End of the year and the wedding season begins. I have lost count of the various weddings I have attended in the past few weeks. As I go through numerous wedding invites, the first thing that hits me is what am I going to wear for all the functions? The struggle is real! But when it comes to a wedding in the family, the struggle gets crazier. We all sail in the same boat.
As you know, we Indians somehow love the concept of weddings and we go all out in celebrating the same with weeklong functions. Don’t ask me why. But to be honest I love every bit of it. Even though it was a family wedding, one thing was for sure that I didn’t want to be over the top with my outfits, but at the same time, I wanted each outfit to be unconventional.
Following the dress code of western formal for the Cocktail, I had decided that I would go for a formal gown. Since I was in the US just before the wedding, I lucked out and picked up a Sachin and Babi fishtail gown in deep red. To keep the look classic, I accessorized the gown with vintage diamonds.
I wanted to be experimental for the mehndi look and who better than Payal Khandwala! A dhoti skirt with a flowy cape jacket comprised my look. A stunning silver Amrapali Maang tika (which btw was borrowed from my aunt) gave the look an ethereal feel. The outfit was extremely comfortable and made dancing super easy.
For the wedding, I wanted to go all out with a Banarasi look so I selected a hand-woven silk Patola lehenga by Ekaya. I chose to pair it with a solid Blue violet blouse and mustard dupatta to give it a very traditional yet vibrant look. A flower “veni” (form of gajra, a hair accessory) and jadav jewelry from Just Jewelry completed the look.
A pink Jade lehenga with pittan embroidery combined with a Payal Khandwala wrap made for the reception look. I accessorized it with statement chandbalis.
2016, has been an amazing year, a roller coaster of a ride, yet very satisfying for me personally as well as professionally! Looking forward to achieving what I have set out for myself in 2017. Thank you for being a part of my journey, wishing you and your family an awesome year ahead.