What to wear on your Mehendi Ceremony ?

So now you’ve seen all the amazing décor & ideas from my previous Singh is King themed mehendi post, but what do you wear for such an event?

The Mehndi ceremony is one such important day which chimes the wedding bell and is an occasion which sees the bride embellished in psychedelic hues signifying that her life be as bright and colorful forever. Here are some tips to help you pick out the right outfit to look your fashionable best in the Mehndi ceremony.

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Vibrant,fun yet very elegant,if you’re looking to wear bold colours but not sure if you can carry it off this should be your ideal choice.

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Love the sequin & embroidery on the lehenga although i would prefer something lighter in weight if the ceremony is to be held during the day.

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This would certainly be my choice love the pastel pink & green combo, apt for brides shying away from bold colours.
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Love this indo western lehenga,very chic & modern.
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Not a dupatta fan? Then this is perfect team your choice of dupatta with a corset and enjoy your ceremony.

Shikha & Sunny

Their Story
Sunny and I met through common friends and got married in Mumbai. My bridal wear was a blend of style and comfort along with tradition. Being a fashion designer myself I knew what I wanted, which made things easy as well as challenging too. “Some brides take a decision quickly, and some slowly- so I don’t really have a pointer on what should be bought when. It’s all a matter of luck and your personal choice.
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Wedding Wardrobe !
Anamika Khanna lehenga for Mehndi
I wore a maroon Anamika Khanna lehenga for her mehndi. I wanted something light and nothing over the top for my mehndi. I loved this creation at Anamika’s store in Delhi because it was dressy but at the same time not gaudy or too elaborate. It had a short choli with small border at the sleeves and at the bottom. The lehenga had lots of kalis and 10 inch broad border at the bottom with the color combination of purple, green and blue that accentuated the entire outfit. The fabric was velvet giving it a very rich look. I teamed it up with a net mango color dupatta with the thick border as was on the lehenga.
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I teamed it up with a pair of Chaand balis by Lista Jewels and kept her hair in soft curls. Vinod did my make-up for the day and kept the eyes very dramatic that summed up the whole look.
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Tarun Tahiliani for Wedding & Reception
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With only one and half month left before the wedding, I was still not getting what I wanted. I visited Tahiliani’s store and loved an anarkali there which formed the inspiration for my wedding outfit. We reworked the entire outfit. I liked the embroidery and the colors and used them as the base for my wedding lehenga. It had different shades of pink – bubblegum pink with a slightly darker shade in the lehenga and a shade going towards maroon in the border. It had beautiful traditional gotta work and the lehenga was embroidered from top to bottom with a thick border at the bottom. image image

I had two dupattas- the one on the head was a light net dupatta with light embroidery and the second dupatta was heavily embroidered, shaded and I had it wrapped in a saree style. I decide to dress it up with uncut diamonds for the pheras and my make-up was done by Kapil Bhalla.
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The reception was just after the wedding so though I stuck to the same outfit, I changed my make up and hairstyle.”Kapil had tied the bun in such a way that after the pheras it was easier to open it up and style the hair in a little glamorous style. I changed my jewelry and draped the dupatta in a different style. Kapil retouched the make-up and darkened it a bit to go with the mood of the party.”
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Bhavna & Nicky !

Lights, Camera, Action !
Bhavna from Dubai and Nicky from Spain tied the nuptial knot at the dramatic Ramoji film city. The couple and their family sifted through many options in Mumbai, Alibaug, Goa, Jaipur, Udaipur and Bangkok to finally zero in on this uncommon venue. “We agreed on Ramoji Film City because of its remarkable set-up and breath-taking outdoor locations – Hawa Mahal and Mughal Gardens being our favourites.
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Wedding Events
The guests were greeted with a Mehendi Mela with a Rajasthani theme on the first day. The ring ceremony that night was a black tie affair with a starry night theme.
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The next morning, they held religious ceremonies on the bride and the groom’s sides. The main wedding ceremony was held at sunset. The pheras were held at the scenic Hawa Mahal, set up in an amber, white and gold colour theme.
This was followed by a Mehfil-e-Khaas with an arabic theme – a night of ghazal and old songs – for the adults, while the youngsters, in suits and masks, enjoyed a Masquerade Ball.
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On the third day, they hosted a Hawaiian themed pool party, titled Aloha. At night, there was a grand reception for the couple at the magnificent Mughal Gardens.
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Putting together the team that would make the wedding magical was the most time-consuming part of the process. Bhavna chose her hair and make-up artist, wedding card designer and event organizer with much care. She also recalls having her moments of stress during the long process of shopping for and deciding on the perfect wedding trousseau..
The Crew
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Hyderabad’s Minttu Sarna and his team of event managers took care of everything including decoration, sets, flowers, place settings, audiovisual equipment, catering set up, performers, entertainment and transport
The invitation card was designed by Niti Modi of Escapades, Dubai. The stills and video cinematography through the revelry was taken care of by Pooja Studio, Dubai. The bride’s make up and hair was done by Subhash Shinde of Mumbai.
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Apart from the in-house catering at Ramoji Film City, they had also hired three renowned caterers from Hyderabad: Fusion9, Sharma Chaatwala and Gaurav Caterers to assure the guests of a sumptuous treat.