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From color-coordinating her bangles to matching her eyeshadows with her outfits, Vaishnavi's wedding ensembles were perfectly in-sync and included a delightful plethora of hues.

Blogger bride Vaishnavi created five different traditional looks by mixing and matching kanjivaram silk sarees and half sarees, which were in a range of colors, for her wedding functions. In her own words, scroll down to read how the beautiful bride curated her looks.

Reception lehenga

Wedding Planning
“I was very particular with the planning and curating of all the looks. What came in handy were my organizational skills, which helped me plan my outfits, accessories and makeup in detail. I stuck to traditional attires and wore mostly sarees at the functions. Based on my outfits, I picked up various accessories such as a nose pin, matching bangles and a hairpin to complement my ensembles. I then got in touch with my makeup artist and was very clear on what I wanted to do with my hair and makeup.”

Wedding Functions

Haldi
I wore a beautiful Kanjivaram yellow silk saree with a contrasting bottle green velvet blouse with silver and antique gold zardozi work. I accessorized my look with gold jewelry. The most challenging task was to find a matching maang tikka, which I finally did after days of walking into random stores and spending countless hours online. My hairdo for the day, known as ‘Mallepula Kuchu’, was my favorite out of all the looks. My hair was braided into a thick plait and adorned with fresh jasmines, yellow carnations and jasmine ‘phool jada’. I added a hint of gold on my lids, a pop of magenta on my lips and loads of golden highlighter and bronzer for that Midas touch.”

Kanjivaram yellow silk saree
Phool Jada
 

Mehendi
“I wanted to keep things fresh and breezy for my mehndi function, so I picked a beautiful watermelon pink co-ordinate set with intricate mirror work on the blouse. To complement my outfit, I added a pop of pink on my eyes and lips to complete the look and let my hair loose with side-swept dreamy curls.”

Kanjivaram yellow silk saree
Phool Jada
 

Welcome Brunch
I wore a white and maroon langa voni (half saree) set that came with a white pleated skirt with a maroon kanjeevaram border from Tulsi Silks. There was also a green dupatta attached to it. Kalasthree Boutique by Tejaswini Kranthi provided me with a plain blouse that matched the border. Their talented team stitched a heavily embroidered belt incorporating all these colors which helped me complete the look. For my accessories, I picked a diamond set studded with emeralds and rubies and matched them with my earrings, bangles and my mother’s nose pin. My makeup artist, Shwetha Murali, added a pop of brown and gold on my eyelids, finishing it off with classic winged eyeliner and maroon lip color. She styled my hair in loose curls and pinned it for a tidy look.”

langa voni - half saree
langa voni - half saree
 

Vara Puja
“I followed a gold theme for this particular ceremony. My indigo saree from Angadi Silks had a beautiful antique gold border. My aunt helped me design the perfect blouse for the saree. It was in a magenta shade and had stunning gold sleeves that featured intricate work. I matched my outfit with jewelry from my collection and a customized gold belt from Pooja Diamonds. To add a fun twist to this traditional look, I wore bespoke gold earrings on my top helix, which was inspired by actress Nayanthara from the movie Sye Raa. For my makeup, I got my eyes highlighted in a striking pink and purple eyeshadow and wore a pink shade on my lips. My hair was beautifully braided into a messy plait with sprigs of baby’s breath amping up the elegance.”

Indigo Saree
Indigo Saree
 

Wedding
“I picked a traditional silk saree in an orange hue for my wedding. To contrast with the saree, I wore a green blouse with beautiful motifs embroidered on the sleeves. At the back of the blouse were tiny elephants symbolizing good luck for our future. My jewelry was completely antique gold, which I paired with a gold ring and a parrot-shaped nose ring. My hair was braided and decorated with floral gajras made out of jasmine, green leaves and roses sprayed with gold paint. For my makeup, I opted for a gold and red combination on my eyes and colored my lips with a carrot-red lipstick.”

Wedding Silk saree
Phool Jada
 

Wedding Silk saree

Wedding Silk saree
Wedding Silk saree
 

Reception
“After exhausting so many great options for my previous functions, I was a little clueless about my reception look. My stylist suggested I buy a saree with a silver zari combination. I was lucky to find one with a sky blue combination, which I later tailored into a lehenga. To match the skirt, I got a customized pastel blue blouse with thread work embellished with zircons. And added a blue dupatta. A blue dupatta and a belt with kundan work and pearl studs brought the entire look together. I accessorized my look with a pearl set. My makeup was flawlessly done with an airgun - a hint of color on my lips and eyes kept it youthful and fresh. I got my hair tied into a flower-shaped updo and got shiny white pearls added to it.”

Reception Hairstyle
Reception lehenga
 

Advice For Brides-To-Be
“Be clear about all the looks that you want for the wedding functions. If possible, provide reference pictures to the makeup artist. For different hairstyles and makeup, it’s best to book an appointment for trials to avoid any last-minute confusion.”

The Wedding Makers
Outfits: Kalasthree Boutique by Tejaswini Kranthi (Blouse for Welcome Brunch), Tulsi Silks (Welcome Brunch), Angadi Silks (Vara Puja), Angadi Galleria (Haldi), Angadi Heritage (Wedding), Deepam Silks (Reception)
Jewellery: Ganjam Jewellers (Welcome Brunch, Haldi), M.P Swarna Mahal (Helix Earrings for Vara Puja), Pooja Diamonds (Vara Puja, Wedding, Reception), Mahila Bangles (Bangles)
Makeup: Shwetha Murali, Shobha Rani
Photography: LightBucket Productions

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