MY WEDDING SHOES

My requirement for wedding shoes was quite simple. I wanted:

  • some thing elegant.
  • something i could wear again.
  • comfortable
  • definitely should not blow my wallet. I’d rather give that amount in charity; and
  • something that every bride on planet earth is NOT wearing.

I went to one outlet , chose the shoe i wanted and i was out. Must have taken twenty mins or less.

So who did i go to? The ah-mazing Samia and Azmay Shahzada. I love my shoes. Seriously.

Although, i don’t have my own wedding picture to share ( i was camera shy that day :( ) , but i picked some nice shots of the heels from their website.

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Lurve at first sight. Thank you Samia & Azmay.

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Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013: LAJWANTI

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Lajwanti is a name that needs no introduction. Set up in the year 1999 as a small outlet in the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore, the brand provided made to order and bridal couture. Since then Lajwanti has come a long way and caters to the needs of a bride to be, not just by providing bridal couture, but made to order dresses, a pret line and home decor items.  This year, true to its past, Lajwanti presented its bridal collection fit for royalty at the Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013. Here are some of the best dresses.

And just in case you want to get in touch with the brand, here is some added information:

 Address:
94-D Main Boulevard, Gulberg 3, Mall 1, Lahore, Pakistan-54000

 Call: +92-300-8451243 (PK)
 Email: info@lajwanti.pk

 Website: http://www.lajwanti.pk/
 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lajwanti/302783056421523

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PANTENE BRIDAL COUTURE WEEK 2013- MADIHA NOMAN

So to be honest, this is the first time i have come to know about Madiha Noman who heads the M&N Fashion brand. She presented the bridal “Kohinoor Collection” in this Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 and it sure does look exquisite. Here are the pictures that will set your head spinning with ideas.

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Such a Pretty Combination

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Classic Bride.

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A closer look

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Flare it up.

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This looks like a dream. Quite regal.

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Madiha Noman hereelf.

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This was my favourite dress from her collection.
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And you can see why. :)

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Such a pretty colour combination.

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Regal, Regal, Regal.

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Return of the Angarkha.

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And this is the back of the exquisite angarkha. :)
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A better look at the dress.

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Gia Ali wears a bridal lehanga from Madiha Noman’s Kohinoor Collection.

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Gia Ali flaunts the dress. :)

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Mehreen Syed wears one of the ensembles.
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A closer look.

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a pot pourri of soft and rich colours.

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Purple and Red were reigning colours of her collection.

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Another version of the dress. :)

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Not fond of the centre motifs.

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But the colour combination gets a thumbs up.

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work it. :)

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Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 with Style 360 – Teena by Hina Butt

The Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 organized by Style 360 is taking place in Karachi since a few days now. I quite like the collection showcased by the brand, Teena by Hina Butt Here my favourite dresses from her collection. :)

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Teena by Hina Butt- Bridal Couture

First Nikah Anniversary

Flowing from my previous post here about our Nikah anniversary, here are details of what we did that day.

We cut a rather confused looking , yet fresh and delicious cake purchased by dearest hubby. Yep! I can see this was bought in a hurry. :p

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These pictures have been taken from a sturdy basic camera so yeah, no glamour here. :)

We watched a play in the theater. Nope, we had not planned this to celebrate the anniversary. I actually had free tickets to the event and this was on the cards a week back. The theatrical play “Aangan Terrha” is actually an adaptation of the television serial presented by the PTV network in the late 1980s. Infact the television serial was really popular in the 1980’s and it will do you good and give you the much needed laughter if you decide to watch it here.

Here are some pictures of the play i took from the facebook page of KopyKats Productions.

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If you are in Karachi and still have not watched this. I strongly urge you to go and see this. You will not be disappointed. In the end, hubby dear gave a standing ovation to Anwar Maqsood. :)

To my surprise, hubby dear took me out for a very late dinner afterwards to Arizona Grill. He ordered the Twin Steak and i ate some Pasta Spinoccoli. It was some great tasting food.

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Believe it or not but me and hubby hardly exchanged a few words through watching the play and the dinner for reasons best known to us. ;) But with a small thank you note waiting for him pinned to his pillow, bygones were bygones and we were friends again. AlHamdulilAllah.

Here is hoping the coming anniversaries are better and more brilliant and AlHamdulilAllah for the current one as well.

Stay blessed you guys. xox

Marriage and not a wedding

So, it has been a long time since I blogged, but the reason behind it is that I am probably calmer than before. I came to the point where I had been fretting about the quantum of things to be done and then the bubble burst and I realized, hey, it’s the union of two souls which is important. So, as far as I am concerned, things will work out exactly the way they have to and fretting will yield no results.

I also attended a valima ceremony recently in a lawn tucked away somewhere on Tipu Sultan Road in Karachi. Nothing over the top or indicating usage of a lot of money. No centerpieces or the exact type of exotic flower on each table, but you know what, it turned out pretty good. Everything was peaceful and simple. Puts things in perspective.

So yes, I need to concentrate on the marriage of two souls and not the wedding. That will happen the way it has to. But what is more important is me smiling and looking at my husband and feeling peaceful, not because of my dress, or the stage décor or the food or the theme, but because we love each other and feel blessed to have found each other. <3

May Allah bless us. Ameen.

 Marriage and not a wedding