I am so excited to share this with you. We have been waiting for these photos ever since we got married over three months ago and looking back at these shots brings me back to the joy and excitement I felt back on October 5, 2015. Although you will all continue to see pictures of our wedding on Instagram over the next few months, I wanted to take a moment and share some of my favourite moments here, just for you! Our celebrations over three days started of with a very special fusion event which combined the Pakistani Mehindi event and the German Polterabend, and which began with a surprise River Cruise for our guests along the Vltava river in Prague. I truly wanted to represent the fusion of cultures and honour the fashion and style of both heritages, and so I designed this outfit myself. This would be Number One from KC Collections – leave a comment below if you would like to see more!
Looking back, I could not have asked for a more beautiful start to our wedding day; waking up in our suites at the stunning Old Town Square Hotel which overlooks historic Old Town Square and St. Nicolas Church where our wedding ceremony would take place in a few hours. It was just like a dream: in-room breakfast and champagne for the ladies and gentlemen, (separately, of course) made this morning an unforgettable memory for both of us.
St. Nicolas Church was just steps away from our beautiful hotel. The ceremony took place on a sunny and warm day in October (we were told the nicest October day in years!). After exchanging our vows, we performed a traditional log cutting ceremony in front of the church, which represents the first obstacle the married couple works through together. The string quartet played the Schubert’s Waltz for our first dance right in Old Town Square, after which we got swept away in our horse carriage.
Our guests were brought to the next celebration via historical tram, which was also a sight-seeing tour of Prague. Everyone departed the tram at Zofin Palace, located on a small island in the middle of Prague, just in time for afternoon tea in the Palace Gardens. Here, we indulged in our hand-made wedding cake (made by my mom!), macaroons from Laduree in Paris and special Pakistani treats (methai)!
Immediately after the Tea Party, we moved inside the historical neo-classical Palace which was built in 1835, into the grand ballroom where our Feast & Ball took place. One long table hosted all our guests from around the world for a truly royal feast of pumpkin soup, duck and butter chicken. High candelabras and flowers decorated the table and room, and my favourite of all was definitely the chocolate fountain midnight snack. Our guests orchestrated a sparkler send-off at the end of the night.
The day after our wedding and shortly before our departure for our honeymoon, we gathered once again with our guests for a Luncheon (also called a Walima in Pakistan) back in Old Town Square. One of our wedding gifts was an engraved lock, which we locked in at a fountain with heart shaped wrought iron wire just behind the church where we said our vows. As husband and wife we said “goodbye” to our dear guests who had travelled far distances to witness our special day, and headed over to Santorini for a much-needed honeymoon!