A personal stylist by profession, this well-informed bride planned out every detail of all her outfits in advance to create a series of unique looks.
For every bride, her wedding is the chance to show off her creativity and express her style mantra for the world to see. Ravneet, a personal stylist and a food photographer/stylist by profession, made the most of her beautiful wedding by letting her creativity run free with wardrobe choices that varied in hues and styles.
How They Met
Originally from Hyderabad, the bride met her husband while pursuing a course in filmmaking. After dating for five years, the duo finally decided to make it official by planning to tie the knot in Goa, amidst their close-knit members.
The bride shares, “We wanted the wedding to be more like a relaxing trip rather than a crowded ceremony. All the functions except the Anand Karaj were held at the Lazy Bee Cottages, Calangute. The Anand Karaj was held at Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Betim.”
On the makeup front, Ravneet relied on Princy for her ceremony in Hyderabad and Pratishtha Arora for her ceremonies in Goa to make her look flawless in every shot. Ensuring that the couple got wonderful memories to resonate with and cherish for a lifetime, were Adrin Sequeira (Hyderabad) and Jackson James and team (Goa) who captured every special moment.
For her wardrobe, the bride decided to unleash the fashion stylist inside her.
She shares, “Everything I wore for all my functions was meticulously planned. Right from the accessories, hairstyles to the makeup, I made sure I had a unique look for every function. Because styling comes naturally to me, I take it very seriously.”
Ravneet shares, “For the Mehndi/Sagan ceremony I wore a dress that I designed myself. I visualized something gorgeous yet comfy with a distinct indo-western vibe to it, I customized a tulle high-low skirt with a sequined crop top. We also kept the makeup very natural for optimum comfort, and my makeup artist perfectly enhanced my eyes with beautiful glitter eyeshadow.”
Glowing in a pastel outfit by Papa Don’t Preach by Shubika, the bride was a vision in her pearl and gold embellished sangeet lehenga. This time, she got creative with the accessories too, she recalls, “I was very keen on wearing a layered pearl headband for the sangeet, but since I couldn’t find one anywhere, I decided to get it customized from a local store. For the hairstyle, I kept my hair open in loose curls that enhanced the breezy vibe of the entire outfit.”
Making the most of her love for fashion with beautifully innovative outfit choices, Ravneet made a stunning statement for her cocktail. Giving a breakdown of her look, she shares, “I wore an elegant ivory ballgown which had a long train that filled the entire stage. Pratishtha, my hair, and makeup artist added a dreamy twist to my hair with a curly ponytail which made the whole look come together seamlessly. Conscious of the fact that my dress was already a statement outfit, I kept my accessories to a minimum with my engagement ring paired with long Swarovski earrings by Prerto.”
Staying true to tradition, for the Malayali wedding, Ravneet chose to don a red saree that reflected the traditional Malayali bride. She shares, “I wanted the entire look to be authentic and hence, chose a red Kanjivaram saree with beautiful gold zari work and accessorized it with South Indian jewelry. I also wore a fresh mogra gajra in my hair which contrasted wonderfully with the rich red hue of the saree.”
Keeping in mind that this was the one time she’d get the chance to flaunt her inner princess, the happy bride decided to make another creative style choice. She says, “I wanted an Indian princess look, and since I didn’t want to repeat the color red in my wedding wardrobe, I chose an emerald green lehenga that would complement the red choodas on my wrists.” With an intricately embroidered floral skirt, Ravneet was truly the showstopper in her unique lehenga which she paired with kundan and gold jewelry.
Advice for brides-to-be
“My sister, husband and I were always looking for fresh ideas on social media, and WeddingSutra helped us in making the right choices. In terms of looks, I would advise, to be as creative as possible, and pick outfits that you’ll be comfortable in, so that you can enjoy your big day to the fullest. Invest in good vendors who are just as involved and passionate about their work as you are about the biggest day of your dreams!”, shares Ravneet.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Lazy Bee Cottages, Goa; Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha Betim Goa
Bride’s Outfits: Papa Don’t Preach by Shubika (Sangeet), Neeru’s (Cocktail), Mugdha (Malayali Wedding)
Shyamal and Bhumika (Anand Karaj)
Jewelry: Chahat Jewelers (Sangeet), Prerto (Cocktail, Anand Karaj), Malabar Gold and Diamonds (Malayali Wedding), Jatin Mor Jewelers (Anand Karaj)
Makeup: Princy, Pratishtha Arora
Hairstyling: Pratishtha Arora
Photography: Jackson James Photography; Adrin Sequeira, Hyderabad (Mehndi)