It has been a while, hasn’t it? If you have kept up with my instagram, you’ll know that I have had a busy few weeks. Since my last post, I started a new job, traveled to Punta Cana for a destination wedding and drove to Ottawa for a fusion wedding. It has been an eventful first quarter and I am looking forward to having more down time. This weekend was relaxing and I finally had time to revisit the blogosphere; both my own and catching up with some of my favourite ones. It feels like reconnecting with old friends. On the blog today, feast your eyes upon the beautiful images of Alisha and Adeel’s engagement and reception shoot. The pictures are captured by Nadia D Photography. Engagement Reception
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.
All images via Kashif Qadri Photography
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Today’s feature includes one of the cutest brides I have seen in a long time! I love, love, love the beginning of the video; it is full of life and bursting with character.
I hope more videographers in Canada start to incorporate the “behind-the-scenes” commotion into highlights. They are my favourite part of weddings.
I am a huge fan of brides (and grooms) showing personality; the bride, and the couple, are absolutely beautiful.
Images and video via Junaid Syed Films and Photography
Have a great weekend everyone!
Finally, the last segment from our wedding – the reception day!
As you know, I absolutely adore the colour purple. I wish I could be surrounded by the colour purple all the time. The Valima was my last day to incorporate purple (I had elements of purple in my dress on each day) and I wanted to go all out. I had always envisioned my reception dress to include both silver and purple and I couldn’t have been happier with my dress.
My makeup for this day was a stark contrast to the wedding day. I wanted to keep everything light and natural. Instead of a dark lipstick, I opted for a neutral tone with a touch of pink.
Decor and Details
The most exciting aspect of the valima, besides the colours, was the decor. I had wanted a water stage – yes, a stage that was made entirely of water!
Cake and Food
After extensive searching, Nouman and I decided to go to Sunnyside Pavilion for our photoshoot. It was surrounded by water and also had some interesting fountain/garden areas to work with.
Well, you have now seen my entire wedding – let me know what you think! I added some decor pictures to my shaadi post so be sure to go back and check that out. You can also have a look at Our Mehendi.
Have a great weekend! I have to attend two bridal showers on the same day. One is the same theme as mine so I’m excited to see their take. Follow me on instagram or Twitter to stay updated on my weekend happenings!
Finally, it’s time! I am so happy to be able to share these pictures with all of you. It has been hard selecting pictures since there are so many but I finally sat down to do it. Our mehendi was so much fun – I wish I could go back! Without further ado, check out the pictures below that were taken by our photographer, Big Al Studios.
For the decor, I wanted to keep everything simple. I am in love with tents so that is all that I had wanted for the stage.
My outfit was mainly emerald green with accents of magenta and navy blue. My parents and sisters wore the reverse colours of me – mainly magenta or navy blue. Both the males and females on my side wore navy blue – the men were provided with turquoise dupatta’s. Nouman’s family gave beige kurta’s to all the boys and turquoise dupatta’s aswell. Nouman’s male cousins all wore white. Nouman wore a brown kurta with a beige shalwar and dupatta.
Therefore, the decor matched the above colours. The tent was mainly green with panels of navy blue, turquoise and magenta. I did not want an overtly pink look – I preferred to have the blue’s and greens more prominent. The tablecloth and chair covers were gold with turquoise overlays for the tables and navy/royal blue napkins.
Nouman’s family had cute trays and candles that they had decorated with flowers and pearl necklaces. I bought most of my stuff from the dollar store – with the exception of a few pieces from Pakistan. My side had: flower baskets, lanterns, colourful candleholders, a tray with small bowls filled with mehendi, ubtan and toothpicks (from Pakistan), a decorated mehendi plate from Pakistan with 2 paans (leaves) that my mom had attached gota to, velvet paisley and glitter trays, 2 trays of chooriyan covered with velvet fabric, a green coloured platter from Pakistan full of fruits, a basket full of nuts from the Middle East and a tray with Nouman’s flower haar (garland).
As he entered behind the girls, the music cut to Brooklyn Go Hard by Jay-Z ft. Santogold. Nouman donned a “NY” hat at the entrance of the hall and then walked to the stage.
The doors opened to the first beat of Peer Manava (Black and White). As I walked, I was nervous and excited.
I had learned from my baat pakki and kept fruits instead of mithai for our feeding. As a result, even though we had a long lineup of people feeding us, I didn’t feel sick.
Most of the pictures below were taken separately before we saw each other. The photoshoot we had of us during dinner was mainly a couples shoot (duh!). The last two pictures in this section are from out photoshoot together.
Dholki and Dances:
The most enteratining portion of the night – everybody did a fantastic job. We had seven dances in total – each roughly around 4-5 minutes. My sisters dance was 9 minutes long! Dances were done by: My family friends – Shahab Brothers, Family Friend Girls, Family Friend Boys, My Sisters, Nouman’s brother and sister-in-law, Nouman’s cousin and Nouman and the boys. With the exception of the last dance, all of them used a medley of songs – surprisingly, not a single song overlapped!
*All the images used in this post are courtesy of Big Al Studios.*
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I saw a sneak peek of this bride, Amna, on Facebook and could not wait to see more pictures. MashAllah, the bride is stunning! I’m not sure if the bride wears a Hijab, but the styling of her dupatta is great for anyone looking for inspiration on covering their hair.
Have a great weekend!
If you have been following along on my Facebook Page or Twitter (@Shazasscrapbook), you’ll know that I’ve been super busy for the past couple of days (and if you haven’t been following – why the heck not?? :)).
You all know that I religiously stalk Wedluxe and when I saw this beautiful wedding, I knew I had to share it with you guys! If the groom looks familiar, it’s because he’s singer Michael Buble. His wedding was modern chic and oh-so-soft.
The Oscars are this Sunday – I hope celebrities take daring risks with their outfits. By the way, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has become the first Pakistani to be nominated for an Oscar – I hope she wins!
Have a good weekend everyone
The real wedding (sort of) of Barbie and Ken!
I came across this Real Wedding on the Rock n Roll Bride blog - which I occasionally browse through. The photography was done by Beatrice De Guigne
Check out the pictures below and let me know what you think: Awsome? Gorgeous dress? Why didn’t I think of that at my wedding?! Amazing photography? Or just plain old scary…?
Barbie’s getting ready shots:
Ken getting shots:
It’s photoshoot time for the bride and groom:
Don’t you love how real the shots are? Tell me what you think!