Indian Weddings are filled to the brim with vibrant, cultural events lasting over the course of a few days.
Dressing up is the best part of weddings and when you are the sister of the Groom/Bride, you have to give your best shot. Because you are the one who will be getting the whole tonne of attention.
Let me tell you that sisters have the most fun at weddings. They can wear what they want; experiment new looks and flaunt their style even what brides cannot!
Also, being a sister is a really difficult job; I can say that now after my brother’s wedding. One second, she is making sure about the guest list. The next minute, she is helping your dad calm his anger because the caterer and him had a fight and then she is taking care which tie will go with your suit and also be taking care about dad’s shirt and mom’s saree. Oh! There is so much beyond this. And then comes with Dhol, Daaru & Drama! After all this, she deserves a moment of shot (Read: Pictures and yeah she doesn’t mind a vodka shot too) Haha!
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- Paath: A Sikh wedding is incomplete without a Sukhmani Sahib Paath. This is the most important ritual to start any important occasion in your life. I wore a banarasi silk suit (Bombay Selection, Lajpat Nagar) with Kundan Earrings (BGs) along with Golden jutti (FabIndia).
- Mehendi: Yet another traditional yet exciting pre-wedding ceremony.
The ceremony has become a symbol of grandeur, fun and loads of Dance! A lot of dance performances were organized for the groom. I wore a bright Pink Gown (It was actually a Kurti but I wore it like an Indo-Western Gown).
Wearing: W for Woman
- Sagan & Engagement Ceremony: The entire bride’s relatives and friends bless the groom and offer him sweets and gifts. Sagan Ceremony is followed by the ritual of Chunni Sadan for which the groom’s family blesses the bride with Jewellery and gifts. For this occasion, I wanted to keep a balance of Indo western so I opted for an Indian gown with light braid and curls for my hairstyle. Wearing: Indian Golden gown with self-work and sequence (Meena Bazar); Earrings (Street Shoping, Lajpat nagar)
- Gharoli Ceremony: On this special day, sister and sisters-in-law of Bridegroom carry an earthen pitcher (Ghara) on the head and carry it towards the temple. They fill the Ghara (earthen pitcher) with water from the temple and then this is taken back to the Bridegroom’s home. He is supposed to take a bath with the same water on the day of the wedding. I wore a banarasi bright colored kurti with pants and dupatta. I got it stitched from a boutique. Jewelry: Flea market, Citywak.
- Haldi Ceremony: Indian weddings are full of rituals and excitement. This is performed to make the bride & groom look better on their D-Day. It is applied to bless the soon-to-be-wed couple with great fortune and prosperity. Of course the most beautiful ceremony in an Indian wedding. I wore a Haldi color front slit kurti (Faballey) with bright pink palazzo (Global Desi). A combination of bright yellow and pink will definitely stand out in the ceremony.
- Anand Karaj (Wedding): The Anand Karaj is conducted in the presence of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and it is a sacred ceremony that binds a man and woman in a spiritual union performed in a Gurdwara, the four marriage vows in verse form. During the singing of each verse, the couple bows to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and then gets up and walks around (clockwise) the Guru, and at the time they arrive back at their seats in front of the Guru, the singing of the verse is complete. This is repeated for the second, third and fourth round, and each time the couple bows to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Then, followed by lunch at near banquet hall/farmhouse or hotel.
I wore a pastel pink shade lehenga for the wedding, as it was a day wedding I kept the color of my outfit light and subtle with gotta paati work all over the blouse and Lehenga, of course, the latkan added a lot of oomph factor to the outfit. I wore it with a Jutti in mirror work, golden color. Lehenga (Mehar, Chandani Chowk); Jutti (Feetoes, GK); Jewelry (Street shopping, GK)
- Reception: It’s a fun party! After all, marriage has happened. Reception is all about celebrations. If you know what a Punjabi wedding means, it will be loaded with Dance and Daaru (Read: Loads of it). All you need to do is get dolled up and relax! It’s no more hectic now, the last function and obviously has to be the best.
I wore a lacy self Swarovski studded navy blue saree with a backless deep blouse (Shakuntalam) with jutti (Shamelessly wearing jutti, again) I keep a check on my budget!
Now, you can Congratulate the couple! 🙂
Until next time. Love ~ Komal.
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