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Wedding Belle: Luxurious and Cultural

  |   By Agata Zieba

Bride: Hena Awan Wedding Date: October 10, 2009 Wedding Location: Toronto, Ontario Wedding Style: Hena’s spectacular style consisted of three gorgeous dresses for three fantastic ceremonies. During Hena’s Nikkah (pre-wedding ceremony where vows are exchanged) Hena wore a bright yellow traditional Pakistani dress with exquisite silver and orange embellishments. A long see-through red veil draped over her head until she took it off to reveal her beautiful makeup. Yellow and orange eyeshadow matched her outfit perfectly, while her soft peach lips kept the eyes her main focus. During Hena’s Mehendi (pre-wedding ceremony to get the couple ready for marriage) she stunned in a ravishing cultural outfit, which was dominated by plum purples, teals and magentas. The gorgeous embroidery and colours brought together all the hues of the Arabian themed ceremony. As for makeup, Hena says, “I remember asking her to go bold and wild with the eyes–and boy did she deliver!” Hena’s eyes were played up with a smoky cat eye look dominated by deep purples and dark greys. Her long, brown tresses were left loose in natural-looking waves. During Hena’s wedding day, Hena wore a custom-designed traditional Pakistani bright red dress with plenty of dazzling gold embroidery and beading. She wore a veil of the same material and beading, along with a similar small purse. “I wanted to have an extremely traditional look on my wedding day,” Hena says. Her beautiful cultural look continued into the gold headpiece, bangles, chandelier earrings and chunky necklace she wore. This bride’s long brown hair was pulled away from her face into a braided knot bun to support her heavy veil. Hena’s bold and beautiful makeup consisted of dark, smoky eyes and fantastic red lips. Hena sought after a wedding inspired by the traditions of Mughal, India. “I wanted to look regal and give off the image of being in a palace.” Hena’s stunning and rich wedding style corresponded perfectly with the luxurious feeling of the ceremony, and Hena looked like true royalty! The Look: Wedding gown, custom designed by Hena with help from Haris Chawla of Shakeelz. Jewellery, Aziz Jewellers (416-740-6666). Hair and Makeup for Mehendi and Nikkah, Ruchika Verma and Fero for LeSonne Bridals (lesonne.com). Wedding day makeup, Shirley Wu (shirleybeautyconcept.com). Decor, Raj for Dream Party Décor (dreampartydecor.com).

All photography courtesy G+H Photography (gandhphotography.com).

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This article was originally published on Aug 06, 2010
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