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.
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
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 ::
I 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 ::
The 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 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 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?