Weddings are a serious affair in Pakistan. Months are spent into planning the perfect wedding.
However, recent years have seen Pakistanis ditch the unconventional route and opt for destinations weddings. This shift has recently gained momentum and pictures of a couple who tied the knot in Hunza have recently gone viral. Historic sites, fancy buildings and sandy beaches are proving to be a better wedding backdrop than flower-laden stages.
The trend began with the rich flying out to get married in countries like Turkey, Dubai and Thailand. However, considering they are becoming difficult to pull off especially with the rising dollar, many are now turning towards scenic locales within Pakistan.
If your wedding is round the corner and you’re looking to making your special day even more special, here are some places you can plan your wedding.
Hunza Valley often referred to as “Heaven on Earth” is located in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. The best places to get married in Hunza are the Altit and Baltit Forts, the sublime fairy meadows and Rakaposhi. The cherry blossom season is in full bloom from March to April making it the best season to tie the knot in this area.
Khaplu Palace is known as Yabgo Khar in local terms which means “the fort on the roof” because it is located 8,500 feet above sea level in the Ghanche District of Baltistan. October and November are the best months for a wedding because the temperature is ideal during that time.
The quiet valley of Neelum in Azad Kashmir is the perfect wedding getaway. If you’re the sort of person who wants a small close-knit wedding, then pack your wedding trousseau and head to Kashmir.
If you’re a beach bum and the ocean is your happy place, then what better than a beach wedding. The best weather to tie the knot on the beach is in the winters when there is less humidity.
A nikkah and simple wedding at Badshahi Masjid will never get old.
Khanpur Dam has recently become a popular wedding spot. And why wouldn’t it? The blue waters and lush green backdrop is truly breathtaking.