Bridal, Wedding

What Desi Brides Don’t Talk About: Wedding Lingerie

Yes, I'm going there (your welcome,  lol). But seriously, I was so confused about this before my wedding: what the hell are you supposed to wear underneath your shaadi jora?! (Wedding dress). Trust me it's not like I didn't google it, I did! What I was confused about was whether you were supposed to wear… Continue reading What Desi Brides Don’t Talk About: Wedding Lingerie

Clothes, Shopping, South Asian, Wedding

What to Do Before you Go Wedding Shopping in Pakistan (or whatever other place in South Asia)

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)

Engagement, Pakistani, Tradition, Wedding

Throwback Thursday: the Baat Pakki (BP)!

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)!

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

Dawat Diaries, Marriage, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

The Dawat Diaries: Episode 1

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