The Wedding Ceremony and its Glamour!


So, dearies, here I am with the promised post of the wedding ceremony I attended on 10 and 11 April of my lovely cousin who was looking stunning in her heavily embellished bridal dress of lenghas on both the Barat (wedding ceremony) and Walima (day after wedding ceremony.) One picture of her henna clad hands is here. I also must include, I am right now so exhausted yet over-thrilled by the beauty of the entire ceremony that I wanted to put up this post before sleeping and now, it’s exactly 5:00 am and just a few hours earlier, I returned home from the Walima formality.



Thank God, the weather became a bit pleasant, the heat wave disappearing for some time, perhaps for us and many others busy attending wedding services. As I was on my way to the wedding hall, I saw many beautifully decorated cars, which gave me an idea that weddings are in full swing these days, since everyone is hurrying off to get married before the commencement of intense heat. I’m not going to go into details about the Mehndi Rasam (Henna Ritual) because it was a pretty much simple and casual homely affair. Let me begin with the wedding day first.


The Wedding Day

The wedding was to take place in a beautiful marriage hall at about 7:30 pm and I had oiled my hair the previous night, so the next day I got a bit late in bathing and everything. The same night I had prepped myself up by going through special skincare routine, following it up with manicure and pedicure. Hence, I had woken up late and the rest delay was caused by shower. I had planned to have my hair and makeup done by Saadiah Khawaja but then postponed it due to shortage of time and some other unexpected occurrences. Therefore, I started by ironing my hair and setting it with Nova Hair Spray.


The big task had fallen on my shoulders and I literally rushed through every step. I wore the green dress and golden sandals here, and with that I sported these ear-studs. You can also see my hand-cuff here, but unfortunately can’t show you my makeup. However, I can assure you it was good because everyone kept on praising me. Ahem! This is the Avon perfume and Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in combination with Maybelline Fit Me. I also used ColourPop Lippie Stix in Brink, Wet n Wild Highlighter, Kryolan foundation stick as concealer, Luminous Skincare Rose Toner, Essence and NYX blushes, Maybelline Great Lash mascara, Ultra Flawless eyeshades by Makeup Revolution and The Balm Nudetude Palette, Essence eyeliner, and Flormar Pretty Nail Polish, shade P15 Light Salmon.



Wedding ceremony itself was gorgeous. I believe the most beautiful part is meeting all the cousins and other family members, especially if you get along well. The bride wore green and red dress and the hall was also decorated in similar theme. My cousins are really nice girls and gave me good company, even the bride too. The food was good but I don’t know why I can never eat much on functions and when I come back home, I feel hungry all over again. We returned home almost by 11:00 pm and then after seeing the makeup of my cousins, I decided firmly to get it done by Saadiah for the Walima Ceremony.


The Walima Ceremony

The day was going on smoothly, everything was planned. Dear Saadiah picked me up from my home but it all happened late again and everything had to be rushed, still Saadiah Khawaja did an amazing job and honestly, I have never ever and I mean NEVER loved my eyes before, and  after the makeup done by Saadiah, I just kept on looking in the mirror. She not only made my eyes look bigger but also curled my hair very nicely. If you want to see the makeup look she created, head over to her blog,” BeautyTalk with Saadiah.”I wore a blue dress on Walima as you can see in the picture and in all the haphazard, simply forgot to wear ear-studs because my brother was screaming, since we were getting late, yet everybody loved my makeup, dress, hair, and everything else. I felt really good and more confident and from now on I’ll InshaAllah always take help of Saadiah, whenever such an occasion arises.


After lots of prayers to reach the marriage hall on time, as it turned out, we were the first to enter the hall from the bride’s side and I am now looking for my brother to pull his ears out, but he’s asleep. Anyway, I won’t let him get away with his horrendous behavior; otherwise I might have gotten more time to get ready properly to my satisfaction. Even Saadiah had to hurry to get me ready on time. Then she dropped me off too back at my home. I can never thank her enough because it was her, who made my day. This time my sandals were black, and you can see in the picture the ring-set I am wearing.

