Weddings are always very elaborate in India and are known for their exuberance, grandeur, traditions, colours and carnival-type celebrations spread over several days preceding the wedding day.
My favourite part of Indian wedding however are the flowers especially the marigolds or genda, the most commonly used flower in Hindu weddings. There is something striking about marigold, it is luminous and beautiful inspite of strong odor. The white jasmine flower comes a close second because of the fragrance and freshness they add to any room.
For me flowers at the wedding are like accessories are to an outfit. They both bind the different aspects and make the entire look come together. Right accessories can make a simple outfit stand out, just like flowers can make a simple wedding look elegant or make the big fat wedding look magnificent.
This wedding season, try adding a statement accessory to your look if you want to be noticed and stand out in the crowd. I wore a nathani to add extra drama to my outfit but you could just play around with a pasha, maang tikka, borla to your sari or lehenga.
I am wearing a custom made lehenga from Pushpak Vimaan, a designer boutique for indian wear and indo western gowns. The label was co-founded in 2013 by sisters Sravani & Smarani who specialize in handcrafted embellishments and tailor made goodness. This lehenga is from their collection ‘Sonchampa’ a foray into the realm of floral pop with subtle overtones of hand embroidered goodness.
What I really liked about the folks at Pushpak Vimaan is they are happy to listen to what one wants and go that extra mile to customise their design right down to the colour and fabric you want. They have the perfect collection for bridesmaids, sister of bride/ groom and ‘have enough variety of outfits which are not over the top bridal. In fact they are a contemporary take on ethnic wear. You can follow their facebook or Instagram to see the collection.
Photo credit – Pratham Jolly