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Showing posts with label Indian Bridal Clothes. Show all posts

Indian Wedding Planning Tips for a Rainy Wedding

No matter how much you prepare for your wedding day, somethings are still not in your hands like weather. Even if you have checked the forecast earlier, Mother Nature can still play its role. Yes, it may rain on your D-day.

A rainy wedding may sound utterly romantic but it calls for serious planning. Rain should not dampen your spirit, so one has to make the arrangements accordingly. Here are few Indian wedding planning tips to make your wedding a memorable one, without rain playing havoc.

Indian Wedding Planning Tips for a Rainy Wedding! | Bride Smiling Under the Rain

Bride’s Make-up
No bride would want her make-up and hair to get spoiled on the best day of her life. So, to avoid this nightmare from turning into reality, ask your make-up artist to use water-proof and water resistant cosmetics on your big day. Make sure your make-up lasts long especially your eye-liner and mascara. Use make-up spray to seal the make-up in its place.

If you get little wet, don’t panic and wipe off your face as it will remove your make-up. Instead just pat your face lightly and you are good to go. You can also opt for air-brush make-up as it has tendency to last longer than the usual one. So, don’t freak out while doing Indian wedding planning in monsoon and make the most of it.

Turn Bane into Boon 

Rains are usually associated with chaos and mud. But if planned properly, this inclement weather can become the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Generally, Indian wedding planning is done for winter season but if you are someone who likes to break the norms, monsoon wedding is just perfect. 

One can get one’s favourite venue at cheaper rates as weddings in monsoon season are unconventional. Also one can bargain with caterers and decorators and can get pocket-friendly prices.

Make your List 'Rain-checked’
No Indian wedding planning is complete without a rain-check. Even if you are expecting a dry day on your wedding, one should be equipped with the ‘Plan-B ’just in case it pours.  Make sure you book an indoor wedding venue.

And if you are daring enough to go for an outdoor location, ask your wedding planner for the water-proof tents. Along with this, arrange the umbrellas beforehand for the guests. Also, arrange for carpools and hire few cabs that can pick and drop your guests in case of a rain shower.
Indian Wedding Planning Tips for a Rainy Wedding! | Wedding Under Umbrellas
Power Backup
As soon as monsoon hits the country, we all face the common problem of power cuts. So, to avoid this disaster on your crucial day, make sure you arrange for the power backup while doing wedding planning in India. It’s very important to have power backup facility so that you can enjoy an uninterrupted wedding.

Rain-Theme Décor
If you are thinking out-of-the box by doing Indian wedding planning in monsoon season, the décor should be in conformity with the rain theme.  You can bring the essence of rainy season by experimenting with fountains, lots of colorful umbrellas and rainbow inspired furniture. Also, you can add a touch of rain theme by decking up the venue with lots of aromatic candles and artificial flowers.
Indian Wedding Planning Tips for a Rainy Wedding! | Rain-Theme Decor

Menu Must-Have’s
Rainy season is synonymous with famous Indian chai and pakora. Chai and pakoras make the lethal combination and is a must have for every Indian on a rainy day.  So, if you are planning a quirky monsoon wedding, go ahead by introducing a stall of desi chai and pakora.

Indian wedding planning for monsoon season is incomplete without mouth-watering jalebis.  Live jalebi counters will definitely curb the craving for guests with sweet tooth. Lots of soups and rain themed candies for kids will be another highlight of the wedding.

Indian Wedding Planning Tips for a Rainy Wedding! | Menu Must-Have's

Rain Dance
Chuck out the regular sangeet ceremony from your Indian wedding planning list and surprise your friends and relatives with the rain dance party.  Let the guests tap their feet on classic monsoon songs of Bollywood and beat the heat with rain-dance.

Also, you can arrange pool party to get the real feeling of monsoon. You can take the party to another level by bringing in the props like raincoats, rain boots and umbrellas. I’m sure it will be a big hit among the guests and they will remember your wedding forever.

Indian Wedding Planning Tips for a Rainy Wedding! | Rain Dance

Photo-Shoot in Rain
One of the most significant aspects in Indian wedding planning is the couple’s photo-shoot.  And getting your photo-shoot done in rain is way beyond adorable. Not just you can have fun in the rain with your beloved but raindrops in background gives an effect of millions of shining diamonds.

