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What to Wear to a Big Fat Indian Wedding

There are many things I love about Indian culture, but hands down, one of my favorite aspects is weddings! Outside of South Asia, the idea of week-long wedding festivities sounds strange, over-the-top, and exhausting. But for us Indians, these long ceremonies and endless rituals are simply second-nature, allowing for more precious time with family and friends while making memories that we’’ll never forget. And if you’re like me, weddings are also your chance to dress up in your finest Indian clothes and jewelry. What can I say? It might not be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull out all the stops!

Haldi #Shailoom

Like every other wedding ritual, Haldi too, has an ancient, deep-rooted significance attached to it, and one that my family takes very seriously.
It’s custom to wear an old outfit for this ceremony and I chose my mum’s gota-patti saree, draped Gujarati style, to have smothered in Haldi and some unadulterated love.

Ocean In My Lehenga #Shailoom

While planning my wedding outfits, I asked myself to describe what I wanted my ‘look’ to embody in one word and only then did I kick-off the detailed planning of each ensemble. My ‘one word’ for my Mehendi outfit was ‘Magnificent’.This was the hour that I wanted to look and wear the brightest, most striking outfit that would in some way, reflect the happiness I felt in my heart. Lucky for me, I had the most perfect designer to give me just what I wanted, in terms of grandness, volume and flamboyance. My outfit was customised for me by

Holi Party! #Shailoom

We kicked off our wedding with a Holi Party on 29th January, Sunday.

I claim it was my idea and Shailin claims it was his idea (Typical). No evidence of the truth but I ain’t gonna stop insisting it was mine.
To sum it up, we always wanted to do something insane, something crazy that would celebrate US without any inhibitions. A party that would in some way, let our wedding represent some of the craziness that we, as people were synonymous to. We both have been attending back-to-back weddings this past year and know/feel the pain of

Dressed For Debauchery #Shailoom

Kicking off #MissSFVirtualWedding blogposts with the details of our first wedding party, which I absolutely MISS ALREADY!!!

The dress code as you all know (ofcourse you all know, you were invited!) was ethnic white, and Shailin and I decided to break the uniformity with a bright, beautiful, mustard yellow. Naturally, I had to take photos before we got drenched in rang, to share my outfit details with you all.

My Holi outfit was pretty much the last one to get finalised, which gave me the advantage of chalking out a look that would be completely different from the rest. I wanted a flouncy look with oomphs of fabric,