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The Indian wedding photography horizon has expanded along the years and introduced fresh and creative means of capturing those special wedding moments. Not only are the portraits of the bride and groom captured, but so are the intricate details of their wedding accessories: the indian wedding shoes.
Photographer Monir Ali does just this by thinking outside the box and I love how he has captured these shots of Indian wedding shoes! The creativity and colours of the first image, with the ‘love’ letters embedded in the Indian wedding shoes is simply striking and you can’t help but notice the stylish flag pillows. The second image helps create an interesting story behind the wedding day. How adorable does the bride look in her Ugg boots? All the better, as no bride would want to trudge through the snow in Indian wedding shoes several inches high! These photography ideas will certainly infuse freshness and creativity in your Indian wedding shots.
Images courtesy of: Monir Ali photography
A bit of a delayed post, but here is a summery of some of my favourite looks, designers and shows from Bangalore Fashion Week (BFW). The recently concluded beautiful designs, bridal gowns, innovation and more, left me falling in love with the work and craftsmanship of some of the designers. The four-day fashion spectacular brought with it some of the biggest names as well as some emerging talents in the fashion landscape of the country. Accessory designer from Delhi Vrinda kept the audience intrigued and wanting more with her jewellery collection influenced by the Greek goddess Athena. Focussing on the power of free will, she was said to have made her pieces for the strong women of today.
For all you beautiful brides to be out there who are looking for the perfect bridal gown, Amita Gupta has come to the rescue. The designer weaved magic into these bridal gowns with bling and gold in her collection showcased at the BFW. Her gorgeous gowns stood out beautifully with their rich drapes of material. The show stopping items of her collection were definitely the saree gowns in crimson, deep browns and dull golds.
Well-known in the Bangalore Fashion Week circles, Mandeep Litt wooed the audience with his fabulous designs in a variety of colours from deep reds to cream tones. His ‘Colonial Raj meets the Maharaja’ inspiration used sophisticated drapery styles in rich velvet.
To finish off the amazing shows of from the 4 days, Soha Ali Khan sizzled on the ramp on the last night of BFW, which was a complete showstopper. She walked for the grand finale wearing clothes created by Indian bridal designers duo, Ashima Leena. The audience held their breath as she swirled and twirled on the stage in a gorgeous bridal gown, oozing grace and elegance, looking like a complete bridal beauty.
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How many times have you heard the mantra, ‘A bride is a bride is a bride’? Actually, the groom’s position of power has been discounted enough without us rubbing salt on their wounds. So, let’s join hands for this worthy cause as we try to turn 2014 into the year of the groom.Here are some simple yet effective wedding tips for Asian grooms:
Colors , Cuts and Styles :
Slim Cuts seem to be terribly in vogue, as they flatter many body types. And with that we mean lapels, ties, turban trains, and anything else that could be slender-ed down. For this, tailor-made suits and made to order traditional Indian attires are your best bet. Although more expensive than the pret-a-porter collections, they promise to make you look like the dreamy knight that you and your bride deserve.
While suits, blazers, tuxedos and jackets for contemporary receptions and sherwanis and kurta-pajamas for traditional events are the most popular apparels, do not be afraid to experiment.
You could delve into options such as a fitted double breasted jacket, a drape jacket, waistcoats and more. For options on the inside you could try an Oxford button down shirt, cutaway collars and wingtip shirts. In traditional forms too you can go bolder with jodhpuri pants, bandhgalas and Rajputani waistcoats.
As far as the color of your apparel is concerned, be sure that it complements the theme and location of your wedding. But more importantly is be sure that it complements the color of what the bride is planning to wear. This goes for all the events out there.
We know you will be eyeing the black, navy or slate grey ones on your shopping and fitting sprees, but believe us, the beige, browns and stone colors are making a comeback. They spell relaxed and outdoorsy and definitely deserve a chance! Light grey and tan also go well with most bridal gowns and dresses. Also, if you are more hipsterish than we think you are, then turquoise and lemon are some sure-fire winners!
Apply the same experimental techniques on traditional garbs and you have wine red Kurtas, white embroidered pathanis and an array of cream, ivory, coral and pistachio color palettes.
Asian men have some interesting picks where accessories are concerned. Free to make western, out and out traditional choices, they can also pick, choose and fuse options.
While cummerbunds, slender neck-ties are obvious options, I think we have come a litte ways ahead of them. Pocket squares are making a huge comeback and bow-ties are in a league of their own. But what has caught our attention are the adorable dimpled neckties that look crispy and well-scrunched.
The heavily traditional accessories seem to be here to stay such as big turbans, pearl strings on your embroidered kurtas, kundan brooches on your turbans. You can also make things interesting by fusing the two. Try adding pocket squares on your waistcoats over kurtas or pin a flower to your top pocket. These will make you look utterly suave and give you the unique groom-like stature!
While what you wear is of prime importance, it cannot do to ignore the other bits. Asian weddings are known to be long and tiring and involving rituals with fire in an already heated weather. Hence, some hairspray or hair gel should have you looking your presentable best. Apply it in your breaks if need be. While you may face some tough times in the shower later on, having your hair stick to your scalp in wedding photographs would be nothing but a nightmare.
If you cannot do without a watch, then wear one. It also might be a bad idea to wear lenses what with all the fiery rituals, so stick to your spectacles if that makes you comfortable. Trim your nails and make it a point to smell good all the time. While everybody will advertise how you need to rid yourself of your facial fuzz, chances are you look good with some sort of beard design/shape.
Belts, Socks, Shoes
While it is a given that you will not wear a belt on suits and or even just suit trousers, a basic rule to follow is to match your leathers. Black belts go with black shoes and brown belts go with brown shoes. And if you do need to wear a belt with your formal attire and smarter trousers than it will have the be the most basic, the slimmest, plainest one on the store shelf.
White socks are an absolute no-no and should be reserved for the gym, but should match with your pants and shoes, and preferably be a lighter shade.
While, all these tips will come extremely handy on your wedding day, there’s nothing that will beat good posture and a smile on your face. So stand tall and enjoy the one of the most important days of your life.