Celebs, Desi weddings, Fashion

Desi Bride: Faryal Makhdoom

June 5, 2013

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s nuptials were perhaps the most anticipated desi event of the year. After their hair-raising lavish engagement last year, I for one was definitely awaiting this wedding.

Amir Khan Faryal Makhdoom wedding 1


The beautiful young couple tied the knot at the historic Waldorf Astoria in NYC, with a valima ceremony taking place in the UK later this week.


:: Mayoun ::

As with all desi weddings, there were about one thousand events. I believe the following pictures are  from the mayoun. If anyone can confirm, I will love you forever

Amir Khan Faryal Makhdoom wedding

Faryal and Amir go the traditional yellow route with the mayoun with the froom wearing a lemon yellow kurta and Faryal (who recently shot her first editorial for Hello and Labels) opting for a yellow and green lehnga – I think. She looks quite pretty without 117 layers of makeup, right? I love the flowers in the hair and the tikka, but I do feel she should have done with perhaps just one necklace and smaller earrings. And maybe no jhoomar.


:: Mehndi ::



Faryal Makhdoom Amir Khan mehndi weddingI think this is the mehdi. Again, a confirmation would be welcomed. Faryal wears a shaded yellow and pink lehnga for the event. To me, this looks dated and uninspired. The yellow and pink combo has been done to death. A better design with the same colors would have worked. There is nothing memorable about this. She sticks to the same jewels as the mayoun.


:: Wedding ::

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom weddingThe first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this picture was Shilpa Shetty‘s wedding – that’s no surprise considering the two ladies are wearing the same designer. And that the grooms are going for the whole Mughal royalty look complete with swords.

Faryal Makhdoom bridal dress on her weddingFaryal wears a lehnga by Tarun Tahiliani – it’s easy to tell this is a Tarun bridal. The color and kaam are trademark TT (like Shilpa and Vivek Oberoi’s wife). Her deep red and orange ensemble has a cropped choli, heavily embroidered lehnga and a sheer dupatta. She pairs the lehnga up with a traditional polki set. I quite like the matha patti here.

While I am sure many of you find this lehgna beautiful, it is just not my cup of tea. There is too much kaam, I always prefer more defined motifs or sparkling Swarovskis. Like the mehndi garb, there is nothing special here. Oh how I would have loved to see Miss Makhdoom in an ethereal Elan or Bunto Kazmi bridal. Eh.

Faryal Makhdoom bride weddingFaryal is stunningly beautiful, I think her face is just divine, but there is no denying that she really piles on the makeup. And her wedding was no different. I got a lot of interesting responses when I posted this picture on Facebook and Instagram.

For a girl who wears so much makeup on a daily basis, she went the extra mile on her wedding day. Her face literally looks painted on. And I love a good cat-eye but that is just a teensy bit much – she could put Cleopatra to shame. She looks gorgeous nonetheless.

What are your thoughts on the wedding looks?





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  • aarzoo June 5, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Ew. the bronzer/blush on is just Ew

  • Beela June 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    I couldn’t agree more with your blog. For a celebrity wedding I was expecting a bit more that just the same old ….
    Faryals a stunning girl but as far as her styling and outfits they were dated.
    Overall I hate to say it but the wedding lacked class and I felt the million pounds could have been spent better x

  • naqsa June 6, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    Perfect example of ‘Money can’t buy class’. You would think that after exposure to Pakistani designers (the Labels’ shoot) she would have recognized the finness in paksitani designers’ work and gone running to the likes of Bunto and Umar Saeed…but nooooo….being a Bollywood Barbie was far more appelaing (to her of course!). And who the freakin heck is her makeup artist? Cirque Du Soleil performers have ‘lighter’ make-up. This is just AWFUL.
    Can go on and on…but I think I’ve said enough.

  • RR June 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    I completely agree with all of you. From the pictures, it was just like any other Indian wedding. I wish she had worn a Pakistani designer as they are the leaders in Eastern wear. Her shoot wearing Shehla Chatoor was more amazing than any of her wedding outfits. It definitely was dated and lacked class – too much gaudiness and no elegance. I have been to many desi weddings in NY and they were absolutely jaw dropping events so was expecting something of the same standard. Alas, just goes to show money alone cannot buy you taste or class.

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  • Sana July 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Agree with you completely, did not like her wedding dress at all, it was way to indian (therefore, not nice), Pakistani bridal fashion is the best it’s been yet long floor length lehnga dresses are to die for, and she left all of that to get the same old way to heavy and not nice at all ghaghra choli :/ and to top that off drag queen makeup..
    I am sure loved it thats why she went for it, but considering she is Pakistani and so is Amir khan, AND the fact that Pakistani fashion scene is a gazillion times better than indian.. why would you go for indian stuff? why why why?

  • fashion trend August 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    i am totally agreed with your blog, but really look style of indian little bit touch of pakistani weeding, but it is really nicely look of Amir khan married style thanks for this nice sharing

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