My favorite picks: Vikram phadnis bridal lehengas!

With the upcoming wedding season, all you beautiful bride to be’s must be gearing up to buy or design your favorite wedding lehenga. I thought i would bring you a preview of all the gorgeous lehengas that I absolutely love. This post goes our to Vikram Phadnis designs. You can choose from these for you Wedding/Reception/Sangeet/Mehendi/Kirtan or even the contemporary Cocktail party. You can also chose for your sister, bhabhis, n near and dear one’s from this collection. Thats what makes these even more popular in my list!The designs boast of elegance and I absolutely love them!! These are from his Lakme bridal collection. Hope you like something and get your dream lehenga browsing from our blog!

Vikram phadnis lehengas

vikram phadnis lehengas-1

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P.S. These designs belong to the designer.I am just appreciating ūüėÄ Also click on the picture to view a larger image!

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South Indian Brides and Silk Sarees!!

We told you a lot about the Lehengas and the Ghagras and the north Indian weddings. Time to travel to the south! So here’s bringing information about what is worn by Bride in South Indian weddings.

silk sarees and draping ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Let me tell you guys that in South India, weddings simplicity rules! The main focus in the South Indian wedding is on the wedding dress. Unlike other parts of India, where brides flaunt their lehengas in South Indian weddings you can see a large variety of Silk Sarees or “Pattu” Sarees. The silk comes from the cocoon of the silk worm and requires a great deal of handling and processing before it becomes your wedding dress. This makes it one of the most expensive fibers also.

It is a tradition to wear silk sarees as your wedding dress in south Indian weddings. The price of these sarees varies from 1000 INR to lakhs depending on the quality and the amount of silk used in the saree. In any south Indian wedding, the bride needs to wear a number of sarees during various rituals apart from the main wedding saree.

In some parts of south India like Karnataka and Maharashtra the bride wears a Nauvari silk saree along with green glass bangles with traditional gold during the wedding ceremony, whereas in Kerala ivory n gold combination is considered auspicious. In Tamil Nadu the saree is draped in a very different manner (Madirasi style). Whatever the color combination or style is, the quality of a bridal silk saree is excellent with sarees woven from the excellent quality of silk. Kanchipuram silks and Mysore silks two world-renowned names in this business.

The North Indian culture & style have influenced the south Indian weddings too. Unlike earlier times, modern south Indian brides prefer designer wedding sarees, lehengas, cholis, salwars etc during their pre and post marriage functions like engagements, haldi , receptions etc. In fact some places they have introduced baraat (well with all entertainment)!

Theknotstory tip:

How to identify pure silk saree:

Take a few threads from the wrap and weft of the saree and burn them. If a very tiny ash ball is left behind which smells like burnt hair, its pure silk.

So, happy Wedding shopping ūüôā

 

Bridal Lehenga Trends this Season!

Hey there lovely bride to be’s!!

Okay I know to begin with I got to say we @team theknotstory are seriously sorry for being lazy for around 3 months! But something really kept us busy and we do promise to be more regular and deliver awesome information with regularity!  Our shopaholic has decided to give shopping a break and writing more often! *winks*

Now that the Summer weddings are up I am pretty sure you guys have already done a whole lotta shopping and few things remain! I am personally shopping for the wedding of a near and dear and bring you the first hand information ūüėÄ (of course¬†about everything) !

So after doing a thorough market search for the right kind of bridal lehenga we finalized one! The most important thing to look for is how comfortable and glamorous do you feel about what you wear!  And summers bring in a lotta fresh colors, pastels and brightness all together! Get in all your Pinks, Royal blues, Pastel Greens. And color blocking is seen in the Bridal lehengas too! Believe me or not they look fabulous!

My Personal¬†favorite¬†for brides does remain the traditional Red! and Our bride did get a fresh tomato red! But then if you are the experimenting kinds and like to follow new trends you have loads of options in colorful lehengas! ¬†Here are the latest¬†designs¬†of lehengas some designers put up this season that I absolutely adore! You may wanna steal them or buy them ūüėČ

Color Block Lehenga

Color Block Lehenga

LoveLy Sabyasachi Designs! Royal Blue and Red!

LoveLy Sabyasachi Designs! Royal Blue and Red!

 

This  Sabyasachi one Is my Favorite BTW! These days m obsessed with anything that is royal blue!

 

Black and Gold Ritu Kumar Design

Black and Gold Ritu Kumar Design

Shyamal Bhumika Gorgeous design

Shyamal Bhumika Gorgeous design

Bridal Lehegna using Yellow!

Bridal Lehegna using Yellow!

P.S. they are not my designs. The respective designers own them . I just recommend them and the style!

And if you love budget friendly stuff explore your nearest market and keep in mind the above colors and work that are trending now! Happy Wedding shopping lovelies..! And if you need any help in any city to fore shopping guidance we are happy to help. Just mail me at  theknotstory@gmail.com and I am at your service! Presently for  (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Calcutta, New Delhi) .

 

Happy Shopping :)

Love,

The Shopaholic @Team theknotstory!