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Feast your eyes upon Asifa and Nabeel’s collection.
My overall verdict: I thought some pieces were stunning while others were too over the top for my taste.
Images via Ahmed W Khan Photography
Sometime this week, I was browsing through old pictures (I have thousands of pictures saved from my pre-wedding time) and came across Pakistani designer, Ammar Shahid. A few of his outfits stood out so I decided to have a look at his most recent collection. I LOVE it.
Images via Ammar Shahid’s Facebook page
One of the most frequent questions I get is from brides that cover their hair; they want to know how to cover their hair and still look beautiful. Although I have blogged about this in the past (here and here), this post centers around my three bridal looks.
Photography: Big Al Studios
Several of you have asked me to send pictures of my sisters’ outfits from the mehendi. Instead of replying to each one individually, I am sharing pictures on the blog. This post highlights their outfits, hair, makeup and jewellery.
Since my outfit was emerald-green with hints of magenta and navy blue, I wanted my sisters to wear the reverse of me: mainly magenta with accents of emerald-green and navy blue. My purpose in making them wear the reverse of me was so that we all stood out from one another but also looked cohesive.
My sisters and I wanted flowy gowns for their mehendi look so I used chiffon. The fabric was dyed to match the magenta in my outfit and I had “chun” added to their entire outfits. I added one strip of green and one strip of blue banarsi to the bottom of their shirts to tie all the colours together. I totally love chooridar sleeves so I took a risk and used jamawar for their sleeves. To slightly differentiate the sisters looks, I added blue and green stripes to the sides of one of the outfits. The kaam around their neck was also slightly different.
Hair, Makeup and Jewellery
For my sisters’ jewellery, we decided to keep everything mainly gold with a little bit of green for a pop of colour. The green would also stand out better against their magenta shirts. The older sister wore drop earrings and the younger sister wore more traditional, circular earrings.
I love, love, love, messy braids so I knew that I was going to ask them to get that done for the mehendi. Both of them had messy side braids with side bangs. For their makeup, we wanted something modern and funky. That’s literally what we told the makeup artist and she worked her magic!
And lastly, My Parents:
My dad wore a navy blue kurta from with a turquoise dupatta and white shalwar. I can’t remember the name of the store we purchased his kurta from but it was at Kurta Gali on Tariq Road. My brother-in-law also wore the same ensemble.
I made a navy blue gharara for my mom with a magenta shirt. Her shirt was made of raw silk and had gold chun with some gold embroidery on it. The gharara and dupatta were navy blue jamawar (dupatta was chiffon jamawar) with gold detailing. To offset the darkness of the navy blue, we had magenta borders around the dupatta and the gharara.
p.s. Check out their dance on the mehendi!
I have been working tirelessly on featuring our Mehendi this coming Friday and needed a break. I decided to have a look at trends and I loved the winter collection by Mohsin Ali. His new collection has culture embedded in all of its pieces. Some pieces, and especially the colours, would look stunning on a mehendi!
*All images are via Mohsin Ali’s Facebook Page*
Will you be wearing bright colours during the upcoming wedding season?
Do you remember when I was contemplating on wearing a nath or not to the wedding? Some of you asked what I did, and the answer is: I wore a nath!
On the day of the wedding, I had still not decided on wearing a nath. I was leaning towards a yes but then I’d have moments where I’d turn a 360 and be a firm NO. Once I was done my hair and makeup, I told my makeup artist that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to wear it. She held it against my face and my mom and sisters started squealing with delight – and so the decision was made!
I am SO glad I wore it!
If you’re on the fence about wearing a nath, I would advise you to GO FOR IT!
Guess what guys? I made Keema Aloo yesterday! It turned out pretty good – details on Monday! For now, back to LPBW for the last set of pictures.
The closing designers - Nickie Nina:
*All the above images are via Fashion Central*
Phew, I’m done posting pictures! What did you think? Any favourites?