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For my mayun, my sister designed a simple and classic outfit. It was a haldi colour angrakha with gota detailing borders. She styled the outfit with a sheer net duppata with gota lace on the borders.
My jewelry was silver. I braided my hair in a paranda and gave myself a very natural makeup look.
I used sheer coverage foundation with a lip and cheek tint. Mascara only.
The most fun outfit from my wedding looks was this tomato red pants sari designed by Élan. The idea was one solid colour. The blouse and palu were fully embellished with zardozi and sequence and the
green and blue chatta patti border added the twist of colour. The ensemble exuded a very joyous vibe and it was the perfect look for my kick off desi party. I styled my hair with retro waves swept to the side with a kundan chokar and a peacock jhoomer. I kept my eyes very subtle (with lashes) and complimented them with a red pout.
Nikkah was a traditional look designed by my mother and sister. Much inspiration was taken from my mother’s valima outfit, which was in ivory and red. The shirt was a kurti in a champagne colour with dabka and nakshee work on the neckline and sleeves. The dupatta was gold mukaish tissue with a heavily embellished coral pink border. I got our names (Henna Ahmed) embroidered on the palu with silver tila. The lehnga was again gold tissue and kimkhaab with gota,dabka, kora and nakshee. The shawl was a taffy pink with silver tila. I wore gold jewelry from my family’s heirloom. I had gold gilded eyes with a brush of brown on the socket. No eyeliner but lashes only. I used sheer foundation with pink blush and pout. My hair was a sleek bun adorned with fresh white flowers.
My Valima outfit by Élan was as much of a surprise to me as to anyone else. I went for one appointment only where Khadija and I decided it will be sky blue and silver-that’s it. Four months later, she created the most glamorous outfit heavily embellished with zardozi, gotta work mixed with pearls and sequence. I opted for an all back bun with nargis flowers around it. My makeup was charcoal grey smokey eyes with matte mocha pink lips.
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