Modern Pakistani wedding: Adeeba + Umar

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vibrant bouquet

Adeeba + Umar’s wedding is brimming with cultural traditions, color, gorgeous florals, jewelry, and personal charm. Traditionally, Pakistani “stages” (you’ll see in a sec) are quite ornate, however Adeeba wanted to change things up to have theirs express the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland. It was grand, colorful and it was all made of paper! If there was any way to transform their formal ballroom venue fit for 300 guests, to reflect their vision, magnificent paper flowers as centerpieces, upon entrance, and on their stage, was it.

vibrant pink traditional Pakistani wedding dress

beaded gold satchel and heels

rose boutonniere

bird ring box, sparkling bangles, starburst earrings and jeweled necklace

jeweled headpiece and veil

pink and peach peony, orchid and succulent bouquet

henna hand art and cascading jewels

I wore an “aarsi” ring on my right hand. It is an old fashioned but now quaint symbol of the past. Traditionally, the aarsi was a thumb ring with a tiny mirror worn by Indian brides so they could sneak a look of their groom during the ceremony. It was nice to incorporate an old, cheeky tradition.

cityscape wedding portraits

traditional wedding henna hand art

garden wedding portraits

city mural backdrop

vibrant pink traditional Pakistani wedding dress

"Thank You" burlap garland

paper flowers and streamer-adorned alter

I’ve always wanted to get married outdoors and under a tent. However, we both have big families, so finding a location that could fit 300 guests comfortably on a hot summer night that would allow us to bring in our preferred “halal” (Muslim Kosher) caterer was essential. The Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill Hotel recently converted their tennis courts into a  ballroom with a pillow top tent cover, so it was the perfect balance between function and the dreamy tent aesthetic.

paper flowers and streamer-adorned alter

father and daughter down the aisle

traditional Pakistani wedding ceremony

rose petal baskets and colorful chalkboard sign

colorful chalkboard sign and paper flower wedding cake accents

paper flower centerpieces and lanterns

lantern and paper flower centerpieces

jasmine wedding leis

My advice to other brides… Hire day-of-coordinators! I am pretty crafty and wanted to DIY a lot for the wedding, but simply didn’t have the time. Handing over the “crafty reigns” to our coordinators was such a great decision. Let go and enjoy every moment. How often do all of your favorite people come together on one day? Relish it.

sparklers wedding farewell

Congratulations Adeeba + Umar!

Photographer: Love Me Do Photography / Wedding coordinators: Belovely Events / Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill NJ / Bride’s Dress: Madiha Zuberi Design House / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Bride’s Hair Piece: purchased in Karachi, Pakistan / Groom’s suit: My Suit NY / Hair: B. Wilson of Just B. Beautiful / Makeup Artist: Kristie Falk / Caterer: Shalimar Restaurant / Cake: Aux Petits Delice / Flowers: Falls Flowers, LLC / Stationery: / Fresh plumeria garlands from Hawaii: Molokai Plumerias

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@PerfectBridal on Oct 16, 2012

Modern Pakistani wedding: Adeeba + Umar: Adeeba + Umar’s wedding is brimming with cultural traditions, color, go...

@WeddingCakeBook on Oct 16, 2012

Modern Pakistani wedding: Adeeba + Umar

Carina @ Love Me Do on Oct 16, 2012

We're so flattered that this wedding is featured! Adeeba and Umar were so great and BEAUTIFUL to photograph!

@LoveMeDoPhoto on Oct 16, 2012

So excited to have Adeeba and Umar's wedding featured on @100LayerCake today! Styling by @belovelyinc

Caribbean Wedding events on Oct 16, 2012

The colors, the flowers, the jewelry and those paper flower centerpieces....exquisite!

Belovely Inc (Events) on Oct 16, 2012

We had so much fun creating such a fun backdrop (and table centerpieces) for this lovely couple!! Couldn't feel more honored to have been a part of their special day! Thank you so much for featuring this!

@helenChupp on Oct 16, 2012

Modern Pakistani wedding: Adeeba + Umar

The wedding painter artist of New York City William west on Oct 17, 2012

When form follows function and style follows beauty it's a recipe for love and laughter. Such is this case for this beautiful, colorful and creative event. Congrads to the couple.

Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third} on Oct 21, 2012

Beautiful wedding!

Sara khan on Dec 6, 2012

Beauty full couple. Allah keep them happy with each other and bless them forever

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