In Pakistani culture, a dholki is an event that leads up to the mehndi, or the overall wedding events. This event is usually women’s only, but sometimes men are invited too but they sit seperetly in another area when the music and dancing starts. Dholki derives from the word “dhol” which is the drum that you see in the center of the picture. During the dholki, someone plays the dhol while all the other woman sing and clap along. The songs sang are usually wedding songs which relate to the bride and grooms new relationship. Dholki’s can be kept from both the groom or the brides side, but they DO NOT attend each others dholki’s.
For my outfit, I wore a white kurti with blue embroidery and sequins on it. The kurti came with a tulip salwar with little balls on the side of the salwar which are also present on the kurti. Of course the kurta salwar came with a blue dupatta. The whole suit was bought from Kohinoor. As for accessories, I wore blue chooriyan (bangles) with blue and silver jhumkein (Pakistani earrings- which you’ll see in the next picture). For shoes I wore the same sandals which I wore in the bridal shower (from Forever 21).
I decided to wear the same makeup I wore to the bridal shower with a couple of changes.
For my base, I’m wearing Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in Medium Sheer Tint. On my cheeks I used Essence Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll. I decided to use bronzer this day, so I wore the NYC Bronzer in Sunny. For my highlighter I used the highlight shade in the Essence All About Sunrise eyeshadow palette. I tight lined my eyes with the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever and even smudged a little on my lower lasheline. On my water line I used the same product but in the shade Tu-Tu-Turquoise. The masacara I used was Maybelline Colossal Volume. To set my makeup I used Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder. I finished off the look with Wet ‘N’ Wild Matte Lipstick in the shade In The Flesh.
For my hair I decided to do beachy waves. I know it looks likes curls in the picture but I promise they were beachy waves!! To achieve this look I used the Nume Curling Wand in 25mm which I got in my Octowand set.