The Walima was a much more glitzy affair. The hall was impressively decorated in pink and peach because that was the bride’s dress color too. This is a new trend I got to observe in this wedding and I love it. Music was rather too loud and we had to shout to get heard, still nothing made sense. Anyway, I took a lot of pictures, made movies, ate the delicious food and overall had a great time. I already want some other cousin of mine to get married now. The weddings are so glorious really! After the Walima, we went off to visit my khala (maternal aunt) and returned home at around 12:30 am.



An Insider

The heavenly occasion is over but has left behind delightful memories for all of us to cherish. I wish my cousin best of luck and lots of blessings on her new life. So gals, enjoy the post and I do hope it makes you feel how beautiful this entire event was. Before signing off, let me share with you an insider. The perfume I bought from daraz.pk is in reality for men and they have mentioned it on their website, “For Women” and for these 3 days I had to wear gents’ perfume! When I opened its packaging and smelled it, I kinda felt it very strong and over-powering and my mom had similar thoughts as well. After checking it thoroughly with her glasses perched on her nose, my mom exclaimed,” Oye! This is for “Him,” it is written here.” Duh!!!


Till next time Ciao! Stay blessed and happy.


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27 comments:

  1. i am so glad to have done this with you! and anyone reading both the posts will be able to tell that this is legit stuff! we both have made your brother the villain. Obviously u more than I as you have the right ti have. BTW, reading this i realized that i forgot to mention that I have not edited ur pics or used any filters. will do that now. U looked beautiful, but u owe me a makeover with no say, & all my way ;)

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    1. hahaha, yes but my brother did behave like a villain and he deserves this status for the time being because after i arrived home, he kept harassing me to the point that i forgot applying mascara and wearing my earrings, lol. I loved everything you did on me and I thank you for everything you've done for me. Without you, I wouldn't have looked fit for a wedding and yes next time, I will not say anything. :)

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  2. i am so glad to have done this with you! and anyone reading both the posts will be able to tell that this is legit stuff! we both have made your brother the villain. Obviously u more than I as you have the right ti have. BTW, reading this i realized that i forgot to mention that I have not edited ur pics or used any filters. will do that now. U looked beautiful, but u owe me a makeover with no say, & all my way ;)

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  3. Very lovely post and its each and every word is full of excitement, I am still wondering " didn't Vicky ask to bring your other khalas too?" Anyways all of you were looking wonderful, it was not makeup and jewelry only, but the joy and excitement that made you all look beautiful.Pictures are wonderful too that made me feel sorry for my camera. Yes, the last part is really funny with the closing line, "After checking it thoroughly with her glasses perched on her nose, my mom exclaimed,” Oye! This is for “Him,” it is written here.” Duh!!!"

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    1. Ah yes, joy made us all look beautiful. Thanks for your wonderful comment. :)

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    1. Yes, it was a wonderful ceremony. Thank you so much. :)

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  5. U r looking Awesome.Your clothes,jewelry and make over every thing is just fabulous.Sadia did a great job in a very short time.Really enjoyed this post :)

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    1. Aww! Thank you so much Mishal and yes Saadiah did a very nice look on me. :)

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  6. Lovely post dear ! xoxo

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  7. You are looking beautiful MashaAllah. Sadia has done great job. All the best wishes for your cousin.

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  8. You are looking beautiful MashaAllah. Sadia has done great job. All the best wishes for your cousin.

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  9. Thank you for sharing the special day with us and it's so lovely to see you wearing what your readers voted for! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes, my readers voted for the best things. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  10. Oh the wedding hall, your handcuffs, and every other thing is beautiful. I love the way you have narrated the whole episode because it delivers the unfathomable experiences of joy and exhilaration you went through.I'll head over to Saadiah's blog now for additional news of your makeup adventure. Stay blessed and safe. Thanks for putting up such delightful pictures, plus the insider is hilarious.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Everything went smoothly and perfectly. :)

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  11. ohh such a lovely post.... loved your jewellery too

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  12. lovely. Love reading your post :)
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    1. Thank you so much. It means a lot to me. :)

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  13. That's so fun and interesting post. Here In Khi, we go to a wedding at 11 and you came back from the function at 11 :) I love the way you carried this look.
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    1. Yeah, here weddings end at 11:00:) Thanks for the appreciation. :)

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