The Power of Pink
If colour red is the classic choice of every bride, this season the mood is steering towards pink. “It’s a beautiful, feminine and summery colour that will look stunning if you get it right. Embrace it with a fashion perspective, not like a 12 year old,” says Stylist Nisha Kundnani of Bridélan.
Cropped blouse by Manish Malhotra. High waist lehenga skirt by Payal Singhal. Jhumkas, necklaces and bangles from Azva .
The right pink for you:
Yes it’s a feminine colour but pick a shade that works for you. If hot pink and fuchsias repel you, then opt for soft blush or a happy coral. Kundnani, further elaborates, “Wearing any on-trend shade is something of a minefield because while one hue can brighten your complexion, another might completely drown you out. Also pink is a very feminine colour, which is why a lot of women are drawn to it. But every shade of pink works differently and some shades can be tricky and will need the extra confidence to pull it off.”
Cropped top and dhoti pants by Riddhi Mehra. Jhumkas, necklace, bangles and cuff from Gehna Jewellers.
Dress by Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini at Ensemble. Jhumkas and assorted bangles from Azva.
Cropped blouse by Manish Malhotra. High waist lehenga skirt by Payal Singhal. Jhumkas, necklaces and bangles from Azva.
Keep the silhouettes contemporary diffusion:
For a beach wedding, traditional lehengas and saris can be a bit too much, so don’t let the weight weigh you down. Softer, breezier and lighter lehengas are trending right now. Cropped top inspired blouses with high waist lehengas, pre stitched sari gowns, flowy cowl-draped kurtas with dhoti pants make for interesting silhouettes to experiment with. Pink is also a safe colour for experimenting with silhouettes. “Pastel pinks, hot pinks or any kind of pinks are ideal for beach weddings as the colour also contrasts beautifully with the landscape of the beach, it blends well with ivory, sand, taupe and colours of the ocean too,” says Kundnani.
Anarkali by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Earrings from Azva. Maangtikka, nath and rings from Gehna Jewellers.
Quilted blouse by Raw Mango. Sari by Anju Modi available at Aza. Uncut diamond with gold and polki necklace and Jhumkas from Gehna Jewellers. Long pearls pendant and bangles from Aquamarine.
Dress by Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini at Ensemble. Assorted bangles from Azva.
Pair it with traditional gold heirloom jewels:
The delicacy of pink when contrasted with the rooted and earthy gold accent creates an unmatched combination. “If your outfit is contemporary or fusion, then pick jewellery that is completely traditional as the balance between a contemporary outfit paired with traditional jewels makes for a unique combination”, says Kundnani. “Gold jhumkas, three tiered necklaces, maang tikkas and even dramatic naths can be added to the beach look. Indian jewellery speaks of Indian heritage and no matter how modern your wedding event is, jewellery brings in the touch of tradition, customs and celebrates the idea of mixing old and new. Also don’t forget to add the dash of shimmer. Occasionally, a few layers of polki/jadau is needed to add the important aspect of glamour. It’s your wedding and you must shine.”
Girl on left in pink: Cropped top and dhoti pants by Riddhi Mehra. Jhumkas, necklace, bangles and cuff from Gehna Jewellers. Girl on right in coral: Lehenga sari and lace blouse by Ritu Kumar. Necklaces from Azva.
Girl in pink: Jacket by Anju Modi available at Aza, India. Earrings from Aquamarine. Girl in white: Jacket from Jade by Monica & Karishma. Nath and earrings from Aquamarine.
Anarkali by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Earrings from Azva.
Anarkali by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Gold anklets from PN Gadgil Jewellers.
Outfit by Jade by Monica & Karishma. Rings from PN Gadgil Jewellers. Earrings from Aquamarine .
Dress by Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini at Ensemble, India. Jhumkas and assorted bangles from Azva.