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Commack, NY Pakistani Fusion Wedding by Park Street Weddings

Hello, Maharanis! We are glad you could join us today because we are revisiting Nayaab & Usama's lovely wedding celebration thanks to the jaw-dropping film captured by Park Street Weddings. If you already loved the spectacular shots captured by I Alam Photography, today's featured film will take your breath away! Each and every scene overflows with beauty and traditional flairs. Thanks to the perfect planning by Karma Events and the outstanding decor crafted by House of Dipali, The Hamlet Golf and Country Club's halls became the ideal setting for these lovebirds o join their lives in marriage in the company of their family and closest friends. After the charming ceremony, there was an elegant reception party to celebrate the newlyweds. And we want to give a big shoutout to Powerhouse DJs as their endless repertoire put everyone on their feet to dance the night away. Ladies, wait no more; click play below and get ready to enjoy this real-life fairytale. You will love it!

What a lovely story! Remember to join us tomorrow for more. 

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Cinematography: Park Street Weddings | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | DJ: Powerhouse DJs | Planning & Design: Karma Events | Mehndi Venue: The Swan Club | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hamlet Golf and Country Club | Makeup: Preeti Artistry | Hair: Beauty by Fiza | Bridal Jewelry: Arshad Jewellers | Mehndi Artist: Henna for All | Mehndi Dress: Ahmad Sultan | Baraat Bride & Groom Designer: Ahmad Sultan | Mehndi Groom Designer: Mohsin Naveed Ranjha | Photography: I Alam Photography


Dallas, TX Pakistani Wedding by Blink Films & Images

Hello there, darlings! Get ready to enjoy Afsha & Fahim's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Fahim at my cousin's (his best friend) birthday party. We became really good friends since were both sarcastic and fun and before we knew it, we started dating.

I knew he was "the one" because of how thoughtful he was towards not just me but my family. My father passed away in 2017, and he was and continues to be a rock that holds my family together. He is extremely fun and can literally talk to anyone!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Fahim and I dated for 4 and a half years before he proposed on December 23, 2020.

Fahim told me that he was taking me to take Christmas pictures in our Looney Tunes sweaters to send out to our friends and family. He took me to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, which we both loved visiting because of how calm the environment is. He took me to the gazebo and proposed! My friends and family were hidden behind. They came out and surprised me! It was the best Christmas present!

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.
Fahim and I planned our wedding with the help of our amazing friends, family, and bridal party. We started by shopping for venues and played around with a few dates. After about a month, we decided to get married in January 2020 and finalized the date shortly after.

Next, we started looking for photo, video, and decor. We heard about Blink Films and Images from Houston and went to visit their office. We realized that we could get all our needs taken care of with them. The photo and video process was seamless. The Blink Team was there early and prepared for all of our events and very professional. When it came to decor, we didn't have a theme in mind to be honest. My lengha was maroon and fahim's outfit was pink (the accent color to my lengha), so I had no clue what I wanted! I trusted AV at Blink with the colors and design of my reception and was not disappointed with the product! I still remember walking into the venue when it was fully decorated in awe because of how beautiful everything looked! They are wonderful and exceptional at what they do!

In terms of hair and makeup, my sisters always raved about Jenny Torry and how amazing her brides look! I did a bridal trial with her, and decided shortly after that she was the one I was going with! She did an incredible job!

When it came to cake, we had tasted a delicious cake at my coworker's wedding that we absolutely LOVED. We found out that we could customize the cake and the flavors were so yummy! Cake Daddy exceeded our expectations and gave us a phenomenal product!

I went to India with my mom and sisters to shop for my wedding weekend outfits in the summer of 2019. We ended up picking all of our outfits within 2 weeks!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For my nikkah, I did not want to go with the traditional light sari that everyone wears. I am just not a sari gal! I decided to go with a champagne colored long gown instead with a dupatta on my head.

