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.
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!
Incorporating Wedding into Home Decor
So if you been following my blog you know that post-wedding I've been non-stop decorating mine and SMs first apartment (so fun to do btw!) and so it couldn't be more perfect when my boss gave us this as a house-warming gift: Remember my wedding invitations, which I took forever obsessing over and perfecting? Well,… Continue reading Incorporating Wedding into Home Decor
Getting Ready for the Mayoun!
Hi Guys! So it's been a pretty hectic few days; I'm blogging this as I get my hair coloured! My mayoun is on Tuesday and so were trying to get ready for that and then the rest of the wedding days to follow, of course! So the mayoun (typically the kick-start of Pakistani wedding festivities,… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Mayoun!
MORE Weekend Wedding Preparations
Hello hello! So, I'm now in the home stretch of this wedding planning business (feels surreal!) and this past weekend was also full of preparations! After we finally got our marriage license on Friday (see previous post!), my mom and I hit up Gerrard Street Little India Bazaar to go shopping for supplies we needed… Continue reading MORE Weekend Wedding Preparations
The Etsy Diaries: Frame from France
Last week I came home to find a box laying on my door step. Immediately I thought: Which etsy purchase could it be?! Lol. Which is why I feel it's appropriate to create a feature - The Etsy Diaries - to capture all of my purchases! The one last week was the picture frame here:… Continue reading The Etsy Diaries: Frame from France
Accents via Etsy
Now that the wedding is getting closer, I've realized that it's the little things like, the pen for your receiving table, the guest book, the cake knife, etc, etc, which really require attention to detail. Enter: Etsy. The global online village of handicrafts- I'm loving these days. The mirror I found for the arsi Mashaf… Continue reading Accents via Etsy
Details, Details – Pens
It's July, the wedding is next month. Amidst having to find a new MUA, and trying to not regain the 20 lbs that I've lost (yay!), the accent details are on my mind. I'm a big believer of accents bringing together the aesthetics. Our videographer told us about a story where the aarsi mashaf was… Continue reading Details, Details – Pens
Decor in Pakistani weddings is extensive. Particularly for the mehndi - which requires decorated thaals (trays) which hold sweets, candles and flowers. The tradition is that the girls from the brides side bring her mehndi (henna) to the ceremony on decorated trays. What this usually looks like is a procession of girls each carrying a… Continue reading Mehndi decor
My Wedding Binder
Yes, I have a wedding binder. And yes, it's deserving of its own post. Because it's not like I could use just any old binder...I "upholstered" one with red fabric from one of my sisters old outfits, complete with the "Gota" appliqué. I just felt like its only right that the book which would house… Continue reading My Wedding Binder