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  1. annie at | | Reply

    The guy looks so much better than his engagement pictures from last summer… but whats up with those garlands????

    1. Sej at | | Reply

      Wasn’t that the engagement that was broken – if I am not wrong this is another guy. This one was very recently announced.

    2. KiranP at | | Reply

      Oh he’s a different Guy! That engagement was broken…and this is pakistani cricket player Shoaib Malik. (:

    3. Anu C at | | Reply

      He is the not same guy. That engagement was called off. He is Shoaib Malik, cricketer from Pakistan. He looks good on the field and he is looking good here!

    4. Nick at | | Reply

      The garland on top is traditional considering they had a reception and sangeet and everything… the garland underneath that one must be a armour to show her… he will always love and protect her. The one on the wrists…. the phoolwala might have thrown them in as freebies.

      1. Indian Girl at | | Reply

        LOL @ Freebies !

      2. surekha at | | Reply

        funny comment…

        and yes… whts with the clutch. actually who bothers with a clutch in their hand on their wedding day with everything else thts going on.

    5. Lily at | | Reply

      Your comment made my day :P

      I agree about the clutch thing. So so out of place.

      1. sonia at | | Reply

        She should have gotten a pouch made to match the dress. That would’ve looked better and done a better job holding all the monetary gifts.

  2. shyba at | | Reply

    ofcourse…and the dupatta is too plain….didnt like her look…waiting for her reception photos….

  3. annie at | | Reply

    After looking up Sania on this blog, I realized that it was a different person.. puzzled ..

  4. Anushka at | | Reply

    Shoaib Malik is looking like a part of the flower arrangement.

    1. KiranP at | | Reply

      Hahahahahaha! I agree with you Anushka.
      He seems to be tied to the background or something lol

      1. Ann at | | Reply

        Its traditional muslim wedding styling for both. Wouldn’t argue much with that.
        I like that she wore her mom’s sari for her big day…with all the fame and money she might be having, she could have gone d designer route.
        Agree with you on the clutch and on someone’s comment on the chunni.

        1. No its not at | | Reply

          Its not a traditional MUSLIM wedding!!!!Its a traditional HYDERABADI wedding.There are also Pakistani weddings we dont call them traditional Muslim weddings!

        2. sonia at | | Reply

          If any groom came out looking like this in Pakistan, he’d prob be egged!! this is some crazy hyderabadi tradition

      2. Anushka at | | Reply


      3. zeshan at | | Reply

        shoaib malik is looking very smart and elegant

    2. KK at | | Reply

      Yea seriously.. what’s up with all the flowers especially the “flower armor”?!?!
      And yes that clutch looks completely out of place.

    3. kanika at | | Reply

      LOL ! Even I thought that !

    4. Indian Girl at | | Reply

      OMG LOL !

  5. Sej at | | Reply

    I’d definitely skip the clutch. May go in a reception type setting and attire but not the wedding part.

    1. zeshan at | | Reply


      The clutch is going with her dress. All the silver lining in his dress goes with clutch.

      1. Sej at | | Reply

        Call me old fashioned. I just think with the traditional wedding attire and this occasion there isn’t a need for or room for a clutch. Can’t imagine my wedding pictures in my shaadi joda and holding a clutch.

        1. mary at | | Reply

          Brides do need clutches or batuas for the salamis. I carried a clutch on my wedding and it looked very nice actually. pity can’t post pix here

          1. Sej at |

            Again I think it’s just personal choice. I am simply saying I wouldn’t and if a friend or someone asked I’d advise against it. Of course to each their own.

        2. sonia at | | Reply

          Wedding pouches always look lovely, coz they are made by the designer along with the dress. I agree the clutch she is carrying looks out of place

  6. SR at | | Reply

    Many things are out of the place :P which also includes the jewellery she is wearing, the tikka is not going with her necklace n bangles. Didn’t like her make up as well.Being such a hyped personality she could have gone for something better as a bridal wear. Hope she wears a better outfit on her reception.

