Greetings, dolls! It feels great to be back with a new love story for you! We will join Alina & Majid on a journey of eternal togetherness at their breathtaking wedding. The festivities commenced at the opulent Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The hotel's regal architecture and stunning waterfront views provided a magical backdrop for celebrating their love. Adorned by RJ Best Events with exquisite floral decor, it sets the perfect romantic ambiance for the celebration of a lifetime. Alina made her grand entrance in a mesmerizing ensemble from Mohsin Naveed Ranjha. The glittering jewels from Damas added an extra sparkle to her presence, making her truly the epitome of grace and elegance. With the skilled touch of Sania Raja, her hair and makeup were flawlessly radiant, enhancing her natural beauty. The talented Anjali Godhasara created incredible henna designs to adorn Alina's hands. The enchanting beats of DJ Taj Production filled the air, enticing the guests to the dance floor. The timeless moments of this joyous occasion were beautifully captured by TLIC Media, whose photography skillfully encapsulated the love and happiness that permeated the air throughout the event. Take a glimpse of the beautiful gallery we prepared. You'll not regret it!
How did you meet your Groom, and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through family friends. A mutual friend of ours introduced our families to one another, and from there blossomed a friendship between both families. They introduced Majid and me to each other. Over the course of a year, we spoke and got to know one another, and from there came long conversations, laughs, and excitement for our future. He was “the one” when I received a phone call from him and heard the excitement and nervousness in his voice before the surprise proposal.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was an absolute surprise to me when he proposed. He was visiting with his family; normal conversations and dinner is what I was expecting. It wasn’t until midnight when our families gathered in one room waiting for us. I walked in, shocked, to flowers and sweets laid out on a table, and he had the ring in his hand. It was a beautifully intimate celebration with our loved ones.
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.
Once engaged, our families decided on a date 3 months ahead. Now that’s quite unconventional, having such a small time frame to plan a wedding, but it was a miracle. My father and I managed to sort out the entire function ourselves. We found venues for our henna night and baraat function, despite many places not having availability on such short notice. Hair and Makeup cut really close to the wedding (3 weeks prior), but thankfully, Sania Raja, by a miracle, had just opened up availability on our wedding weekend, and I was the first to grab it. Outfits were sorted by my mother and me a few weeks after the engagement as we traveled to Pakistan for 3 weeks and searched nonstop for the perfect clothes. I noted the designers and shops we visited, and it was up to 40 places. Talk about chaos… but so worth it. My henna artist was Anjali (Solah_Shringar), and I found her once I’d come back from my outfit search. As chaotic as everything was, it all played out into a beautiful event. Photography and Videography were crucial; if nothing else was working out, I knew I needed quality photos and videos of the wedding celebration to keep forever. That’s when I came across TLIC Media, they did such a great job of capturing the moments and working with me to create a schedule for the day.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I’ve always loved the red bridal look, but the bright red I knew was not for me. As a kid, I loved the super ornate dresses brides would wear, but just enough where it wasn’t too over the top. I love extravagance. A big poofy lengha was the goal, but I knew it had to be maroon. My bridal dresses were my Mohsin Naveed Ranjha. After the tough search, I walked into their designer store and laid my eyes on the perfect dress. It turned out the dress was brand new and hadn’t been worn by any brides, and wasn’t it production? My heart was set on this dress, and by another miracle, the dress was made for me within 2 months. It was perfect, the colors, the patterns, the contrast dupattas, it was everything I wanted it to be.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of planning was working with my photography team to sort out the day. I had a general idea and created an outline of what was to happen, but TLIC helped me finalize every little detail with timing. It was great to work with professionals. the days went by so smoothly and organized I was stress-free.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My family and I received so many compliments from our guests and vendors about the events. Everyone loved the food, the music, the decor, and the venues. It was a blast. The dancing, entertainment, and atmosphere were so much fun for everyone, and I couldn’t have been happier to hear about it.
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.
Truth be told, I was never the type of person to have my wedding planned out in my free time; I never browsed any ideas, dresses, rings, decor, or anything. So when the time came, I was panicking; I had no idea what to do or where to look. Eventually, after countless Pinterest scrolls and Instagram ideas, I developed a vague idea of what I wanted and how I wanted it to look. I love flowers and knew I wanted flowers incorporated into the decor. With color schemes, I wanted to switch it up by contrasting and complimenting the dresses I had for the events. It was tedious but worth it.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take it day by day, ladies; if I can sort out a 3-day ordeal in 3 months, take all the extra time you have and makes your dreams come true. Don’t compromise on your day; if you don’t like something, do force yourself to settle with it; just keep looking for the right dress, henna, jewelry, cake, decor, etc. It’s your day, so be sure to be happy with what you choose.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My jewelry was by Damas. I was particularly the biggest fan of the stark yellow-gold color, and I came across this choker-style set that had more of an antique look to it that complimented my baraat dress beautifully.
For someone who had no idea what I wanted for anything, I did learn quickly what I didn’t want. I relied on my intuition and gut feeling to tell me if it was right or not.
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