Trust me; the photographs will be artistic, magical and stunning. But make sure, your photographer is willing to shoot in rain and is experienced enough to get the right click. P.S. don’t worry about your bridal attire, after all to get the memories of lifetime; you can do a little sacrifice by getting drenched.

Indian Wedding Planning Tips for a Rainy Wedding! | Photo-Shoot in Rain

I’m sure if you follow these wonderful Indian wedding planning tips, you will never regret your decision of a rainy wedding!

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Indian Bridal Wear 2015 - From Ramp to Reality

Every bride dreams of looking like a million bucks on her wedding day. When a sea of people are looking and analysing your choice of hairdo, make up and bridal outfit, you surely feel a lot of pressure. And to make everyone go gaga over you, one has to look the best on the D-day. So, if you are walking down the aisle this year, let us help you take a cue on the trending Indian bridal wear 2015.

This year, both Lakme Fashion Week and Amazon India Fashion week 2015 showcased plethora of trends including outstanding bridal wear for all the fashion savvy bride-to-be’s out there. Here’s the list of awe-inspiring Indian bridal wear 2015 trends that are beyond obvious and will win your heart:

Feed your soul with more than one Colour
Gone are the days when brides used to choose just the shades of red for their bridal outfit. The new age bride is all about experimenting with colours and cuts. The ace designer Ashima Leena worked on this idea and presented her multi-coloured collection for the Indian bridal wear 2015.The collection featured contrasts in hues like bright yellows and pinks and some metallics tuned with subtle pastels. Go beyond the obvious with this multicolour trend and stand out!

Ashima Leena Design

Gold never goes out
Gold and silver motifs, beads and embroideries never go out of vogue. Indian bridal wear of 2015 also emphasised on the golden accents to the large extent. Gold embroideries are perfect for occasions like cocktail and reception parties.

New hue on the charts
Channel your inner diva by opting for Anamika Khanna’s black and white risque collection for your wedding functions. This classic contrast will surely make you a head turner and crowd-pleaser.

Anamika Khanna Design

Add neon to your wardrobe
Indian bridal wear 2015 is not restricted to the usual colours but a lot more than that. This season you can get bold and beautiful by adding the splash of neon colour to your wedding wear. Anushree Reddy showed us how neon colours can brighten your wedding attire with bright pinks and sunshine yellows.

Anushree Reddy Design

Let Prints do the talking
When larger-than-life prints are combined with sophisticated fabrics like silk, the result is just spectacular. Neha Aggarwal displayed her latest collection of lively prints which is perfect Indian bridal wear 2015 for outdoor weddings and brunches.

Neha Aggarwal Design

Simplicity at its best
Indian bridal wear 2015 is not just about over the top embellished outfits, but sometimes a simple garment speaks volumes. Gaurang Shah’s collection is one such kind. Simple patterns and minimal designs along with deep colours are a great choice for occasions like your mehndi or bangle ceremony.

Gaurang Shah Design

Time to flaunt your abs
If you are sweating hard in the gym to get the envious abs, it’s time to flaunt it. Here, crop tops and cholis come to your rescue. Crop tops paired with high-waist lehengas or palazzos is definitely the most ‘in’ thing for the season . It hides the stomach while showing just the right amount of skin.

Mix and Match
Indian bridal wear 2015 calls for creativity by playing with different fabrics in one garment. Designers came out with an edgy concept of combining different fabrics in one outfit either by layering it up one over the other or by pairing heavy fabric along with the soft ones to create an illusion of volume.

So all you gorgeous brides-to-be, embrace these styles and put your best foot forward!

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings

Beach weddings are becoming more and more popular, and we can definitely understand why! A light fashion filled suitcase, tanning necessities, and flowers in your hair, what more could you want! But it’s not always that simple, with a number of beach events it’s hard to know what bridal Indian wear to select to suit both the event and the destination.

Here are our top 2015 tips and beach wedding trends:

What to wear to the beach:

Swimsuits are a must for a beach wedding, and 2015 is all about going all-out with your swimwear choices! Think Fringing, bright prints and sexy cut outs. If you are not completely comfortable bearing all in a minimal swimsuit, team with a flowing kaftan or light jacket for the perfect layering technique.

Further to the cover-ups, kaftans and floaty jumpsuits in bright and sunny tones make for a perfect combo when it comes to beach wear. Go for simple prints or all block colours so not to over-power your outfit.

