides: are you freaking out yet?! *Breath* Lol. So! This post is the first of my FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) because lately, this is one that I seem to get often: "Should I hire different photographers for different days?" I can totally appreciate how so… Continue reading FAQ: Should I Hire Different Photographers for Different Days of my Wedding?
You guys. Yesterday, I came across a crazy-good English-Hindi mashup that needs to be played during your wedding festivities! I present: Balam Pichkari meets How Deep is Your Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPweDwkDw6w I know, mind blown. It's by an artist by the name of Vidya - she's an Indian-born American, and hella talented. This is her YouTube channel - I… Continue reading Music for Your Mehndi
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!
1. Weddings are expensive. Like crazy expensive. The word wedding is the industy's cue to up their price points! How do you combat this? A budget is a good place to start. Listing every single expense that you can think of for the wedding, and the estimated cost beside it in an excel sheet, will… Continue reading Real Talk: 3 Things I Learned From Planning MyBigFatPakistaniWedding
I've been meaning to blog about this for a while. After all, it is, next to ice cream, the thing that makes me the happiest in life. That is: cake. (Cue: Rihanna). And for me, finding my wedding cake artist - Fine Cakes by Zehra - was the easiest, best vendor meeting a girl planning her… Continue reading The (Delicious) Story of My Cake
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
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!