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?
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!)
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
Hi Everyone, Some of you were interested in knowing how to best prepare for your wedding shopping trip back home, wherever that may be! Well, this is what I did before I went to Lahore in March 2013, hope it's helpful to you too! -Safa 1. Make a List This may sound simple… Continue reading What to Do Before you Go Wedding Shopping in Pakistan (or whatever other place in South Asia)
Happy New Year Everyone! For all you 2014 brides, your year is here!!! Exciting times ahead, inshallah (god willing)! 🙂 Last week I was at a wedding, and the fun thing about attending weddings after yours is that you get to wear all your clothes from your jahez (clothes given to you from your family… Continue reading Jahez (Bridal Trosseau) Sari
Hi guys! I know, I knowwww, I've been completely MIA, and yes, I'm totally blaming married life for this! (Read: I'm obsessed with decorating our apartment and that's how I spend all of my time these days!) But I cannot wait to blog about the three main wedding days and I'm expecting all of the… Continue reading Bridal Trousseau (aka jahez kapray)
Today, during my regular a.m. Facebook newsfeed review, I came across this sari that I instantly loved (and hence saved the photo of for future reference purposes!): It's designed by Misha Lakhani, a graduate of Columbia's Prestigious journalism graduate program, and, a former intern of Bunto Kazmi, renowned Pakistani bridal couturier. I love this look… Continue reading Pakistani Fashion Designer Misha Lakhani