When we talk about weddings, sometimes we just focus on the traditions, the clothing and the million details involved but a wedding has a much deeper meaning, is the union of two souls hoping to spend a long and happy life together. Fatima and Ahmed gave testimony of this beautiful statement during their wedding celebrations in the lovely city of Pittsburgh! Our bride and groom to be had the time of their lives during their Mehndi celebration at the splendid Le Mont Restaurant. The couple sat in a gorgeous swing and were surrounded by all the fondness and affection of their families who couldn’t wait to get on the dance floor and perform their best moves that lit up the night! For this grand occasion, bride Fatima wore a turquoise outfit with flared bell-bottom pants by Safar Couture, it made her look effortlessly beautiful. After this vibrant evening, Fatima and Ahmed were married in a charming traditional Muslim ceremony witnessed by their closest and dearest loved ones. After their union, the couple head to the most beautiful skyline viewer of the city where Jorge Santiago Photography took the most sublime portraits of the couple with Pittsburgh skylines as the backdrop. Peruse through our gallery to see more of this amazing pics!.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I was introduced to Ahmed by my khala (meaning "maternal aunt" in Urdu) and his uncle's wife aka mumani and then we exchanged e-mails and the rest is history! I wasn't even attracted to him the first time I met him and I didn't know he was "the one" until 2-3 months later.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
The summer before my wedding, I took a trip to Pakistan for my cousin's wedding. It was the perfect opportunity to attend his wedding and then also start my own wedding shopping! I was originally supposed to get something custom made by a designer, but I decided to take a look at some other designers for fun. I ended up at Sania Maskatiya and fell in love with a lengha there. Even better, they agreed to custom make a full outfit for me with the color that I wanted, coral!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I have a giant family, and we are all super close. Everyone in my family was involved or had something to do with my wedding. I think that all of the wedding guests could really feel the love and that made everything so exciting and fun. Also, the photobooth was a HUGE hit!
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.
I wanted the decor for the mehndi to be super colorful and fun. My mehndi outfit itself was really colorful so I wanted the whole mehndi to be like that. We ended up getting table toppers from Pakistan that were blue, red, purple, and green. The centerpieces at the mehndi were colorful lanterns with different color votives surrounding it. As for my family, all my aunts had the same patterned dupatta but in different colors to match their outfit. Also, my nieces had the same patterned lengha but in different colors. The dances were so fun! It started out with my nieces and nephews (all under 8), so it was adorable and got everyone excited. ALL of my cousins did a dance and it just looked like they were having so much fun. The dances ended with a surprise appearance by me! The decor for the wedding was simple, it was based on my wedding outfit which was gold and coral. The flower arrangements on the tables were white and coral with gold painted leaves.
Can't wait to share the beautiful Walima images! Stay tunned!