Yes, Maharanis! It's time for Fatima & Ahmed’s wedding celebration! Once again, the Le Mont Restaurant was the perfect setting for our newlyweds to host their first magnificent banquet as husband and wife! Fatima looked stunning in Megan's Loft makeup and glowed next to her Raja in a beautiful gold peach attire. On the other hand, Raja Ahmed chose an elegant ivory sherwani to have the first dance with his Maharani. The newlyweds shared a delicious dinner and a piece of an enchanting three-tier wedding cake with all the guests as a thankful gesture! The venue was all festooned by the talented team of Botanical Emporium with soft peach and white hues, I love how the bride’s floral bouquet perfectly matched with all the floral décor of the venue! The amazing city of Pittsburg served as backdrop stage for the fantastic wedding photographer Jorge Santiago Photography to capture the cutest and candid moments of the love-struck couple! Catch much more inspiration of these heart-melting lovebirds’ by going to our gallery!
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.
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