The ‘Fashioneiress’ lived up to her name with one-of-a-kind bridal couture for her Alpine wedding.
Elite Fashion and travel blogger Sonam Babani, better known as ‘Fashioneiress’ recently tied the knot with her beau Neil Sanghvi in a gorgeous intimate celebration atop the Swiss Alps, and needless to say, left us floored with her stunning bridal looks.
After their original Bodrum wedding was derailed due to the Pandemic two years ago, the influencer decided to hold out for the perfect venue and finally zeroed in on the snow-capped ski-town of Zermatt, Switzerland as the backdrop for her dreamy nuptials. The tranquil family-only-wedding-turned-ski-vacation saw ethereal decor and major fashion moments even as the influencer dazzled with her incredible custom ensembles.
For the Haldi ceremony, Sonam opted for an emerald-green velvet Sabyasachi gown with floral prints. Albeit unconventional, the velvet ensemble was fitting for the cold weather, and the rich hues made for a beautiful contrast against the white snowy backdrop. Kolhapuri heels by Aprajita Toor, rustic silver accessories and a clutch from Amrapali teamed with warm glowy makeup and soft open tresses completed her look.
Sonam embraced high fashion for her Rehearsal Dinner with a custom couture lehenga by Atelier Versace, the first of its kind by the brand which was originally made for her beach sangeet in Bodrum. Touting the brand’s signature bold aesthetic and history of producing iconic designs over the years as her reason for choosing the label, the bride opted for the classic Versace decadence of black and gold. Seamlessly imbibing Italian craftsmanship into the innately Indian silhouette of a lehenga, the ensemble featured a signature Versace print skirt with a thigh-high slit paired with a zari and crystal embroidered blouse that had buttons on the back. She completed the look with the brand’s Medusa Aevitas platform heels and minimal emerald jewelry from her family jeweler – L. Sunderdas Zaveri, leaving her hands bare save for her statement engagement ring. Hair in soft waves cascading down her back and a bronzy-nude face was a perfect choice that allowed her outfit to shine in all its glory.
For her nuptials, Sonam matched the snowy setting of the ceremony with an ethereal white lehenga by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla that featured a white crystal-adorned blouse and a pastel skirt embellished with sparkly crystals and intricate resham work. Not wanting to go overboard with the volume, the bride instead went for a train and a veil hung with crystals on all sides that tinkled in the snow as she walked down the aisle. Aptly infused with sweet personalized elements and finished with custom Kerry Parker gloves and delicate solitaire jewellery by L.Sunderdas Zaveri, the whole ensemble glistened in the sunlight! Le Silla shoes and a limited edition Judith Leiber x Disney Cinderella Pumpkin clutch were the perfect accessories for this modern princess who sported a dainty look with soft shimmery eyes, glossy pink lips and a pretty bridal bun with crystal accessories to match the veil.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Chalet Zermatt Peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
Wedding Planner: Tehiya Narvel Events
Bride’s Outfits: Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Haldi), Atelier Versace (Rehearsal Dinner), Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (Wedding)
Bride’s Shoes: Aparajita Toor (Haldi), Versace (Rehearsal Dinner), Le Silla (Wedding)
Jewelry: Amrapali (Haldi), L.Sunderdas Zaveri (Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding)
Accessories: Amrapali (Haldi), Judith Lieber (Wedding)
Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury team from London via Nykaa
Hair: Narciso Alfredo Sanchez (Dastan, London)
Photography: David Bastianoni
Videography: Alexander Ma