Since I've an addiction to Twitter & I'd announce everything there (Sometimes see: Instagram) I bragged how much I love going to weddings. Yes, weddings. So many readers asked if I could do a post on a local wedding here in Pakistan. And I just said yes. So if you haven't been to a Pakistani traditional wedding, you just got a free ticket because of this post.
Note: This post contains a lot stuff that might make you want to visit one traditional wedding of Pakistan!
Wait, just listen to the basics. There are mainly 3 days of wedding. But count it a whole week long because the guests would go to the bride/groom's home to sing/dance/have fun or have some tea (Pakistanis love tea, like seriously) before the 3 final days of ceremony. All these celebration contains lots of flowers, songs, bling-bling jewellery, sweets & henna!
First Day : Mehndi (Henna & singing stuff on this day. Yellow is theme colour)
Second Day : Nikha (The main wedding day & red colour rocks on this day)
Third Day : Valima (Wedding reception)
Day 1: MehndiMy favourite part is of course the Mehndi. YOU GET HENNA!
It was cold out there. Just so cold. And I was wandering here & there in short sleeves. Never compromise on fashion and specially when it's cultured. I wonder why my passion for fashion hasn't taken me to the higher level of fashion blogging!
That's how he entered. Did I mention I was from Groom's side? With his sisters & mother. And two cuties. And again, yellow is the themed colour with LOADS of flowers.
There's a little rule to remember. You can go sit with groom & have a snap with him but you gotta make him eat the sweetmeat. He ate like kgs of sweetmeat that day but I don't think he cared, happiness!
Yes that's me completing the pretty little rule.
Dipped in colours. I never loved my hair this much.
Henna + Candles = Perfect picture!
So, you gotta mingle, sing, dance, eat and have fun on Mehndi's occasion.
Second Day: Wedding
He's wearing money. Yes, moolah!
These necklaces are made of real Pakistani currency! He must have felt rich for sure!
And finally, the other star of the night arrived.
And they finally met.
Kidding, she's his cousin.
And I managed to give this awkward shot.
But I had no time to take food photo session because I was hungry and hunger makes me a bad blogger sometimes.
When we were back to home (Groom's home of course) 7 married ladies made the bride eat the sweetmeat one by one. Too much sweet.
And he stepped in to make it even more sweet.
Then she had to return the favour. Just so sweet!
And one thing, if the groom wants to get in his room, he gotta bribe his sisters standing and blocking his way to room. Pay! I love this part MOST! Probably most funny & easy way to get rich and make money.
Third Day: Valima
Leave everything, I loved her dress most on Valima's day!
As selfie was 2013's most famous word and I'm a blogger, I took a selfie this way. I know I'm pretty creative!
We're good at posing.
Until Noor cracks a joke and captures this kinda face. Thanks for this sistah!
Just look at my feet. Classy!
Because it was just SO cold.
My activity in short: I played with henna, colours, traditions & sang a lot because nobody minded my worse voice.
Hey! I hope you enjoyed this little trip to this event! But if you've gotten any question related to these kinda wedding, just ask away!
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