    1. anna at | | Reply

      yes the tikka does not match.. See her old engagement pics.. its the same one!! i guess she was trying to recycle the jewellery bit too…

    2. Soho at | | Reply

      she’s wearing her mother’s wedding saree, nothing wrong with that…

    3. zeshan at | | Reply

      May be you do not know for your information she is wearing her mother’s wedding dress which is 25 years old. What a lovely girl.

  7. spongy at | | Reply

    oo comeon..i gess the poor gal have had enuf of critisism bout jus everything..spare her..its her special day ..cant we jus stop complainig for a day…as for shoab prolly the flower thing is a part of ceremony or somethin…n yeh i know this is a fashion blog …but a lilmore kindness…: D…

    1. spongy at | | Reply

      plus it was sucha sweet gesture that she wore her mums saree..hyped or not shes got total freedom to wear anything…

      1. Anu at | | Reply

        Yes, I agree. Saree is off limits. Its just too cute to wear your mom’s wedding saree. I wish I could have done that too!

        But I guess, dupatta could have been different…maybe matched with the checks in the middle of the saree?

        Shoaib, prince of flowers, looks funny but cute. The flowers are probably part of their tradition. So again, off limits.

        Both look cute though! Wish them a happy married life. I think they have had more than their share of controversy. (Heard they can have only one dish in their wedding reception in Pakistan. ..Apparently, Its the law!)

      2. peechu at | | Reply

        totally agree! plus, it’s a very Pakistani thing to hold a blingy clutch on your nikkah/valima nights…she’s just trying something new..i think she looks lovely!

        1. Nope at | | Reply

          You cant stereotype saying its a “very Pakistani thing” to hold a blingy purse.Pakistanis dont usually do that actually.But then everyone has their own tastes.To each their own

      3. zeshan at | | Reply

        ya you are so right I agree 100 %. Please leave them alone and let them have fun on their wedding. High Heel people always try to look for negative stuff in people dressing.

  8. Lmia at | | Reply

    Can you say BUSY?!!!
    I do like the fact that she wore her mum’s suit though. How cute.

  9. probspice at | | Reply

    OMG…that’s the first things that struck to me…that clutch stickin’ out like a sore thumb.
    But i’m getting all senti that she’s worn her momma’s saree..

  10. Kiwi at | | Reply

    Not commenting on the saree since it is her moms….EVERYTHING else from make up, to jewellery, clutch is out of place or mismatched.. probably because of the hullaballoo

    1. Anu at | | Reply

      I dont get it though. The controversy started only on April 2nd or 3rd. Wedding was planned for the 15th. Shouldnt she have done her shopping and getting her jewelry/accessories/etc lined up much before April 2nd??
      Unless the jewellery is also family heirloom stuff…then it may not match perfectly right?

  11. gul at | | Reply

    can any one explain why shoeb is wearing garlands like that? is this a tradition in hydrabad for grooms.

    1. Ann at | | Reply

      That’s how traditional Muslim grooms look like. All in general.

      and mind you, he has it very toned down..I have been to a few Muslim friend’s wedding and they are a lot more decked up.

    2. Sparkle at | | Reply

      I’m from hyderad and grooms do not wear flowers like that…infact most of them take the garlands around the neck off after some time.
      The X patterns of flowers strike me as unusual too.

    3. Sam at | | Reply

      Yes..growing up in Hyderabad and having gone to a bunch or Telangana and Hyderabadi Muslim weddings, I can vouch for the “authenticity” of the way the garlands are worn!!

      1. star at | | Reply

        Nope thats not a traditional Muslim way of wearing garlands…the groom wears a ‘sehra’ generally, but of course there are so many sub cultures so it must be authentic for his family

  12. Ruchi at | | Reply

    During her engagement with Shohrab Mirza, there was class oozing out of everything, right from her makeup, hair, jewellery, etc. I won’t comment on her sari, since it has a sentimental value for her, being her moms’….but definitely a let down from Sania Mirza. The makeup is cakey and very very outdated. Oh! and its now common knowledge that if ur wedding trousseau is super heavy, u go in for relatively light and sophisticated makeup hues.

