Her trousseau managed a delicate balance between timeless silhouettes and contemporary style.
Driven by her keen sense of fashion and her love for the colors and weaves of her ethnic culture, wedding photographer Roma Ganesh’s wedding wardrobe presented a varied set of ensembles with just one thing in common – they’ll never go out of style. The bride tells us all about how she put together her striking selection of clothes for her wedding to entrepreneur beau Akarsh Sudarshan.
How They Met
“Akarsh and I met through a really dear common friend. Though we hit it off immediately we had a rough three years trying to figure out our feelings for each other. What I was sure about though was that he was always my favorite travel companion. We travelled a lot as friends and everything seemed so much better in each other’s company. When we finally began dating, we spent a year in a long-distance relationship while he completed his Master’s in London.”
“The year after he graduated, he proposed to me in Hvar, a beautiful Croatian island. It was absolutely magical. What made it extra special was that he made sure my closest friends were present to witness and share in this milestone moment of our lives.”
“Our wedding planner was Sonam of Weddings By Sonam Bali who outdid herself. She really understood the concepts and ideas I had in mind and surpassed our expectations. She took care of the décor for every event (except the sangeet which was executed by another really talented friend, Mandala Decor who also did an amazing job).
I rarely wear make up in my regular life and I was very skeptical about how I’d look with makeup. But Anurita Chandrappa knew exactly where I was coming from. She gave me a set of simple yet absolutely stunning looks, each distinct and in accordance with the theme of each event.
Our photographer Richa Nag came all the way from Himachal and captured our wedding beautifully. Being a wedding photographer myself I was really particular about who would shoot our celebration and she didn’t let me down. She did a brilliant job even though she had fallen ill during that time.
Tales By Two were our videographers and were godsend. They were so hard working and did a fabulous job capturing the mood as well as our personalities. The video they created for us always manages to make me teary-eyed. I would highly recommend them.”
“The festivities began with the sangeet that had a sparkly theme with lots of fairy lights and bulbs.
The dazzling mood of the night was perfect for the bright red lehenga I wore from Millennial Mode Label. The luxurious fabric perfectly enhanced the solid color of the outfit and it was embellished with incredible gold detailing. It was a total head turner and I wore jewelry from Amrapali with my hair left loose for the party.”
“We hosted the mehendi the following morning. Since it was a day event, I chose a pretty floral lehenga by Anushree Reddy. Large red roses bloomed all over the powder blue outfit and a pink dupatta with golden zari work offset it all. The floral theme continued in my hairdo – a braid adorned with fresh flowers and the look was completed with a pair of chandbalis and a maang tikka.”
“The haldi was an intimate function at home. I opted for a simple, festive look – a yellow blouse and a flowing white skirt. Contrasting floral jewelry in red made it all very eye-catching.”
“The varpooja is an intimate function when the families exchange gifts. To this, I wore a traditionally draped ivory Kanjivaram saree with a red and gold border. To go with it I picked some exquisite pieces of kemp stone jewelry – a necklace set and waistband were key to the look.”
“No color is as bridal as red and so on the day of our wedding, I chose this hue. Again, I went back to my Kannadiga roots and chose a Kanjivaram saree with exquisite gold patterns. Traditional golden temple jewelry including a necklace set, waistband and bangles were amongst the ornaments I accessorized with. My hair was styled in an updo which added to the ethnic appeal of the look.”
“Our wedding festivities concluded with the reception and I wanted to create a memorable look for the evening.
So I wore a white lehenga by Anushree Reddy that had won my heart. The blouse matched the voluminous skirt with a scalloped hem and rows of embroidery running along the edge. The outfit showcased beautiful zardozi work and worked beautifully with my kundan jewelry.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore
Wedding Planner: Weddings By Sonam Bali
Bride’s Outfits: Millennial Mode Label (Sangeet), Anushree Reddy (Mehendi and Reception), Kanakavalli Edit (Wedding)
Jewelry: Amrapali, Navrathan, N S Jewellers
Makeup: Anurita Chandrappa
Photography: Richa Nag Photography
Videography: Tales By Two