When it comes to blue, grey, or similarly hued bridal lehengas, my mom has never been the one to be on board with such off-beat bridal colours. For some reason, she has always felt like the bridal colour palette mostly falls in the hues of reds, pinks, and peaches. But then again that’s mostly every traditional Indian mom, right? And this is why I was recently in for a surprise because mom reacted with an awestruck “wowww” when I showed her a bride’s wedding wardrobe, with hardly any of her outfits falling in the traditional bridal shade zone as approved by her.
Meet Natasha, who got married earlier in September and is a bride to totally look up to for some unique style inspiration. From soft greys to bright blues, her bridal wardrobe featured off-beat colours that Indian brides generally stay clear of. And off-beat as her outfits might, the bride had managed to look every bit gorgeous and quintessentially Indian in each one of them. Here's what we loved about her wedding wardrobe:
There’s not even an iota of exaggeration in it when we say that Natasha’s turquoise lehenga is literally making our mouths water. Opulently done in velvet, the lehenga comes embellished with trademark Sabyasachi touches. And while credit needs to be given to the outfit’s delicate hand embroidery for its regal appeal, for us, the lehenga gloriously stands out owing to its jewel hue.
We also love the classic Sabyasachi plunging neckline and how the bride kept it minimal albeit traditional with her jewels.
Also, brownie points for the nude face because dude, do we know about the pains of finding the right kind of makeup look that goes well with blue Indian outfits! You love it too? Here's what you'll need to recreate it:
Yes, lately we have seen a bunch of brides opting for hues of grey. However, they always add an element of colour by contrasting it with a bright bridal hue. But Natasha left bridal colour palette to absolute abandon while zeroing upon a solid dove grey saree for her mehendi function. Again from Sabyasachi, the organza saree came with a plain body and dull gold hand embroidery on the border.
And while we do agree that soft greys and gold always blend beautifully, we really didn't know that grey (and nothing else) could look this good on a bride!
Also, we'd have to give it to Natasha and say that she really has nailed it with the impeccable details in the styling here. Right from the maroon beads and stones of her gold choker to the muted pink flowers in her hair, every single detail is worth marvelling at! Also, notice the statement nose pin?
It was last year that lilac, lavender, and hues of purple went big as bridal colours. More than a year since then and the colour is still hot. However, Natasha took it a notch higher (or should we say lighter) and choose a soft mauve Frontier Raas lehenga for her wedding ceremony and are loving how she made it work.
But wait till you check out the gorgeous details of her lehenga!
Seriously, what's all this gorgeousness!?!?
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