  13. monika at | | Reply

    Like the saree & her smile. Nothing else fits together

  14. s at | | Reply

    many congratulations and best wishes to the couple. i think they are both very good looking in normal life. not sure about the outfits but it’s so sweet of sania to wear her mom’s sari. i’m sure they will look really well put together in their reception tomorrow. i think shantanu and nikhil are doing the outfits.

  15. mary at | | Reply

    best wishes to both of them they seem to complement each other quite well. And how sweet is it wearing your mom’s sari, I don’t know many girls who would dare do that no matter how much they wanted to. Sania scores points for that alone.

  16. S at | | Reply

    Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the couple.

  17. m at | | Reply

    she had more mehndhi on in her previous engagment then shaadi lol

  18. Ann at | | Reply

    Actually, I feel a bit sorry for her..The marriage was so hurried that it seems that they didn’t even have the time to put things together. Poor girl couldn’t even get a proper Mehendi on. But, congratulations to the lovely couple.

  19. J at | | Reply

    Who carries a clutch to their own wedding…LOL!!! Besides I think this whole thing about wearing her mom’s saree is a little overrated. WHats the big deal about doing that???

    1. mary at | | Reply

      the big deal being that most brides spend lakhs worth on wedding joras they NEVER wear again. Any desi would know what a lot of pressure middle class or even upper middle class families are under to continue this trend even though the amount of money involved is not something most Indians and Pakistanis can easily afford. Such a precedent set by a celeb of Sania’s stature can in no small way send out a positive signal to millions of desi girls. I am amazed by your level of insensitivity and blindness to basic ground realities.

    2. ramizi at | | Reply

      a little thing called sentiment and tradition. But of course the biggest problem here is getting over a clutch! GASP!

  20. apple at | | Reply

    gold bangles, silver and ruby necklace, gold and pearl maangtika…ageed its sweet that she wore her mum’s sari and all that, but hey, its not that hard to get hold of coordinated/matching jewelry on a red sari!

  21. divya at | | Reply

    she is wearing the same maang tika as her engagement.It is a sweet gesture to wear your mom’s wedding sari but she couldve bought some new jewellery after all she is an international tennis player!a let down!

  22. WTF at | | Reply

    No mehendi??

    1. WTF at | | Reply

      Ya, and even she is wearing them flower bangles

  23. zoya at | | Reply

    both looking awful……dreadful

  24. blanko at | | Reply

    shoaib looks like a prisoner tied in flower chains—he even got flowers for HATHKARII-howelse do i describe these strategically worn garlands…lolzzzzz…its so funny….im giggling as im typing this

  25. gems at | | Reply

    Did anyone notice this..I may be wrong but is she wearing the same matha tika that she wore on her engagement last yr with the other guy. :)

  26. momofrs at | | Reply

    Hmm…loads of confusion here on the outfits!
    Ok, one slight clarification. In muslim weddings, unlike the other religions, the “Valima” or reception is more important (since it is hosted by the boy’s side). The wedding, as per the Quran, is supposed to be a small, private affair with close relatives. If the girl’s family is well off, they have to feed the poor . The onus of “celebrating” falls on the boy’s side.
    I guess for this reason, not much emphasis has been paid to her outfit and make-up .And we now know that it was a very small private affair (btw, I must say that the Sari is pretty well preserved!!). The dupatta is a must for us (preferably red) and since the Sari is so busy, I guess she opted for a simpler dupatta.
    The garland on Shoaib is a simplified version of the “Sehra”. Earlier, it used to be a coat or jacket made of flowers. The headgear of flowers is also a part of the Sehra, though I dont see him wearing it here.
    I’m not in favour of their match, but since they both look positively radiant with happiness, I can only wish them the best :)

  27. Harshi at | | Reply

    I feel a clutch is a complete no-no for the bride,…all the more when it isnt even a reception party. Also, hosts carrying clutches or bags too feels out of place…like in the case of senior Shetty at Shilpa Shetty’s wedding!

