5 Jun 2014

Bridal Diary: Dholki & Dance

Hello beautifuls,

Thanks for all the lovely comments on the nikkah pictures, I am glad you enjoyed the post and appreciated the Iranian ceremony.

I think these pictures are probably the most exciting, they're from my dholki, and on my card I had worded the event as 'Dholki & Dance' because it wasn't a traditional mehndi. I am wearing Zara Shahjahan's dramatic floral lengha in powder blue from her true love collection, the top is actually tucked inside the lengha, giving a high waisted skirt feel, and I opted for a bright pink dupatta. Jewellery is the same as what my mom wore to one of her functions. My hair and make up is by Zamin at Nabila's salon. I wasn't even going to get my make up done for my mehndi but absolutely love the skill that the make up artists at Nabila's have. By chance, I had gone there to get my make up done for the team shoot for OK! magazine, and loved their style and ability to give you exactly the look you're going for!!! I am also wearing a really fun floral and diamond right by Sherezad.

Now in regards to the decor, I wanted something really different, my event planner and I - who, by the way, is the most amazingly creative person I have ever dealt with, he picked up what I wanted in a matter of seconds and executed it better than I could have ever imagined!!! I went for a floral theme with stripes and vintage flower paintings and acrylic chandeliers. The focal point was a dessert table as soon as you enter, the dessert on this table was by Aamina Jehangir of 'The Cakery' - it included cake pops, mini cupcakes, heart shaped cookies, two cakes on cake stands - one striped and one with purple roses all over, and Aarij decorated the whole table with gorgeous flowers, it looked absolutely divine. Food was catered by Nizamuddin, it was like a food fair, so we had all the Pakistani barbecued meats, bun kebabs, dosas, chaat - the food on the menu was absolutely delicious.

Time to let the pictures do the talking!

 kurta's from the groom's side...
 From my side the guys wore pink bow ties and beige kurtas as opposed to the traditional dupatta..

Will update with the wedding reception pictures soon.

Much love,
xxx A


  1. My fav look frm ur wedding! MSA xoxo

  2. What a gorgeous lehnga. You look beautiful. I am looking for a lehnga for my sister's wedding and I love the whimsical look of this. I'd you don't mind me asking, how much did Zara shahjehan charge you for this?
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