Though Yasmeen shopped for her bridal trousseau all over India, it is Jaipur and Delhi that ticked the style checkbox in her list.
Yasmeen and Sidak tied the knot on 2nd March, 2014 at a farmhouse in Chandigarh. Their story may have the ingredients of a Bollywood film and Yasmeen is no less than a Bollywood superstar when it comes to her wardrobe choices. One look at her trousseau picks and you’ll agree.
Though Yasmeen shopped for her bridal trousseau all over India, it is Jaipur and Delhi that ticked the style checkbox in her list. She says, “In Jaipur you can work an amazing array of creations- of different embroideries, fabrics and styles. Delhi also offers a wide variety for brides.”
Vintage Pakistani Sharara for Engagement
Yasmeen wore a stunning deep pink sharara which her late father brought from Pakistan a few years ago. She says, “The sharara had typical Pakistani work and the dupatta had a thick zari border with hints of purple and blue. I just had to enhance it by adding little details. It had a wonderful vintage look to it. Apart from being visually stunning, it has a lot of emotional value as my father got it for me.”
Yasmeen teamed the outfit with a beautiful gold set, a big maang tikka and a matching jhoomer on the side adding to the glam look. She went for bold eyes and subtle makeup. Prerna Khullar did her makeup for this function.
Manish Malhotra Lehenga for Wedding
Yasmeen says, “I went to Manish Malhotra’s store in Delhi and I just couldn’t take my eyes off this raw silk lehenga, and it fitted me like a dream so I had to have it. It was in bubblegum pink which is one of my favorite colors and had elaborate Parsi and gold work on it. It had two dupattas the heavier one had a thick border with a slightly different shade of peach pink adding to the contrast. I used the heavier one on my head and draped the lighter one on my torso.” Manish added a unique touch by attaching light kaliras to the lehenga.
Yasmeen wore an elaborate, heavy polki set with a big tikka having just a single line of pearl strings as the mathapatti making the whole look very young and fresh. Ravideep Dhawan, a well-known make-up and hair artist did her make-up for the wedding and reception.
Indo-Western gown for Reception
Yasmeen wore a deep green Indo-Western raw silk gown with elaborate work on the bustier and a heavy border at the bottom of the skirt. The sleeves were in net and lace.She says, “It was designed by my dear friend Puneet (from Chandigarh) who had done a lot of my trousseau dresses. I was planning to wear diamonds and emeralds for the reception and that’s how we decided on green as the color choice for the gown. Ravideep Dhawan gave me bright red lips and smoky eyes that went pretty well for the night reception.”
Advice for Brides-to-be
Yasmeen says, “Don’t just go with the trend. See what suits you, what looks good on you. At the end of the day, it is your comfort and personal style that matters.”
Photographs Courtesy– Payal Kumar