From elegant minimalism to royal decadence, this bride’s versatile wedding wardrobe had it all!
Dallas-based bride Gurpreet Dhanjal curated a riveting range of ensembles for her Mumbai wedding embracing both eclectic and traditional aesthetics that expressed her personal style. From unusual hues and eclectic designs to extravagant detailing and more, her trousseau has some inspiration for every bridal style, glimpses of which are shared below, shot creatively by WeddingSutra Favorite – Dreamcatchers Photography.
Gurpreet, a US-based Marketing Data Analyst, relied on a host of wedding websites including WeddingSutra besides other social media pages for the latest bridal styles and trends. She curated her wedding wardrobe from a number of bridal stores and designers in Mumbai and found all of her jewelry at Azotiique. The team of Preeti and Deepti from Makeup Missile gave her beautiful looks and hairstyles that subtly highlighted her natural features and transformed her into a radiant diva.
The team of Dreamcatchers Photography was roped in to capture every moment of their festivities.
For her Mehndi, Gurpreet kept it fresh with a crop top and a dainty crimson skirt from Bawree Fashions. The intricately embroidered bustier with a mirror work border was perfectly paired with the solid yet stunning fabric of the finely crinkled skirt. Going for a minimal look, she gave heavy jewelry a miss except for a statement ring and dark green minakari jhumka earrings. A soft, dewy face, bold lashes, muted berry lips, and beachy waves sealed the look.
A Sangeet night calls for some glamour, and Gurpreet decided to dazzle in a spectacular bronze grey lehenga by Seema Gujral. Extravagantly detailed with gold sequin flowers, the lehenga was teamed with an embroidered net dupatta. A riveting Minakari set with pearl and polki detailing adorned her neck and ears, while soft curls, bronze eyelids, beautifully curled lashes and wine lips completed her look.
The vibrant palette of Gurpreet’s Haldi function was perfectly matched by her lively multicolored embroidered kurta set from Bawree Fashions. The intricate detailing and colorful hues of her kurta were set off beautifully by her ash green net dupatta with gold gota work. The sleeveless outfit perfectly highlighted her shoulders and neck which she left bare, wearing only dangling earrings and a maang tikka in antique gold. Her relaxed braid looked pretty and feminine which wonderfully complemented her fresh face and bright lips.
Looking every bit the quintessential Indian bride, Gurpreet kept it traditional for the wedding in a richly embroidered red and gold lehenga from Bindani by Megha and Jigar teamed with a statement polki jewelry set studded with green and pink semi-precious stones. She opted for a royal 2-dupatta styling and wore gold kaleere on her hands. Her hair was set in an elegant bun which was accessorized with fresh flowers, and she kept her makeup simple yet stunning with a fresh face, smokey eyes, and red lips. Finally, she complimented her look with sequined gold juttis that further added to her splendor.
Gurpreet looked resplendent in a magnificent dull gold evening gown by Kalki Fashions for her Reception. The couture gown featured a shimmering fabric, intricately cut gold appliqué work and translucent bodice panels that added just the right amount of oomph. She let her outfit shine, wearing just diamond earrings and a tiara for a minimal yet elegant look which she aptly completed with striking gold smokey eyes, bronzed cheeks and salmon pink lips.
Advice for brides
“My advice would be to not stress about the minute details. Instead, just take a deep breath and enjoy every moment of your planning and the wedding.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Pushp Vatika Resort & Lawns, Mumbai
Bride’s Outfits: Bawree Fashions (Mehndi, Haldi), Seema Gujral (Engagement), Bindani by Megha and Jigar (Wedding), Kalki Fashions (Reception)
Makeup: Preeti from Makeup Missile
Hair: Deepti from Makeup Missile
Photography: Dreamcatchers Photography