With the end of summer upon us it only means the end of wedding season. Majorly feeling the post-wedding blues but I thought a nice way to round it off would be to do another wedding lookbook. Again I didn’t have time to take photos in proper lookbook style as they were very hectic days so these have been cropped from family photos!
Pink Velvet and Cream Anarkali
I wore this outfit to the Mendhi night and as it was quite a simple occasion, I felt a saree was unnecessary. I like the use of material and the contrast between the velvet and the cotton. I paired it with very big jumkhas which are apparently in fashion now! I’ve also added a photo of the marquee that we decorated ourselves as a family.
Peach and Maroon Silk Saree
This is actually a saree I had worn before but I was still excited to wear it again. When I wore it previously, I had to pleat the main part of the saree which meant that none of the designs could be seen. This time I was adamant on wearing it hanging to show off the stonework. You’ll also notice that I’m wearing both a long and short necklace. The long necklace is actually a waist belt that I decided to wear around my neck to create a unique style.
Yellow, White and Black Chiffon Saree
I have been waiting to wear this saree for months and was so glad when this occasion came around. I liked that the saree did not have a traditional border and had this unusual plaid pattern. I didn’t like the original blouse material that came with the saree as it was stripy yellow and black. It reminded me of a bee and it would completely distract from the elegance of the saree. I knew I wanted to pair it with a plain black blouse and started thinking up interesting blouse designs. One day when I was shopping, I found a dress in H&M. I liked the top half of the dress so much and thought it would accompany the saree perfectly. The contrast between the sheer sleeves and chest to the bust made it unique and interesting. I also liked that the back of the dress was quite deep and similar to a normal saree blouse. So what I did was take the dress home and chop it in half to make a crop top which allowed it to be worn as a saree blouse. I must say saree blouse stitching is quite expensive and this idea definitely saved me some money!
Blue and Peach Crepe Saree
I was so excited to wear this saree (I feel like I say this about every saree so I guess I just like wearing them all!). The blouse is what makes it in my opinion. When buying sarees I like to look out for patterned blouse fabric and different style blouses to make the saree more interesting. This is one of those instants. As soon as I saw that the blouse fabric came with net sleeves I was like I need to get it! The sleeves were also long which made it a little different and also allowed more of the net to show. When designing the blouse I thought to myself because it’s so covered up at the front, it would nice to make the back backless. I wish I’d taken a photo of the back, but I’m sure you can use your imaginations.
Pink with Gold Embroidery Silk Saree
During this wedding I had a role which involved being on the mandap for the whole ceremony. This meant that I didn’t have time to take any solo full length pictures of me which is quite sad. I did however manage to pinch some group photos from my cousin and crop them so you can see the saree. This is probably one of the most glamorous sarees that I have worn and I am in love with the colour. Although it may look like a standard Barbie pink in the photos, it had a slight shimmer due to the combined treadwork between light and dark pink. I also loved the design so that the pattern was at the top rather than the bottom where it usually is. It meant I needed to wear the saree hanging and made my life a lot harder but I loved it nonetheless.
Thick Gold Border on a White to Pink Ombré Chiffon Saree
This is the saree I wore to the reception and the concluding event of this year’s wedding season. I like how simple the body is and the contrast of the thick border. I didn’t have high expectations for this saree because it was so simple but I was wrong. The simplicity made it elegant and appropriate for the opulent surroundings of Gibson Hall where the reception took place.
The highlight of the reception had to be the video that the cousins made for the groom. It was a parody to the song happy which summed up the feeling that everyone felt.