Pakistani Bridal Shararas - Pink Inspiration {Irfan Ahson Photography}

2013 Apr 30 - by Preeti
We are continuing our series from fine art photographer, Irfan Ahson. He is graciously sharing his collection of photographs from an amazing display of beautiful and happy Pakistani brides. Mashallah.

To make it easy to surf the bridal gowns, I divided the wedding outfits by color: pink shararas, red shararas, bright colored shararas, whites and pastel shararas. This way you can see how similar colors match up and how they are used in the garment.

Many of the brides are wearing couture pieces from Umar Sayad, Sana Safinaz, Allechant, and more. But many are not couture brands but just as beautiful. I could not identify every designer, so that information is not included.

But, you will be floored at how amazing these pieces are. The details, the intricacy, the tradition, the modern. Truly, you will be inspired!!

As a final note, as you drool over these lovely photos, we welcome comments, but if you say anything snarky or mean about the bride herself, we will not approve you. That is bad behavior, don't do it.

Thanks again to Mr. Irfan Ahson for these photographs. To contact him, you may call him at +92 323 4795100 or email him at And be sure to become a fan on his Facebook page!

PS - We have updated the pink wedding collection with even more dresses! (September 25th, 2014)

Sweet Pinks - These pure pink shararas with either gold or silver embroidery bring out the feminine mystique in a bride. The pink is soft and silky, like a peony, which lend them to being a great single color outfit.

Watermelon Pink - A variation of pink, watermelon pink is a dusky, pastel color. It lends it perfectly to brides wanting that "pink" in their outfit but without too much pink.

Hot Neon Pink - A bright, solid pink takes a special lady to wear it. This photograph is one of favorite pieces by Mr. Ahson and captures the immortal quality of a regal bride. Her posture, her slim smile (in style of the Mona Lisa), and her vivid bridal sharara put it all together: she is nothing short of amazing.

If you go with a bright, solid pink, make sure you have the attitude and the regal quality.

Pink + Beige - Pink's best friend is a golden beige. The golden hue in the beige brings out the vibrancy of pink while remaining elegant.

Silver + Pink - This is the perfect way to encompass a super bright pink with a muted color. The silver sharara is soft and dainty, while the pink dupatta is bold and ties the outfit together. I love how there is the feeling of elegance and playfulness in this bride's wedding outfit.

Pink Ombre - You can make any color ombre, either mixed with a darker/lighter shade of itself or a complementing color. This pink ombre sharara find the balance between a bright pink and ivory. I love how the bride's salwar and dupatta are bright while the top is the ombre of ivory and pink. The gold embroidery and work make the outfit "pop." You could do this in silver to have a more muted effect.

Pink + Pastels + Bold - This is a bold combination because the wrong pastels mixed with the wrong bold color could lead to disaster. But these wedding shararas do not.

To make the combination work, you need: 1 part pin, 2 parts pastels (usually one of the colors will be a silver or ivory/beige), and 1 part bold (this will usually have block printing on it to tone down the color).