Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Experience of a lifetime, A Punjabi wedding & the bridal trousseau!

I have always loved to attend the weddings, and wished to attend a Punjabi wedding all my life. I had a chance to visit a Punjabi wedding with a friend of mine whose cousin was getting married. I was literally stumped by the extravagance and the pomp of the wedding celebrations. The bride looked magnificent and so were the other female family members. I loved the way the bridal trousseau and jewelry was designed.   

Traditionally, the main wedding dress for a Punjabi bride is salwar suit with Phulkari and Gota work, paired with matching jutties. Usually, the duppata is heavily embroidered and has some gorgeous work with silken threads. However, the bride preferred to wear designer lehenga for her big day and she looked stupendous! The lehenga had some unique beads and Swarovski crystal work and included gold and silver threads, which imparted it a royal look.

Although such lehenga are available in a wide range of colours, such as reds, pinks and greens, but the bride experimented with her wedding trousseau and wore one with dark blue and fuchsia tone. She avoided those big jewelry pieces and wore a single piece necklace made up of diamonds, as well as big diamond danglers, and added sheer grace to her wedding dress. 

 The wedding jewelry contributed to her look and transformed her from the simple and a girl next door to a blushing and beautiful bride. She wore bangles matching to her lehenga, while a delicate anklet beautified her even more! Although Punjabi brides usually do not wear toe-rings, but her preferred wearing beautiful studded toe rings, which matched her wedding trousseau. Her hands and feet were painted with henna and certainly, she looked picture-perfect epitome of beauty.