    1. Sparkle at | | Reply

      yes, but the problem is, where could they keep the envelopes of cash that the guests give?

      1. Anu at | | Reply

        There is usually another person designated to take care of the envelopes. The bride & groom need not worry about the envelopes on the big day!

  28. Sparkle at | | Reply

    The makeup could have been a lot better

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  30. meria at | | Reply

    i mean congratulations!!!!

  31. saba at | | Reply

    all right ppl bein a hyderabadi n married just 2yrs ago lemme clear the issue on shoaib maliks garlands the style is traditional but wayyy tooo dowdy in comparison to the real thing!! plus sanias whole get up is no traditional hyderabadi brides….hyderabadi brides wear a khada dupatta……the tikka is traditional though n her engagement jewellery was all traditional though that is why it looked so rich n classy…..it was from the nizams state after all :)

    1. Ana at | | Reply

      agree on the jewellery par. The tika and her engagement jewellery was her grandmom’s.

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  32. dn at | | Reply

    Congratulations to the couple. They look good together. Sweet that she wore her mom’s saree. Actually the plain dupatta is good as the rest of the saree is so grand. For a total last minute wedding and major tension, I think she looks nice. The clutch was not there in some other photos. Maybe they just came to the seats when this photo was taken.

  33. Candy at | | Reply

    Ok forget the whole look…cuz its her day but
    What Happend to the MEHENDIII?!? thats the best part of getting married! poor girl probably dint hav the time…

  34. Kanira at | | Reply

    I guess that its their wedding so I will refrain from any criticism…the clutch does look like the odd thing out…

  35. ko at | | Reply

    it’s their wedding day AND THEY LOOK GORGEOUS..i don’t mind the garland..it must be tradition… clutch looks just fine.. saree is old… leave them alone…uff

  36. ko at | | Reply

    its much better than some gastly desinger duds like SHILPA SHETTY WORE

  37. khnyc at | | Reply

    congratulations to the lovely couple!!

  38. kasthuri at | | Reply

    Why is she carrying a clutch ? she is not a guest at her own wedding. totally out of place. Seems too “showing off” types.

    And the cross garland, is it traditional ?

  39. kasthuri at | | Reply

    Oh ya, forgot to mention in the previous comment, that i love that she is wearing her mother’s saree !!! Thats indeed very sweet !

    She could afford the world, but she decided to go with sentiment value. Kudos for that !

  40. smv at | | Reply

    The garlands in different styles are what traditional hydrabadi grooms wear for the wedding…so ppl think twice before you start criticizing them.
    Sania looks pretty, I am surprised that she didnt wear the traditional hyderabadi bridal outfit called “Khada Duppatta” and didnt deck up her hands with henna.

    1. Anu at | | Reply

      Mehndi was day after the wedding (coz wedding was preponed at the last minute.)

  41. Nidhi at | | Reply

    Well I completely loved the typical Muslim style make up of sania …reminds the tradional south Indian style of aishwarya rai…it’s really gr8 on their part to stick to the roots on such private n personal occasion..
    Later in life there are many occasions where u can show ur dressing style..
    Though aishwarya made a fashion statement as her look was apes by rakhi in her swayamvar as well by Shilpa shetty during her wedding …

  42. romi at | | Reply

    I tthink it was nice she chose her moms saree – it will be a nice remembrance in the yrs to come …

  43. pdaervo at | | Reply

    I PLAN ON WEARING MY MOM’S WEDDING SARI TOO!! If my wedding requires a saree that is. Hell, I think I would wear it either way. It’s much more lovely and simple and sophisticated than this one too- and Sri Lankan’s always wear white/cream sooo, haha.
    They look cute. Congrats.

  44. dino at | | Reply

    more than the cluth the parachute harness ‘garlands’ look out of place.bahaha

  45. sonia at | | Reply

    whats with the garland on her left wrist…..
    n yeah she so did’nt have to carry that clutch!

