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Alisha and Adeel

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 1497503_10153030835963642_1418412432749112961_n 10516628_10153030835948642_1037750283038355734_n1911844_10153030836183642_9219497276473588755_n 10302023_10153030836613642_2141454008601667842_n 10511076_10153030836198642_280112660012216635_n 10574297_10153030836383642_4305688569200293205_n10556236_10153030836373642_7648536008897487033_n10478933_10153030835473642_7423281279235047570_n Reception 1975215_10153210109243642_7523386429227571995_n16110_10153210109333642_1102480886296846979_n 1484143_10153210108828642_1324501069218042347_n 10620765_10153210109008642_95207137747673876_n 10665826_10153210109073642_3719175170575319823_n 10671441_10153210108898642_3694014527560448_n 10713000_10153210108953642_5466885137256068780_n 10352615_10153210109133642_2624016508923630802_n 1620496_10153210109103642_4816897394413125631_n E29064420825FA0D723FA6F1BD76C3A4

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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Friday’s Feature: Sunnya and Omair

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.

Image via Junaid Syed Photography



Images and video via Junaid Syed Films and Photography

Have a great weekend everyone!



Friday’s Feature: Nouman and Shaza’s Valima

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!

Our programs

Our programs

Centrepieces, table setting, wall lights and boutonnieres

Centrepieces, table setting, wall lights and boutonnieres

Stage. The top left picture are petals inside our water stage

Stage. The top left picture are petals inside our water stage

Cake and Food



Dessert table

Dessert table


Our Photoshoot
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.

Walking to our location

Walking to our location



Our love, shoes! Yes, I not only walked through grass but also sand. Anything for a good picture!

Our love, shoes! Yes, I not only walked through grass but also sand. Anything for a good picture!


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I specifically asked for this shot so I could get a picture of my train

I specifically asked for this shot so I could get a picture of my train

edits-1921The Party!

Cake cutting

Cake Cutting

Nouman showing off his wedding band to all the ladies

Nouman showing off his wedding band to all the ladies


During a friends' speech

During a friends’ speech

Dance galore!

Dance galore!

So, apparently I never get this hand sign right. I'm working on it guys.

So, apparently I never get this hand sign right. I’m working on it guys.

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!

Photography: Big Al Studios
Venue: Apollo Convention Centre
Hair & Makeup: Shirley Wu
Bridal Outfit:
PLK, Karachi
Jewellery: Lahore (in-laws!)


Friday’s Feature: Nouman & Shaza’s Mehendi

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.

Some of the hors d'oeuvre and appetizers

Some of the hors d’oeuvre and appetizers



Signing the graffiti wall

Signing the graffiti wall

Mehendi Thaals:
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).

I bought flower baskets and the lantern for my cousins

Flower baskets and lanterns for my cousins – Dollar Store. We filled the baskets with rose petals

Mehendi thaals before our entrances

With the exception of the candleholders (top right), everything is from Nouman’s side. I bought the candleholders from the Dollar Store

My mom, sisters and I (mainly my mom) made the velvet paisley trays. I couldn't find fans when I went to Pakistan. My mom's mami saved the day and bought the fans for me

My mom, sisters and I (mainly my mom) made the velvet paisley trays. I couldn’t find fans when I went to Pakistan. My mom’s mami saved the day and bought the fans for me. The 2 green trays (bottom left) are full of chooriyan – my moms friend made the velvet covers. The tray in the middle has Nouman’s haar.

Nouman’s Entrance:
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.

Nouman getting ready to make his entrance

Nouman getting ready to make his entrance

Nouman's entrance

The guys dancing

My Entrance:
The doors opened to the first beat of Peer Manava (Black and White). As I walked, I was nervous and excited.

Nouman's family ready to receive me

Nouman’s family ready to receive me

Making my entrance

Making my entrance

Peeking through my mamoo's arm

Peeking through my mamoo’s arm

My nerves captured on camera

My nerves captured on camera (by the way, look – my nails did grow! Thank you all for the tips)

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.


Top to Bottom: Nouman’s mom tying gajray (flower bracelets) on my hands, Mehendi (henna) on our leaf, the fruit tray that we were fed from

Nouman's mom

Nouman’s mom putting the mehendi on my leaf

Trying to get in a few words to each other amidst all the chaos

Trying to get in a few words to each other amidst all the chaos

Our Photoshoot:
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.

Nouman's "getting ready" shots

Nouman’s “getting ready” shots

My turn

My turn


Hiding behind my ghoonghat

Hiding behind my ghoonghat




Striking a pose and being silly

Striking a pose and being silly

Stuffing my face with cotton candy!

Stuffing my face with cotton candy!


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!

The ladies having a blast on the dhol

The ladies having a blast on the dhol

Nouman's cousin

Nouman’s cousin


Clockwise from Top Left: Girls dance, Shahab brothers, brother and sister-in-law’s and my sisters!

Nouman and the guys dancing to Kolaveri Di

Nouman and the guys dancing to Kolaveri Di

Dancing the night away

Open dance floor


Dancing the night away

The end.

Looks like we maintained good posture

Looks like we maintained good posture

*All the images used in this post are courtesy of Big Al Studios.*

To read about the Mehendi Day, check out my posts: Mehendi Day – Part 1 and Mehendi Day – Part 2. For information on my makeup, check out my tips for a DIY Mehendi Look.

p.s. If you have not been following me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have been surprised at the blog’s new look. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think – I want to hear your feedback!


Friday’s Feature: Alineh and Rafi

Today’s feature is a cute and endearing video by Desi Vibe Studios. I love how sweet the couple is with each other – somebody say AWWWW already!


Photography by Talha Siddiqi

Photography by Talha Siddiqi


Photography by Talha Siddiqi

Alineh and Rafi – Highlights from DesiVibe Studios on Vimeo.


Have a good weekend :)

Friday’s Feature: Amna and Haseeb

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.

The event was covered by Amna Hakim Photograhphy – you might remember her from one of my previous posts. I love the clarity and creativity of Amna Hakim and she’s so full of bubblyness and energy!


I heart family pictures

The detail shots are amazing

Pretty outfits


The pillow is so cute

Rukhsati’s are always so sad

Have a great weekend!

Friday’s Feature: Michael Buble & Luisana Lopilato

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.

She looks pretty!

Love the crystal details

Love the stark contrast of the white and fuchsia

Monogram Napkins

Slippers for dancing

How awesome are these favours for the ladies? Makeup!

I heart flowers

Macarons - I'm obsessed lately.


I'm pretty sure he's serenading her

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 :)

Real Wedding: Barbie and Ken

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:

The ceremony:

It’s photoshoot time for the bride and groom:

The reception:

Don’t you love how real the shots are? Tell me what you think! :)