Weddings are a time to rejoice, relax and enjoy the revelries, well at-least for the ones who aren’t the bride! Two functions and multiple sari changes later, P and her beau were finally announced ‘Man and Wife’.
What is a South Indian wedding without a massive silk sari fest?
For the pre-wedding engagement party, P not only brought her A-game with the silk saris but also with the more modern embroidered Zardozi georgette sari. Bought from the Mecca of chiffon and georgette, Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, the blush pink sari has intricate thread work all over the body and border. The pallu specially has ornate zardozi in gold and silver thread.
The second change for the day was this beautiful bottle green-blue dual shade kanjeevaram is from the erstwhile king of silks in South India, Nalli’s. Given it was a rather heavy sari, P kept it simple. We love the simple styling which lets the light bounce off the blushing bride. Did you catch the matching blue eye-liner?
On the morning of her wedding day, P wore a gorgeous silk sari in pista-green color with gold and purple border. What we love about the sari is the border merging into the pallu. The color keeps the look grand and the gold jewelry aptly compliments the gold accents from the sari. We especially LOVED the pleated blouse!
How pretty did the bride look with the traditional jewelry and the hair adornments?!
A tambrahm wedding itself, I am told always happens in a yellow sari for the bride. Yellow is considered a sacred and auspicious color. The groom’s dhoti is soaked in turmeric and sandalwood the night before to gather a faint yellow tint for the ceremony. The mangal-sutra or thaali is also a yellow thread with a small golden locket like thing which the bridegroom ties around the bride’s neck.
Wearing a simple canary yellow sari with red border, P quietly sat on her dad’s lap while the ceremony commenced. Just to spice things up, she paired the sari with an intricate zari embroidered red and gold blouse.
If you’re from Chennai, you would know it already. Saravana stores is the place to be! From saris to steel to hair accessories to the quintessential souvenir – Temple Jewelry, they have it all! Located right in the heart of T-nagar, the chain of stores can dazzle you with their collection.
If you happen to be there, do take a look around at Pondy Bazaar for some steals on junk jewelry or at Ranganathan Street for some faux coif for when you don’t feel like growing your hair! Hair buns, plaits and extensions are available form Rs. 50 on-wards. Traditional jhumkis available from Rs. 40 on-wards.
Leaving you with a postcard of the newly weds. Our Ms. P is now a missus! Do bless the couple :)
We’d let the pictures do all the talking.
Did we tell you, we managed to extract a hefty amount for some lust worthy shoes (mojris) from the groom! :D Pure evil! More on that coming up soon.