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Safa and Saad’s Rustic Mehndi Party by Lemon Truffle Designs

You may just fall off your seat after seeing today’s utterly unique and magical Pakistani Mehndi party. The uber-creative bride Safa was raised in Woodstock, Ontario (“the dairy capital of Canada!”) and had a “Bollywood Barn” vision for her pre-wedding festivities. The amazing Lemon Truffle Designs brought the bride’s vision to life through bright colours, lush fabrics, marigold garlands, and whimsical paper lanterns.

Paper Lanterns for a Rustic Toronto Mehndi Party by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Rustic Toronto Mehndi Party by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Lantern Mehndi Party Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Welcome Sign for a Toronto Mehndi Party by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Pakistani Groom makes his wedding entrance on a horse | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Pakistani Groom makes his wedding entrance on a horse | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Pakistani Groom awaits his Bride | Rustic Toronto Mehndi Party by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog Pakistani Groom awaits his Bride | Rustic Toronto Mehndi Party by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

12-toronto-barn-pakistani-wedding-mir-anwar-photo Pakistani Bride and Groom in yellow and aqua | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog Pakistani Bride and Groom in yellow and aqua | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog Pakistani Bride and Groom in yellow and aqua | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

So… I have to admit that I’ve been obsessed with the bride’s blog My Big Fat Pakistani Wedding for a while now and have been dying to feature her nuptials. Safa is fantastic writer and I love her fashion sense! I had to know more about the inspiration for her big day.

What inspired your Mehndi outfits?

I knew I wanted to look very traditional for my Mehndi (wearing yellow and having my hair in a side braid with flower jewelry). The traditional Pakistani Mehndi colours are yellow and green, but I wanted my colours to be yellow and hot pink. My husband actually found the kurta he was going to wear on the Mehndi before I got my dress and it was a turquoise colour. When I was shopping in Lahore I happened to see a lengha on a mannequin and the skirt was the EXACT same colour as his kurta. I instantly fell in love with the ‘gota’ work, the little mirror accents, the jamawar skirt and the colours. I knew that it would be perfect for my Mehndi dress. I chose the lengha shirt colour to be yellow and the dupatta to be hot pink and I was beyond thrilled with the way it turned out. And, the price was also incredible – 27,000 rupees!

What were your favourite parts of the day?

Peeking from the barn balcony and seeing Saad make his entrance into the barn on a horse! Watching all of my non-desi bridesmaids and boys practice their choreographed Bollywood dances made my heart melt – I was bursting with pride! Saad and I doing our ‘surprise dance’ together! ‘Kikli’ with my brother. The energy, love and vibe in the air felt absolutely magical.

Pakistani Umbrella Mehndi Party Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog Paper Lanterns for a Rustic Toronto Mehndi Party by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Paan for guests at a Toronto Mehndi Party | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Pakistani Bride and Groom are entertained by friends Singing and Dancing at a Pakistani Mehndi Party | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Stunning Pakistani bride in yellow, aqua and hot pink mehndi dress with flower jewelry | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Pakistani bride dances at her Mehndi Party | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog Pakistani Groom dances at his Mehndi Party | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Singing and Dancing at a Pakistani Mehndi Party | Rustic Decor by Lemon Truffle Designs http://lemontruffle.com/ | Mir Anwar Photography http://www.miranwar.com/ | Rubies and Ribbon Blog

Thank you Safa and Saad for sharing your beautiful Mehndi photos with us!

Readers, stay tuned for this gorgeous couple’s wedding. You don’t want to miss it! To tide you over until then, enjoy their adorable engagement concept film by JF 2 Films.

Credits

Images: Mir Anwar Photography // Styling and Decor: Lemon Truffle Designs // Venue: Gambrel Bicentennial Barn // Hair and Makeup: DIY by the Bride Safa // Entertainment: DJ Shuja // Catering: Zauq // Cinematography: JF 2 Films

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  • This Pakistani wedding is so unique and so colorful! I love how happy the newlyweds look in all of the photos 🙂ReplyCancel

  • We featured this wedding on our blog and its been one of my favourite ones ever. The bride is stunning, the images are gorgeous and you have to see the reception cake and her custom designed pen!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

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