May 12, 2016  •  1 Comment

As of today, there are 3  different types of optical disc used  to store music and movies, commonly known as  CD, DVD and Blu-ray. All these Disc store media in a digital format, commonly known as Standard Definition, High definition and Ultra High definition (4K). In short SD is 480 Pixels, while HD is 2,073,600 or 2 Million Pixels and UHD or 4K has 8.2 Million Pixels.

CD is the oldest of these format , it can store 700 mega bytes of data and are usually used for storing music. The  CD can be played on a CD player, DVD player and the latest Blu-ray players.

DVDS  on the other hand were developed to replace old VHS cassettes, a DVD can store  up to 4.7 Giga bytes of data and are normally used for standard definition movies. these discs can be played on both DVD and Blu-ray player, while many computers also offer DVD writers and players.

BLU RAY is the newest and the best format which can store a massive date of 50 Giga bytes which is equivalent to 70 CDs or  over 10 DVDs.  So we can say, Blu-ray allows us full HD video which is 1980 X 1080 = 2,073,600 or approx 2 Million Pixels. Since, Blu-ray has large amount of storage available allows much sharper and more life like images as well as stunning digital surround sound that really provides movie theater experience. So Blu-ray is not only picture sharpness, richness in color and the wide screen but also about quality of sound.

We offer Full HD {Blu-ray Disc) video to our clients and in near future will be offering 4K videos. Hope this was helpful. if you want more detailed information send us an e-mail and we will be happy to answer all your questions.


June 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions of Chicago land area specializes in Romantic Cinematography for today's modern brides and create cinematic videos of Wedding, Birthday, Cotillion, private parties & corporate events. We shoot using high end sophisticated equipment such as; Jibs, Sliders, tracks, Glide cams and rigs. The recordings are done on DSLRs such as Canon 5D II or Mark III using wide/zoom angle lens, special video light system and high end video editing software.

Depending on your budget, you can choose from a short trailer, a documentary or a full blown wedding cinema.

Documentary Video Editing: Our Documentary editing Focuses on simply capturing the day, in the order it happen. This type of editing usually has less cut out of the final DVD, little to no dramatic camera angles, less music is added and special effects are used. However, we do offer adding songs of our client choice, nice transitions and We edit videos with songs of our client's choice and include credit roll to personalize the videos with names of family and friends.

Cinematic Video Editing: Our cinematic editing is defined as a "Film Like" look. this style aims to increase the emotional impact through slow motion and transition effects, saturated colors, creative camera angles and dramatic music. We help to create the "wow" factor to tell your story in a unique way. A cinematic filmed wedding requires more editing due to sequencing of multiple cameras, lighting effects, mixing of music and voices as well as incorporating other special effects.

One of the important element of wedding cinema is interviews of Bride and Groom, their parent and all important family members. Also pre wedding and post wedding couple shoots and anything else you want to savor for eternity.


August 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


For the convenience of our valuable clients video galleries are connected with safe and secure shopping cart to allow Royalty Free Download of videos. All efforts are made to keep pricing at the lowest possible value and the process as simple as possible with safe & secure method to make shopping experience a pleasure. This Blog has been created to explain the whole process Step By Step and answer most of the questions that may arise during the shopping process.To start buying you need to be in your Gallery, then just Click on "SELECT VIDEOS" or "BUY" as shown in the picture below: 

SELLING-0001v Now, from option "BUY" Click on "Select Product" as shown in picture below:

SELLING-0002v Doing so, a new Window will open showing option "Download Videos {Entire Gallery} as shown in picture below:

SELLING-0003v Click on "Download Videos", next window will show the price of Downloading as shown in picture below:

SELLING-0004v Since you are buying Royalty Free video, you may like to Click on "Show Full License Text" to read the Full License Text - if Ok! then Click "Continue" and new window will pop up giving option to add videos in Cart as shown below:

SELLING-0005v Just, Click on "Add to Cart" and the next window will have option to Preview, Buy more Products or Check Out, Click on "Checkout Now" and you will be very close to finish the purchase process as shown in the picture below:

SELLING-0006v At this point, select paying option of PayPal or "Checkout Now" to pay through Credit Card as shown below:

