This gorgeous couple took advantage of the sunset backgrop for a romantic photoshoot, before their wedding reception party. The transition of light in the shots is simply stunning as the sun slowly sets and envelopes the couple in beautiful vanilla twilight, and then an orange glow to a midnight blue glimmer on the couple. For me, the gorgeous champagne shimmer bridal lehenga by Raakesh Agarvwal casts a further magical spell on the photography. Upon first glance, the bridal lehenga appears as a delicate pink ombre beauty, yet it is adorned with embellishments and crystal bead embroidery.
A tip for those brides wanting to do an outdoor bridal photoshoot is to opt for a bridal lehenga with a pastel tone. Light hues work well in an outdoor setting and a slight shimmer in your bridal lehenga will look stunning in photographs. The pleasant hues will also create a brilliant contrast against the blue sky as the sun sets…a perfect fairytale setting!
Bollywood’s young brigade definitely ruled the green carpet at the IIFA Awards, showcasing a gorgeous section of Indian fashion and designers with unique styles, impressing myself, and the fans with their elegance and originality.
I have personally chosen each of these looks as I love the diversity, embellishment and colours of each of the gowns which were proudly shown off as the stars one by one graced the green carpet. Vaani Kapoor specifically stood out for me, showcasing a stunning embellished gold tone backless dress by Raakesh Agarvwal, a sure favourite of mine. The highly embellished gowns in general were definitely my preference amongst the fashion designs; it’s a key look for this season and is extremely flattering and stands out from a crowd.
Kalki Koechlin was a key example of how to wear embellishment, wearing Gaurav Gupta, she stood out at the IIFA Awards in this dazzling soft coloured number detailed with shoulder padding detail and long sleeves which created a princess style look.
Deepika Padukone had opted for a red gown by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, she looked gorgeous in this figure hugging lace number and simple updo hairstyle, and although the dark berry lips weren’t for everyone, I personally loved them! In general lip colour at the IIFA Awards was very neutral and nude, a trend and overall fashion look that has taken this season by storm, and successfully completes every look. Especially for brides, a nude lip creates a subtle but noticeable make-up look, which will go with almost every gown colour and style.
All in all, I’d say that the Indian wedding dresses and gowns and fashion showcased at the IIFA Awards are some of the best I’ve seen for a long time, they had me wishing I owned half of them!
Here is a selection of some of my favourite styles from the IIFA Awards