So it’s my big day next year and I’ve started to think about my shopping trip to India next year (well I’ve been thinking of my dream bridal lengha all my life but now it’s actually real!) where I will be on a journey to find my dream lengha.
I think sometimes when I have attended fashion shows in the UK you do get a mix of random bridal pieces with bizarre colours and embroidery, which I think for me, isn’t realistic for my big day. I want to look and feel like a queen on my big day, not wear some fusion type bridal piece and my guests look at me and think eh? Is that the bride?
So I’ve been scouring the internet and bridal magazines to find those designers which will fit my dreamy vision for my bridal lengha.
Like any bride I have my couture crush’s and I will definitely be visiting their flagship stores to find my dream lengha. Take a look for yourself below...
First up, Manish Malhotra. I adore his bridal pieces, they always have the right amount of glitz and glamour and they are never too simple in design.
Sabyasachi. This name is probably coming out of your ears right now but there is just something special when you see a Sabyasachi piece. In terms of his design he has unusual fabrics, texturing and detailing along with embellishments always in a vibrant colour. He has a bridal store in Kolkata which I am dying to visit, it’s on the list for next year.
|Manish Malhotra flanked by Preity Zinta and Kajol after showcasing his collection Image Credit: Soumik Kar|
Jade Couture. I stumbled across their website a few weeks ago and I was instantly blown away. The Jade bridal heirloom collection looks SOOO dreamy on their website. The designers Karishma and Monica only launched their collection in 2008 so they are still relatively new to the bridal designer scene; nonetheless I am a big fan of their distinctively different style and they are on the list to visit when I go to India next year.
Tarun Tahiliani. Again another designer name you have probably heard a million times over but oh I just can’t help it, his designs are fabulous! I attended a wedding earlier this year and the bride wore TT and let me tell you something, we were all wowed by her lengha and bridal look – even the males in the family said so, now that’s saying something!
Kisneel by Pam Mehta. I came across this gem of a designer this morning and again was wowed by her collection. Her pieces have a great deal of embellishments such as crystals and stones and each look is completed with gold and silver threading. Simply swoon-worthy!