SELLING-0076v We hope this Blog answered all questions about Downloading Videos, if still there is any question unanswered, please e-mail at ayanproductions@gmail.com


August 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


For the convenience of our valuable clients all Photo / video galleries are connected with safe and secure shopping cart to meet the shopping needs. These galleries allow various products such as; Download, Prints, Showcase, Greeting Cards, Specialty, Collages, Apparel etc. All efforts are made to keep pricing at the lowest possible value and the process as simple as possible with safe & secure method to make shopping experience a pleasure. This Blog has been created to explain the whole process Step By Step and answer most of the questions that may arise during the shopping process.To start buying you need to be in your Gallery, then just Click on "BUY" as shown in the picture below: 

SELLING-04 At this point, Select Photos you need by Clicking on those photographs as shown in the picture below:

SELLING-05 Once you have selected photographs, Click on "BUY SELECTED" , this will take you on another widow showing lots of option to choose as shown in picture below to select category:

SELLING-06 Click on the Category you want to choose and then follow the various selections in that category - once you are done and ready to BUY - At this point, you have the option to Checkout with PayPal or use Credit Card and other method as shown in the picture below:


If you Click PayPal you will go on secure window to pay through PayPal as show in picture below:

SELLING-09 Use your e-mail and PayPal password to pay as shown in the picture above. If you desire to desire not to use PayPal, then just Click on Checkout Now button and you will see a window as shown below:

SELLING-10 We hope this Blog you find helpful, if you have anyother questions or queries, feel free to e-mail at ayanproductions@gmail.com.

Traditional Weddings of Pakistan

February 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The wedding day is special one in everyone's life and has its distinct importance in all traditions and societies. The rituals of wedding do vary with regard to regional and cultural differences and we have the most unique of wedding ceremonies in the world. In the western social order, marriage has lost its significance in comparison with the Pakistani society, where Islamic and eastern values combine to greatly esteem the person’s marital status. Marriage is an agreement between two man and woman who pledge to spend rest of their lives together to raise the next generation.  Allah Almighty says in the glorious Quran,

“The (wives) are fabric for you and you are fabric for them”.

There could be no better example that a fabric that secures from climatic harshness and provides a screen against the immodest nature of the society.  The level of expenditures on marriages is different regarding the financial status of the families but nowadays, people literally compete with each other to show their dominance in terms of extravagance and lavishness.  Firstly, the groom’s family takes the proposal to bride’s family, on acceptance both the families share sweets as a gesture of happiness.  The rituals of marriage begin from Mayoon.

Mayoon: Mayoon is a wedding formality taken from Hindu tradition. Bride wears a yellow dress; then a customary and herbal cosmetic substance “Ubtan” is applied to her face and hands in order to exfoliate her skin to glow.  Bride’s friends and family wear yellow dresses and dance on nuptial songs.

The rite of Henna or MehndiHenna or Mehndi has observable value in Islamic and eastern lifestyle.  Beautiful motifs are drawn on bride’s hands and groom’s family sends valuable gifts for the bride including the bridal dress, jewelry, makeup set, perfumes, dry fruits, footwear and sweets etc.  Known as “Bari”.  Moreover, girls sing nuptial songs and dance in groups. Guests are served with traditional cuisine.  Once this ceremony used to be observed at homes but now a days, people reserve marriage halls, reception halls and ballrooms at hotels to celebrate.

The Day of Wedding or NikahThen the most auspicious day of wedding or Nikah arrives.  Frequently brides wear red celebratory dresses mostly embroidered with pearls and golden or silver patterns of silk or georgette thread and embellishment through fanciful handwork.  In the urban areas, usually bridal dresses also accompany scintillating shararahs, ghararahs, fitting pajamas and mantuas along with scarf.  Fascinating jewelry, necklaces, bangles and ornaments are part of this dress. Groom also wears a special dress for the occasion.  Usually a “sherwani” with tapestries and headwear festoon commonly known as “sehra” are the major components of the groom’s costume.

