Sunday, 8 September 2013

OOTD: An Asian Wedding.


Ladies, (and gents) I present to you something a little different today, and very, VERY exciting...

I got to play dress upppp!
In possibly the nicest and most beautiful way, and for an extremely beautiful occasion...
CALL ME JASMINE PEEPS I BECAME A PRINCESS!
*for two days only.

Yes indeedy this Summer was the wedding of two of my lovely friends, and very special it was.
I spent the weekend with amazing people, eating amaaazing food, and *cue immense girly excitement* wearing not one but TWO amaaaaaaaaazing outfits for the two days of beautiful wedding-ness I attended.

Now anyone who has ever been to any wedding of any kind will know the amount of planning that goes into an outfit.
Fun times for someone like me...
A little while before the big day, and after a quick text (or ten), I was playing dress up like a little girl with a friend of mine who's wardrobe knows no bounds, (hey Sahrah!) having lots of laughs and - well, rather nice samosas...mmmm <3




For anyone who may not know, Muslim weddings tend to last several days; I attended the Mehndi ceremony as well as the actual wedding across one pretty nice August weekend :D
For the Mehndi, I wore a gorgeous pale pink Salwar Kameez which was decorated with pretty beads and jewels and just...ahhhhh. 

Oh, and I wore my newly fixed Shoesies, because they're versatile little beings and go with anything don't you know?

For the second day came my favourite outfit, and the one I wore for the wedding itself - le sari! 
I mean you guyssss, I know I'm saying it a lot, but seriously - EVEN MORE AHHHHHHHHH<3

You know those dollar signs Simon Cowell gets during Leona Moments on X Factor?
Yeah.
You know the iPhone emoji with the little hearts as eyes?
Yeah.

That was me when I saw this beautiful baby of a sari.
Oh my god and I can't tell you how relieved I was that it fit...

Black and gold - two of my favourite colours, and so intricately designed that I've abandoned hope of finding a metaphor that will even begin to cover the amount of work that must have gone into its creation!
Genuinely the most stunning piece of clothing I have ever worn in my life!

Plus a perfect match for my black and gold Shoesies yet again.
Oh yes.
Any excuse to wear them...
#booya

I really did feel like a princess.



On my face I went a little glitter crazy, and splashed more than a good helping of Naked 2 palette goodness across my lids - 'Half Baked' you little gem of a colour you!
I couldn't tell you the rest of the colours I used, hell I think I used them all.
The more glitter, sparkle and colour, the better.
I even did a good old fashioned eyeliner flick oh yerrrr.
Oh and glittery gold nails - fingers and toes, (Models Own 'Gold Rush' - if you don't know, get to know) along with more sparkly jewellery than you can possibly imagine.

I even attempted a beehivey wedding up-do, managing to use pretty much an entire pack of bobby pins in the process, (no lie, I'm pretty sure there's still some in there) - impressive stuff!

Let's just say I didn't do things by halves on that day...
It was nice to finally let my inner sparkle/accessories loving self have her moment in the sun, and for such a beautiful occasion.

I'm gonna leave you with just a couple of snaps from the big day itself, (given that err I only have a couple of snaps) and say a biiiig congratulations to the gorgeous couple that are:
Amar and Farrah :D

(who are on a plane right now as I type to somewhere a bit less September-like than here, eughh)

My Mehndi Outfit
Photobooth fun!
The happy couple (nice pout Amar)
Group shot! The best men :) c/o Saniul Islam
Random and extremely cool looking photo c/o Maciej Pogorzelski and his amazing badass camera
So, the end of my time dressed as a princess came to an end, but what a weekend it was - genuinely such a beautiful and memorable occasion and so nice to see my friends get married :)

I'm now a pro at fastening sari's too - seriously, if anyone else is planning an Asian wedding outfit and needs a hand, just drop me a blog comment and I'm all yours ;)
I should charge and become a millionaire, just in case I don't win the Daybreak competition.
Or the This Morning one for that matter...

Let's just say YouTube served me (and my mum) very well indeed...

23 comments:

  1. Oh my god you look flipping gorge Holly!!!!!!!!! You totes look Jasmine, you look amazinggggggggggg!!! xxxx

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  2. that black sari is gorgeous and you hair looks beautiful too :)

    Albertine

    dippywrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you so much!! The amount of pins in my hair oh lordyyy haha xx

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  3. Hi Holly
    You look Amazing am Muslim and know wedding functions last quite a few days but it is fun

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    1. Yes it really was fun :D I absolutely loved it, and thank you so much!! xx

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  4. Such a gorgeous dress, on both you and the bride! I love how you tied in the makeup and accessories too :)

    Sami www.beautyaesthetic.co.uk x

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    1. Oooh she looked too gorgeous for words!! Thank you so much :D xx

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  5. Oh my goshhh! You look stunning x

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  6. The bride and groom are soo cute and oh Holly you look so beautiful in that Shalwar Kameez and Sari.....lovely doll:)
    xx
    asqgenerates.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha they really are so cute - a gorgeous couple!! And thank you girly!! xx

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  7. You all look gorgeous! I'd love to go to a wedding like this!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww I hope you get to, it really was something special :) xx

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  8. Love your look! You looks so pretty :) glad to hear you had a great day.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  9. The sari is so gorgeous, you look stunning! The black and gold together is really nice.

    Kathryn
    effievanity.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you - I do love a bit of black and gold :) xx

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  10. Ohh, I love this, you look gorgeous. One of my best friends mum has gone to India to visit family and she is going to bring my friends 2 year old daughter a her first sari back, I can't wait to see her in it =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Ooooh wow that's amazing!! I bet she will look so cute!! :D and thanks lovely lady! xx

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  11. i loooove your post - the My Mehndi Outfit picture is stunning. you're beautiful!
    now following your blog :)

    ciao from taylor || bloganticipation.blogspot.com

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  12. Wedding is the auspicious ocassion to have our dream come true..
    Montreal Wedding Photographers

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