Maharanis, get ready to enjoy Zohra & Rehan's real-life fairytale in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through a common friend and realized after meeting that we are from the same med school, had so many friends in common but never really met each other then.
So when we met in the US, its like we clicked right away

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
No major scoop. We kept it traditional. Families met. And we decided on a wedding date, which was way harder than it sounds

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
I kinda knew had an idea who I wanted for my vendors in Detroit. And luckily enough, they were all very nice and accommodating.
I only had about 8 weeks to plan my wedding, while working as a physician-in-training with long hours. All I had to do was share my ideas and my wonderful vendors brought it to life.
Honestly, I was so lucky to have jhobby to do my make, Ayesha my hair, Gagan for video/pics/music/lighting and Tina from Marigold

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew i wanted something with gold and red, with a lehnga and choli. I went to Pakistan and met the designer i was getting my dress from in person. She tool my measurements, we did some rough sketches and I came back to the US. My Mom took care of the rest.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
All the pre-wedding festivities. The spending time with family, late-night sittings, singing, dancing.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests enjoyed everything. The table setting, photobooth with props, dessert station, my dress, my makeup and hairdo. Everything turned out phenomenal.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Making my entrance, and seeing my husband get up to receive me

For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
One evening main event right after the nikkah with beautiful floral centerpieces on a gold table setting, LED lights, hanging flowers, green leafy floral backdrop with hanging chandeliers, entrance centerpieces with a petal throwdown, photobooth, dessert station, sparklers, and fog machine. A hired bhangra dancing troupe.

For the reception, it was a slightly smaller day event. The ballroom itself was like a small art gallery with complimenting pnk/white decor.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
This is a very stressful time and its normal to want everything to be perfect, but don't forget to breathe and enjoy the process. This is your moment, cherish it.

 

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Planning & Design: Marigold Wedding Planners | Floral & Decor: Marigold Wedding Planners | Photography: Sky Films and Productions | Ceremony Venue: The Henry Autograph Collection | Makeup: JHobby Makeup | Hair: Hair by Aysha | Catering: Rana Catering | Bridal Fashions: Fatima Ashar | Dessert Table: The Henry