6 Fall Inspirations for the Indian Groom

Whoever said that Indian weddings are all about brides, is fatally wrong. Here is our grand entry of the gorgeous groom who is dressed to steal hearts of all the ladies out there drooling over the bride’s royal get-up:

1. Turban accessories:  Whether you’re riding a white horse or a stylish Audi, you are all about the prince on his way to win his damsel. So start from the top. Your turban can be beautifully accessorized with a stylish feather pin or a gem-studded just at the top centre of the turban in front heralding the King’s arrival.

2.  Bejeweled grooms:   Indian grooms have been donning accessories since time immemorial. From layered neck pieces to colourful brooches to studded bracelets, grooms have been giving their brides a tough competition in carrying off heavy jewelry on the big day. Are you ready?

A model with layered neckpiece and golden-in-velvet embroidered wedding attire walking the ramp for Lakme India

3.  Velvet:    The fall is here, and so is the wedding season. Didn’t get enough hints? BRING BACK THE VELVET to your wardrobe. Winter is all about texture and weddings aren’t any different. So while your brides-to-be are leaving no stones unturned, why would you fall behind in experimenting? A sherwani or a suit, velvet in shades of lavender, maroon, grey, green and blues adds royal touch to your wedding outfit. Not kidding, try it out!

4.  Emeralds:   Emeralds totally give us heart eyes! Pair it up with velvet and you get a killing combo for your wedding outfit. They’re absolutely the season’s colours are fashionably forward.

5.  A dash of red:  What’s a wedding without red? No we aren’t suggesting you to go all red, but add a pop of red to whatever you wear for your wedding. If it’s a suit, choose a red tie or a red gem button for your sherwani.

Actor Saif Ali Khan keeping his nawabi look intact with that royally neutral bandhgala and a dash of red inside his pocket

6.  Neutral shades:  If you’re the adventurous kind, hire a dressmaker to craft you a wedding suit using neutrals like grey, coffee brown etc. Try navy if you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to go all royal for your big day.

9 Inspirations You Can Take from Deepika Padukone’s ‘Ghoomar’ Look

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is definitely the most awaited film of the year scheduled to release on 1st December. The film has hit headlines for a number of reasons but this time it is absolutely welcoming for the team.

The first song of Padmavati, ‘Ghoomar’ is a folk number where Deepika Padukone is seen twirling in circles performing the traditional Rajasthani dance form, has already crossed 10 million views within 24 hours of its release. Choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya , the song is stunning in sets, costumes, appearance and more.

          Since the wedding season is here, we’re helping give you goals from Deepika’s extravagant costume and heavy jewelry in the song.

The song is an instant inspiration for wedding planners and designers. Take hints from the exquisite ambience, the elegant costumes, the serene emotions and more.

         Those ghagras and odhnis, the golden jewelry, the booti work, etc. everything you need for an awe-striking wedding.

Here is a list of things we noted while decoding Deepika’s ‘Ghoomar’ look. Choose whatever gives you the ‘season-feels’ for the upcoming party in your circle:

 

1.Colour blocking: The trend of colour blocking or choosing opposite colours on the colour wheel to pair them together for complementary combinations are very much a loved fashion practice. But who thought this could be done so well in bridal lehenga blouses?

2.Gota work: Popularly used for edging sarees and odhnis in Rajasthan, gota work or gota-patti or gota kinari is used to create elaborate patterns. Metals like copper, gold, etc. are used to make designs on dress materials through the applique technique. Use this to border your dupatta or ghagra to add a Rajput touch to your wardrobe.

3.Embroideries: Embroideries have been a part and parcel of Indian wear. Available with a variety of thread or yarn colours, embroidery sometimes incorporates pearls, sequins, and beads too. In Deepika’s look, embroidery has been smartly used to create prints with the help of foil printing that gives it a brocade-like-appearance. Try it for your big day?

