Veer da vyaah and you’re much excited! Well obviously, who will not be! A family wedding is just the most awesome thing ever, for more reasons than one. You get to dress up to your heart’s content, attend so many super fun rituals, dance and make merry! Basically, you get to chill. So, it was my brother’s wedding recently, and yep, I got to do all of the above. But just like any other girl, I had the most fun dressing up for various functions. I did my makeup myself most of the times and got my hair done from a hair stylist only for two functions. And it was super easy to do my hair and makeup myself on the other days. Wanna know how I styled myself with 5 different looks for my brother’s wedding without spending a bomb at parlours?? Here’s how...
The very first function was the roka ceremony. Since it was a day function and was only attended by family and very close relatives, I opted for a simple looking suit. It was a very pretty blue silk kurta teamed with an off white churidar and a matching dupatta. I wore statement earrings with the outfit to balance out my look. I kept my makeup minimal and since I have naturally straight hair, I just blow-dried them at home. And tadaaa!
The next ceremony was the sagan, which took place just a day before the wedding. Now obviously, I didn’t want to spoil the thrill of wearing a lehenga on the wedding day, so I opted for the next best option - a saree. Interestingly, I did not buy this saree readymade. I bought the fabrics, the motifs and the border and got it stitched by my trusted tailor bhaiya (that is a story for another day).
Okay, go getting back to my makeup. Since my hair was already curled and done up, I decided to go for a monochrome look- light peachy lipstick, golden and peach blush and classic black liner and done! I did not want it to go OTT on the day before the wedding, so yeah!
Okay, so it was finally the wedding day and I was even more excited than my brother and his bride-to-be, REALLY! It was the day I was going to wear my pristine white lehenga. I got it from this huge Indian wear showroom in Chandni Chowk (Surya Sarees) and to say I loved it will be an understatement.
Both my makeup and hair were done by a stylist and I did not hold back. I got a pretty side bun made and my makeup matched my lehenga perfectly. A dark pink lippy, heavily done up eyes and glowy pink cheeks is the look I went for. About my jewellery, I bought matching kundan earrings and a maangtika. I also wore bangles that matched my dupatta to complete the look.
The next day was the reception, which was again a personal event, only attended by close friends and family. Since I had already used up all my dress options including a saree, lehenga and suit, I went for a cute crop top and skirt for the event. It was a very pretty pink and golden combination. I kept my hair open and just accessorized with the same maangtika that I had worn with my lehenga. I did not wear any earrings with it because I wanted a traditional yet chic look. I went with the no-makeup look, with only a bit of eyeliner and a dark pink lipstick.
Now, this is not a picture from the same wedding, but another one that took place a few days later. I wore the same white lehenga here too but styled it very, very differently. It was my second cousin’s wedding and I did not want to go OTT with my outfit. So, I just wore it simply, without any fancy dupatta draping.
I kept my hair open and tried the same hairstyle from the reception look. I did not wear any bangles this time but opted for a different pair of kundan earrings and kept my makeup really light. And to everybody’s surprise, this look turned out to be prettier than the previous one.
So, here is how I managed to look stylish, chic and yet traditional during all the functions. And I must say, despite not running to the parlours every day, I still managed to get a lot of compliments *wink*
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