Featuring - Komal weds Arpit

Indian weddings are all about opulence & grandeur, where not only the surroundings but the bride is also consider an object of decoration. An Indian bride is often incomplete without a heavily embroidered lehenga or saree, jewelry at every conceivable place and tons of makeup. That’s why when I first saw Komal’s picture I was amazed by her unique style. Unlike the more commonplace Indian Brides, Komal’s choice of outfit was classy, stylish and most importantly wearable (again & again). In her own words – “ I wanted something that could be used multiple times even after the wedding. I did not want to spend so much on something that I would only wear once


Her Suneet Verma corset lehenga with real sarvoski embroidery was exactly the one that Komal dreamed of. The embroidery was rich, elegant & sophisticated and it had the most unique color combinations – blue, lilac and mauve. I mean, how many times do we see a bride ditching all the big bold bright colors and settling for such soft romantic hues.. Komal was aptly assisted by her stylish sister Kiran, who envisioned exactly what she wanted & helped her in putting together the entire outfit.



A simple diamond choker with light earrings perfectly complimented the overall theme of the outfit. Instead of nose ring and maangtika, a simple stone bindi was used to highlight the face. The chooda was also of mauve color, as opposed to the traditional red or pink. The blue and pink orchids in her hair were synced with the colors in her garland. What a detailing!!!. One look at Komal and I could clearly see how much effort and thought she had put in her outfit. The miniscule details of the d├ęcor (also in pink, blue & mauve) were taken care by Komal’s parents, who carefully incorporated all that Komal wanted.



The wedding was held on 16th May 2005 in Jalandhar. Yes, this was five years back but Komal’s outfit is so timeless that I didn’t realize that it is not a recent wedding until she told me so. Wishing this great couple a fabulous married life forever.

27 comments:

Ce qui m'inspire said...

That corset top is sooo gorgeous! The beading is amazing! I think it would be amazing to wear a top like that with a black blazer, jeans and heels for a night out! Fantastic!

Ce qui m'inspire

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Thank You dear. Such a lovely post you have done. Hats off to you. I am an ardent fan of your blog henceforth (not that I was not before).
Lots of hugs to you. Thank you once again.

sulagna ™ said...

Sovina this blog of yours is soo awesome..the colours the writing the details...you are being stalked now :)

anamika said...

wow Sovina..
This is really good ..Corset can be teamed up with sari and jeans...Girl has done fantastic work...

Albeit I wore red Lehanga only but I tell you that red makes one feel real bridal...One of my friend wore the corset with a plain lehanga on her engagement so she enjoyed both the dresses..

Komal Bajaj Diggi said...

Sovina, Thank you so much. Your articulate writing has made me relive my wedding day after 5 years. You've got me also as another follower! Not just because of this blogpost, but in general, because of your personality and writing.

Tanvi said...

This was sweet Sovina! You did a fab job! I am sure Komal throughly re-lived her special day through your post! :o)

Sovina said...

@Ce qui m'inspire - hey! thats a fab idea.. i am sure Komal would look lovely this way too..must say you seem like an expert in mixing and matching & putting together a great outfit :)

@Kiran - thank you so much..i am so glad that you like the post..and really honored to have a follower like you :)

@sulagna - thanks dear..welcome to my space :)

@anamika - i also wore a lehenga only..i am not as envisioning as Komal..mine was a wine colored one..I will that sometime on the blog..And yeah red definitely is THE color for bride. I am sure you would have looked lovely in it..Nice that you have changed your picture..get to see you more clearly in this one..sweet!!!

@komal - welcome to the blog..i am so glad that you like the post and saying that you were able to relive your memories is the best appreciation of my effort..enjoy all the accolades dear...

@tanvi - thanks tanvi.this was super fun too..glad that u like it :))

The Mommy said...

Ok, I have to admit that I'm all for red and varying shades of red when it comes to an Indian wedding outfit. Call me old fashioned but I love the tradition of red, it's different from most places in the world. Although I can totally see where Komal is coming from when she thinks she won't be able to wear it again. Nobody really gets to wear their wedding outfit again because of the red color. So I guess Komal was smart and got a bang for her buck on this. No doubt the dress is splendid!!

Tanveer Parmar said...

Wow, Komal really looks resplendent in those colors & I love the attention to details (mauve - lilac chuda!)

Lovely post & very well written S :)

mandeep said...

owowow its amazing......a REAL GOOD JOB WELL DONE

Anonymous said...

She looks nice and pretty. But I agree with other people that Indian bride is only a bride when she wears deep colors. Her dress is good for different occassion or maybe for dance show, but not for wedding.You can call me old fashion but for me wedding dresses are sacred and you can't just wear them as an outfit for a casual dinner or an outing. Sorry for a negative comment.

Krimly said...

ohh darling!! this is so beautiful!!
I'm definitely following you and adding you to my blogroll!
Your blog is really interesting! keep it up! :)

xoxo
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ash89 said...

ur blog makes me want to get married! :D
Ive seen a mauve chuda 4 the first time. Its really pretty!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Thats a beautiful color combination and Kamal looks like a doll. Very impressed with all the details..And this is the first time I chooda that is mauve in color!!

Sovina said...

@mommy - yeah i guess komal was the smart one.i also spent a bomb on my lehenga and have just wore it twice..i will do a post on different red lehengas very soon..

Tanveer - thanks dear :)

@mandeep- thanks for stopping by dear

@Anonymous - i kind of understand where you are coming from..red is the evergreen bridal color for sure...but i personally wanted to wear anything but red on my wedding ...so i went for wine lehenga..:)

@krimly - thank u so much for following dear..you have a great blog yourself...

@ash89 - oh sweety..thank u so much..i am flattered

@sonali - thanku so much..the mauve chooda is definitely unique..

maki said...

i love indian weddings for its elaborate designs and ornmaments :D

followed you sis.

God Made Me fuNky said...

WOW, GREAT POST, ITS SO MUCH FUN TO SEE REAL WEDDING PICS. ONE CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH OF THE OVER THE TOP GOODNESS THAT INDIAN WEDDINGS ARE. FANTASTIC JOB SOVINA:)

Style, She Wrote said...

Fabulous ensembles. Love that tent, too!

viva la vida lolita said...

these are amazing!! i love the dress, they're so beautiful!! and the colors are so vibrant and festive!!

Sovina said...

@maki - welcome to my blog..hope you enjoy it here

@god made me funky& style she - thanks :)

@viva - thanks for stopping by..glad you like it :))

Vivarjitha said...

OMG....it looks fab...beautiful work!!!

kumar said...

these are very beautiful pics
looks great in wedding dress

Splurgerina said...

Ok..so I'm as usual one of the last to comment on your post:P..anyway congrats on your first feature post!! beautifully written and the bride is absolutely gorgeous. Everything about her is different..from her lehenga to her jewelry and even the way the dupatta is styled on her head..this is what you call and out of the box bride!

Bebo said...

wow..beautifullll color of her bridal wear.

Sovina said...

@vivs & bebo- thanks girls...

@kumar -thanks for stopping by...glad you like it

@splurgerina - u may be the last but your comments are ALWAYS so nice that it makes the wait totally worthwhile..thank u so much :))

Sovina said...

and bebo dear..i am unable to post a comment on your latest post..i went to your blog, wrote a long comment but then got stuck at the word verification part..some bug or something..didn't know where to write this so putting it here ...hopefully u will read

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