There was no body who was more excited and was looking forward to my sister’s wedding as much as me. From all the planning to the late night dance practices to all the shaadi madness, I think the fun is multiplied by 100 when it’s your own big sister!
Naturally, being the sister of the bride, aside from certain responsibilities, I had to look the part too. With the help of my mom and sister, I had carefully selected my lehengas and a sari for the functions. I definitely didn’t want to rock boring hair with my gorgeous clothes. Thank god I had grown my hair out for the occasion, my till-the-waist length allowed so much room for experimentation.
The bride’s hairstylist was bringing 2 girls to help my mom and me look gorgeous too. So when my sister met them in advance to decide her bridal looks, I tagged along to help as well as to talk to them about my looks too. If your sister or bestie is getting married, I suggest you do the same! I had made up my mind that I didn’t want to just let my normal hair loose and look the same as I always do. After all, my sister was only getting married once!
For the mehendi (a day function), we decided to keep it simple with soft, loose waves and subtle, fresh-faced makeup and bright lips for the day. My hair was pinned away from my face so it didn’t get in my way when I had mehendi on. This was actually the simplest hairstyle out of all, but ended up being my favourite look from the lot.
I was performing on quite a few songs for the Sangeet and was nervous enough, I didn’t want to have to worry about my hair getting in the way too! The stylist understood my concerns and gave me pretty braids at the back, pulling my hair across to the other side and into 1 big fishtail on the other side. It looked simple from the front and elaborate at the back. We finished off the look with fresh, white orchids pinned to one side. Not only did my dance go well, but I received loads of compliments for my look too!
For the wedding and reception, I decided to change up my boring, straight hair and got it curled with a tong. Then, with the help of braids, they put my hair in a half-up half-down style and finished off with gorgeous red flowers on one side and a simple maang tikka.
Although it was my sister’s big moment, I definitely felt like a princess during her wedding thanks to getting my hair styled differently everyday, while she certainly looked like a queen. All those years of growing my hair long had definitely been worth it!