Family wedding and the dressing up frenzy

by Saturday, December 31, 2016

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.

 #1 Cocktail

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.File 30-12-2016, 12 02 59Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

 #2 Mehndi

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.

#3 Wedding

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.File 30-12-2016, 12 01 46File 30-12-2016, 12 04 02

#4 Reception

A pink Jade lehenga with pittan embroidery combined with a Payal Khandwala wrap made for the reception look. I accessorized it with statement chandbalis.File 31-12-2016, 11 47 02

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.

Love, Nat

7 Responses
  • Mudita
    December 31, 2016

    Fabulous 👌 Each look is stunning , cannot pick a favourite

    • Nat
      December 31, 2016

      Thank you Mudita :)

  • Amrutaa
    December 31, 2016

    Superb loved all the looks

  • Deepa Kodi
    January 16, 2017

    Hi Natasha,

    Hope you remember me. You look absokutely stunning. All the outfits are beautifully put together and looks fab on you… My best wishes

  • Tanvi
    February 1, 2017

    Love the Banarasi look the most! Ekaya makes some fabulous pieces!! <3

    Tanvi || The Duskess

  • Pronamee Kalita
    February 5, 2017

    Hey Nat
    I really really loved this post. You have assembled all the stuffs in such a beautiful manner. You look lovely. Its a treat to watch you.
    xoxo !!

    • Nat
      February 5, 2017

      Thanks so much Pronamee :)

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