Bride Shibani Sanghavi skipped traditional colors when she planned looks for the various wedding functions. See how she rocked elegant pastel ensembles packed with dramatic details and eye-catching embellishments
For many brides, picking a dream wedding lehenga in red or maroon is a safe and expected choice. Not so for Shibani Sanghavi, daughter of Pune-based media honcho Sabina and Anil Sanghvi’s who wed Jay Bhagat, son of leading jeweler Viren Bhagat. Shibani picked ensembles featuring a palette of pastel colors, from pink to grey. See how she planned every look to perfection!
Gorgeous in Grey
This striking ensemble by designer Gaurav Gupta was a glamorous showstopper with its dramatic boat neck, dull silver embellishments used as trails across the top half of the gown, and magnificent ruffled skirt that appeared like waves caught in motion. Shibani gave most accessories a miss when she wore this lustrous grey gown, except for pretty pink and white diamond stud earrings. She wore her hair in a loose ponytail and kept the focus entirely on the standout creation.
Festive in Florals
Shibani eschewed vibrant hues that are typically popular for mehndi functions with a pastel ensemble that is perfect for outdoor, daytime functions. It included a short-sleeved blouse with white and lavender floral motifs, and a light pink skirt. She did not wear any ornate jewellery with this outfit, preferring instead to just don a pair of round earrings with a floral design that matched her blouse perfectly. Her shiny hair which was left loose for this look added to the girlish yet elegant vibe of this outfit.
Splendid in Silver
When she made a grand entry at her sangeet, guests at the Umaid Bhawan Palace were left awestruck as Shibani had her ‘Perfect Princess’ moment in a pastel grey Tarun Tahiliani lehenga that sparked with shiny silvery embellishments. From the little beads hanging along the edge of the bodice to the white floral motifs on the skirt, every little detail spelled exquisite elegance. Shibani wore a matching silver choker, a ring, and bracelets with this outfit. Her hair was styled in loose waves, and her makeup added color to her look with bright pink lips.
Cool & Colorful
‘Twinning’ was in play when Shibani and husband Jay donned matching outfits by designer Rahul Misra’s Parizaad collection for an outdoor function. Quirky and colorful, the outfits featured kaleidoscopic motifs in bright threads and patches inspired by Islamic architecture. Shibani wore a magnificent choker with white pearls for this look and kept her hair open. Jay’s jacket went from vibrant to white in a shaded manner which made for a striking and unconventional look.
Pretty in Pink
No reds for this pastels-loving bride! Shibani opted for a powder pink lehenga for the wedding. The skirt featured ornate floral motifs embroidered on it in a darker pink, and gold embellishments which added a touch of glitter. The beautiful dupatta was draped expertly and made for a graceful touch. Shibani wore matching bangles, a statement neckpiece and a dainty ‘maang tikka’ (forehead ornament). Jay looked every inch a dapper groom in his grey sherwani with white buttons and white trousers.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Conrad Pune (Maharashtra); Umaid Bhawan Palace & Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
Bride’s Outfit: Gaurav Gupta, Tarun Tahiliani, Rahul Mishra
Makeup Artist: Amrit Kaur
Photographer: Recall Pictures