When I went in for my makeup trial before the wedding, I was asked who I wanted to look like. Is there a reference? I said I want to look like Anushka Sharma did on her wedding day. Especially her hair.
Anushka Sharma got married last year and I was thoroughly taken in by the hydrangeas in her hair and just how good it looked through her jaal dupatta.
Since I was getting married in Jaipur and not Tuscany, I didn't want it to be a total rip off. Instead, I'd thought of going for carnations or pink roses. What I did want to cheat was the colour variation from her stately bun. If you notice, she's wearing two different tones of hydrangeas, the brighter one in the centre.
A @sabyasachiofficial uncut diamond choker and matha patti and a fresh Tuscan hydrangea to finish off the look for this bride 🌸🌸 . 📸 - @georgiougabriel . . #AnushkaSharma #Sabyasachi #AnushkaSharmaBride #Virushka
When I was chatting with my hairstylist, Anamika, and scouring through Instagram and Pinterest, we agreed on one thing: mogra is the bomb! I know a lot of us want to go exotic with the choice of flora but I wanted to a heavy mogra bun just because it's so quintessentially Indian, it's amazing to smell and a personal favourite.
As much as we really want to look like celebs, real life kicks in. At least, it did for me. I was expected to carry the flowers, which I obviously didn't, and so the staff at Looks Salon Jaipur had to improvise. We were able to get lots of mogras and light pink roses so the two-toned variation didn't happen. While I was still OK, the person who was the most nervous was my hairstylist herself. Once the started backcombing my hair and adding 100 pins to it, she seemed calmer.
I made sure Anamika made my bun just at the nape (not too high or low) which is another thing I learnt from Anushka's look. Since there's a lot of weight on the bun (the flowers, the dupatta and sometimes hair accessories), they can't make it too low.
I wanted the bun to suit my face shape. And here's how it looked.
It weighed a lot and didn't budge through the varmaala, pheras, feet touching and even the times I laughed like a mad woman.
What did you get on your big wedding day? Let us know!
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