This bride stayed true to her roots and embodied elegance with rich jewel-toned outfits laden with intricate embroidery.
Naima, a Delhi-based doctor by profession, tied the knot in her hometown, Orissa, at the scenic Swosti Chilika Resort and awed everyone with her exceptional wardrobe choices that expressed her love for the classics. Eschewing the current trend of delicate pastels, she instead, went for rich jewel-toned hues that merged Mughal elegance with desi chutzpah.
Naima shares, “I’ve always loved a bright pop of color, and so, for my wedding, I wanted to wear all my favorite colors and look elegant at the same time. With my color and outfit choices I wanted to convey timeless elegance and royalty. Hence, I went for different jewel-toned hues for each function. To make sure everything was on track, I sent photographs of each outfit to my makeup artist Gunjan’s Makeup Zone who curated looks in sync with each attire. Also, the photography team from Reels and Dreams were fantastic in capturing the essence of each outfit!”
Keeping comfort in mind for this playful ceremony, Naima chose a lightly embroidered gharara for the mehndi function. With an ochre yellow embroidered kurta, a sheer bright coral dupatta, and a heavily embroidered gharara, this look exuded delicate feminine charm and kept the bride comfy as she got henna patterned on her hands. For the accessories, she chose statement gold jhumkas that shone brightly under the sun.
“A red lehenga is an essential in every bride’s closet. Hence, for my sangeet, I opted for a rich red lehenga that brides usually don on their big day.”, shares Naima.
Glowing in a green and gold sharara, Naima went traditional with her nikaah look. No stone was left unturned as she donned a leaf-green kurta with an off-white dupatta and walked elegantly under the phoolon ki chaddar towards her to-be husband. To accessorize her look, she chose jewelry pieces that echoed Nizami royalty with a pearl and gem-encrusted passa, a triangular maang tikka and a layered emerald necklace. Rounding off the look was her glamorous makeup look consisting of a shimmery gold eye look and a bright red pout.
Taking glamour to new heights the bride chose to end her nuptials on a high note with a gorgeous dark blue velvet Sabyasachi Mukherjee lehenga replete with floral embroidery and a sheer dupatta. Naima shares, “In order to break the monotony of pastels and reds, I opted for a dark blue lehenga which also happens to be one of my favorite colors. Red was not an option for me since I’d already worn it for my sangeet.” For her jewelry, Naima went classic again and chose heavy gold and pearl pieces that channeled her inner queen.
Advice for Brides-to-be
“Follow your heart and choose to dress up in whatever you love. Also, research thoroughly before choosing a look. I browsed diligently through WeddingSutra before deciding my outfits which, in turn, inspired me to experiment with different colors. Not only that, but it also helped us in the decor department with some great tips. WeddingSutra was a savior for me, honestly!”
Venue: Swosti Chilika Resort, Odisha
Bride’s Outfits: Maria B. (Mehndi), Vikram Phadnis (Nikah), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Reception)
Makeup: Gunjan’s Makeup Zone
Photography: Reels and Dreams