Indian Wedding and Jewellery

Indian Wedding and Jewellery

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wedding Saree collection

Saree is one of the most beautiful indian attires. I think it is very elegant and graceful. It can be worn for almost any occasion, be it a social gathering, a wedding, a party or a formal event. Of course,the type of sari worn depends on the type of event. The wedding saree will be different from a formal event saree. Today, i wanted to just showcase different types of sarees and how beautiful they look when combined with the appropriate accessories. And who better to showcase them than our very own Aishwarya Rai. I combined a lot of pictures from different events where Aishwarya looks absolutely gorgeous in a saree. Hope you like this collection as much as I do. :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A tribute to side Maang Tika, Jhumar and Passa

Since time immemorial, I have always had this obsession for side Maang tikas. Maang tikas are very common in Indian weddings. However, I haven't seen brides wearing side maang tikas very often. Side maang tikas are also called as Jhumars or Passa. I think a Jhumar looks very stylish, elegant and royal. It is one of the most beautiful ornaments that is a definite eye catcher and has a very Mughal look to it. Remember how beautiful Meena Kumari looked in Paakeezah. This is one trend that will definitely make you look and feel different. There's a distinctive difference between the maang tikas that we find in the typical Indian markets and the Jhumer or the Passa. Maang tikas are normally thin and long and worn in the center of your head. Whereas, side maang tikas or jhumars are short and broad enough to cover a side of your head as you can see in one of the pictures below which has both a maang tika as well as a jhumar next to it. I have noticed that although the maang tikas are common, jhumars and passas are quite rarely available in the markets. Nevertheless, I love the Jhumars so much, I decided to dedicate one blog post entirely to them. So here's a collection of my favorite side maang tikas. I hope this trend catches up soon!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wedding dress colours

Bridal lehengas have been a trend for the last few wedding seasons. They combine the grace of a saree and yet are easy to wear and have beautiful intricate embroidery which instantly makes you look like a goddess. Over the past few seasons, I have seen many lehengas in traditional red, white, green colours over the last few wedding seasons. Baby Pink and Sky blue lehengas have also been favourites with the brides. However these colours are now quite commonplace. So why not try some different colours such as purple and mauve. Here are a few inspirational lehenga designs.