A gateway consisting of a series of white flowing curtains billowing in the wind created the ideal entrance to An Zafar and Ayesha Fazli's wedding reception on July 28. The soft muslin was illuminated by gentle yellow lights and we felt we were drifting as we entered the crystal and ivory wedding function. A larger than life majestic white stretch limo stood grandly at the entrance waiting to take the lucky bride to her new home. The high profile affair was jam packed with the glitterati of Pakistan.
The bride and groom were receiving guests, standing on the made to order wooden podium. AM Zafar, with a twinkle in his eye wore a dark Armani suit, with a black tie. His slick white lapels peeked out at the corners. Bride Ayesha Fazli was dressed in a red and white Gharara. Her gold and poiki jewellery matched the colours in her bridal attire. Her hands were stained red with very traditional round motifs of mehndi. She wore a massive red and gold signature ring on her hand. Ali Zafar was looking super cute with his classic floppy haired look, and a wide happy smile. Ayesha's peaches and cream complexion glowed and she was looking sweet and young. Her make-up artists for the big day were Ather Shehzad, who had carefully followed her desire to keep her soft look. This sizzling couple is sure to be the "Jori" of the year.
The guest list was star studded. Frieha Altaf was looking fabulously ravishing in blue with massive sparklers in her ears. Related to the bride, Amir Adnan and Huma (in a sari) had flown in from Dubai. Ather Shehzad were in attendance. The star event manager QYT had made the Royal Palm venue look like a dream fairy tale. Some people were calling it a crystal castle, others an ice palace. Tiny mirchi lights twinkled on the roof in hundreds of sparkling rows. The white on white effect with crystal and cream was magical. Standing crystal chandeliers dotted the arena. Well done QYT.
Iman Ali arrived in a flowing all cream outfit by Mehdi. It was intricately worked with lots of fabric but was decidedly understated with no gold silver or jhillmill. The elegant effect was paramount. She was one of the best-dressed belles at the ball, with her very subtle look, straight hair, no jewels and toned down make-up. Iffat Rahim arrived in a flowing black and white number. Ayesha Sana looked immaculate. Selina was wearing a Kami number. Mashal Peerzada waved past looking very slender. Samina Peerzada in a maroon and off white net sari, was an icon of sophistication. She is evergreen as always. Asim Buksh of the Men's Store was spotted there too.
Pakistan's business and showbiz communities were well represented, as well as media personalities and many prominent political figures. They were all present to bless the couple starting their life together. We at Sunday send them all our very best and a big congratulation.