Vibrant hues- Misty self-designs her lehenga and sharara for her Hyderbad wedding
By Parul Sharma
Like most love stories Misty and Ashu’s love story too had common friends playing cupid. Mumbai based fashion designer Misty Subhan knew it from the very first meeting that Ashu Khan, an IT Consultant was the man she wanted to share all her life with. Even as the couple kept quiet about their feelings initially, their love blossomed in those locked gazes, stolen moments and unsaid words that finally got spoken when they decided to spend their lives with each other. In her own words “Marriage brings stability in life which makes you a much more responsible person.”
The couple chose the enchanting Golconda Resorts and Spa, Hyderabad for the wedding while the reception took place at Taj Banjara, Hyderabad.
Wedding Ensemble: a flurry of vibrant hues with traditional embellishments
Hailing from West Bengal, Misty wanted to keep the regal Bengali appeal alive in her wedding outfit which was a vibrant lehenga with a number of effervescent hues creating a visual delight. “It became very difficult for me to select one specific colour for my Wedding outfit, so I thought, why not have all my favourite colours in one? And so you can see my wedding lehenga was a well balanced multicoloured brocade panelled lehenga with a fuchsia dupatta, a red blouse and heavy veil.” The traditional lehenga was picked from a designer store in Mumbai, only to be redesigned by Misty herself because she wanted to infuse her soul into it. As she explains, “I wanted the lehenga to be ‘very me’. I wanted it to be vibrant but not too loud and therefore, I had to do the choli and the dupatta myself to take that over-the-top feel out of the ensemble.” The beautiful lehenga was adorned with kundan and nakshi work while the dupatta featured elegant kasab and gotta work.
Misty let the make-up artiste from Lakme Salon, Hyderabad do the magic. While her eyes were beautifully lined for a winged look, rest of her features had only a tinge of make up to bring out her natural beauty. As for the jewellery, Misty sported Jadau Jewellery to balance out the look.
Reception: The Tale of Ivory Sharara
For the reception, Misty wanted a Mughal look, which she did with much ÃÆ’©lan by sporting a gorgeous Ivory Sharara with a gherdar skirt that exuded Nizaami appeal. The ensemble was designed by the bride herself who wanted to keep it understated yet very royal. The jewellery worn by the beautiful bride also complemented the look with an elegant mix of pearl and diamonds to go with the similar work on the ensemble. The make-up for this function was again done by Lakme Salon. “They did a great job”, she quips.
Outdoor Shoot: Shaam-e-Sufiana
Being an admirer of all things beautiful and enchanting, Misty wanted nothing but the best for her wedding which prompted her to invite her photographer friends Shurid and Shahjadi, who came all the way from Bangladesh to photograph her wedding. After the Nikah the love smitten couple headed to Hyderabad’s delightful Golconda Fort to be pictured together. The outdoor photo-shoot was named ‘Shaam-e-Sufiana’. The venue suited the sufi theme perfectly well. Playing on the very theme, Misty wore her reception sharara with a Kimkhwab brocade jacket. To complete the understated look, Misty chose to give ornaments and make-up a miss, and just lined her eyes.
Misty’s tips for Brides-To-Be
- Often brides spend humongous amounts on the wedding outfits only to store them in a corner of their wardrobes later. Be innovative and team different parts of the ensemble with different add-ons. Like give the choli a miss and wear the lehenga skirt with a long jacket to achieve a new look.
- One store that every bride MUST visit is Ensemble, Mumbai. The store offers a wide range and the best selection of wedding outfits.
- Make-up, if it is not done properly it can drive all your efforts in vain. Go for a make up trial prior to the D day. If needed, show the make-up artiste the kind of look you wish to get.
Photographs courtesy- Shurid and Shahjadi