I’d been planning this post since before the wedding but the last few weeks leading up to the wedding were so hectic that I never got the time to put this up. I still don’t have all the pictures I wanted for this post but I’ve left everything back home in Bhopal so I’m just posting this with the pics I have at the moment! Just a little disclaimer before I talk about my outfits – I don’t believe in spending exorbitantly on weddings especially outfits one would rarely wear again. So this post won’t talk about designer outfits and such! This isn’t a comprehensive guide to bridal outfits, just a recount of what I picked!
– I was more or less clear on what I wanted to wear. Since the wedding wasn’t an elaborate affair with very few functions, I didn’t need a lot of outfits and since I was to move abroad right after the wedding, I didn’t want to buy too many outfits or spend a crazy amount on the wedding outfit. I had decided beforehand that I wanted to wear a saree and I wanted pieces that were youthful, bright and light [work-wise], not too heavy or traditional. My Mum was mostly on board with my choices but did chip in when she felt the saree was a little too ‘modern‘. I generally know instantly when I like something and can decide quite quickly so shopping was a breeze!
– My Sarees were bought in October within 2 days. My mum and I shopped from 3 stores- Jashn, Soch and Aishwarya Sarees. Jashn and Soch are present in many malls, we went to Inorbit Malad. Aishwarya Sarees has a couple of stores in Mumbai, we went to the one in Irla (Andheri West).
After doing 2 slightly softer bridal looks, I decided to go all out with a heavy smokey eye and a deepredlip for my next tutorial. The look is quite dramaticbut its quite a popular bridal look! And sans the bindi and other bridal accessories, its a classic fall makeup look that looks great with western wear as well! Hope you will enjoy the tutorial, it will be up early next week!
This isn’t a traditionally bridal or very dramatic look but it pairs well with bright yellow/oranges and with blues and greens as well. When you’re wearing something very colorful with jewelry to match, the makeup needs to be a little subtle to balance out the whole look! I think this look is perfect for one of the smaller wedding functions!
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I had been thinking along the lines of red and gold (the obvious bridal colors!) for my nails for the wedding day. I found some beautiful yet simple polishes that integrate gold flecks in red or red glitter in a red base. But sadly these aren’t available in India. So I looked through everything gold and red through my stash and created this simple statement nail art ~