The prestigious Oheka Castle is serving host to Noor and Sameer's Pakistani wedding reception in New York! Jibran A. Photography gives us a sneak peek at the blushing bride getting ready for her big day! From the classic jhoomar to the adorable peep-toe shoes to the flawless hair and makeup, every details spells p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n! The talented Kanwal Batool gives our Maharani a dramatic updo, with thick luscious black eye liner on her upper and lower lids along with ruby red lips! She's definitely sporting that bridal glow in her custom-made Bunto Kazmi gown, as she meets the Maharaja of her dreams for a first look photo shoot. I am loving our groom's headpiece—very striking! Stay tuned because we've got Design House Decor serving up fabulous floral and decor for this couple's nuptials, but for now, come with me to the gallery for more bridal beauty inspiration!
From the bride, on how they met:
"I first met Sameer Ashfaq when I was visiting a mutual friend in Texas. I don't think I have an exact 'aha' moment, but we continued to grow closer and talked more frequently beyond my visit. It was the time after my visit, when we would specifically take time out of our own busy schedules, that I realized I was falling for him."
On the proposal:
"Sameer had talked to my parents without my knowledge asking for their blessing for a proposal. Around Valentine's Day 2014, he surprised me with a visit from Texas. I thought it was just a grand gesture because it was our first Valentine's Day together. He took me for a walk in Central Park when he asked some nearby people to take a photo of us. It was as they were taking pictures that he dropped down to one knee and asked the question!"
On the hair and makeup:
"The amazing Kanwal Batool did my makeup and hair. I had a generalized idea of what I wanted but once we had our trial session she created a look that was perfect. I tried not to get too picky, allowing her to have her creative juices flowing. In the end I was ecstatic of how everything turned out!"
On the lengha:
"From the start I knew I didn't want the traditional all red lengha. Going back and forth between different colors I finally decided on the gold and maroon combination. My grandmother always raved about the designer Bunto Kazmi. So once the color scheme was decided it was a given that she would be the one. The intimate work done on the suit was beautiful and she payed such close attention to detail. She brought my vision to life."
The wedding reception is next!