Weddingz.in Exclusive Picks From Anita Dongre For The Bride and her sister!
We recently went bridal-wear shopping at Anita Dongre’s flagship store at Khar, Mumbai, and handpicked our favourite designs for a bride-to-be and her sister! It goes without saying that the results were ah-mazing.
So, gear up to see Weddingz.in exclusive picks for sangeet, cocktail, wedding and reception looks from none other than the ace designer - Anita Dongre!
Why Anita Dongre:
The House of Anita Dongre has always showcased Indian aesthetics in a very contemporary language. Inspired by Rajasthan’s rich crafts, her handcrafted bridal gota patti lehengas, handwoven Banarasi creations and bespoke menswear ensembles make up for a sensational bride and groom trousseau.
Our pick for Sangeet:
For the Sangeet ceremony we picked a blue lehenga skirt paired with a bespoke raw silk jacket, with a plunging neckline embellished with exquisite embroidery, gota patti and sequin work for the bride-to-be!
For an event this lively, what’s better than the bride making her grand sangeet entry on a Royal Enfield! An outfit this jazzy demanded an entry like this.
We wanted the sister’s Sangeet outfit to be from the same colour palette and thus, chose an icy-blue lehenga-choli beautifully adorned with dori, sequin, zardosi and mirror embroidery work. One can pair this mellow, yet irresistible lehenga with subtle jewelry.
Our pick for Cocktail:
While all the looks picked for the pre-wedding ceremonies were purely traditional, for the Cocktail night we decided to give the Indian wear a rest.
We picked this red and yellow striped co-ord comprising of a bustier and flared pants paired with a voluminous jacket for the bride’s cocktail look. What’s special about the jacket is the SEWA work (google 'Sewa' - it is a super-cool organisation for women).
The bride can always add an traditional touch to the ensemble by pairing it with ethnic earrings. The makeup was kept very natural and balanced by adding a dark colour to the lips!
If the bride is not opting for a traditional look, then neither should the sister. Keeping that in mind, we picked this gorgeous ankle length gown for the bride’s sister.
A bride's look has to be a perfect blend of a designer’s signature style with traditional detailing. For all you brides-to-be, we selected 2 stunning and completely different wedding looks:
Wedding look 1 :
This flaming orange silk lehenga with extensive gota patti, dori, pearl and sequin embroidery paired with an embellished choli and net dupatta is the perfect wedding look. Complete the look with some statement jewellry and you are ready to slay your big day!
For the bride’s sister we picked a blush organza lehenga-choli with a net dupatta exquisitely embroidered with gota patti, tikki, resham, pearl, zardosi and dori work in vine motifs.
Wedding look 2:
If reds, pinks and orange colour pallete are not the your thing, then go glam at your wedding with this emerald green lehenga with double dupattas. This lehenga is synonyms to lavish art, with extensive gota patti, zardosi, dori, pearl and sequin embroidery. Style this majestic ensemble with some stunning pieces of jewelry for a resplendent look, ideal for an modern Indian bride to create magic at her wedding day!
For her sister’s second wedding look, we picked this gorgeous hot-pink lehenga with intricate gota patti work. She is going to grab a lot of eyeballs with this stunning number, while never stealing her sister's thunder!
The USP of Anita Dongre’s lehengas is that they are very versatile, functional and lightweight designs and this lehenga is a combination of all of that. This bridal lehenga beautifully adorned with gota patti, dori, sequin and zardosi embroidery is a wedding-reception must-have. Just don't forget to accessorize it with a mang-tikka, a statement necklace, smokey eyes & nude lips to keep it stylish at the reception night.
For the bride's sister we selected a pink floor length gown with shimmering gotta patti, pearl, zardosi, sequin and dori work.
So, are you prepared to slay all your wedding ceremonies in style? Stay tuned to see #WeddingzPicks series for major wedding inspo!
In Collaboration with:
Location - Anita Dongre Flagship Store, Khar, Mumbai
Outfit - Anita Dongre
Jewellery - Anita Dongre Pink City
Photography - Fotografia9
Make up - Nirali Manek (Founder of The Glam House)