When a brides asks for me to draw something they've seen from another artist, I dont ever feel insulted...I dont know why. Instead i celebrate the success of another artist, And admire the beauty of their work with the bride. I warn said bride, that it may never be identical (in my own style as such). But, I rarely scoff or get hurt by such requests. Because I see it as a learning activity. Every artist when they first find their own flow and style copies or imitates an exisiting style or work. Its just how its done. And now that I am more proficient moments like this show me there is always room for new inspiration and styles. The palm was heavily inspired by the amazing @bharathi_sanghani_mehndi#henna#mehndi#bells#kareeley#choora#chura#mayoon#wedding#shadi#shaadi
Setup: my brother and magician haha @husnainahmed
Husnain can speak better for himself about this setup but I believe he wanted a traditional but modern look. He knew he needed mirrors, carpets and other traditional items to make it work.
He set up the lights a couple weeks prior, he has an entire blueprint for them, have them come down the entire living room in straight lights. He used fake marigold strings to cover our lights and filled into the basket to show an over flow. . . .
My dad wanted my mayoon to be in a hall cause our immediate guest are close to 100 people. I didn’t want to because that takes away the personal feeling of an event at home. Halls make everything formal and I really wanted one informal event where I could run to the kitchen to grab cookies without 100 eyes on me. .
Marigold flowers: ordered online at an Indian store called @kalastutee + store in Brampton + my friend @ghazalaasyed lent me some of hers.
Curtains: sewn by my mom and we got some decor items from @kalastutee in India!
Brown wood table: thrift store
Mirrors: also homesense
Plants: Rona #mayoon #wedding #pakistaniwedding