A Traditional Pakistani Wedding {Atlanta, GA}

March 13, 2015 - by Preeti

Madiha and Omar's Pakistani wedding held in Atlanta, Georgia was full of ruby reds, golds, and regal colors. For the wedding, Madiha wore a bespoke red wedding dress and for the reception, a creamy gold with light pink piping outfit.

It was breathtaking, don't you think?

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Let's hear what the bride has to say!

Tell us about the wedding

I had my Nikkah in June of last year which gave me months to prepare for the wedding. I had always imagined and wanted a very traditional Pakistani wedding. The wedding festivities started out with a Mayoon at home which was a small and intimate event with close family and friends. The wedding was held at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter. Out of the many hotels I had seen with my parents this was my favorite because of the beautiful lake outside where I definitely wanted to take pictures. And thanks to my photographer Sara, the pictures turned out beautiful! 

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The Valima Reception was held at the Sheraton Atlanta Gateway Hotel by the groom’s family. My husband and his family planned the decorations to match the color of my dress. They also had speeches and entertainment after dinner which was fun!

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For the wedding day, I wore a Farshi Gharara which is a very traditional Pakistani piece of clothing. It’s a long skirt with a slight trail and is typically worn with a long shirt.

We also did some traditional customs such as the Joota Chupai, where the bride’s sister/friends hide the groom’s shoe and demand a ransom. That was really fun! Other than that, most other traditional customs were incorporated in the Mayoon and Nikkah events.

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

I wanted to have a classic wedding so I chose a classic outfit and jewelry. To go with the theme, my sister and cousin also wore ghararas which looked really cute!

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What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

For me, the hardest part about wedding planning was finding the right outfit. Even though I had a picture in mind of what I wanted, it was difficult to pick the exact detail work. Thankfully, my aunt who is also a fashion designer in Pakistan, came up with a beautiful design and it was just what I wanted.

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Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects at the wedding?

We didn’t do any DIY things at the wedding but did a lot at the Mayoon and Nikkah.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

I didn’t really have a favorite part of the wedding- the whole wedding was so memorable! I especially enjoyed spending time with both families.

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What advice do you have for future brides/grooms-to-be?

Relax, enjoy & smile!

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Thank you for sharing your wedding with us!

{Wedding Vendors}

Photography: This Modern Love Photography

Cinematography: One Entertainment Productions

Decor: Events InStyle by Beenish

Makeup: Noorface

Hair: Dina Marie Hair

Cake: Inspirations Unlimited

Groom's Tux (reception): Miguel Wilson Collections

Bride's dress: Arfa's Collection

DJ and uplighting: DJ Zee

Shaadi venue: Westin Perimeter, Atlanta, GA

Walima venue: Sheraton Atlanta airport

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