Let us have a look at some of the trending designs in Indian weddings.
The Bride Side –
Let’s face it; weddings are primarily about the bride who is actually the most beautiful looking woman in the party. Accessories, looks, beauty, clothes- it is an industry worth a million dollars catering specifically to the bride of the day. So, what’s in trend for them this season? According to Designer Gaurav Gupta, dulhans need to have some fun trying newer forms and shapes of fashion, avoiding the monotony, as the dulhan has come a long way and the definition of bridal wear has changed dramatically over the years.
His picks of the season? Sophisticated, understated and subtle, ranging from pale pink to pastels from powder blues, stone blue and mint and dove grey, ice blue and ivy green.
The days are long gone when it used to be all about red. The bride is today’s times expect tradition with a bit of twist. According to designer Monica Shah, “Dupattas and traditional choli has now been replaced by capes, flared jackets, bracelets and corsets- making the look sophisticated, chic yet traditionally elegant.”
Designer Sonam Modi iterates, “We have seen a dramatic change in the lehenga pattern- from lehenga and traditional corset to the addition of accessories like corset belts.” The today’s bride depicts minimalism, as per designers Sunaina Jalan and Swati Aggarwal. “ The current bridal trends comprise of lehengas made via Indian handlooms along with heritage jewellery in jadau and gold.”
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The Groovy Groom
Weddings might be designed for the bride but it is an equally big day for the groom too. In today’s era, men are quite open to experimenting with different styles. For an elegant dulha, the famous designer Manish Malhotra recommends velvet drapes and cowl-necked kurta-shirts with embroidered dinner jackets.
“Include a European accent to create a classic collection,” he adds. The sherwani still works perfectly- but the ones with idiosyncratic prints.
Neck in Neck:
A customary neckpiece remains a poignant part of bridal jewellery. New- age brides are giving a nod to very glamorous necklaces in white gold along with gemstones.
Uncut diamonds, polka, rubies and emeralds are the latest trend. Coloured precious stones are also making an impact this season.
Strong pahadi naths and matha pattis are an absolute must this season. Uncut polki and multi-chain maangtikas is the way moving forward.
Chandbalis, jhumkis and statement earrings crafted in jadau, combined with gorgeous white pearls with gold plating is selling like hotcakes.
Men can adorn multi-strand uncut stone necklaces on their big day. A sarpench is also in trend. You can also wear an embellished belt, a pocket broach or a cummerbund.
Image source: times of india
Bride & Beautiful
Prep Your Skin: The latest wedding trend pays homage to the characteristic clean skin. But you need to be prepared very much in advance- ideally for a month or even more- because it requires taking complete care of your skin. It means wiping off all the makeup before heading back to the bed to sleep, cutting on the excess sugar and salt levels, drinking warm water during the day to get rid of the toxins and using a decent night repair cream. Look flawless on the D-Day with base, primer, blush and loose powdr.
Another trend that demands your attention way before the actual wedding week. Make your stylist glued to the very same brow style. Purchase a clear gel to give perfect shape to your brow hair and give it a particular look, make use of an eyebrow pencil and an angle brush to compliment the colour from the pencil.
Prior to colour application, smoothen up your lips with a cream or a lip conditioner. A semi-matte lipstick can do wonders if you want to exhibit a statement pout effect. Applying a gloss topping using a light hand can make it sparkle. Use lip glosses and lipsticks that enhance your complexion.
Pearly Shiny Eyes:
What you need to do is make use of eye pencil or eye pigment in shiny beige, eye shadow, champagne or platinum colours to get the perfect look. Begin with an eye primer and make an angled brush wet and apply it perfectly to the inner corner.
Think of pink and peach- they can surely be called the ageless blush colours for a beautiful bride. A peach blush fits perfectly with all complexions and goes well with any lehenga or sari. Rose pink blush-ons and light pinks can make a bride’s skin to look radiant. Additionally, this look is completely photogenic.
A pensive hairstyle along with scattered tiny flowers with chignon or organized mesy bun is perfect. Opt for petite white/beige blossoms and give the oversized blooms a miss.
1. 2-3 bright lipsticks
2. Skin oil. Use it for priming your skin prior to makeup – 4 for dry skin and 2 drops for oily skin
3. Blackberry tones for making your teeth look whiter
4. Concealer, powder, medium-coverage foundation and highlighter, primer.
5. Corals with cool undertones look perfect on fair skin
6. Warm reds like rose-red, brick-red, and burgundy are ideal for Indian skin.
7. Apply lip plumper prior to beginning.
The Design Code
Green weddings and Farmhouse are in trend with decor that resonates a jungle look.
Gold depicts a huge style statement at Indian weddings. However, the big shift is move towards subtle use of gold.
This is meant to give a new rustic, grime experience to weddings. The whole venue is lit up with candles, lights and flowers, but the aura is industrial with stark elements and crates.
Weddings nowadays exhibit hanging flower arrangements. Hanging these just a few feet over your tables paves the way for a fairy-tale like ambience.
Chalk It Up:
Use chalkboard signages to give an impersonal feel to the venue.
Make appropriate use of lamps and give them a stylized look with some greenery, add a tinge of coloured glassware to make perfect table top arrangements.