Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Skip the pastels & Try Fuschia Pink, Burnt Orange & Other Unique Colours For Bridal Lehengas

 Skip the pastels & Try Fuschia Pink, Burnt Orange & Other Unique Colours For Bridal Lehengas

Honestly, we're loving all the experimentation with bridal lehengas that's happening left and right. From new shades like Turkish rose entering the market to old favourites like Fuschia pink and purple making a comeback, red is not the only bridal lehenga colour for your wedding day anymore. 

That being said, not every bride likes to experiment with their bridal lehenga and prefers to stick to the attractive and traditional red. For them, we'd advise wearing something refreshing like these colours during a pre-wedding function like mehendi, sangeet or engagement. Choosing an off-beat colour will be a great way to balance your bridal trousseau's colour palette.

So, if you're someone who wishes to swap the usual colours for something a bit more unique and fresh this summer wedding season, then scroll down and bookmark your favourites!

Unique Colours For Bridal Lehengas

Fuchsia Pink

After red, fuchsia or dark pink bridal lehengas are what come to mind. Fuchsia is a bright and happy colour, and as popular as bridal red. It makes for an excellent lehenga colour, as we recently witnessed in Alia Bhatt's mehendi look, and can be paired well with both silver and gold jewellery. There's just something subtle yet modern about this colour that makes it so popular amongst brides!

Purple Hues

Purple has been such a popular colour in 2022, thanks to Veri-Peri being named Pantone Colour of the Year. And rightfully so! Often described as a regal, sensual, soothing, and exotic colour, purple is that one colour that is taking over the wedding sphere very fast. Considering how gorgeous this colour looks, irrespective of the numerous shades it comes in, purple is a colour that truly shines as a wedding lehenga.

Turkish Rose

Everyone loves pink lehengas and the many shades it comes in. And our latest entrant to the lines of pink lehengas includes the very pretty- Turkish Rose! A beautiful mixture of brown and pink, this mauve-ish colour is known to symbolise  passion and energy. We first came across this shade back in 2020, and since then we've only seen more of it! 

Ice Green & Blue

Icey shades of green and blue are a great choice for summer wedding functions like mehendi or sangeet. They're elegant, feminine and super soothing. For the calming charm it lends to the bridal look, ice green and blue outfits have become a hep choice amongst new-age brides.

Monday, 25 April 2022

Who Wore What At Alia Bhatt & Ranbir Kapoor’s Wedding + Unseen Photos

 Who Wore What At Alia Bhatt & Ranbir Kapoor’s Wedding + Unseen Photos

And just like that, Alia Bhatt married her crush. In case you are wondering, YES! Alia and Ranbir finally got married almost dreamily. We loved their ivory themed and simplistic wedding festivities. Aren’t they the cutest! But just like any other Bollywood wedding, we also spotted so many celebrities who brought their charm to the wedding. From dazzling Kapoor sisters to Karan Johar, don’t you want to know who wore what to Alia and Ranbir’s wedding? 

Read about all the details of their wedding right here!

Who Wore What At Alia Bhatt & Ranbir Kapoor’s Wedding

1. Kareena Kapoor

For the wedding day, our favourite Bebo slayed in a baby pink saree from one and only Manish Malhotra. We loved how simple yet classy her whole look was. She wore a layered choker with some dainty earrings. Her maangtikka was super simple and gorgeous. She completed the look with a potli bag. She wore a Manish Malhotra multicoloured lehenga for the mehendi function. The shimmery lehenga will never go out of fashion!

2. Karisma Kapoor

Can we all agree that Karisma Kapoor looks stunning as always? She wore Punit Balana yellow Anarkali for the mehendi function. The very minimal Anarkali was paired with an embroidered dupatta. Her look was graceful with the simplest of jewellery. She carried an embellished potli which complemented her look. For the wedding day, she dazzled in a Manish Malhotra saree. We loved the contrasting blouse paired with the pink saree. Look how she ditched the maangtikka and went for a modern headband!

3. Riddhima Kapoor

The sister of the groom was no less than a princess at the wedding functions. The Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla hand-embroidered mandala skirt with gold mirror zardozi work was definitely something spectacular. Her cape blouse added charisma to the outfit. Her green jewellery contrasted the outfit which beautified the whole look. She wore a Manish Malhotra statement sequin saree for the mehendi function. 

4. Neetu Singh Kapoor

Neetu Singh wore an embroidered lehenga for the mehendi event. She wore the lehenga in a traditional style with statement jewellery. For the D-day, mother of the groom chose Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla couture. She made an entry in a colourful attire. The detailing of the lehenga was complemented with her necklace. 

5. Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt

Now comes the parents of the bride. They graced the wedding of their darling daughter in Sabyasachi clothing. Alia's mother wore a polka dot saree with a green blouse. Mahesh Bhatt kept it simple with a white kurta-pyjama. Soni Razdan made the mehendi colourful with her colour riot Anarkali. 

6. Akansha Ranjan

Any wedding is incomplete without the best friend. Akansha Ranjan, Bff of Alia Bhatt chose a floral Sabyasachi saree for the wedding day. She ditched the necklace and wore oversized earrings. She kept her hair in a tight bun. 

7. Anushka Ranjan

Alia Bhatt's best friend's sister Anushka Ranjan also attended the weddding. Anushka who recently got married to Aditya Seal, wore a ruffled printed saree and kept her look easy-breezy. She also added gajras in her hairstyle/ 

8. Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta Ambani

Ambanis were also spotted at the wedding. We could not get any full picture of the couple but there is no doubt in saying that they definitely made an entry with their outfits. Akash wore an embroidered bandhgala while Shloka was seen in a lacy saree. 

