Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari got engaged to Dubai based business man Mahmood Choudhry on November 27, 2020. The event was held at Bilawal House in Karachi and was attended by family and close friends.
“My mother had her father’s wedding ring copied and made for my father when they got married – I had the same ring duplicated and made for, Mahmood Choudhry,” Bakhtawar revealed on instagram.
The couple both donned traditional oriental outfits and the bride was sheer elegance in a pink Nida Azwer ensemble and stunning hand embroidered shawl.
“I really wanted my mother to be part of this very special moment. The design of the shawl is divided into three chapters (two pallus) telling two different stories. One side is embroidered with images and childhood memories of us growing up in Islamabad and the other side captures the start of my next chapter in life where a scene is set where the groom can be seen arriving with a ring and preparations are in place for the engagement event. The central panel is etched with the sun and the sky, with beautiful birds flying on it holding together the two chapters of life,” she said.
“We took inspiration and inference from old Mughal miniature paintings depicting moments of life and scenery, but we translated everyday life with a lot of fun and relevance – the groom is seen in a window ready to March but the bride is on the other side preoccupied with her phone/Instagram/music” she added.
Her brother PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari could not take part physically in the event as he was self-isolating after contracting the coronavirus. However, he took part in the ceremony via facetime.