Time to plan
After all the dreaminess of the wooing and the proposal, it was a thud back to reality and time to get things moving along. Following the formalities of introducing families and getting acquainted, wedding preps began swiftly after.
We were both in agreement over the venue where we wanted to tie the knot. It was an elegant marquee set up on the grounds of the majestic British Muslim Heritage Centre, which is a historic listed building. A combination of the greenery and the grand façade of the building overlooking the marquee made it the ideal resplendent backdrop for our couple shots. We also loved that everything was included in the package, so it meant every detail was taken care of by the My Lahore team, from décor and service, to tableware and catering. The overall planning and organising was a joint effort between myself, Junaid and both families.
A royal soirée
I always wanted to be a traditional bride, so I opted for a classic deep red ensemble, adorned with intricate gold embellishment, along with a scattering of pearls and gems, completed by an epic trail, of royal proportions. Junaid chose a classy black sherwani from Hoor By Qasim, which perfectly complemented the vermilion and gilt hues of my opulent garbs. We went for neutral florals and golds for the décor, so that we didn’t blend in or get lost in the background, but stood out as the stars of the day. There were some elements of red in a lot of the details, like the cake had red flowers to compliment my outfit.