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
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?
The Baat Pakki, or BP as we called it, was tricky to explain to my non-Pakistani friends....."so, it's an engagement, but not an engagement?" Pretty much, I told them. At least that's what my experience was, but every fam does it differently I'm sure. I actually had 3 variations of engagements, or declarations of commitment!… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: the Baat Pakki (BP)!
For all who have been eagerly anticipating...here is the story of mine and SMs mehndi, told through the photographs of Mir Anwar - enjoy... 🙂 It all begins...with a barn: To which SM rode into on a horse (naturally) to Jay z' and Punjabi MC (naturally, lol) accompanied by his yellow posse (that's not even… Continue reading Wedding Day 1: The Story of My Mehndi!
For all those newlyweds, brides-to-be, and desi girls out there, enjoy: xx Safa 🙂
Hi friends! As we await the professional pics from my wedding (I particularly can't wait for you to see Amna Rathor's amazing transformation of our barn mehndi venue!), I thought I'd show you the cutting edge fashions that are available in Pakistan (and tell you funny stories) by introducing a new feature on my blog...."the… Continue reading The Dawat Diaries: Episode 1
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!
Hello hello! In Canada (or maybe its just Ontario..I should really know this lol) we had a long weekend, which I spent having my bachelorette party (yay! I have the best friends ever!) and with my mom and sister getting things ready for all of the wedding events! As you know (or would have learned… Continue reading Weekend Wedding Preparations
Indians and Pakistanis, and RSVPing. Cue: laughter. It's true; this is not one of our community's strong suits - along with being on time. (grrr) So this post is inspired by my momma, as she just sent me this with the instruction to post it on my Facebook, lol: Lol I laugh because my fiancé… Continue reading Wedding RSVPs in the South Asian Community