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We’ve lost our heart somewhere between the Jasmine Court and the Palais Indochine, because bridal couture has rarely ever looked as romantic as Elan has managed to make it. This collection, the Palais Indochine, was set against a coquettish bed of white roses that teased the senses into staring at the intricacy of each and every garment. Here are a few of our favourite…

The opening couple, Hasnain Lehri and Rabia Butt, could have been Salim and Anarkali and Rabia was no less gorgeous than Madhubala. This outfit, while it must have weighed a ton, was nothing short of grand.

Kiran Malik, who’ll be making her film debut with Shaan in Zarrar, stepped back on the runway for Elan and looked stunning in this olive and bottle green combination, delicately worked in traditional gotta. We loved the silhouette as well the palette.


kiran malik


A glowing Maheen Taseer made a very special appearance and while most of us held our breathes while she walked, she was completely at ease in the velvet izzar and shorter, almost baby-doll top. The velvet shawl completed the look, which was further perfected with that gorgeous jhoomar; jewellery for the entire evening was designed by Sherezad Rahimtoola and to say it was fit for a queen would be an understatement.


Maheen taseer


Proving that wedding wear not always be traditiona, the tomboyish Saba Sikander pulled off the perfect balance between androgyny and decadence in this velvet pantsuit. Definitely one of our favourite looks.


saba sikander


This was classic Elan, worn to perfection by Amna Ilyas, accompanied by the chivalrous Adnan Malik. While walking sticks are a gentleman’s essential accessory, we’ve got our eyes on those drop-dead gorgous emeralds and of course, the ensemble they are gracing.


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  • Photography by Faisal Farooqui @ Dragonfly
  • A full review of the evening will be posted later.
  • Meanwhile, also watch this space for the red carpet.