When it came to my reception lengha, this one took me by complete surprise. Since I was traveling to India, I had a very open mind about my outfit, but I definitely knew i wanted a navy/dark blue outfit. When I started trying on lenghas that were blue, my family and I soon realized the "pop" wasn't there. The salesman told me to try on a red lengha to "humor him" and we all turned out loving the color! I soon realized why wedding lenghas are red! We went with a velvet maroon lengha, which I absolutely loved!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Overall as most brides know, the planning process is incredibly STRESSFUL. I think for me, it was very very important to take breaks and learn to enjoy the process! Once the big things were decided, putting together the little details was definitely my favorite part of the process. Even though sometimes details don't seem that important, it makes an astronomical difference on the day of when you see everything come together!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I feel like most of our guests absolutely LOVED our decor and how everything fit together so well! We also tried to keep things on schedule and had fun activities planned for our guests for each event we threw.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes. My sisters put together a slideshow to honor my father during the reception, which put me to tears, but it was incredible. It made me feel like he was there with me and was smiling from above.

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.
Our family and friends came together to create a skit for our reception, which was exceptional! We also incorporated events such as a bouquet toss and a non-traditional first dance. The reception also encompassed plenty of time for dancing, food, and fun and ended with sparklers outside!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. BREATHE. Indian wedding planning can be daunting and trust me, you will be okay! Just take things one step at a time and try your best to breathe through it!
2. Do all the big things first and then fill in the details later. I know this seems obvious, but when you're working on planning, you can get carried away with the details!
3. Silverware is not always included in the package. Make sure to ask the venue to make sure it is!
4. Give yourself at LEAST 8-10 months to plan out the wedding weekend.
5. A week before the wedding, let everything go and relax! You've done all you can by this point, so now it's time for you to take a load off and ENJOY yourself!
6. If you can, move in all your clothes and furniture to your new home BEFORE your wedding weekend. Trust me, you'll thank us later.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I was very open throughout my process since I wasn't like other brides who had their dream wedding planned. Slowly, but surely things came together and ended up being extremely fun and memorable!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Jtorry Makeup & Hair Artistry | Sangeet Venue: India 101 | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Irving | Floral & Decor: Blink Décor & DJs | Catering (Sangeet): India 101 | Catering (Reception): Al Markaz Restaurant | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Alisha Lakhani | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Anisha Lakhani | Bridal Fashions (Sangeet & Reception): Roopkala Mumbai | Bridal Jewelry: Silver Plaza | Cake & Treats: Designs by Cake Daddy | Cinematography: Blink Films & Images | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Gemini Card India | Mehndi Artist: Mehndi by Sultana | Transportation (Nikkah): Maserati | Transportation (Reception): Tesla | First Dance Choreographer/MC: Kaizer Sayani | Bridal Shoes (Sangeet): Valentino | Bridal Shoes (Reception): Christian Louboutin | Bridal Fashion (Nikkah): Friendship Sarees | Groom Fashion (Sangeet): Poshak | Groom Fashion (Nikkah): Indochino | Groom Fashion (Reception): Manyavar Mohey | Photography: Blink Films & Images


Commack, NY Pakistani Fusion Wedding by I Alam Photography

Hello, ladies! Don't miss Nayaab & Usama's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog. You will love it!

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Cinematography: Park Street Weddings | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | DJ: Powerhouse DJs | Planning & Design: Karma Events | Mehndi Venue: The Swan Club | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hamlet Golf and Country Club | Makeup: Preeti Artistry | Hair: Beauty by Fiza | Bridal Jewelry: Arshad Jewellers | Mehndi Artist: Henna for All | Mehndi Dress: Ahmad Sultan | Baraat Bride & Groom Designer: Ahmad Sultan | Mehndi Groom Designer: Mohsin Naveed Ranjha | Photography: I Alam Photography