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Raakesh Agarwal collection at India Beach Fashion Week

What to wear to the cocktail wedding party:

This can be tricky, as you want to dress to impress but also want something that is both easy and comfortable to wear. Go for sheer materials or glamorous sparkles and you are sure to stand out. Opt for a mid or full-length outfit for a classy and glamorous look.

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Rimple and Harpreet Narular collection at India Beach Fashion Week

What to wear to the brunch:

The day after you may be dealing with a bit of a sore head, but if you dress to impress no one will know! Opt for soft  cheerful colours and floaty styles– the loose maxi dress is coming back for 2015 and creates an effortlessly elegant look!

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Komal Sood Collection at India Beach Fashion Week

Now here’s the tricky bit, what Indian bridal wear to choose for the wedding:

For the bride: Opt for fresher and brighter tones than a traditional Indian bridal wear colour palette which normally comprise of deep burgundy, gold’s, and dark greens, and go for sunny hues such as yellow and bright reds. Opt for subtle and pretty embellishments to stay perfectly in synch with the beautiful and chilled landscape.

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Anupama Dayal Collection at India Beach Fashion Week

For the friends of the bride: Opt for more contemporary Indian bridal wear like classy palazzo pants with pretty tunics, simple and subtle full skirted lehengas teamed crop tops, elegant and light gowns and sheer saris in bright colours, for elegant and comfortable looks. Add fun and quirky turbans and fresh flowers to your hair for that exotic beach look!

Top 2015 Tips and Trends for Indian Beach Weddings | Falguni and Sahne Peacock Collection at India Beach Fashion Week
Sources: Vogue India

Bridal Lehengas: On Trend Bridal Styles

Indian traditional wear comes in many different forms, such as sarees, salwar kameez and not forgetting the number one favourite, the lehenga. In an Indian wedding, family of the bride and groom, especially the women, can even spend months deciding what to wear. However, the most challenging decision is definitely the bride’s wedding dress. She is the heart of attention and her attire is what matters the most within the big day. For an Indian bride, especially brides from the North, the favoured bridal outfit is bridal lehengas, traditionally a combination of long skirt, blouse and stole.

Bridal lehengas: On trend bridal styles | catwalk

There are many different lehenga trends, and until a few years back contemporary were most popular and now traditional lehengas suddenly seem to be most in demand on the scene. Thanks to Bollywood movies and popular television shows, Indian brides are now choosing to go extremely traditional when it comes to picking their bridal lehengas.

A lehenga is usually a full pleated long lengh skirt in a number of colours such as burnt orange, pinks, reds, maroon, greens and yellow. The cut and shape of the blouse has recently been modernised, brides are now teaming their bridal lehenga with everything from small patterned crop tops to tightly fitted corsets.

Recent and popular lehenga trends include that of ‘Village Chic’, which includes rich and bright contrasting colours which emulate the floral prints well known cotton fabrics, but in contrast, this trend is extremely luxurious with art sliks, heavily detailed handmade embroidery and thick patched floral motifs. This rejuvenated trend is the prefect balance of down to earth and fancy!

Bridal lehengas: On trend bridal styles | village chic

Another recent popular trend is ‘Polychromatic’ lehengas. Contrasting colours are a go-to trend this season, take a chance on a stand out tasteful multicolor palette that breaches past just two or three shades. The playful contrast of colours will bring the perfect spontaneity a bridal outfit.

Bridal lehengas: On trend bridal styles | Polychromatic

The latest trends in bridal lehengas are also to do with the style of embellishments and detail on the skirt. Today, the traditional style is complete with heavy borders of gota patti work or intricately detailed embroidery which is currently in huge demand!

Picture of the Day: Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Kendra Spears’s Indian Bridal Wear

Manav Gangwani designed a very exclusive Indian bridal wear for supermodel Kendra Spears and Prince Rahim Aga Khan, son of the Aga Khan. 
The couple got married in a private ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, on the 31 of August.

They look extremely gorgeous in ivory, don’t you think?

Anita Dongre’s New Collection of Indian Bridal Wear

Anita Dongre showcased her new collection of Indian Bridal Wear at Lakme Fashion Week on Friday. Her Jaipur Bride 2013 was dedicated to the Rajasthani culture; it took elements from ‘Bandhani’ to ‘bandi’. About the Jantar Mantar’s influence on her creations, she said “I am fascinated by it. It’s a scientific marvel and I want the world to know about it”. (Thank you Anita!)

