Destination Wedding Inspiration- Our Favorite Beach Wedding Looks from IBFW 2016

The third season of the India Beach Fashion Week, Asia’s biggest resort-wear fashion event, recently concluded at the Marriott Resort & Spa, Goa. If you missed out on the coverage, WeddingSutra has cherry picked the best of bridal looks from all the collections that were shown on the ramps.

Ethereal Duo
The bridal collection of DSBT by Darshil Shah Bhavin Trivedi showcased a minimalist approach towards embroidery. With raw silk, brocade and tulle being the highlight, we loved the creations presented as couples. The delicate lavender silk lehenga of the bride was teamed with a pink brocade choli and a heavily embroidered yet light tulle dupatta, whereas the groom complimented her with an ivory and gold raw silk sherwani. The all gold lehenga shimmery lehenga was teamed by the bride with a gold brocade choli and tulle dupatta, whereas the groom complimented her with an all silk brown shit and trousers and threw on a gold raw silk jacket with a brown resham stole.

DSBT collage

Eternal Drapes
With the glamorous use of navy blue and beige raw silks and satins with gold laser cut embroidery, the ‘Raven’ collection by Rishi & Soujit showcased royal drapes and cuts. We loved the use of gorgeous epaulets which gave a structured silhouette to the outfits which will sure make an impression at your cocktail evening.

Rishi Soujit collage

Free-spirited Silhouettes
‘MapxencaRS’ by Riddhi Siddhi’s ‘English Country Gardens’ collection fits in flawlessly for the wedding soiree by the beach. The peach and pale blue breezy lehengas with free flowing silhouettes in georgette, chiffon and pure silk are light-weight and easy to carry for mehendi and sangeet ceremonies. For grooms on the other hand, sherwani and badhgalas in hues of pale blue and ivory caught our eye which speak romance and compliment the bride’s summery silhouette.

Mapxenca Riddhi Siddhi collage

Bridal Blooms
Some of our favorite ensembles by top couturier Neeta Lulla at the grand opening show were lehengas crafted in tulle and silk with cherry blossom and osmanthus motif embroidery and a hint of sequin work. The collection represented femininity and romance for brides looking for a floral ensemble.

Neeta Lulla collage

Relaxed Blazers
Our pick for destination wedding grooms were these understated silk and woven broadcloth blazers in block colors by Anuj Madaan Couture. The vacation chic collection showcased relaxed blazers in beach friendly prints and colors.

Anuj Madaan collage

Fine Silks
For the non-traditional bride who desires something modern yet timeless, we picked these fine silk dresses from ‘Kara’ by Kanchan Kulkarni. The minimalist mirror and black sequin work added a touch of magical bling to these effortless silhouettes crafted in fine silks.

Kara collage

Boho Bride
Keeping in mind the desi boho bride, these shararas and lehenga inspired by the sunset palette by Sukriti & Aakriti are perfect for intimate destination weddings. The use of organic cotton with bikini blouses and tulle shararas in shades of yellow, orange and cinnamon gives a contemporary twist to the sun-kissed bride.

Sukriti Akruti collage

Suave Linens
We fell in love with the pastel linen blazers and structured single breasted suits by Gabbana for the destination wedding groom. Sport these jackets and blazers for your outdoor mehendi by the poolside or keep it light at your sundowners.

Gabbana collage

Earthy Ensembles
Earthy colors look stunning on Indian skin and for the bride who wants to stay rooted to her soil, we are hooked to Isha & Garima’s royal earthy collection ‘Yuvaan’. With the highlight being raw silks and tulle win shades of burgundy, emerald, beige, midnight blue and golds, our favorites were the dhoti sarees and flowy lehengas with a silky flounce.

Yuvaan Isha and Garima collage

Dramatic Layering
The Grand Finale ‘Nocturne’ by Varun Bahl showcased classic cuts and layered designs with a color palette inspired by the tropical forests and vintage bird and animal prints. Our favorites were the tulle and crepe gowns with gold and tread floral embroidery for the brides and the ultramodern tailored suits for the grooms.

Varun Bahl collage

Classic Prêt
Renowned for his laser cut embroidery, Mayyur Girotra’s pret collection in black and white showcased sensual silhouettes crafted in silks and satins. Up your glam quotient this wedding season with these extravagant designs.

Mayyur Girotra collage

Romantic Bride
With flowy chiffon gowns in floral prints to pastel embroidered lehengas, Mrunalini Rao’s ‘The Woodland’s Florette’ is apt for a beach wedding. We also loved the hint of bling on the ivory and fuchsia dreamy tulle saree.

Mrunalini Rao collage

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