Juhi's vibrant and gorgeous lehengas set the tone of her traditional Rajasthani wedding
Juhi and Shrenik met each other through a common friend and a matrimonial website at the same time,as if the stars conspired this match to happen. They got to know each other and within few days decided to tie the knot. Juhi’s parents didn’t even meet Shrenik before the engagement as they knew if their girl had chosen someone for herself, he must be the Mr. Right!
Rajputi Poshak for Mehndi
Juhi wore a stunning yellow Rajputi Poshak for her Mehndi. She says, “I chose the color yellow for two reasons- it was a day celebration and I felt it makes you look fresh and glowing. The traditional Rajasthani Poshak had intricate zardosi work on it. I bought the fabric and got the work done on it from Kolkata and got it tailored in Udaipur itself. The ghagra and the dupatta had a contrasting orange red border. I paired it up with traditional Rajasthani jewellery from Jaipur.”The makeup was kept very simple with golden eye-shadow and pink blush. Her make-up artist for all the occasions was Bela Mehta who flew in from Mumbai.
Red and Deep Blue Lehenga for Sangeet
Usually it is the lehenga that decides all the other aspects of the outfit, but in this case, it was a random blouse that Juhi picked up during one of her shopping sprees in Mumbai that became the inspiration for the whole outfit of the evening. She says, “I had this very pretty blouse with beautiful zardosi work and my heart was set on wearing it for the Sangeet. So I teamed it up with a red velvet lehenga and a peacock blue dupatta. The lehenga was covered with very fine zardosi work and I got the similar motifs, as on the blouse, on the dupatta as well. Every single piece of fabric work done on this outfit was a labor of love. I ran around for the stuff all over Mumbai and then handed it over to a trusted old tailor who did a magnificent job in putting the elements together. “Juhi wanted a different look for every function so for the Sangeet she tied her hair in a braid and adorned the base with dull golden flowers.
Pink and Orange Lehenga for Wedding
Juhi had the color combination of pink, orange and purple in mind and that was the inspiration for her Wedding outfit. “There is a designer boutique Silver Needle in Jaipur who helped in putting this outfit together. So we came up with pink lehenga, purple blouse and orange dupatta all having delicate gotapatti work which is the speciality of Rajasthan. I wanted lots of kalis in my lehenga and every kali had a well-designed floral motif that reached up to the waist band. The dupatta had the purple border and kairis embossed all over”, says Juhi. She wore diamond jewellery that she picked up from Bangkok, tied her hair in a bun and a maang tikka added the flair.
Photography: Saulat Zuberi