The colour palette she used for wedding functions included bright pink, lime green and ink blue. 

What a trendy Indian Bridal Wear

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Nargis Fakhri To Wear Indian Clothes For Her Wedding

American-born actress Nargis Fakhri recently announced that she wishes to wear Indian clothes for her wedding – even though she has no plan on tying the knot soon.
She showed off Ashima and Leena’s bridal collection during India Bridal Fashion Week 2013. She was wearing a dazzling golden lehenga teamed with meenakari choli. « When I will get married, I will definitely wear an Indian wedding dress. It will be something like what I wore today », she said about her dream wedding outfit.

The duo designer’s collection features Indian clothes inspired by Delhi’s age old culture and traditions.

Nargis Fakhri at Ashima & Leena's show at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 

WLIFW 2013 : Abraham & Thakore Brides

Abraham and Thakore in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2013 showcased a collection called ‘Shaadi redux.’ For their contemporary bride they used traditional Indian bridal clothing yet reworked it slightly to look modern, such as wearing a silk georgette kurta with tussar brocade skinny pants. The outcome is striking while remaining beautiful!

Indian Wedding Video by Strand of Silk

Traditional Indian Wedding Reception, Ceremonies and Traditional Indian Clothes - Strand of Silk

This is a teaser of the ceremonies in a traditional Indian wedding. We give a overview of the wedding venue and ceremonies. 

The Indian bridal clothes are from Strand of Silk and include collection of Leading Indian Fashion Designers that are offered on Strand of Silk. The collections included Contemporary Indian Dresses, Wedding Sarees, Indian Saris, Bridal Lehengas, Lenghas and Anarkali Suits.

Visit Strand of Silk to see the latest collections of contemporary Indian designer clothes from leading Indian fashion designers - the designers include Abraham & Thakore, Raakesh Agarvwal and Rajesh Pratap Singh.

Wedding Saree or a Bridal Lehenga?


Today I wanted to post about Indian bridal wear, but when it came up to choose what to show you, I really couldn't select between a wedding saree and a bridal lehenga...

Then I decided to just show you both! You will tell me which one you like best!

Thank you Strand of Silk for these beautiful Indian bridal clothes!

Neeta Lulla: A Talented Indian Bridal Designer

Indian fashion designer Neeta Lulla, who is specialised in Indian bridal wear, is one of the most famous costume designers in India.

She has won the National Film Awards For Best Costume Design four times already. She designed wedding clothes for a lot of famous Bollywood celebrities including Sri Devi and Esha Deol. She designed the Aishwarya Rai breath-taking dress that she wore for her wedding.

Indian Wedding In Blue!

Dear All,

As we mentioned previously, you may know that Indian Wedding are often characterized by colour themes coordinated with a message.
Today, we will disclose to you the meaning of the Blue tones, and show you some beautiful creations from the best Indian Bridal Clothes designers that match such themes!

This light blue Bridal Lehenga is the symbol of the pureness and loyalty of the bride. A wedding in light blue tones is what the couple chooses to communicate the truth and faith of their relationship, as well as its stability.

Dark blues are the perfect colors to represent the meeting of serenity and strength that the bridal union is meant to give to the couple. 

The light blue Lehenga in the first picture is a piece of a wedding collection by Siddartha Tytler.
The dark blue one is a digitally printed Lehenga by Narendra Kumar, an interesting modern reinterpretation of the traditional garment. 

If you like traditional Bridal Lehengas, see more styles at Strand of Silk!

Narendra Kumar at Lakmé Fashion Week.

September of 2012 Narendra Kumar launched his bridal collection at the Couture fashion week in India in 2012, the first time that Narendra Kumar created a couture bridal collection. In his words, "There are thousands of designers doing bridal wear. It took me three years to come up with something different... for the new age bride. She's far more aware, well-travelled and has a better understanding of the finer aspects of garment"


His collection of Indian bridal dresses included Bridal Sarees, Bridal Lehengas and other styles of Indian wedding clothes.

The Lakmé Fashion Week in Mumbai is kicking off on the 22nd of March until the 26th of March. Narenda Kumar will showcase his collection. We are looking forward to the outfits he will surprise us with this time.

Have a look at Anita Dongre!