We got some lovely pictures in the little park next to our venue. We snuck away for a few minutes to get the pictures and so glad we did. It gave us a break from the guests, and I was able to relax by taking off the red scarf and my nose ring after. I loved the nose ring, but it was not the nicest thing to wear as I dont have a piercing. Also, how nice does the red scarf look against the blue of Safwaans suit!
The Outfit: My lengha was boughy from a store in Mauritius called Mayanis. It was semi stitched, so I had to get my aunt here to stitch the skirt up for me. And she put pockets on it for me! I fully recommend getting pockets. I shoved my nose ring in there when I got tired of it. The outfit came with the red dupatta, and I bought the blouse material and the beaded gold dupatta from Silk Touch on Alum Rock Road. Love that shop. I wore the red dupatta on my head for my entrance and pictures and took it off afterwards for the more relaxed part of the evening.
The biggest day: I stayed true to myself and got myself ready for my wedding days. All of the events. I've never really liked when anyone's done my makeup before, minus one MUA 10 years ago! Not enough to pay the extortionate hundreds of pounds to look like someone else. Instead I spent that money on buying the makeup, and the tools, so that I had them myself. I kept the makeup simple, youthful skin, big brows, fluffy lashes. I curled my hair and initially had it in an updo, held together by bobby pins, so that I could take it out later for a more relaxed look. One tip for your maang tikka: stick it down with eyelash glue. And you dont have to worry about it moving around or weighing down and pulling your hair down with it. Disclaimer: each to their own! If you want an MUA for your wedding then go for it!
Guys. Can we please take another moment for this dupatta. Bought from Silk Touch cloth store on AlumRock Road. We got ALL our material from there cause Ahmed is amazing at matching materials and their range is so beautiful. And btw, for a better full view of this outfit please scroll down to 7 pics prior, where I rewore this outfit to another wedding.
Our outfits for the day. Mine was custom made by an aunt and Kayennats mother-in-law, material was a beautiful brocade skirt, simple chiffon blouse, and gorgeous beaded lace dupatta. Jewellery was from @chohanfashions Ladypool road. Safwaans outfit was custom made from a design we liked off Pinterest, and made by Adaa on Alum Rock road. It was a cream salwar kameez with a waistcoat. I matched them by giving him a handkerchief insert made from the same material of my skirt.
And now we have the Nikkah, the religious wedding.
I didn't have any specific bridesmaids, but these ladies accidentally coordinated and I loved it. Photography by @cngweddings
Me and my entourage. My dress was from ASOS, customised a little to add sleeves from a piece we removed from the dress, paired with cobolt blue Carvela heels and a DIY real flower bouquet. And let's not forget the cathedral viel.
Real life marriage moments. Find someone who will tell you when you have lipstick on your teeth.