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The Invitations

When I left home to go spend to months in what was once home, I had planned on documenting everything. What I wore, what we ate.. everything.. the thing is plans don't always work out. There was so much happening that I often simply forgot.

So I'll share what I can..

The first thing to understand is that like almost all weddings, they are big productions.. but an Pakistani/Indian wedding is that times a hundred. There are a minimum of five to six events as small as a hundred people and as big as a thousand.. two thousand people. During each event there are several little rituals and traditions..

This particular wedding had eight events.. eight!

Thousands of invitations were sent, the most important fifty or sixty were hand delivered by us with a little gift.


This gift can be just about anything.. we decided to gift everyone a bottle of honey with a sachet of kalonji aka fennel flower, black cumin as well as several other names. Kalonji is an Asian spice said to have many healing properties. The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) once said it was the remedy to all disease except death. Combining the seeds in moderation enhance the benefits.






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14 comments:

  1. Not really related to the post, but welcome back:)And have a beautiful Ramadan!;)

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  2. Thank you, lovely post.
    I look forward to reading more about the wedding festivities.

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  3. what an adorable idea! i love it!

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  4. Those little gifts are the cutest!

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  5. These are absolutely adorable and useful, even better!! Love.

    xoxo
    Erin
    Simply Just Lovely

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  6. I really like those favors, they're adorable. I love the bowl you put the seeds in too!

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  7. I can't even imagine how much work that would be.

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  8. Oh, awesome! We once attended an event or two at an Indian wedding. We loved it and would jump at the chance to do so again!

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  9. the gifts are so cute! i'd love to attend a indian wedding, they must involve so much work but it looks like they turn out amazing:-) x

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  10. This is so cute! I love it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  11. Oh, how adorable! I fell in love with those seeds in Istanbul, and now I want to put them on everything!

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  12. wow! 8! the gifts look great!

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  13. What cute presents to include with the invites!

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