In Pakistan, a typical wedding is more than just the union of two people, it is an elaborate fiasco, one that normally stretches over a timespan of a year or more. From the bigger picture, like the perfect wedding location, menu specifications, and the bridal outfit to the smallest details like the table centerpieces, dance arrangements, and the couple’s first look, a Pakistani wedding is all about decisions, decisions, and more decisions!
If you are a bride, violating your pre-wedding diet and binge-eating the last of the mithai, or an anxiety-driven wedding organizer, poorly juggling between the one thousand and one tasks assigned to you by an equally anxious bride, or an OCD-ridden bridesmaid whose life and sanity rests upon getting everything perfect till the last detail, then this article is for you! To help ease your wedding woes, we have compiled a list of top 3 wedding location ideas that you can explore and experiment with for your next wedding escapade.
Planning a destination wedding is no less than a Herculian task. Not everyone has the time nor the resources to take a week or two off from their busy schedule to attend a wedding at a far-off location. An easy solution to do this is to bring the ‘destination’ a little closer to home! One such destination is our very own Hunza Valley, a dangerously beautiful mountainous terrain located in the extreme North of Pakistan, encapsulated by the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan and Xinjiang region of China.
Acres of lush green grass maneuvering over the rugged landscape, punctuated by snowcapped peaks and cherry blossom trees, create a breathtaking canvas for a scenic wedding affair. For a never-ending guest-list, you can opt for a location like the Hunza Serena Inn which can accommodate over 500 occupants. Nothing is more luxurious and memorable than getting married at the sound of the turbulent waves of the Hunza River, with the towering peaks of Rakaposhi and the Diran stretched in the background. For a more intimate affair, the Eagles Nest Hotel perched on a 2850 meter high ridge above Altit village is the ideal location. Guests can savor the taste of local cuisines while reveling in the beauty of the Hunza Valley.
Match the seraphic beauty of the snow-capped peaks and the scenic greenery in Lussoro’s ‘Mehtaab’- a glamorous kaleidoscope of gold and silver, studded with Sacramento green stones, on a pearl white, organza canvas. ‘Mehtaab’ is your go-to outfit for every wedding. This celestial outfit is paired with a deep green flapper trouser, embossed with a delicate gold print on the ends.
Whether you are a private minimalist who wants to pronounce his/her love in front of an intimate crowd of a hundred or a lover of lavish affairs who wants nothing less than a ‘big fat Pakistani wedding,’ a resort wedding can accommodate both! Compared to a destination wedding, resort weddings can be relatively easy on your wallet, while simultaneously giving you the freedom to explore with a variety of wedding decor, arrangements and color schemes.
One of the most exotic resorts that we have hand-picked for you is J5 Resorts. Located in a tranquil town of Lahore, faraway from the hustle-bustle of the city, J5 Resorts offers a plethora of amenities that would make your wedding experience unforgettable. Located in the heart of the resort is a lake adorned with white stone sculptures. that will transport you to the simplicity and elegance of the Victorian era. Small stretches of beautifully manicured land, linked by wooden bridges, give the location a rustic touch. Besides a specially designed Marquee Hall, J5 Resorts offers a striking decor, expert catering, and custom-made events schedules. This means that from the wedding location to the wedding decor and most importantly the wedding photography, everything will be a spectacle to behold. In short, J5 has everything you need to make your average wedding a grand affair!
To top off the grandeur, celebrate your weddings at J5 resorts in Lussoro’s ‘Lalazar.’ A vibrant pink attire, boldly embellished with gota, pati and colorful jamawar, ‘Lalazar’ is a luxurious ode to tradition. The shirt is paired with a beautiful flare of bronze-colored sharara pants and a net dupatta bordered with sleek, green patches of jamawar.
When pictures of Priyanka Chopra’s elaborate, Umaid Bhawan reception surfaced on social media we were all awe-struck! The haunting glamour of the palace corridors, the antique ornamental beauty, set against the starry night sky created a royal scene, for the perfect royal wedding affair. Let’s admit it, it gave us all major wedding goals and deep-down every bride envisioned, getting married in such a regal setup.
Caged in the Ghanche District of Baltistan, is a symbol of cultural and architectural heritage, that can fulfill every girl’s dream of a royal wedding. Famously known as the ‘fort of the roof,’ because of its location, 8,500 ft above sea level, Khaplu Palace is the one place where you can get married, just like a princess! The hotel offers, historical luxury in all its glory, making your wedding reception, one of a kind! The expansive gardens, the rustic exterior, the beautiful view of the Khaplu village in the background are all at your disposal to experiment with. However, every royal wedding needs a royal outfit; whether it is the bride or her guests.
Be prepared to look nothing less than royalty, as you walk down the aisles of Khaplu Palace, in Lussoro’s spicy red number- ‘Khumar.’ ‘Khumar’ is a raw silk peshwas, dangerously cut from the center, featuring a dense web of embellishments on the sleeves. It comes paired with bright gold, jamawar trousers, creating a scintillating outfit for those ‘big fat Pakistani weddings.’