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)

Dolki, Pakistan, Pakistani, Songs, South Asian, Tradition

Dholki Song Booklet (Urdu Edition!)

Ladies, and gents,  I'm sounding an alarm bell: our generation is at risk of losing our rich cultural traditions. How so? This past weekend I was at a dholki (pre-wedding event where you play the traditional drum and sing wedding folk songs). An aside,  this is what I wore, another outfit from Chinyere, the same… Continue reading Dholki Song Booklet (Urdu Edition!)

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

Dress, Fashion

Weekend Brunch Outfit

Hi ladies! So, as you may have read on here, this time last year I was in Pakistan shopping for all of the clothes for my wedding! (Sigh, I want to go back!) This meant getting all of the wedding dress(es) for the main events, but also all of the "trousseau" outfits (clothes traditionally given… Continue reading Weekend Brunch Outfit

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!

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!