Just married. Again – My registry look

September 10, 2013
 So my husband and I recently celebrated my one year anniversary.  And what better way to celebrate then by doing it all over again.  No, I don’t mean renewing our vows or something pretentious like
that.  But we decided to mark the occasion by making it legal and having our civil ceremony.
Asian gown with full stone bodice


However, as the big event (religious ceremony or Nikah) took place last year, and I have half a dozen wedding to attend this month, I didn’t actually pay too much attention to my own big day.  So I went into something of a blind panic when friends and family asked the basics – have you got a makeup artist?  Are you having your hair done?  Have you booked a photographer?
Reasonable questions, but as I’d only really thought about my dress – an east meets west fusion white gown – I’d kind of left the rest to sort itself.
However, in true last minute style, I managed to get everything together, and all’s well that ends well.

A family friend who’s a makeup artist did a fantastic job for me (details available upon request), and I went for a grey smokey eye, a look I wouldn’t be brave enough to create myself.  I threw together a few accessories (something old) and did my own hair.

I think the hair – or hairpiece – really made the difference.  Usually for me, hair is such an afterthought, but I was determined not the let the dress and makeup down with a flat, lifeless mane.

With the help of Youtube – which taught me how to master barrel curls, and some volumising false hair – which I only recently discovered that I had saved from the wedding day – I had created an almost professional look.  The hairpiece itself saved the day, as it gave me a bit of oomph without relentless backcombing.  I was soooo impressed by how quick and easy it was to create this look, in fact you can copy my ‘do by watching my tutorial here.
Anyway, the piece de resistance, which I almost didn’t use, was the Shingar Patti, or hair jewellery that adorned my mane.  I bought this last year for my mehndi, but ended up wearing a jummar instead.
I initially thought it would be too garish, but it was the perfect final touch, and along with my scarf, added an Asian twist to the whole look.

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I’m a British-Bengali Muslim mum-of-two. My pictures aren’t filtered and neither are my words. I’m not a makeup artist, chef or lifestyle guru. I’m just me, sharing honest beauty reviews for brown skin, halal restaurant finds, travel inspo, mum life hacks, easy Bengali recipes and more. If that’s your bag, keep reading!

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