This Influencer had her fairytale wedding at home

This Influencer had her fairytale wedding at home

A covid-friendly Pakistani celebration done right

ARTICLE BY : Hanisha Sethi


You might recognise Dr Iman Moghul as Instagram’s ThePakistaniBride. Known for her beautiful fashion inspo and candid snaps, the social media star has a growing presence online. She recently became ‘locked and hitched’ in August, creating the backdrop of a stunning home wedding. Iman met the love of her life at work: “We met at work on a busy A&E shift. We have known each other for two years. What makes us unique as a couple is that we are completely two different people, yet we gel so well. When we met we were worlds apart and somehow we have integrated into each other’s lives.”

Celebrate good times
“I had the best time ever, dancing the night away with the most important girls by my side. I was also calm throughout the event I entered under a bridal chadar and we had singing, dancing and lots of food!”

Only girls allowed
“I really enjoyed the Dholki which is an all girls event where the khalas, mamis, girl’s friends and cousins all get together to celebrate the upcoming nuptials. I bought the various fabrics myself from Lahore in Pakistan. I had the fabrics dyed a sunflower yellow, and then stitched by my family tailor.  The chadar was by Shyamal & Bhumika. For my hair, I had yellow flower hair decorations from Pakistan.”

Sweet treats
“I had individually wrapped cakesickles by Amore Desserts and the floral cupcakes were by The Insta Patisserie. The personalised clear balloons were by Balloons By Nic.”

Safe and sound
“We ensured things were safe by maintaining social distancing and having hand-sanitiser stations. We also informed guests beforehand and advised them to congratulate us by maintaining social distancing. We did not have any elderly relatives at the wedding, as they weren’t present in the country, and also for their own safety.”
“I wore a red Sabyasachi bridal outfit from Bibi London and Adnan wore a black sherwani I had stitched from Pakistan. I was not nervous for my wedding. I guess you aren’t when you know you are marrying the right person.”

Wedding date
“We had planned a big, fat Indo-Pakistani wedding with mehndi at the Montcalm in Marble Arch and Baraat at the Marriot in Grosvenor Square in London. I chose the hotels for their locations and capacity. Both of us have studied in London, so this is an extremely important city to us. We were originally due to have 350 guests for our Mehndi and 500 for the Baraat.

Floral Decor
“All my décor including the jasmine chadar for the nikkah and floral chadar for my entrance was done by The Event Builders. The floral chadah between us during the nikkah was the thing I’d been planning the most!”

The Big Day
“We decided to go ahead with the wedding date because we didn’t want to wait any longer to be married! It had already been a year since we had got engaged. All the planning was done quite quickly but I am very particular, so I had to pick each and every thing. My mum, dad, bridesmaids, and Irfan from the décor company The Event Builders, were a huge support! Our new wedding date took a lot of discussions. Both our families initially decided to delay events, but we eventually decided we would have our Nikkah ceremony now so we could hold a summer wedding.”

True love
“The pandemic has made me realise true love always prevails. Adnan believes true love means sacrificing your comfort and desires for the safety of your loved ones.”

Bridal highlights
“I was the happiest bride before, during and after the ceremony. I didn’t cry at all, I never do. My advice to brides is to relax and enjoy your big day. The stress is not worth it.”

We are family
“My family is always 100% supportive. They are my absolute rocks. On the day of the wedding, my bridesmaids wore the same dress in different colours which looked absolutely beautiful.”

The Bride: Iman Moghul, 27

The Groom: Adnan SK, 27      
Married: 8th August 2020
Venue: Bride’s Home
Photography: Muse Motion Pictures (Wedding) Afzal Miah (Dholki)

As seen in Khush Wedding 25. Buy this issue here


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