Hello and welcome to the part two of my 14 day Trip to Lahore earlier this month. If you missed the first and second part, dont be shy and check it out shamelessly by clicking on the following links:
Part 1: https://rantsofadesibride.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/desi-bride-trip-to-lahore-part-i/
Part 2: https://rantsofadesibride.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/desi-bride-trip-to-lahore-part-ii/
(Going to start with the next day.)
Day 10: The valima day. The night before this went to stay over at this really fun friends place and in the morning she and two other friends took my out for a Lahori nashta. For the first time in my life I had nihari and naan for nashta WITH lassi. Not the best decision keeping in mind that fact that I had to wear a sari later that night :P. Honaywala had to get himself a shirt and tie to wear at the valima, so he and I picked a friend up and then went out shopping (Ended up buying like 5 ties because they were gorgeous and on sale LOL). Went to the valima and it was beautiful. The decor was lovely and dulhan dulha tou wesay he are my absolute favorites so fun day.
Post valima the entire wedding party went for for dessert and coffee tou bara maza aya. Did a little shopping for honaywala from shaadi’s point of view too (stuff that goes from larkiwala’s place to larkaywala type shopping, clothes and shoes and stuff.)
Shaadi wise rating: Rarely productive
Day 11: One of my closest baby friends, someone I consider my younger sister got her nikah planned out of absolutely no where and it was on this day. I got a call from her two days back and out of no where she said she was getting married and the nikah was on Monday afternoon at Badshahi mosque and I was like WHAAT ISSS HAPPENING.So that day woke up and in the afternoon the newly weds had asked everyone to meet for lunch so went there and then got dropped at the parlor where my friend was getting ready. Didnt even keep any proper clothes or anything so just decided to put on some makeup and leave for the mosque for the nikah.
Was so unprepared that didnt even have a dupatta on me and had to ask a friend to bring it with her lol. Also ended up meeting my valima photographer who I had booked online a couple of weeks back and had never met. She was covering the nikah so figured how she works and her style and stuff. Then the nikah happened – SO EMO OMG. Right after the nikah we had to run out again for the reception. Friend went back to the salon for touch ups and I went to honaywalas place, got ready and then left with him for the reception. Got back home, watched a movie and went to sleep.
Shaadi wise rating: Zero productivity
Day 12: Was supposed to get my shaadi jora today but didnt and was supposed to leave the next day but naturally couldnt because had to take the jora with me har haal mein. So honaywala called the travel agent and changed my ticket and that was done. Got a little shit from home about extending my stay even more because like bauhat ho gaya tha lol but khair. I missed my brothers birthday during this trip so decided to get him something great as a present. Realized he is turning 23 and never owned a real man type watch so honaywala and I went watch shopping and got him a great watch which he feels very thankful for and I love when that happens haha. We also went looking for sofas and stuff for the room, found nothing and finally decided we werent going to find anything so should get something custom made. (Thats stuff pending btw LOLOLOL). What we did do was buy stuff TV and things like that for our living room – probably the most exciting part of the entire shaadi shopping for honaywala. HE WAS SO EXCITED OHMYGOD. we went to three shops back and forth like 10 times because he couldnt decide whether he wants LG or Sony or Samsung. But ended up buying it finally and this sense of fulfillment washed over me like we got something real done today
Shaadi wise rating: Super Productive
Day 13: Woke up and mother in law picked me up and we decided to head out and get stuff done like real ladies. We went out to this market and bought fabric for a sofa and curtains. Then went to these other shops and bought a carpet. Got back home, Got everything set and the living room started taking some shape and it felt AMAZING. A lot still needs to be done to that space but I think its just a matter of time and everything will settle out khud se slowly and gradually. Also went to pick up my bridal dress but the fitting needed a little work so made an arrangement where i was going to pick the jora right before my flight the next morning. Was leaving the next day so made a plan to meet the newly weds late at night and catch up on gossip and stuff. Had such a fun time and goodbyes were so weird because I knew the next time I’ll see them Inshaa’Allah
Shaadi wise rating: Super Productive
Day 14: Had my flight scheduled for around 3 in the afternoon. So went with mother in law to pick up my dress and ufffff SO HAPPY ALHAMDULILLAH. honaywala came back from work break le ker so he could drop me off at the airport. We left the house early just to be safe and reached the airport bauhat he ziada jaldi. So just sat in the car and chilled for a bit. Discussed some stuff, got asked by the police people there to move the car like 10 times hehe and when we figured we must move now tou i got off the car we said goodbyes and I went to get my ticket printed. Ticket print karaya and went to the place where you enter the check in area from and realized there was a STUPID error in my ticket. It was booked from Islamabad instead of Lahore. Can you believe it? Rushed to the airline counter, got laughed at by 10 different people, got the ticket changed to later at night. called honaywala to come back and pick me up. lol. He came back, we went back home. On our way back we stopped at this shop to check out some lamps, we thought ab time hai tou must get some work done lol. He dropped me home and went to work. I fell asleep, woke up when honaywala came to get me. Went to his place, ate pakoras, chilled with aunty for a bit and then finally left for the airport. in the middle honaywala and i decided to have dinner. One last BIG dinner before we start eating healthy for missionsexyshaadi2015 (still not happening btw) and ATE SO MUCH THAT I COULDNT MOVE.
After convincing myself I can do it, got up and went to the airport. Said our goodbyes again, with less feelings because had our moment earlier in the day and now we both just wanted me to go hahaha. Flight got delayed again, but eventually took off and I got back home.
And that my friends, was my last trip to Lahore before the shaadi. *Clapping*