Great Falls, VA Pakistani Wedding by Maria Fasih Studios

Happy Monday, ladies! We hope your week has been off to a great start! Ours has just been brightened up with your lovely company because we were dying to share Aisha & Aamer's intimate wedding celebration with all of you. Every single shot captured by Maria Fasih Studios overflows with beauty and traditional flair, and we cannot stress how much we love them! Just take a look at how beautiful our lovely Aisha looked. Simply amazing! But there is no surprise as she had the best allies by her side: Makeup by Iram in the beauty department, Saira Shakira and Faiza Saqlain taking care of her fashion needs, and Hanif Diamond Jewellers for the dazzling pieces of jewelry. What else can you ask for! Due to the emergence of COVID, these lovebirds tried to keep this wedding small and intimate. Still, it ended up being a dream come true. After all, it was our lovely Maharai who planned and designed every bit of this wedding. She had a vision of how she wanted her dream wedding to be, so she took the wheel to make it happen. How amazing is that! To achieve the final result, she brought Sarah Khan Event Styling to take care of the stage decor. And what a great decision it was as the talent they have in creating magical settings is out of the question, and this time was no exception! Ladies, if you can't get enough of this lovely wedding, make sure to visit today's gallery for a full reveal of all the charm and beauty that surrounded it. We are sure you are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met 10 years ago not knowing that we'd ever be together. Life took us in different directions until we reconnected last year. Things didn't instantly click but when they did we moved forward very quickly. I travel a lot for work and personally, and I knew I didn't want to continue seeing the world without him.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had been openly talking about marriage and one day just asked our families to meet. With the overwhelming love support of our families we decided to move forward with their blessing. We were very traditional with it and I wouldn't change a thing.

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.
Wedding planning took a gigantic pivot due to the pandemic. We originally had a 2 day wedding planned for May in Chicago with our entire families from all over the states. We cancelled early on but didn't think we'd be able to reschedule. We ended up rescheduling 3 weeks prior to our wedding day in September and switched it up to my home in Virginia with only 21 guests. As soon as the wedding date was fixed, I knew I couldn't just have a regular party at home. It had to have all the details and love put into it. I didn't want aamer to feel that we didn't have the wedding he's always wanted with all our family and friends. I kicked it into high gear and DIY'd allot of the details in the wedding. From wedding favors, to desserts, gifts, lighting and florals. I wasn't too familiar with the vendors in the DMV area since I haven't lived here too long so I searched high and low on instagram for vendors that fit my aesthetic. Hiring Maria Fasih was an easy tough decision. In one conversation with her I knew she understood my vision and could execute. One of my friend's had to convince me to just with her and don't think twice and I'll be happy with the results. She was right, Maria and her team did a fantastic job and everyone at the wedding loved her professionalism.

I got lucky that I was able to do most of my shopping prior to the pandemic. I had a nikkah and reception outfit ready to go. I just needed my house to match my vibe. I wanted a simple and clean nikkah ceremony. I opted for a cream silk gown and wore my mother's wedding jewelry. I didn't want the outfit to compete with the jewelry and I made baby's breath and rose wrist garlands to go with my floral decor.

For the evening reception I wanted aamer and I to look like royalty. He had an understated but classic self embroidered black on black sherwani which paired well with my over the top egg white gown. I wanted modern jewelry for the reception because my mother's set for the nikkah was traditional multani jewelry.

Sarah Khan events styling was a fabulous vendor that worked around all the DIY details we had going on. Amena and sarah both from that team were fantastic, professional, and really went above and beyond making sure everything looked classy yet magical. In the short period of time and one phone call, they really delivered exactly what I wanted down to every rose.

The beauty about having an at home wedding was I was able to really have an intimate time with everyone that was there. Something I probably couldn't have had we had a larger wedding. I was also able to focus on all the little details and my entire house was decorated in fresh florals. Something that was much more doable since it was at home. I didn't think I would be able to pull off a modern classy rustic farmhouse vibe in a tent on my deck in the backyard. But with only 21 guests, I was able to manage all those fine details and having a small wedding turned into a blessing. I knew I needed roses, lots and lots of baby's breath, and eucalyptus. I love the simplicity of combining greenery with roses.

