Inspired by female fairytale characters & real icons, this bride's wedding trousseau included standout self-designed ensembles.
A wedding is the celebration of a couple’s love and a showcase of their unique personalities. For her royal wedding, Bangalore-based designer Deekshita created an exquisite bridal trousseau that embodied the spirit of strong, iconic women with her own unique take. These gorgeous pieces influenced the gorgeous themes and decor of each of her seven functions for her three-day wedding, which was captured in evocative beauty by WeddingSutra Favorite – Naman Verma Photography.
While designing her wardrobe with her sister, Pia, Deekshita sought style inspiration from famously empowered princesses and female fairytale characters for various functions, which in turn inspired the decor and theme of each function. The outfits led up to the final wedding ensemble that was a tribute to the bride and her sister. Talking about her jewellery, the bride shares, “A lot of the jewellery for my trousseau, such as my heavy diamond set, were pieces which my mom and sister had been buying and designing for the past 10 years now. The rest were carefully curated from a number of different jewellery houses to match the outfits, the most noteworthy being the statement set by The House of MBJ that Gaurav Soni custom designed for me.”
The bride also sought a lot of inspiration from wedding portals such as WeddingSutra for various aspects, such as her garlands, hair and makeup. The stylish festivities were captured in exquisite detail by Naman Verma Photography.
The festivities kicked off with a twilight Ganga Aarti, for which the bride donned a teal Patan Patola saree with an orange cold shoulder blouse, designed by PiaDeeksh in collaboration with Patola. She contrasted the bold colorful prints of her saree and paired it with statement gold and pearl jewellery. Chic, messy hair accessorized with fresh flowers and soft, minimal makeup proved perfect for this look.
For the fairytale-themed welcome lunch, the bride sought inspiration from ‘Rapunzel’ for her attire. Her lehenga by Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika featured ruffles in hues of pink and mauve, with intricate, colorful embellishments and embroidery. Pearl and gold jewellery added a traditional twist, and butterfly hair accessories gave her look a touch of whimsy.
The woodsy, outdoor ring ceremony with a ‘Pocahontas’ theme saw romantic, bohemian decor which the bride perfectly embodied with her ivory flowing saree with chikankari work, designed by her label. Her ivory and gold blouse with textured work, embellishments and an embroidered cape bottom upped the glamor quotient by several notches. She teamed her attire with polki jewellery, a belt, demure pink makeup and open flowing locks with was adorned with sprigs of baby’s breath blooms.
Drawing inspiration from the sunny yellow hue of Princess Belle’s outfit from the ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ the bride sported a lemon cape outfit with flare sleeves and pants embroidered in gold. She teamed her look with dangling pearl earrings and a matha patti. Her bright red lips matched the pops of red on her outfit.
The sangeet function was themed on the royal love affair of Maharani Gayathri Devi and Man Singh II, for which the bride chose a ravishing red flared gown with self-toned embellishments and a ruffle layered bolero jacket. Her high ponytail and elegant diamond jewellery complemented her glamorous look.
The bride imbibed Princess Diana’s timeless elegance and royal style for the Colonial Era themed brunch. Her flowing mint green gown and ivory jacket featured soft hues of cream and English blue. The intricate embroidery on the jacket added gorgeous depth to her look. Her pearl and meenakari jewellery in matching tones and chic shades completed her look.
For the last and final wedding event, the bride stayed true to her personality and wore an outfit designed by her and her sister ensemble that included a stunning layered, textured and embellished lehenga in rose and fuchsia hues. Her jewellery included an exquisite polki set with a standout necklace and double-layered matha-patti. The pink flowers fixed in her hair enhanced her regal vibe.
Advice for Brides-to-be
“The wedding planning process can get quite overwhelming, especially if you are a perfectionist like me. Try to divide work with your family and friends who share your vision, and can just as well help in executing them. I was incredibly fortunate to get so much help from my sister, mother and other relatives who made the experience so memorable.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Bride’s Outfits: PhD by House of PiaDeeksh (Religious Start, Ring Ceremony, Haldi, Royal Brunch, Wedding), Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika (The Welcome Lunch), Shantanu & Nikhil (Sangeet)
Jewellery: MBJ, Raniwala, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas
Makeup: Muskaan Kumbhat
Photography and Videography: Naman Verma Photography, Silon talkies