The most awaited couple, Sajal Ali and Ahad Raza Mir finally tied the knot on Saturday, March 14th. The Nikah ceremony took place at a five-star hotel in Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi.
But the headlines from the event were not the guest list, the venue, or the extravagant jora, or honeymoon. The stand out feature about this shaadi was the low key event itself.
Here are 5 Reasons why Pakistani showbiz couples are opting for quieter, simpler affairs and perhaps, it’s a trend to follow!
1. Enjoy a graceful affair with a dreamy ambiance – small IS beautiful.
As seen in the few leaked pictures, there was no landmark extravagance which is the norm for most Pakistani weddings. The low-key event included close acquaintances and family members of the bride and the groom. It embraced a host of traditions, from keeping a fine curtain between Ahad & Sajal before the mandatory Qabool hai, to seeing each other for the first time through a mirror after the nikah ceremony. The entire wedding seemed enchanted & dream like, yet simply done!
Both Ahad & Sajal kept the event hushed. Point to note: Hamza Ali Abbasi & Naimal Khawar had followed the same practice and kept it relatively small and simple!
2. To avoid unrequired attention from the media
All their lives, celebrities are followed by paparazzi. It tends to become exhausting, especially when you want to sit back and enjoy one of the biggest days of your life. No wonder they kept it quiet – it’s the small details that matter in life, not the glamour & glitz – that’s what memories are made of. And these 2 lovebirds seem to have figured it out from the onset!
3. To spend the big day with loved ones
Marriage is a life-changing experience and requires prayers and blessings from the people who are most dear to you. Sharing that day with your near and dear ones is perhaps a luxury for those who are constantly under the spotlight. And even for many of us who aren’t, nothing takes away from the intimacy of being around close friends and family – a hard-to-find activity in present times!
4. Give a silent message to our youth!
Ahad & Sajal hold great influence over the youth of our nation. They are not only loved deeply by fans, but their actions, opinions, and the choices they make in life guide future generations who see them as role models. Even if the wedding is a small affair, it is covered on social media and millions of fans get to participate virtually in an occasion that is very close to their hearts.
Hence, the message going out with those images is one of pure simplicity and joy – imagine the takeaway from that when young people plan their wedding next year or the year after!
5. Focus on the relationship and not the ceremony!
With a rising divorce rate in Pakistan, perhaps it is significant to point out that young celebrities are focusing on being together rather than spending lavishly on wedding plans, wedding attire and unending guest lists. The emphasis is on the union of two young people who want to spend their life together, there is no pressure to put on a show – and perhaps that is the biggest takeaway of all!
So what’s it going to be for you? Will you go big on your wedding or plan a quiet getaway? We think our celebrity power couples are giving us some serious food for thought, and we’re right up there with their wedding choices, think you might be tempted too?