Good morning, Maharanis! We are beginning a new week, and we know that this will be a marvelous week for you. It feels so good to be in your lovely company so we can enjoy together all the beauty surrounding Fatima & Zain's wedding celebration. In this episode, MnM Photography guides us on a visual journey through a phenomenal photo shoot before the big event at the exclusive Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria. And right on the top, we must say that we adored every single shot as our lovebirds' love created such a magical moment that we can't stop seeing. This photoshoot was organized by Lavender Pearl, who demonstrated their expertise in creating memorable moments. You will love how Fatima, our beautiful Maharani, was glamorized by the fantastic makeup and hair designs from Bridal Makeup & Hair by Affaf, who made her look like a goddess. Hands down a dreamy look for her long-awaited wedding day! If you are in the pursuit of inspiration, today, we will exceed your expectations as this fantastic event seems like taken out from a fairy tale. So don't think twice and visit today's gallery. I bet you will love every single detail captured during this photoshoot!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met at a mutual friends wedding and I knew he was the one after dating for a few months and seeing that he loves me for who I am, never asked me to change a thing, and how I could never get enough of his company!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We went to Banff and because Im a fashion blogger i wanted to shoot some couple pics on Lake Louise so I made him pack some fancy clothes, I packed a dress, and when we got to lake Louise his friend was taking our pictures and directed him to “get down on one knee” and I was totally shocked and surprised! He proposed to me at a Dream location and I didn’t even see it coming, my photo shoot turned into a proposal shoot and I still can’t believe it!
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 hired Lavender Pearl as my wedding planners and they did amazing! I shared my vision with Sonia and Arsheen and they set up meetings with vendors who could deliver my vision and they couldn’t have been more perfect. The venue was great, they were so accommodating! My hair and makeup was done by HCBridal&beauty by Affaf and she did sooo good, i looked like myself and felt comfortable all night! My outfits were from all over but my favorite was my reception look from Republic Womenswear in Lahore, all done through WhatsApp which I talk about on my blog!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I searched and searched for inspiration on Pinterest and found a picture where I fell in love with the outfit, I found the designer and they remade it for me with some changes and it was perfect.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The catering tastings & outfit planning!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
From what they say, they loved the decor, my clothes, the food, and how organized it all was.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There’s a few - my first look with Zain, my bridesmaids pictures, Zain & I’s first dance, & at the end of the night finally being able to call eachother husband and wife.
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.
For the mehndi, I had lots and lots of color and me and Zain wore white and gold to stand out from the colorful decor! The reception was really classy, blush pinks and gold with champagne, all matching my outfit. The dances were my favorite, so well thought out and all my best friends participated and I am so glad they made me do a surprise dance for Zain because it was so much fun!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Whatever you do, don’t stress out! It’ll all be perfect on your big day, just aim to be happy and it’ll show on your face on stage and you’ll glow!
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 all from Diamonds Unlimited, I got it custom made for my outfit and could not have been more In love! I shared the entire process on my blog - http://www.fatimaaqil.com/ & y’all can read all the questions I’ve answered there :)