Category Archives: Weddings

The Modern Bride: Long Necklaces

Traditionally, Pakistani brides wore multiple necklaces on their wedding day. One from the bride’s parents, another from her in-laws and a few thrown in for fun. Fashion trends have led bride’s to wear chokers as well as simple necklaces.

One trend that I am loving is the re-introduction of long necklaces. I am an avid lover of saath lara haar’s so the movement towards long necklaces is pure loveliness for me.



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Images via
Banga Studios
Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson
Lollipop and Laddu
Rammal’s Digital Photography and Digital Art Hub


The Modern Bride: Old School Glam

It has changed from fall to full fledged winter since the last time I posted on here. Not alot has changed – my work has been busy and I have been cherishing whatever down time I can get. The last few weekends have been great; Nouman and I have had a clear schedule meaning that we could spend lots of time together being lazy bums. We’ve caught up on a lot of Big Bang Theory (we’re so obsessed with that show) and I have recently started watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians (Nouman has been a long time fan of Kimmy Cakes but I am not one who likes watching reality drama; so I’m shocked that I’ve been enjoying the show!).

After catching up on some much needed me time, it’s time to get back on track with my blogging! Today’s post is all about old school glamour. There is something magical about preserving your culture and I love to see bride’s inject their personality to traditional looks. Ghararas, jhoomars, saat lara haar’s, I love them all!

In my eyes, a modern bride isn’t one who embraces the latest trends and styles but also one who is able to carry her traditions with her. Someone who can mix her roots with her contemporary style. If you are a bride that is yearning to showcase her roots on her wedding day without looking outdated, have a look at the brides below for inspiration.


Rammal’s Photography and Digital Hub

Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson

Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson


Lollipop & Laddu


Ali K Photography


Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson


Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson


Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson


Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson

p.s. You guys, leave me a comment below and tell me what you want to see on the blog this year!

Images via
Fine Art Weddings by Irfan Ahson
Rammal’s Photography and Digital Art Hub
Ali K Photography

Lollipop and Laddu


Ayeza and Danish

I have been wanting to share these images with you guys since the beginning of time – so dramatic, aren’t I? I know there are lots of pictures from this wedding floating around the internet but the images are too lovely not to share.

The bride and groom, Ayeza and Danish, are well-known Pakistani actors (thanks to my mom and mother-in-law, I can recognize alot of Pakistani TV personnel). What I absolutely loved about their wedding was the bride. Her hair, makeup, jewellery and clothing was on point on all the events. Beautiful, classy and so gorgeous; you are going to fall in love!

Wait until you get to her valima look – it is my favourite look of all the events.




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All images via Kashif Qadri Photography

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Imtiaz & Arozo

While waiting in Istanbul during my long layover, I stumbled across the beautiful wedding of Imtiaz and Arozo by Unique Films.

This wedding exudes a sense of cool and beauty that is hard to find. From the decor (LOVE the floral arrangements) to the venue to the outfits (I think the bridesmaids were my favourite!), everything was beautifully put together.

I wish the video was longer so I could ogle over how lovely everything was.

Imtiaz & Arozo • The Royal Exchange • London Wedding Cinematography from Unique Films on Vimeo.



Vendor Spotlight: Lemon Truffle Designs Inc

Have you ever wondered why I didn’t write a review on my wedding decorators? I had a horrible experience with them. I decided not to publicly disclose their name because I do not want to bring any attention to them – whether its good or bad. Yes, my decor turned out gorgeous but I got what I paid for. Their incredibly poor people skills and their lack of professionalism stands out to me far more than the decor.

It was no brainer then that when my sister was getting married, we knew we had to find a new decorator. My sister and I both came across Lemon Truffle Designs Inc separately and we both fell in love. My sister met with Amna from Lemon Truffle Designs and starting from day one, she could not stop raving about her. Amna understood my sister’s vision immediately and together, they were able to bring my sister’s vision to life.

