We’ve all dreamt of wearing a beautiful wedding lehenga, one that is perfect for us. But what happens when even after months of looking for one, you can't find the one. You either don't like the work or the colour or maybe it's way out of your budget. Well, meet Tavishi - a Rajasthani bride, who designed her own lehenga for her shaadi. Tavishi always wanted her shaadi ka joda to be unique and one of a kind, so she decided to work on it herself.
Tavishi posted a video of the journey of designing her lehenga and we must say that we’re impressed.
Tavishi bought the cream silk base fabric and sent it to Bhilwara, Rajasthan to one of the most renowned phad painting artists, Kalyan Joshi. She’s known him for years and was also his student at the age of 16. For those who don’t know, phad painting is a type of scroll painting that is created on long pieces of cloth (usually) using bright and subtle colours.
Being in Mumbai herself, Tavishi did everything via calls and messages and documented her journey via pictures and videos on her Instagram.
After a lot of planning, agreements and disagreements, she was finally able to translate her love for Rajasthan on her most special outfit. How beautiful is this perfectly-painted fabric that shows a beautiful baraat procession!?
Without wasting much time, Tavishi gave the fabric to a workshop and with the help of House Of Fetio, she got the sampling started. The designer helped the bride with swatches and the measurements. And after a couple of designs that failed, she finally had the design she wanted and got her lehenga ready in Kolkata.
The fittings were done just a week before the wedding, can you believe it?
How amazing is the detailing?
The hand-painted cream lehenga with red and cream blouse and red dupatta looked stunning. Tavishi opted for a statement maathpatti and nath by Raabta By Rahul and Mortantra to complete her wedding look. The amazing pictures were clicked by Mohit Jaura.
Didn’t she look gorgeous on her shaadi? Well, all the hard work was definitely worth it!
Featured Image: Instagram/The Curly Bride