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.
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.
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.
Tarun Tahiliani for Wedding & Reception
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.
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.
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.”