For makeup, I did my own makeup and hair for the nikkah. I knew I wanted to look like myself during the nikkah. When I look back at the ceremony pictures years later I'll know I had a no makeup makeup look that will remain timeless. I know about of bride's are into certain makeup trends these days, but I really recommend trying to be simple and subtle one of your events. That way you look timeless when you look back.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to go with a lighter color. I didn't think I wanted white, but when I walked into the saira shakira bridal studio and saw this gown I knew this is what I wanted with no changes. For my nikkah dress, I wanted to go with cream, and wanted something very simple that wouldn't overpower my mother's wedding jewelry. I opted to wear her wedding jewelry for the nikkah and knew I wanted something clean and simple.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was to see how everyone enjoyed everything during the wedding. I didn't go through all that for myself. It was all for Aamer, and to see how happy he was, I would do it again... Maybe. It was a lot of work in a short amount of time. The best part was when my cousins all came in the day before to help out with the final details. It was a girl power moment when we put together the fairy light tunnel up in the front entrance. That was a labor of love and so satisfying to know that I did that with a team of my cousins.

My family was amazing for risking traveling during these pressing times to be there for me. I couldn't invite everyone but in spirit mine and Aamer's friends and family were all there with us.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everything. I'm still amazed at how beautiful everything turned out. And I get super happy to know that everyone you came enjoyed themselves. I think the best part was how happy the attendees on Zoom were. Two of my cousins did a fabulous job documenting the entire wedding for our zoom guests. We had 173 participants log in which means allot more people were able to virtually attend the wedding. I'm so grateful for how technology allowed us to still share everything with everyone that couldn't come because of the pandemic.

I think the guests made the party what the party was, and I hope they know they were the best part.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Everything keeps playing over and over again. How great the food was, the fireworks, the smoke bombs, the lovely video Aamer's friends made for us, and the speeches. My sister in law cried while talking about me during her speech which I thought was so sweet. and I can't stop replaying that over and over again. But most importantly, I can't stop being happy about how happy Aamer was. That alone was worth everything. I know Aamer's family was sad it was a small affair since he comes from a large family. But I'm happy they were happy with how everything worked out. No one missed a beat because of the zoom meeting we had set up. We were also able to interact with everyone on the call.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
If you're a covid bride, don't get caught up on theb limitations you have with your wedding because of the pandemic. Focus on you, your spouse, and those that are fortunate to be there for you on your lucky day. Smaller weddings can be a blessing because you are able to do things that you wouldn't be able to do if you had to do it on a larger scale. Don't forget that people can still attend your wedding virtually and enjoy your special day up close and personal. Whatever you do invest in your photographer. These are the memories that you will cherish and you want to be sure they are captured true to detail. Pandemic weddings are hard to plan because you never know what obstacle you'll hit a month before, a week before even a day before. Be sure you are asking your vendors to add a covid clause to your contracts. Don't get locked in with nonrefundable deposits that dictate which vendors you'll have to work with if you have to reschedule.

Try your best to get enough sleep! No amount of makeup will replace a good night's rest. Lean on family and friends for help even if they can't make your wedding.

We hope you have a great week! Don't forget to join us every day for an extra dose of inspiration.

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Photography: Maria Fasih Studios | Cinematography: Maria Fasih Studios | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Family's Home | Planning & Design: Aisha Chaudhry | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Iram | Bridal Fashions: Saira Shakira | Bridal Jewelry: Hanif Diamond Jewellers | Cake & Treats: Sweets by E | Stage Decor: Sarah Khan Event Styling | Tuxedos: Fibonacci | Nikkah Outfit: Faiza Saqlain


