This day will go down in history as one of the most favourite, most cherished days of my life. We started the day with a puja, continued into my Haldi function, after I which I sat to apply mehendi and finally, finished with our grand finale dance practice. Sitting tight for 5 hours in my heavily decorated home sweet home, surrounded by the closest people in my life, it was the perfect kickstart to our wedding functions.
I had been researching for days on mehendi designs but still hadn’t found something I loved. When I sat down to start the 5 hour long process, I’m not sure how, but I decided to make my mehendi about US, our moments, and our story. I’m not going to get into details (you guys know enough), but you can zoom in and see for yourself : )
I picked out the outfit I’m wearing from AZA, Altmount road, a multi-designer boutique in Mumbai, which was the perfect pit stop while I hampered last minute to find myself an ensemble fitting to my million requirements. The experience offered for a bride in AZA is super comforting to say the least. In probably the most stressful days of your life, you need a destination that will relieve you of your worries and just help you get your hands on an outfit while at the same time give you a good enough array to choose from. Walking in and having access to an endless number of designers from all over the country was a blessing.
After loads of trials, I finally chose this blushing red Anamika Khanna draped saree. I’m a sucker for ‘experimental’ and while that’s something you must have noticed in all my wedding outfits, I have to admit, this was one of my favorites. Firstly, because my mum always wanted me to wear Red for my wedding day and I went against her wishes and instead wore her favorite color for my mehendi, and secondly, because this is the most durable/re-usable of all my function ensembles. I fell in love with the intricately embroidered flower-motifs on the red overflowing one-shoulder drape. The autumn hues on the stark yellow front-button blouse added an incredible finishing with a surprising color coalition too.
Up next – Haldi details 🙂
Outfit: Anamika Khanna from AZA Fashions
Jewellery: Lion Jewellers
Bridal Mehendi: Nazma (9820974888)