A few words from Amna herself:

  • Tell us about yourself – what inspired you to start in the wedding industry?
    I had always loved design, it might sound cliché but since I was a little girl it was my dream to go to design school and so I did and graduated with a degree in textile design. I had no interest
    in business or science! All I wanted to do was create pretty things. I became an entrepreneur after my son was born. I gave it a shot by trying out gift baskets but slowly realized that it wasn’t satisfying my creative personality. I moved onto wedding favours which peeked my interest into weddings but I never got the guts to go in full force. My first event was a corporate one and then its history. You do one then you do another. I loved weddings the most as I got to do a bit of everything I loved. There were fabrics, accessories, flowers to work with! What else did I need :)
  • What do you love the most about your line of work?
    I am a very chatty and outgoing person. I love meeting new people and get excited every time I meet a newly engaged couple. Working with flowers, pretty accessories, fabrics and creating something unique each time is what I love most!
  • What can a bride/groom expect from a meeting with you?
    An initial meeting is normally for the couple to get to know me, my way of working, my style and also for me to get a sense of who they are and what their vision is for their wedding. We look at my past work, new ideas, magazines for me to get a sense of what we can put together for them and depending on what they decide we move forward.
  • Your ideas are so unique, how do you stay creative in such a competitive industry?
    I think you should stay true to who you are and your style. Once you realize what your style is you tend to attract couples who share the same taste. To stay creative, I usually try and think outside the box and different than what everyone else is doing. Fashion, nature and our surroundings are my best inspiration and of course a little bit of pinterest never hurts! :)

The colours are just fabulous, don’t you think?

How cute are the details on this one?!

Totally love the feel of this one – LOVE the books, pearls and lace!

Great Gatsby Inspired

Great Gatsby Inspired

For the modern bride

For the modern bride

My sister's mehndi

My sister’s mehndi

My sister and I both loved Amna’s professionalism along with her creativity. My sister was a happy bride and to this day, she always raves about Lemon Truffle Designs Inc! :)


Friday’s Feature: Walk Me Down The Aisle, Daddy

I came across an article by the Huffington Post that touched me so much that I had to share it with you. This video is a collection of pictures of a father walking his 11 year old daughter down the aisle.

After photographer Lindsey Villatoro was hired to take pictures for the Zetz’s family, she had an idea to make her clients 11th birthday a memorable one. Jim Zetz’s was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and his family hired Lindsey to document memorable moments in his last months. For the upcoming 11th birthday of Josie, Jim’s daughter, Lindsey had an idea to make it a memorable one. Knowing that Jim would not be able to attend Josie’s wedding in the future, Lindsey created a faux wedding so that Jim could walk his daughter down the aisle.

The pictures are beautiful.




Pankaj & Avnie: Extravagant Vegas Wedding

Oh em gee.

I don’t even know where to begin for this beautifully luxurious wedding. The wedding of Pankaj & Avnie was captured by A&A Video Productions and is probably one of the most extravagant weddings I have come across. Shot over the course of approximately one week, this wedding epitomizes a true Bollywood wedding. The granduer, the colours, the fun and the traditions are all captured in this gorgeous wedding.

The couple got everything right – down to Avnie having customized bangles with their names on them!

Oh and please notice the amazing videographers – I think they did an outstanding job. They might be my new favourites!

Photography by Mili Ghosh

Photography by Mili Ghosh

Epic Wedding of Pankaj & Avnie Malani from A&A Video Productions on Vimeo.
Image via: Mili Ghosh Photography


Bridal Shower Inspiration: Kate Spade

If you’re following fashion trends, you’ll know that Kate Spade is oh-so-in. Pinterest has been flooded with gorgeous images of Kate Spade inspired parties – classy with a little bit of quirky! If you’re planning a bridal shower this season, you should totally check out the below pictures from The Perfect Palette. This Kate Spade inspired styled shoot is perfection – pink, gold, black and white make the setting look ultra chic.

A Kate Spade themed bridal shower is also perfect for an outdoor spring party; a garden party with such lovely colours and patterns – you can picture it, right?

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For additional pictures from this styled shoot, click here
Images captured by Lauren Rae Photography