Behind The Scenes – Trident, Bandra-Kurla
Discover South India’s cultural heritage and bridal looks with Kalyan Jewellers and Lakmé Absolute.
India is a kaleidoscope of ethnicities and, with varying customs and cultures across the nation, its brilliant diversity is a huge contributor to its overall magnificence. With five different states in the South, this region alone sees more cultures than one can count on their fingers.
The brides in South India include several unique elements into their wedding ensembles, each distinct to their specific culture. In the latest edition of WeddingSutra on Location, along with Kalyan Jewellers, we created bridal looks in keeping with the traditions of Telugu, Kannadiga and Malayali brides. The exquisitely-crafted jewelry featured here uses 22-karat gold in designs that keenly reflect the roots of each bride, reacquainting them with the beauty of their traditions.
While South Indian brides do bear many similarities on the surface, it is the details that set them apart. Keeping in mind these nuances, stylist Shikha Dhandhia chooses the perfect jewellery from Kalyan Jewellers’ extensive collection. Each ornament is matched to the beautiful sarees chosen from Sailesh Singhania and Nalli. The six yards of silk, with rich gold weave, lends opulent appeal to the quintessential South Indian bride.
Makeup artist Chanderlata of BrideMeUp by Chanderlata further enhanced each of the brides’ looks with gorgeous makeovers courtesy Lakmé Absolute and, while a number of products were used to achieve the final results, what truly transformed each look was the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color. This feather-light lip color is nourished with raspberry seed oil to keep lips hydrated throughout the day while its long-wear formula ensures that there is no caking or chaping.
Navin Varma Photography, along with his team, took charge of capturing moments from the day, sure to be treasured by the brides-to-be.
Photography: Navin Varma Photography