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WEDDING DATE:

Aug 15, 2009

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Now, unlike Christian weddings, in our culture, the couple's parents send out ATLEAST THREE invitation cards to their guests for the various ceremonies:

 

1. Henna (or traditionally called the Mehndi)

2. The Wedding (or Shadi)

3. The Reception (or Valima)

 

I've pretty much decided on the Mehndi invite, but I'm sooooo open to suggestions and advice for the other 2 events, keeping along the same themes, ofcourse.

 


 


 

FOR THE ENVELOPES :

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FOR THE MEHNDI :

 

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THE WEDDING INVITE :

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OPTIONS FOR VALIMA CARD :

 

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh !!

We need a monogram !

How is that done? How do I start off?

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Nikah (Arabic: النكاح ‎), is the official contract between a bride and a bridegroom,

and part of an Islamic marriage,

a strong covenant as expressed in the Holy Qur'an 4:21

Friday

14 August 2009

 




Rasm-e-Henna

Henna is applied to the bride's hands and feet,

and Sadka (warding off evil) is performed,

after which a Dinner for the guests ensues.

Traditionally, the bride is not allowed to take part in the celebrations and keeps her face hidden in veil. 

Friday

 

14 August 2009





Ceremony - The Wedding

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?

Saturday

15 August 2009

 




Reception

 

Also known as the Valima,

this is a grand reception hosted by the groom's parents

to announce the wedding

and introduce the couple officially for the first time !

Monday

17 August 2009

 


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for the henna / mehndi ceremony

 

this is supposed to be a very traditional, colourful, fun event

with dancing and singing and application of henna and loadsa pranks

 

the decor photo 1

 

 


 

 

for the wedding

 

hmm. something that compliments my red dress..

i am aiming for a grand elegant look on the day of the wedding

perhaps along the lines of..

 

    the decor photo 2  the decor photo 3   

 

the decor photo 4   the decor photo 5

 

 


 

for the reception

first dinner in honor of the couple

hosted by the groom's family

 

a nicer, lighter, happier feel

 

the decor photo 6       the decor photo 7

 

the decor photo 8

 

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i wasn't sure what i wanted for the reception, except it had to be unique, contemporary, and it just had to wow me. with this, i short listed the following few outfits..

 

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i finally settled for this absolutely gorgeous dress - covered in sequins - desgined by the very talented mehdi, who by the way is a renowned fashion designer of pakistan

 

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now for the wedding.

it had to be traditional. and red, ofcourse.

 

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August 1997


They first met in Grade 8..

 

He was a metal mouthed spoilt brat..

 

She was a very geeky prankster..

 

 They couldn't stand each other

 


 

The next ten years..

 

Brought a love -

 

So magical

 

So dreamy

 

A love only fairytales are made of

 


 

August 2009


They will be man and wife.