The marriage is solemnized after reciting the Nikah sermon in the presence of the cleric “qazi”, two witnesses and friends and relatives.  Marriage portion is also agreed upon by the elders of both families which binds the groom to pay her bride.  Both groom and bride sign the Nikah document and thus legally declared husband and wife.  People attending the ceremony; greet the newlywed couple with good wishes. Dry-dates are distributed. At the time of valediction, the bride shed tears and joins her life partner to begin a new journey of life.

Valima “The Wedding Feast”The groom invites people for extensive meal after the Nikah. Valima is last service in marriage endorsed by Islam and is also important in our social existence. Specially tailored dresses are worn by the newlywed couple.  Invitees also bring presents for the couple. Pakistan is a country exuberated by rich experience of deep cultural diversity along with regional and linguistic backgrounds.  Let’s describe the wedding rites of people living in the four provinces of Pakistan.

Pashton WeddingAfter appointing a specific date for the marriage, an exclusive ritual is observed called “Siyakhni”.  It’s a musical custom celebrated for several nights before the conventional wedding practices.  The lyrics of songs congratulate the couple.  Bride is made to stay in the room secluded by sheets around her place of sitting. The day that proceeds to the night of mehndi, a cow or buffalo is slaughtered to prepare meal for the guests. Mehndi is taken by the groom’s family to the bride’s along with a range of presents, the custom is known as “Bal”. Groom wears traditional shalwar kameez, waistcoat, Peshawari chappal and sehra while bride’s red dress encompasses bespangled and festooned frock with handiwork complemented by shalwar.  Her makeup and jewelry is also an important feature of her wear. Mostly marriages here are celebrated during daytime.  After bride leaves with her groom for the new home,  the procession stops few steps in front of groom’s house.  Groom carry’s his bride into the house, this unique ritual is known as “Dehleez Par”. Nikah is usually held after Isha prayer and groom invites people for valima on the third day.

Baloch WeddingThe Balochi wedding ceremonial practices are quite different; it takes seven days for the marriage to conclude.  “Qilla” is a particular arrangrement for the bride to stay in the room for two days accompanied by her friends. She is attentively looked after and cared. Mehndi takes more time than usual; a day is for the groom’s sisters and their friends to take mehndi to bride’s home and another day is for bride’s sisters and their friends to visit groom’s house.  Nikah is performed at bride’s house and then the couple is made to sit together in order to gently nudge their heads for seven times. Seventh day is the time for valediction when bride wears the wedding dress ornamented with jewelry and makeup. After she arrives at her new home, relatives and friends pay their congratulatory visits for few days. The very next day, guests receive invitation for Valima where traditional Balochi delicacies are served.

Punjabi WeddingPunjabi marriages are the rich depiction of Punjab culture.  “Mungni” is a pre-marriage celebration when girl’s name is solemnly associated with the man.  A musical custom is carried out for several days where drums are used for friends and relatives of the couple to sing and dance.  The mehndi is celebrated with great fervor by both the families afterwards bride’s hands and feet are decorated with motifs of henna. The night next to mehndi, groom’s head is tied with a colorful sehra.  After the Nikah, bride’s sisters take away groom’s shoe and never return until he agrees to pay them an incentive amount.  At the valediction, the bride is taken to her new home by little (doli). The valima banquet is held the very next day where guests, relatives and friends of the couple are invited.

Sindhi WeddingA particular sweet called “Misri” is sent to bride and groom, a gift that expresses harmony between them afterwards, mehndi is celebrated with great fervor. A special ritual of “sanhh” is prevalent in Sindh in which seven women apply oil in bride’s hair.  Another custom is “Sagary” in which bride is showered with rose petals. Then married sisters of groom adorn the bride with ornaments made of lavender leaves and let her grind wheat as a gesture of prosperity. Then it comes to applying Ubtan or turmeric on to the hands of bride and groom. Groom’s sisters and paternal aunts sing and tie the sehra around his head. Nikah is held at bride’s home, marriage portion is agreed upon and bride leaves home with her soul mate in the traditional bridal dress. Few rituals are observed at groom’s house.  The couple is made to see each other in the mirror known as “Arsi Mashaf” and both of them also drink milk in one glass. An extended meal is served on the next day attended by guests, friends and relatives.

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