Chicago, IL Pakistani Wedding by Ben Ramos Photography

Happy Friday, Maharanis! Can you believe how fast this week went by? It is unbelievable how time flies when you are having so much fun! Today, we wanted to give you an extra dose of inspiration so you can make it through the weekend and get back on Monday with your batteries recharged! So get ready to enjoy Sana & Muzamil's intimate and charming wedding celebration. Initially, these lovebirds planned a massive traditional 3-day Pakistani wedding; however, the emergence of COVID 19 flipped their plans upside down. So, Sana herself took the lead in planning this spectacular event to ensure that everything would look just as she wanted it, and she nailed it! In only 5 weeks, she put together a lovely Nikkah ceremony held at her parents' backyard. The elegance, the traditional flair, and the minimalist but exquisite decor put together by Saarah Bhaiji created the perfect setting for this festive occasion. But this lovely setting was just the preamble for the real beauty of the evening: Our lovely Maharani! She looked ravishing thanks to Rimsha Khan, who took care of her beauty needs making her look like a princess while walking down the aisle in a gorgeous attire from Zara Shahjahan. The whole evening was a huge success, and we have no words to describe how much we loved it. If you want to check more of this intimate celebration, don't miss the awe-inspiring shots by Ben Ramos Photography in today's full gallery. It is the best way to prepare for an inspiring weekend!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Muzzi and I knew of each other through mutual friends, we officially met in chemistry class our freshman year of college when we were 18 years old! We became quick friends and over time became best friends. Lots of things about our personalities and history were freakishly similar and we had no idea at the time that our relationship would turn into what it has today. We both anticipated it lasting a couple months at max, with warnings from friends about what a terrible decision we were making. We had tons of ups and downs through our college years, but here are we are celebrating 9 years together next month!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had been together for 7 and a half years and Muzzi proposed to me on the Chicago riverwalk! It was sentimatel because it's where he had told me he loved me several years prior. We had already planned an engagement party and I catch on to everythingggg, so pulling this off was EXTREMELY impressive! Muzzi worked with one of my best friends who was also my coworker at a new job I started, he got in touch with my manager and had her pretend we were meeting for dinner. I showed up to the dinner location to find Muzzi standing there in a suit with an umbrella and he walked me to the river where he had set up candles, flowers, and a guitarist. Of course, I said yes!!! Our immediate siblings and cousins were hiding, waiting to come down and surprise us with so much love! I thought we were headed off to dinner, but a second surprise was waiting for us at a nearby lounge with all of our closest friends who had decorated and we had the best night!

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.
We had originally planned a massive traditional 3 -day Pakistani wedding with different venues for a mehndi, baraat, and valima. Each one picked over a long time. Both our families went to Pakistan early in 2020 to get outfits and prepare. All of that flipped upside down when COVID hit. We had no idea what was going to happen with our wedding events, and with Muzzi on a tight schedule for medical school, we didn't know how to plan from there. Our wedding was going to be mid-July, and we didn't make any decision on what to do until the very end of June (even then with tons of uncertainty). We decided the best thing for us was to have a religious ceremony and get married, we'd deal with the reception and large events at another time. So I pulled together the nikkah ceremony in my parent's backyard in 5 weeks. Things fell into place in ways that never would've happened had we kept our original wedding. The blessings in disguise revealed themselves throughout the planning, before, and after the event. Looking back, I wouldn't change a single thing!

I picked the theme (and probably drove everyone crazy with this) but asked everyone to wear white. I knew that Muzzi and I would also be wearing white, but I was really excited and kept envisioning an all white super intimiate backyard event with greenery, candles, lights, and flowers all around. I found a friend Saarah Bhaiji who set up all the decor with the help of some of my friends and I rented tables and chairs for the weekend through a local rental company.

 I knew one of my best friends, Rimsha Khan, who is a makeup artist in the Chicagoland area would be doing my make-up, she does exactly what I want which is smokey but soft. I LOVED my hair and makeup, and she actually did this for me twice -- once for the event and again for the shoot we had a few days later.

The photo and video was SUPER important to Muzzi and I, so we booked Ben Ramos (photographer) and Paraagon Films (videographer). I could not have been happier with our decision, both of these professionals are incredible at what they do and created magical shots that we'll look back at forever! I was truly blown away at their work and they became an extension of our friends at our event.

