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
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A Monday Night Valima
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
And so it begins!
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!
FAQ: Should I Hire Different Photographers for Different Days of my Wedding?
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?
Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection
Ladies. I've discovered a designer, and I think I'm in love. His name is Faraz Manan. He's based out of Lahore, and has recently expanded to Dubai as well. I didn't know about him when I did the shopping trip in 2013, but if I did, I definitely would have paid him a visit! These are… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection
Music for Your Mehndi
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
Having a wedding website was SUCH a smart way to help guests (especially if you have lots coming from abroad) navigate all of the multiple days and locations of your BFPW. It's also a fun/interactive way to ask for song suggestions, let guests know who your main peeps are (we included pics and bios of all of… Continue reading #WeddingWebsite
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!
Real Talk: 3 Things I Learned From Planning MyBigFatPakistaniWedding
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