Singapore based Suhasini shops in Mumbai and Chennai for her wedding sarees
By Jaspreet Soni
Suhasini and Kumar knew each other since birth but they talked to each other for the first time only when Suhasini applied to the same school Kumar was studying in – when they were 18 years old. And then on, they were an inseparable duo.
Suhasini and Kumar had a civil ceremony in Singapore at the Raffles Town Club in Singapore followed by a traditional South Indian wedding ceremony. The couple followed their family tradition by tying the nuptial South Indian style at Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple where most of their family members had got married. The couple personally designed their civil ceremony invitation cards. The wedding dÃÆ’©cor was kept classy with the use of colors like green, pastel yellow, white and brown.
Elegant Net Saree for Civil Ceremony
“I went for a beautiful off-white net saree with pearl and bead work that I picked from a store in Mumbai. The red and olive green saree border created a perfect contrast and added that little hint of color with subtlety”, says Suhasini. She complemented the outfit with an emerald and ruby jewellery set gifted by her parents and went for a simple loose curls hairstyle.
Flowy White Gown for the After-Party
After the civil ceremony, Suhasini chose to wear a simple yet elegant white gown. “I wanted something subtle yet really elegant. Infact, I fell in love with this gown at first sight”, adds Suhasini. She kept her hair straight and kept the make-up as natural as a bride can have without looking made up.
Red and white lehenga for Mehndi and Bangle ceremony Suhasini went for a traditional red and white lehenga for her Mehndi and bangle ceremony. She explains, “I wanted something feather-light for the ceremony. I saw this lehenga at Seasons in Mumbai and loved it instantly.” It was a white net lehenga with brocade lining underneath creating a textured look. The brocade blouse had a contrasting red neckline embroidered with zari and beautifully studded with crystals. A net dupatta with a thin gold border complimented the outfit. She wore uncut diamonds and a borla to complete the look. Her hair was artistically tied in a bun and adorned with jasmine flowers.
Pattu Silk Sarees for Traditional Temple Wedding
Suhasini says, “Since it was a traditional South Indian wedding, I wore a white pattu silk saree with thick gold border that I bought from Chennai. I avoided wearing a white blouse with this saree, and instead to add some colors, I opted for a red brocade blouse from my mehndi outfit. As the saree was simple, I selected heavy jadau jewellery with a big neckpiece, long earrings, maang tikka, baju band and a waist belt.” The jewellery added just the right amount of zing to the look and the bold red lips accentuated it further.
Suhasini then changed into another gorgeous red and green pattu silk saree from Chennai. She says, “As is the tradition, I had to change the outfit, so I decided to drape a beautifully weaved red and green saree that made me look every bit a South Indian bride. The intricately designed big motifs weaved in gold made the saree look amazingly rich. I wore customized gold jewellery along with some traditional jewellery to complete the look.” She sported a log braid hairstyle spiraled with a string of jasmine bringing a freshness to the whole attire.
“My make -up was done by Vimalaya beauty and my MOTHER!”, exclaims Suhasini. “Yes, my mother was the one who draped all my sarees and did my traditional hair-do for my temple wedding.”