9. Randhir Kapoor

The father of the Kapoor Sisters was also seen at the wedding. Being the father figure to the groom, he wore an ivory kurta set complemented with a Nehru jacket. 

10. Anissa Malhotra Jain & Armaan Jain

For the mehendi ceremony, the bhabhi of the family Anissa Malhotra Jain looked whimsical in this pretty pink lehenga by Geisha Designs. The lacy design definitely added charm to the outfit. She kept her hair open with a jewellery set. And, for the intimate wedding, she wore a gorgeous ice-blue lehenga by Suneet Varma. On the other hand, Armaan Jain wore a pastel Bandhgala Set by Label Crestelli and colour coordinated beautifully with his wife. 

11. Karan Johar

And ofcourse Karan Johar also attended the wedding. For the mehendi night, we spotted him in a yellow kurta whivh had hints of blue. And for the big day, he twinned with her favourite Kareen Kapoor Khan in a pink sherani set. He also added a pagdi to the outfit. He looked dapper in Manish Malhotra outfits.

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Designers To Consider For Indian Bridal Wear If You're A Minimalist Bride!

Designers To Consider For Indian Bridal Wear If You're A Minimalist Bride!

Forever, Indian weddings have had a long-standing reputation of being a big, grand affair. From the venue to the menu, everything is expected to be opulent. However, after the pandemic, a lot of things changed for weddings in general, including the size of things. However, despite intimate weddings being the trend of today, all celebrations are grand and magnificent in their way. There's a similar shift in the idea of bridal wear. 

Earlier, we've seen famous brides like Anushka Sharma, and Meghan Markle chooses to go the minimal way for their wedding. And recently, Bollywood's latest bride Alia Bhatt embraced minimalism and chose a modern approach to her trousseau. They are moving away from that quintessential 10-kilo lehenga or yards of sweeping sarees in favour of gossamer options—it’s all about less is more.

So, if you're planning on going the minimal way with your bridal fashion, then here are a few designers that will help you go minimal yet marvellous. Scroll down and bookmark these designers now!

Best Designers For Minimalist Brides

Karan Torani

Karan Torani, the mind behind 'The House of Torani' creates outfits that are heavily influenced by the designer's childhood memories, which he spent playing in his grandmother's backyard in Bhopal. Inspired by the handlooms and handicrafts of the region, the designer specialises in light, breezy Indian wear. Similarly, Heritage weaves, the bold use of colour and textures, and chintz (hand-painted by kalamkari artists, then digitised and printed on fabric) are his specialities. Plus, we're all well aware of the fact that brides in Torani outfits look sophisticated and chic!

Krésha Bajaj

We're all well aware of Krésha Bajaj's love for intricate glass bead, crystal and threadwork that lends a fairytale-like quality to her range of lehengas, sarees and bridal gowns. If you're someone who enjoys pastel hues and lighter fabrics and wants something dreamy, then Krésha Bajaj is the designer for you. Till date, Krésha has not only styled numerous brides with their dream outfits but also several celebs including Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and  Shloka Ambani etc. 

Ridhi Mehra

Ridhi Mehra is an Indian designer who offers a fresh take on traditional silhouettes for the new-age bride. Striking yet free-spirited, her ensembles bring western aesthetics to traditional wear while reinventing silhouettes and constantly pushing the boundaries of affordable luxury. With innovative draping and pattern cuts, Ridhi Mehra's outfits are ideal for pre-wedding functions. And if you're up for something minimal yet beautifully embroidered for your wedding, picking one of her lehengas is a great option too! 

Payal Singhal

Payal Singhal is a leading South Asian fashion house established in 1999. The designer focuses on modern Indian bridal and occasion wear laden with global appeal. Her designs are bohemian inspired, mixed with contemporary cuts that will surely allow you to let your hair down during the celebration! You can expect contemporary wardrobe staples transformed into stunning Indian tube kurtas, wedding-ready kaftans and cropped tops, plus lehenga skirts made with chiffons, brocades, crepes and lightweight georgettes. And while the designs may be laden with some vibrant colours, we're sure these beautiful colours will make an amazing addition to your bridal trousseau. 

Sunaina Khera

When feminine silhouettes meet understated glamour and clean cuts, Sunaina Khera's designs are born. The designer's label is known for its aari and beadwork, 3D applique and sequin work, which she adds to her every evening and occasion wear.  Many starlets like Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon are fans of Sunaina Khera's stunning outfits, which include gorgeous lehengas, pristine sarees and glittery gowns.

Shriya Som

Shriya Som is a Hyderabad based designer best known for her use of airy fabrics in soft, romantic colours, highlighted with surface embellishments. The designer's traditional wear is detailed with a contemporary touch, sometimes in the form of a draped blouse or often a corset. Every design that she makes, be it a lehenga or a gown, is elegant and easy to carry without giving up the glamour factor. 

Sukriti and Aakriti

Sukriti and Aakriti is a Delhi based label that creates some of the most gorgeous occasionwear that leaves us swooning. Their outfits are breathable, trendy and mostly created on a white backdrop, giving the colours much more vibrancy. We're especially fans of the label's stunning and flowy lehengas!

Final Words

We're all aware of how tough it can be to find something for yourself when you're a minimal bride. After all, it's your wedding day, so you should be able to slay to the fullest without stepping out of your comfort zone. You should be able to find outfits that match your overtone and that's why bookmarking these designers is a must for you!