 

Heavy-red embroidered wedding lehenga by Sabyasachi

4.Metal threadwork: It is also known as goldwork. Gold-coated or polished materials like copper are bound as wires and used as threads to give surface embroidery to fabrics. Metal threadwork can clearly be seen in the blouse and ghagras of costumes in the song. If you’ve got a gang of your favourite girls, get their blouses identically designed to make them feel special on your wedding day!

5.Booti work: Booti work is famously done in ghagra cholis as intricate designs created with multicoloured cotton threads defining the ethinicity of the region it is produced in. This artwork is found in kurtis, churidars and other garments. If you’re gonna don a ‘traditional turban or ‘pagdi’, choose richly coloured fabric with booti work for your entire clan.

6.Polki jewelry: Polki jewelry, which is identical to Kundan is one of the best choices for party wear. Huge dangling earrings or as ‘kamar band’. team it up with your gorgeous wedding outfit and sizzle all the way.

Shilpa Shetty wore an elegant Polki jewelry for her wedding

7.Choker set: Chokers are back in fashion. Whether you’re dressing up for a friend’s sangeet or your own sister’s engagement, explore from a range of lace to stone chokers to add an imposing overtone to your personality.

 

8.Layered necklaces: Aiming for a sleek chic look or a rocking retro feel, layered necklaces can be creatively worn with any outfit. Want something new? If you’re planning on backless, beautifully decorate your naked back with a long layered necklace!

9.Matha pattis: One-sided or a kitschy wonder, matha pattis add a lot of sex appeal to your persona. Brides can choose from a range of gold, diamonds, or stone with heavily studded classic matha pattis to complete the look.

          Don’t forget to notice the royal odhni drape in the song that’ll leave guests at your wedding completely mesmerized!

     

 

 

6 Inspirations for you Bridal Lehenga

Every girl dreams of her perfect wedding filled with the best of everything. Years away from the wedding, only memories stay in the form of splashes of colours captured inside the wedding album.

The first thing people notice in that photographic record of her wedding is the bride herself. The bridal wear, the make-up, the glow on her face and the sparkle in her eyes – each of these must be well taken care of.

While you’ve gotten bored of the usual red lehenga, we’ve got you some interesting options to explore for your bridal wear. Thank us later!

 

1.Pretty pastels:   Do not underestimate pastels when it comes to getting a trendsetter wardrobe. Choose from a range of these colour combinations for your lehenga to appear like a fairytale princess on your wedding day – pale blue and pink, red and blue, yellow and green, cobalt blue and turquoise, tan and maroon, orange and blue, pink and grey, purple and coral, light pink and green.

 

2.Mix and Match:  Weddings are always a time for diversity. Look for vibrant shades to match your personality and create your own style. Dash a tinge of teal with pink, or spot a confident neon and pink with hints of green and gold. Do check out the gorgeous magenta with saffron yellow and green worn by designer Neeta Lulla daughter – Nishka Lulla on her wedding.

Designer Neeta Lulla’s daughter, Nishka Lulla on her wedding

3. Floral:   All the butterflies in your stomach and blooming flowers whirling in the wind inside your head – bring them to reality. Floral is the new trendsetter. Select a combo that is both trendy and out of the box.

 

4.Go green:   Some of us really can’t get over Phoebe Buffay’s eccentric obsession with nature. Don’t worry you’re absolutely rational if you want an eco-friendly dress code for your big day. Try out the alluring aqua green, olive green, fluorescent ombre, imperial green or the very royal emerald green. The best part about green is, you can embellish it with both gold and silver threadwork, mirror work and more!

5.Refreshing hues:   Are you the serene, quiet beauty of your gang? Try these soft combinations like sky blue with silver, mauve with pale pink, mint green with chikankari – don’t be scared of experiments.

Refreshing mint green and pink coloured lehenga

6.Traditional combo:   If you’re still settled for the traditional red lehenga bridal look, we’ll help you with that too. Select from wine velvet with hints of gold, stunning bejeweled red or the classic red and golden.

 

Chin up and stay gorgeous!