Our venue was my parent's backyard which was also really special. My parents bougt this house some 15+ years ago, at the time my sister and I were in middle school and elementary school. An old married couple was selling this house and told my parents that both their daughters had gotten married in this backyard. My dad thought of my sister and I, he still says it was one of the main reasions he bought this house and told us that story constantly. Originally, we had no intention of doing our wedding in the backyard just because of how many guests were invited to each event! When we knew our limit was under 50, it just worked out so beautifully and it meant so much!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I actually didn't ever order my nikkah outfit when I was in Pakistan, I was super SUPER indecisive. I knew I wanted to wear white, and that was it. I looked at a million styles and options. When we knew we were doing a backyard nikkah and I had kind of envisioned it in my head, I remembered this Zara ShahJahan lengha that I had just loved SO much because of how elegant and understated it was. I ordered it right away, which was still 5 weeks before our event. Even with all the COVID uncertainty, they were able to get it to me and I didn't have to make a SINGLE adjustment! It was perfect, I was so comfortable and I loved how it sparkled all night.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
There was A LOT of stress around how we would pull this off logistically, a lot of things were super uncertain, we didn't know who would want to attend or not, how many people to anticipate, etc. So instead of capping out at 50, we decided to invite as minimally as possible. We got down to 35 guests. For two Pakistani families, that's nearly impossible. There were so many family members and friends on both sides that we were not able to include. We also decided against a driveby so that we could enjoy the event with whoever was there, and that was the best deicision ever! We still plan on celebrating with alll of our family and friends when things calm down with COVID, but this turned out to be so extremely special and intimate.

My favorite part of planning was that it was so much easier and less complicated than a big venue wedding(s). We got to make it so customized and special. We decided to do a single long table, add fresh flowers, make mini goodie bags for the ceremony portion, pick our favorite songs, etc. All of that made the planning so tailored to what we actually wanted, and that was so special.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our guests really loved the actual nikkah ceremony -- the imaam that did our nikkah did so in English and gave us such valuable advice and information on how to start our marriage and how  to continue to be in our marriage. It was so beautiful and powerful, but short and sweet. They all also really loved the decor and vibe of the event.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
SO MANY THINGS! I remember every single moment of that day, intentionally. I woke up actually smiling and in just such a great mood. I felt like the energy was so powerful and positive all day. I remember giong out on a drive alone in the morning with my coffee to pick up some fresh flowers for the cake. I was listening to some of my favorite songs, the weather was incredible, and I was looking at the sky paying attention to every detail of the day so that I would remember what it felt like. That was actually the only time I cried all day, and it was all tears of happiness and just joy. I felt really good about how the day was going to go.

I walked in under my grandmother's wedding veil into the instrumental piano version of kuch kuch hota hai with my brother. It was right as the sun was setting so the ligh was coming down, so the timing was perfect. I did trip on some uneven ground during my enterance *face palm* but laughed it off and it became such a funny memory.

The nikkah ceremony was so special because my grandpa was right next to me. The imaam, someone who's lectured I used to attend and raved about to basically everyone I knew, gave us (and everyone there) such simple but powerful advice. We hugged each other's families and hugged each other last, and I felt just so extremely happy.

One of my FAVORITE moments from the night was when everyone sat down to eat dinner. It was dark and literally everything I had hoped and imagined came to life at that moment. The lights and candles were so dreamy. It was so incredible to look out onto the table and see so many people that are so close to us together in the middle of a pandemic to celebrate our marriage. More than anything else, I got to actually enjoy our nikkah with my best friend and HUSBAND (whoa) and we were so happy to finally be married.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Every single couple and every single scenario is SO unique, and often times weddings don't reflect that! I'd say to pick really awesome vendors, let your wedding reflect you two as a couple, and enjoy the heck out of the night. Had we spent the entire night on a stage taking photos, there is no way we'd get to enjoy it the way we did! All the minor things that did go wrong didn't matter at all. I'm a control freak and care so much about details, but the day of I really thoroughly enjoyed from the moment I woke up until the night ended.

What a great way to end the week, isn't it? Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to join us on Monday for more!

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Ceremony Venue: Family Backyard | Planning & Design: Sana Memon | Floral & Decor: Saarah Bhaiji | Hair & Makeup: Rimsha Khan | Bridal Fashions: Zara Shahjahan | Cinematography: Paraagon Films | Photography: Ben Ramos Photography


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