Pakistani wedding reception at Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley Hotel [near San Francisco]

December 07, 2012  •  46 Comments

Congrats to Salma and Yasir -  two love birds  [elopement]

10.07.2012

It was pleasure to me photographing Salma and Yasir traditional Pakistani reception at Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley Hotel and their parents . All the photo session from getting ready to the reception and bride and groom photos took place inside and outside of the hotel. Salma was such a gorgeous  Pakistani bride that I  kept clicking and clicking the shutter button of my camera.  Both with Yasir  together are such a lovely,  happy couple. 

In this post I would like to give some attention to the traditional Pakistani wedding outfit - inspired by the dress of the bride in this photos. I have always been fascinated of the traditional outfits in the Asian cultures and especially the wedding dress. We see vibrant colors, variety of fabrics, embellishments and for sure elegant, attractive wedding dress.   And of course all the eyes are on the bride during the whole wedding day and her dress is something to be paid attention. 

'The bride veil  is called dupatta. This light, lengthy cloth is decorated with embroidery. The dupatta hangs from the shoulder and usually covers the bride's face, but not in this wedding as you can see. The colors of the traditional Pakistani dress is usually in red color. However, colors in hot pink like Salma's dress or orange, magenta and champagne gold are becoming popular in today's society. It is important in the culture to choose colors and materials that complement skin tones. 

Styles and types of the Pakistani wedding dress: The bride can choose from many styles of dresses. The ghagra choli is a popular choice for a wedding dress.This style consists of a pleated skirt and a fitted blouse. The midriff may be open. The sari, sharara, churidar and pyjama with angrakha are also different dress design options that a bride may choose.

Materials used in a Pakistani wedding dresses can include chiffon, silk, satin, cotton, georgette and crepe. In more recent dress design, lighter fabrics are being utilized to replace traditional stiff silks.

  • Pakistani wedding dresses are famous for their embellishments. A typical wedding dress has elaborate embroidery work that entails a great deal of handiwork. Beads, sequins, discs, and silver and gold thread may all be used. Crystals and pearls can be added to the outfit to add a touch of elegance. In the most expensive dresses, pure gold is woven into the fabric.'

    quoted from eHow

The beautiful stylish make up was done by Jennifer Toy from JTArtistry 

 

The Pakistani wedding dress is usually very elaborative. And when we talk about the bride we talk about fashion less or more - the bride's dress and the beauty of the bride itself. 

 


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