From a crop top creation to Kanjeevaram sarees, Shravanti’s trousseau was a well-planned mix of modern and traditional ensembles.
Shravanti’s wedding wardrobe was all about vibrant colors, glamorous silhouettes and ethnic drapes which she carefully hand-picked. She wanted every outfit to mirror the vibe of the specific function she was going to wear it to, and here, she shares how she went about planning and putting in place a terrific wardrobe.
“My idea of a memorable haldi ceremony was a boisterous day party hosted on lush green lawns. That’s why I chose sunny colors for my self-designed lehenga. Although it had a rather simple design, the feminine cut and pleats of the skirt made it stand out. I teamed the lehenga with a sleeveless choli with silver gota embellishments. A loose updo for my hair, dangling pearl earrings and yellow-white bangles completed my look for the day.”
“I opted for a chic look at my sangeet and opted for a heavily-embellished maroon crop top and skirt. I ensured that my look matched the dazzling mood of the party. I kept the jewellery minimal by limiting it to a diamond maang tikka, bracelet and earrings. I received lots compliments for the look and everyone loved the way my hair was braided.”
“One of my most awaited wedding functions, the mehndi ceremony is one event where the bride gets to bask in all the limelight by herself, without having to share it even with her groom. I was too excited for this function and spent a lot of time planning my look for it. After a lot of contemplation, I finally crafted a fuchsia Benarasi lehenga for this function and teamed it with traditional temple jewellery. The matha patti I wore added a very stylish touch to my look which was loved by all.”
“I chose to go the traditional way for my wedding. I wore two Kanjeevaram sarees on my wedding. The first one was a yellow-gold saree with a red choli while the other was a pink-orange saree with a green choli. The jewellery I wore included traditional South Indian jewellery items that had been passed on to me by my ancestors. I wore an elaborate matha patti and layered necklaces that were paired with heavily studded earrings. My makeup artist suggested that I opt for bold red lips, which, I must admit, went really well with my ethnic attire.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Green Meadows Resort, Chennai (Haldi); Taj Coromandel, Chennai (Sangeet); The Leela Palace Chennai (Mehendi); Sri Ramachandra Convention Centre, Chennai (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Kresha Bajaj (Sangeet), Jayanti Reddy Designer Studio (Wedding Blouse)
Makeup and Hair: Rachel Stylesmith and Pinky Lohar (Mehendi and Sangeet), Prakruthi Ananth (Wedding)
Photography: Made in Mono