The Bridal Transformation

Bridal magazines are really great at telling their readers how the veil changes everything. By simply pinning a piece of fabric to your hair, you are transformed from this everyday, ordinary woman to a¬†bride: someone who will be the center of all attention for that one magical night of a lifetime. Well, I must report,…

A New Week in Meals

At a family gathering today, we met with several members of my extended family whom I haven’t seen since before or during the wedding. And naturally, everyone wanted to know how I was adjusting to the marriage and how I was doing with the cooking department. I’m getting tired really quickly of people acting all…

The Food at Our Wedding

Wedding buffets are often tricky and tough to execute. Which is why when got the feedback that the food was great and the service was fantastic, I couldn’t help but breathe in a sigh of utter relief. It wasn’t because I didn’t have faith in our caterers and all the promises they had made (that…

Down The Aisle

When we first met with our DJ, we spent 10 minutes going over our likes and dislikes for the playlist, and the rest of the hour trying to determine what we would do for the grand entrance portion of the evening. You see, we had long since decided the traditional zaffe or any offshoot of…

The Modern Bride

In the lead-up to the wedding, I read plenty of articles that focused on the importance of having an unplugged wedding in the day and age where everything is instantly posted on social media. It was a stark contrast to the latest trend of creating a hashtag for the event and encouraging the people to…

Plenty of Fun

The greatest compliment we’ve gotten about our wedding is that it was a lot of fun. And that means the world to Ahmad and I, because that’s exactly what we aimed for. We didn’t want the fanciest decorations or the most expensive arrangements. We don’t care if our wedding isn’t considered the¬†wedding of the year…

The Week in Meals

I’m hoping to start a new feature on the blog that I’m going to try out here. And this one hits close to home and to what I’m finding myself loving the more I spend time in the kitchen: cooking! You see, our kitchen includes a blackboard and I have been using it to plan…

A Pop Of Color

I didn’t see my bouquet until the day of the wedding- which to any bride is panic-inducing and a cause for many sleepless nights. But I had complete trust in my florist and what he had in mind for the big day. Of course, I didn’t leave it all up to him- lest there be…

Patiently Waiting

I thought dealing with vendors would end with the wedding actually happening. As you may know, this was my least favorite part of the whole process, so I’m glad to have gotten over and done with all the meetings and phone calls and trying to sort everything out. Except it’s not actually over until you…

Learning From Our Cake Mistake

I can only describe our engagement cake as a disaster. It’s going to be two years since we had the celebration and still my family completely refuses to discuss the fiasco that was the cake we had. That’s how bad it was. I remember that at first, I was pissed off beyond words- I could…