  46. mary at | | Reply

    My guess is the confusion over the flower harness and the supposedly outta place clutch arises over the coming together of traditions from two different countries and cultures. The harness style garland and the ones on the arms are something I’ve never seen on a Pakistani groom nor have I ever seen a groom wear a Jinnah cap (Pakistani grooms almost always wear turbans) so I assume these are Hyderabadi in origin. Secondly Pakistani brides receive salami or cash gifts from the guests which necessitates a clutch (many carry a batua or pouch made out of the same material as the bridal dress). I am assuming that giving salamis is a tradition in in India too and even if it isn’t I’m sure Shoaib’s pakistani relatives must’ve given the bride salamis etc. Hence the pouch. It is quite amazing how unwarranted some of the criticism here is.

  47. pearl at | | Reply

    Shoaib’s attire should have reflected his Pakistani roots. A little disappointed at that. He looks a bit odd..he should have chosen Amir Adnan for his sherwani! Personally I think Paki desingers have more intricate clean detailed kaam than indian designers but to each their own. Best of luck to them… it was awful they had to go thru media hell to get married.

    1. mary at | | Reply

      agreed! All the best dressed grooms I’ve ever seen have been dressed by Amir Adnan. Then again he might’ve been given the dress by his in laws. Makes sense. Otherwise I don’t see a Pakistani groom wearing a Jinnah cap on his wedding day.

  48. Jia at | | Reply

    The hyderabadi in me loves everything , seeing her wedding pictures reminded me of my wedding, my mom gave me her wedding saree as well (which I wore for one of my receptions). I’m pretty sure her (Sanchack) mehendi pic will be “full of class”.
    As for shoaib’s armour trust me this is a very toned down version of the real thing, I had tell my folks that y would be husband is allergic to flowers to get out of it.

  49. sri at | | Reply

    This wedding has the reverse order. First the wedding then mehendi and sangeet. They hurried to get married first so obviously they didnt put much thought into it. They look nice.Also whats the fuss about flowers?? Unlike western countries, flowers are an integral part of indian culture. They are used for worship, daily wear on hair(in the south) and on a large scale in the weddings. South indian weddings have the bride adorning flowers from top of the head to the bottom tip of her hair. Bride and bridegroom exchange flower garlands. The more the merrier. Muslim weddings use even more with the bridegroom covered in flowers and yes the wristband is also a must. Also the use of rose flowers is used extensively in their weddings. Hope the sangeet, mehendi and reception pics look better in comparison!

  50. starmar at | | Reply

    Guyz calm down.

    the overall wedding attire of groom and bride is a mix of south indian weddng+ Hyderabadi muslim wedding. The clutch that she is carrying is very common among the brides to carry. I myself being a hyderabadi find it quite weird buts that how it is .. you know cultural …

    neither of them are making any fashion statements.

    the moment of saw the clutch it reminded me of those typical wedding from old city of hyderabad

  51. HH addict at | | Reply

    it would be just tacky to pass judgement on their attire

    I can do that on your behalf. i am mean & nasty nhhaaaaaaaaaa

    To begin with despite being such a sweet idea to wear mom’s saree. if my mom has such taste i would think twice before wearing that tracky one. i think it should be given a miss. she is rich and i think she can afford a more decent saree. after all we marry once in life. the sangeet outfit is not an uprgrade either. though i love the coulour on her is soft and womanish. The groom’s outfits are such a delight in comp with Mirza.

    Ps: does anyone think that the clutch is unecessary here. Madam we already know that u can afford a clutch but i never seen a bride wearing one. twice beaten never shy.

    last and not least and beco i am an angel of God . a big congratulations to the couple/

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  52. sara at | | Reply

    What in the world is shoaib malik wearing??? Is amir adnan dead? no!! so why the tacky outfit??

  53. AnnMMMM at | | Reply

    Why would anyone carry a clutch to their own wedding?

  54. prya at | | Reply

    though a lil too late in rplying, must say that she’s used teh same maang tikka in all her functions, starting from her 1st engagement with Sohrab Mirza

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