An alternative look is the vintage yet modern combo of blush tones with silver adornments which creates a very light and Summery style in these desert climes, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s collection demonstrates pure elegance…
Manish Malhotra brings a very contemporary look to the Indian wedding dress scene, his addition of feathers and plentiful yet minuscule embellishments provide a look of chic opulence.
Can you keep a secret?! BRIDE has an exclusive for you, we all wish we could dress like the stars right? Well, we are making this possible for all our BRIDE guests because….. Queen of Style Rita Kumar will be exhibiting at the show! According to Vogue, Bollywood star Dia Mirza wore one of Rita’s wedding dresses and Soha Ali Khan sported a rani pink kurta for her mehndi, they also both packed Rita’s designs in their trousseaus.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend but let’s not rule out other precious gemstones. Indian jewellery designers are renowned for exquisite, opulent and intricately designed bijoux and we are excited to announce that Jewels by Queenie will be starring in our Indian Pavilion, a dedicated arena for luxury products.
Important Facts about the big Indian Wedding:
- Be sure to secure your venue first – then everything will fall into place – you can’t plan a wedding until you know where it’s going to be.
- Accept traditions. Although many modern brides don’t agree with this tradition the bride’s father pays for the wedding day (religious ceremony followed by a buffet).
- You are obliged to invite everyone you have ever met plus a few you haven’t!
- Entertaining is exhausting, even when it’s just having friends over for dinner – imagine 3 days talking to hundreds of people! Be the hostess with the mostess by resting in the run up to the events.
- Although a happy time, at the end of the celebrations comes heartache when typically, the bride bids a tearful goodbye to her parents and leaves to live with her husband. Pack your tissues!
- Book your relaxing honeymoon in advance – you’re going to need it!
Interesting rituals you may not know about:
There is a belief that the deeper the color of the mehndi the more she will be loved by her husband and/or mother-in-law. Housework is forbidden until it wears off – hooray!
- In North India, some grooms are veiled behind a sehra believed to protect him from the evil eye.
- A Hindu tradition is for the bride to enter the in-law’s home on the right foot and kick a pot of rice over to ensure good luck.
- A Punjabi bride’s sisters/female cousins often hide the groom’s shoes, after the ceremony he must pay a ransom (cash or kalicharis) to get them back! Gold for the sisters and silver for the cousins.
- A Gujarati Hindu ritual sees the couple dip their hands into a silver bowl of milk, vermillion, a ring and coins, whoever fin the ring 4 out of 7 times will be the boss!