Explore handcrafted bridal and trousseau trunks by Puneet Gupta Invitations to preserve your precious moments for eternity
For a bride, everything she wore on her big day carries a plethora of priceless memories – from her lehenga in which she felt like a queen to her delicate chooda whose tinkling sounds remind her of the moment she slipped the garland on her partner’s neck. For to-be brides, these new adornments signify the start of an exciting journey that’ll last a lifetime. And, spurred by this very thought of giving Indian brides a means to protect their prized possessions without cutting back on style, Puneet Gupta Invitations has derived inspiration from rich Indian craftsmanship and heritage to conceptualize exquisite bridal and trousseau trunks that’ll add plenty of panache to your bridal style.
Describing the creative process behind creating their line of luxurious bridal and trousseau trunks, Puneet Gupta, the mastermind behind Puneet Gupta Invitations, shares, “In the old era, maharajas and maharanis used to carry their belongings in hefty ‘sandooks’ (boxes) that exuded luxury. Inspired by this regal way of storage, we decided to create bridal and trousseau trunks that not only boast of delicate handcrafted embroidery but also allows each bride to connect to her roots. However, that being said, we’ve also made sure to fuse traditional with contemporary designs in order to cater to the tastes of new-age brides.”
Crafted from the finest materials, each heirloom trunk from Puneet Gupta Invitations is a piece of art in itself with polki craft stones, zari, and jewel work crystals that adorn its surface along with gleaming brass fittings. And knowing how discerning Indian brides are, the bridal trunks are made to order and are available in an assortment of 11 varieties that range from lehenga ‘sandooks’ to chooda boxes.
Reflecting their admiration for India’s beautiful handmade craftsmanship, the Puneet Gupta Foundation, founded by Puneet Gupta, collaborates with local artisans to give each bride a regal and unique trunk. Giving a brief explanation of how each trunk is forged under the supervision of skilled artisans, Puneet Gupta explains, “Machine embroidery is a quick process, but nothing can replace the beauty of handmade embroidery. At Puneet Gupta Foundation, we work with artisans at the grass-root level and ensure that their art thrives by providing them with a steady livelihood. Every trunk has a variety of artisans working on it and their efforts can be seen in the end results itself.”
Revolving around a romantic tale that showcases the unifying of two worlds, each trunk expresses the undying perseverance of a woman’s spirit that stays strong despite the conflicts that come her way. As prints and intricate thread work depict classical Indian motifs on the exteriors of the trunk, the insides are covered with hand-dyed quilted fabric that snugly protects the items placed inside it. Embellished with Indian jewels, semi-precious stones, zari, kundan, and mirror work, each bespoke bridal and trousseau trunk enchants the senses while protecting and preserving the essentials of a bride.
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