Rasams, Tradition, Wedding

Pakistani Wedding Rasams 101

I'm guessing that if you grew up in Pakistan, or even in a very Pakistani community in Canada/the UK/the US, then you're probably pretty well versed in the bazillion rasams (cultural customs) that happen at a Pakistani wedding. But in my recent circuit of wedding attendance, I've realized that that's not always the case. Maybe… Continue reading Pakistani Wedding Rasams 101

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Marriage, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

All My Single Ladies!

Ladies (And Gents?!) Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I knowwww; it’s been forever! In the last couple of months that I’ve been MIA I have: moved apartments; been job-searching; planning our vacay to Europe and trying to lose all of that post-dawat weight (be warned brides, be warned!) But, I’m back! This blog has – and still is -… Continue reading All My Single Ladies!

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

Mehndi, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Wedding

Wedding Day 1: The Story of My Mehndi!

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!

Dawat Diaries, Marriage, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

The Dawat Diaries: Episode 3 & 4

Hi guys! This past weekend was full of dawats. And now that I feel like I'm some what of an authority on them, lol, here are my thoughts: -I'm very scared that I'm quickly going to gain that 20lbs back that I worked very hard to shed prior to the wedding! Let me tell you,… Continue reading The Dawat Diaries: Episode 3 & 4

Dolki, Pakistan, Songs, Tradition

Dolki

Yesterday my cousins had a dolki for me. (Dolki = pre-wedding function where the dholak (traditional drum) is played and girls sing wedding songs, and start the customs of rubbing oil on the brides hair and feed her sweets.) The dolki was at my Phupo's house (phupo = dad's sister) and all my cousins sat in a circle,… Continue reading Dolki