Monday, 27 August 2012

Traditional Wedding: Day One

This weekend, one of my oldest friends - I've known her for almost 21 years - got married. In traditional Pakistani style, the wedding went on for three nights and, as you can imagine, I was knackered by the end. But it didn't stop me from dressing up and putting on my dancing shoes for three consecutive nights!


South Asian suit - Southall (London)
Shoes - Sam Edelman
Bag - Steve Harkin
Bracelet - c/o Tomassa


Rules of day 1 are pretty simple. The brides side hosts a litte 'do', and the grooms family come in a ceremonial way. We all throw confetti/flowers on them and then there's food and a whole host of dancing. Their family is more traditional than ours though, so there were no guys at all (usually there's just no groom), which was interesting. 


I'm actually really REALLY bad at doing make up. I started on applying false eye lashes but that ended in a bit of a 'breakdown', then I re-did my eye make up about 5 times: I'm a failure at being a girl! I really do like to keep it simple as possible. But I think I made up for it with my shoes. Despite having them for close to a year, I'm glad I finally had the chance to wear them. I love the spikes and studs at the back of them.


And the wedding was the perfect excuse to wear my amazing new bracelet, from Tomassa, which matched my outfit perfectly. The brand focus on the most gorgeous jewellery and I've fallen in love with everything on the website. I settled on the Green Agate Bracelet and these pictures definitely don't do it justice. It's such a stunning, delicate piece, and it's something that I can see myself having for years, and then passing it onto a daughter: that's the sign of a brilliant piece of jewellery. Despite being really delicate, the quality is amazing and the green stone looks beautiful with the gold vermeil backdrop.


Here's one of my mum and I before all the guests arrived.


One of the bride, looking stunning. Day one is usually when the bride looks the most natural. 


And one of me on the dancefloor. I have no dancing skills at all and during our mother/daughter dance, my mum pushed me to one side. This is me embarrassed out of my mind:


Have you been to a Pakistani wedding? What would you wear?

Sherin xx


Nidhi Mahajan said...

I like the last picture the most! Haha!

I love the suit on you. The bottoms do have a different designing. Not like any that I have seen before.

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Hazel said...

You look amazing. And those shoes - hello!

sophie said...

lovely outfit!
great pics! thnx for sharring!

FashionJazz said...

You look ammazing! :)

Kimberlee said...

haha aww well I love that you wore studded shoes to such a traditional event ;) Applying false lashes is super difficult so don't feel discouraged. Just plump them up with lots of mascara and defined eyeliner!

Milana said...

You look wonderful! So pretty!

Elle Sees said...

i've never seen a wedding like this! awesome!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh Sherin you look incredible. The colors of your outfit are beautiful; and I am just in love with that clutch!! :)

Clare said...

YOu look AMAZING! I have ALWAYS wanted to go to a Pakistani wedding. Talk about a CELEBRATION!

Cee said...

Sherin! You look amazing! Not only is your traditional costume absolutely stunning - the colour combination is so beautiful on you - but you are wearing a pair of shoes that I have lusted after for positively months. So, so gorgeous.

Tanvi said...

you look great Sherin. Love the Salwar.

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Couture Carrie said...

How lovely, darling!
Fuchsia looks fabulous on you!


Tasha said...

I love the color combo! And those heels are the first thing that caught my eyes! Amazing stud detailing! I love the last picture of you and your mom on the dance floor! I would not want to dance infront of everyone either!

Clara Turbay said...

love it!

Imogen said...

I love seeing this style of outfit on you. You always look so amazing. I definitely think that shade of pink is one of the best colours on you.

ana said...

You Look absolutely gorgeous!!! I love The tradicional outfit those colora suit You perfectly

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Love the traditional dresses! You look gorgeous....

Dressing Up For Me said...

I haven´t been to one but I´d love to. ;) The details of your top and pants are exquisite. Your Mom´s so pretty too! :)

* La penderie de ChloƩ said...

It is really lovely of you to share those moments, you look fab, and so do the bride ! You should have so much fun !

ScienceGeek said...

All of your wedding outfits look amazing! I'd missed a couple of posts so I've been catching up. I love the shoes you've worn with them all too!

I'd love to go to a pakistani wedding! All the colours and materials of the clothes look beautiful!

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