Indian Wedding and Jewellery

Indian Wedding and Jewellery

Friday, May 31, 2013

Anarkali Lehengas and Bridal Lehengas

Anarkali lehengas are the latest trend in bridal wear. Taking their roots from the Anarkali Salwar Kameez, Anarkali lehengas have the same long-flowing layered fabrics that look absolutely gorgeous. The elegance and opulance of the Anarkali lehengas is unparalleled. The fabric employed for these is usually a combination of net, silk or velvet (for the borders) that gives an exquisite look and a heavy decked up feel for the bridal or engagement ceremony. I wouldn't recommend the heavy ones for the sangeet ceremony though, although Anarkali suits can definitely be worn for sangeet. They are much more comfortable to move around in and even if you are not wearing a dupatta, the dress still looks very complete and beautiful. Here are some of my favourite Anarkali Lehengas. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Indian Wedding Hall, Shaadi Mandap decorations

Most of the indian wedding mandaps inside the wedding halls are constructed using the four pillar structure decorated with flowers. A recent trend in the indian wedding mandap decoration is to use arches instead of the pillars. I think both arches and pillars look equally elegant and classy. The shaadi mandap should not look too crowded, and should be big enough to have seating for atleast 6 people including bride and groom's family. Lighting should be subtle and not over the top. Here are a few of my favourite wedding mandap decorations.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Indian Wedding Hall and Mandap Entrance Decorations

Selecting the perfect Indian wedding hall and mandap entrance decoration is a difficult task, especially when there are so many beautiful ones to choose from. Most of the wedding hall entrance decorations are with flowers but a lot can be done with fabrics as well. Flowing fabrics with light effects create a magical look. Arches decorated with flowers and fabrics with light effects add to the grandiose and look majestic. Here are a few more ideas for Wedding Hall entrance decorations and mandap entrance decorations that I really like.

Bollywood Marathi Brides - Indian wedding

Bollywood is truly an inspiration for all indian weddings. We always look upto movies as an inspiration for our indian weddings, be it wedding jewellery, bridal sarees or bollywood songs for sangeet functions. So I decided to do an article on marathi brides in bollywood. Take a look at how our favourite bollywood belles dressed up as marathi brides for movies or for their traditional maharashtrian weddings and other Marathi Brides.

Genelia Dsouza Marathi wedding

Urmila Matondkar in Traditional Marathi Paithani Saree

Sonali Bendre Marathi traditional Paithani saree

Kajol Marathi wedding

Priyanka Chopra Marathi bride

Aishwarya Rai Cannes Film Festival Dresses

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made heads turn once again at the 66th Cannes Film Festival 2013, as she walked the red carpet in a white Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla floor-length anarkali with colourful heavy embroidery for the premiere of Blood Ties. And must I say that she looked pretty and is back definitely back in shape.
She wore a black with golden embroidery Sabyasachi lehenga-sari for the evening gala of Bombay Talkies celebrating a 100 years of Indian cinema. She also has matching golden hair accessory, which I thought was a bit much and unnecessary. But nevertheless, she looked resplendent. She won many a hearts in her black and grey Elie Saab couture gown at the premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis.