A poetic rendition of Winter Festive.
One day I got a text – one of my best friends was getting engaged. I had only a few wedding clothes. So I took out this white lace gown given to me by my phupho and a gotay wala dupatta that I took from nano.
Gota wala Dupatta from Nano. Shop our Dupattas and Velvet Shirts online.
Weddings are interesting. One woman carries bits and pieces of these other women and their pasts, either in the form of an outfit or a piece of jewelry. Inspired by this, after a few days of the event, I wrote a poetic piece in Urdu – something I had never done before.
“Sitaaron ki jagmag aur net ke halkay dupattay”- Shop our sequins laden joras in stores and online.
Sitaaron ki jagmag aur net ke halkay dupattay
Chiffon ki narmi aur gotay ka wazan
Kiran ki chamcham aur jamawar ka tez rang
Banarsi ki shoa’ein aur lace ki baarikiyan
Angrakhay ka mughliyai pun aur pishwas ka turk
Lehngay ki lehrein aur ghararay ka raqs
Saari ka blouse aur lehraata pallu
Shalwar kameez ka waqar aur daur-e-haazir ka peplum trouser
Abba ke mazaak aur amma ki pareshani
Dadi ki duaaein aur chotay behn bhaiyon ki ronak
Saheliyon ki chehkein aur har mor pe madad ko tyaar
Koi rescue 1122 ka kirdaar nibhaay tou koi paparazzi ka
Aur koi aflatoon tou dono ka
Koi khamosh magar har dam saath
Tou koi bohat zahir magar utni momm dil
Biryani aur kufli ke mazzay
Bachpan ke bollywood walay ganay
Phir filmy sa aik photoshoot aur video
Instagram stories aur snapchat pe aik din ke liye celebrity bun ke
Sab samaan aik sandook mein sama ke
Bees saal baad phir nikaalna
Dou teen ki apni iss bollywood film ko
Hamesha ke liye yaadon mein samaana
Click to listen to the audio of the poem.
Behnein aur saheliyan –
Your second loves, your sisters and your best girlfriends.
These are the women who know all your secrets, mistakes, regrets, boy problems, late night sneak outs, and adventures. The full glams and endless tyaari with them has to be one of the shining stars in the wedding scene. They give you all the juicy gossip, tell you about any potential suitors for themselves, and all the crazy stuff that the aunties are saying. The bridal room moments right before your bring entrance are full of touch ups, quick Instagram stories, maybe a few tears but mostly excitement. There is always that one emotional friend who will cry (the mom of the group); the one friend who will touch up your make up and fix your hair and dupatta (yes, we all love this MUA friend); the paparazzi who EVERYONE thanks later.
And what better way to freeze all these memories in time than a beautiful photo shoots?
“Lehngay ki lehrein aur ghararay ka raqs”- Shop our Phulliari Lehnga Choli Now!
“Biryani aur kufli ke mazzay” How important is the Biryani at the wedding?
So whether it’s your wedding card design, catering, décor, or (AND MOST IMPORTANTLY) your dress and hair and makeup, take it all in. Make sure it is very true to who you are.
Comment below and tell us your favorite memories about either your wedding or your sister’s, cousin’s and friend’s!