Sister of the Bride: Riddhi Jain
An adept designer herself, this bridesmaid paired her own creations with those of ace designers.
From a simple outfit that she received as a gift to an ethereal Sabyasachi creation with intricate details, Riddhi set some major bridesmaid goals with her brilliant aesthetics. Looking as radiant as the bride herself, Riddhi was indeed a sight to behold with her gorgeous and well-thought ensemble.
The planning process for her sister-in-law’s wedding was not an easy one for Riddhi. Being much more than just the bride’s ‘bhabhi’ (brother’s wife), Riddhi is also bride Aakanksha’s best friend and confidant. It was an emotional journey, watching a family member start a new beginning away from home as well as witnessing the happiness of her favorite person get married. However, the most exciting bit of the wedding planning process was curating her own looks for the ceremonies. Being a bridesmaid, Riddhi knew that she had to look breathtaking. Read on to know how she put together her outfits.
Riddhi stuck to the usual yellow for the haldi. Wearing a simple three-piece outfit from Yashodhara that she received as a gift, she looked gorgeous sporting a side braid.
Riddhi opted for a dark and sensual vibe for the musical night. Wearing an electric blue outfit with ruffled sleeves, pointy stud accents and a trail, Riddhi looked radiant. She wore a gorgeous ring entwined on her fingers and kept her hairdo sleek, with smokey eye makeup to enhance her enchanting look.
For the pool-side mehendi, Riddhi sported a subtle yet fun look. She wore an aqua blue skirt embellished with starfish, oysters and shells designed under her own clothing brand Riddhi Jain Label. She threw a tasseled jacket on, adding a pop of color to the outfit. Riddhi matched her simple yet chic outfit with an equally stylish hairdo, her tresses tucked with multiple pins to one side.
Inspired by Disney princesses, Riddhi’s look for the sangeet even had a tiara placed on her regal updo. She wore a dazzling sequined gown with a dainty ruby belt, paired with a fur cape with celestial embellishments. A deep maroon shade of lipstick perfectly complemented her dewy make-up.
Riddhi wanted a traditional look for her sister-in-law’s mahera. She opted for a red kalidar lehenga with an offbeat blouse with floral sleeves and a heavily-embellished mukaish dupatta. She kept her hair fuss-free by braiding it in a tight plait and wore gorgeous green jewelry that was gifted to her by her grandmother.
For the wedding, Riddhi decided to wear her bridal lehenga, designed by Sabyasachi. Styling the blue masterpiece differently, Riddhi used two dupattas – one in Cobalt and the other in Mint Blue. She kept her hair loose in soft curls, adorned with a traditional matha patti on her forehead. An ornate choker on her neck were matched perfectly with the dazzling bangles adorning her wrists.
Advice For Bridesmaids
Giving tips to all the bridesmaids preparing for the wedding of their sisters and friends out there, Riddhi says that it’s best to learn to manage cancans in the skirts by trying outfits and practising to walk in them. She also adds that it’s always better to plan your looks well in advance and, most importantly, not to forget to click plenty of pictures on D-day!
The Wedding Makers
Venue: JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Jaipur
Bridesmaid’s Outfits: Yashodhara (Haldi), Riddhi Jain Label (Music Night, Mehendi, Sangeet and Mahera), Sabyasachi (Wedding)
Makeup Artist: Unaid Ansari