Desi OutfitInspo #WhatIWore to my cousin's wedding *
July 16, 2016
If you haven’t guessed already I am Indian and if there is one thing we know how to do – is to celebrate weddings! Marriage is a 5 day party amongst us North Indians at least where friends and families get together and party for sometimes even as long as a week.
My cousin got married earlier this January in Pattaya, Bangkok and the wedding was nothing short of beautiful. The wedding took place in Centara Grand Mirage, Pattaya and was managed by Innaz Communique - they are one of the BEST planners in that side of the world. Here is a blog on their wedding if you would like to know more: http://blog.lutterbachfotografia.com.br/casamento/saath-phere-a-cerimonia-de-casamento/ - they were the photographers for the wedding from Brazil and did a blog post for each of the functions. Do see all the photos - they are AH-MAZING!
So 3 day wedding, 6 events, sister of the groom – What’s my biggest concern? OUTFITS! Yes! I obviously invested a lot of time and effort in making sure all my looks are on point! I thought I share with you what I wore for each of the function and also tell you a bit more about each of the ceremonies :)
Day 1, Event 1: Rasm E Mehendi
This is one of the oldest Indian wedding traditions and a fun filled pre wedding ceremony. It is where all the women put Henna on their hands and there is a lot of focus on the brides Henna. The dress code for this evening was Indo Western Chic and I decided to wear a Cadbury Purple Jumpsuit by Rajat K Tangri, a Bombay based designer.
Day 2, Event 2: Welcome Aboard #PariNaira Airways
This was a themed party dedicated to my sister-in-law who is a certified pilot in Mumbai. We thought it would be an interesting theme where the entire ballroom was set up as an aircraft, the servers were in stewardess uniforms and the dance floor was a runway!
Since the dress code for this was open ended, I just felt like going a little bit crazy and got a customized outfit similar to the one Alia Bhatt was wearing in the song Gulabo in the movie Shandaar. Don't ask me why, but I did this :P My outfit was designed and made by my friend's store in Dubai called FitWell and boy! did it fit well =]
Day 2, Event 3: Sun, Sand & Sea
This is the pool party - just because all Sindhi weddings have a pool party. We had a lot going on at this event - from carnival dancers to beer pong to water sports - everything fun!
I wore an Anushree Reddy outfit - to be honest it may have not been the most ideal given the event was by the beach and my outfit was almost like a gown. Nevertheless, I enjoyed wearing it and styled my hair in conrow braids to get a less formal look! What do you think?
Day 2, Event 4: The Sangeet Night
This is the night where everyone wears the most extravagant outfits - people save their best looks for this event. I decided to wear an Anarkali with a Parandi (fake Punjabi braid) because the theme of the night was Punjabi. I randomly found this outfit at an exhibition in Dubai and it is by a small time designer from Bombay
Day 3, Event 5: The Saat Phere - The Seven Vows
This is the most important ceremony of all; where the couple takes the seven most important promises of their life. I decided to wear a mint green Lehenga by Prathyusha Garimella, a Hyderabad, India based designer. She usually works with pastels and I absolutely love her work!
To accessorize, I only wore a nose ring - a rather elaborate one - inspired by Deepika Padukone's Deewani Mastani look from Bajirao Mastani #TryingTooHard :P
Day 3, Event 6: The Grand Reception
To embrace the formal evening, I decided to wear a crop top and skirt designed by the amazing Shyamal & Bhumika - they are Bombay based designers and I love almost everything they create. The intricate embroidery work on my top was worth everything. I kept my hair simple and just tied a side braid to complete the look =]
Hope you like it! Let me know what you think of the outfits xx
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