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15 Reasons Why We LOVED Masaba Gupta’s OffBeat Wedding (She Was One Chiller Bride!)

24 Nov Mehendi - Bridal portrait - Masaba Gupta and Madhu Mantena wedding 2015

UPDATED!!! The wedding photography team, Stories by Joseph Radhik, decided to share EVEN MORE pictures from Masaba Gupta’s Wedding! We’ve added our favourite pictures AND more reasons to love the wedding!

Masaba Gupta was the coolest bride. Ever.

Need proof?

She wore THIS to her Engagement.

Officially in Bahurani mode now.chalo lets go get engaged đź’Ťđź‘Ż

A photo posted by @masabagupta on

YUP! Does it look like she gives two hoots about what you have to say about her Bridal Look?

That’s what made me fall in love with Masaba Gupta’s wedding.

She’s one of the hottest talents in the Indian fashion industry, yet her wedding wasn’t about to be another cliché big fat Indian wedding with a stressed out bridezilla driving everyone crazy.

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A Month In The Life Of A Wedding Blogger

23 Sep Anushree Reddy

1 Month. 6 Events. 45 Pictures.

In the last 30 days, we’ve attended a LOT of events. Seen a lot of beautiful wedding clothes, discovered a few new wedding vendors, and even read a book on bridal fitness! There’s no dearth of wedding madness in our life, it seems :) Endless, I tell you. Endless!

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Shahid Kapoor’s Wedding to Mira Rajput: ALL The Details!

7 Jul Shahid Kapoor Mira Rajput Wedding - All the details on wedding blog thedelhibride
UPDATED on 13 July with Mumbai Reception details, a tweet from Shahid himself and more! Look for the UPDATE! sign

Sasha, aka the cutest most adorable actor in all of Bollywood, is getting married TODAY.

If you still didn’t get it, that’s Shahid Kapoor, the cutie patootie heartthrob of girls all over India. He’s getting married. TODAY. Cue: a million hearts shattering.

Yes, the day is already here. And…I…*deep breath*…can’t…*deep breath*…believe it. *faints*

Well alright, alright - I’m married already. I’m off the market. Whatever. I can still love Sasha. He could’ve been mine too, you know. Today could’ve been my wedding day! (sorry, hubby!)

So, who’s this chick he’s chosen to make his wife? Usme aisa kya hai jo mujhme…ok. We’ll not go there.

Who’s That Girl?

Mira. Mira Rajput naam hai uska. Don’t mind me going all Bollywood on you today.

Mira Rajput picture - Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput's wedding - Miss Malini

Image courtesy: MissMalini

Who else thinks she looks like Amrita Rao?

Mira’s a Delhiite. School - Vasant Valley. College - LSR. Home - Chhattarpur farms. She just graduated from college (yes, she’s likely just 21 years old…) with a degree in English (Hons), and get this - she met Shahid Kapoor through some Satsang group (Radha Soami Satsang Beas) that both their families follow. Are you freakin’ kidding me? *I* could’ve met him like that! Now, if you’ll excuse me for a minute…

“Hello? Mom? What’s a Satsang?”

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10 Unforgettable Wedding Details | Shonan & Adesh

14 Apr

Their spectacular wedding has taken over the blog this week - with photographs by Joseph Radhik lending stunning visuals to what was one of the best weddings of 2014. You’re still wondering - What was the Sangeet like? The Wedding? Shonan & Adesh had a dozen pre-wedding functions, and zooming out to give you a taste of the highlights of the rest seemed the right way to conclude their story. This is the last post in the series.

If you haven’t seen the previous posts, go back to them here - first, second, third, fourth and fifth.

10 Unforgettable Wedding Details ways to make your wedding unique Shonan & Adesh | thedelhibride Indian weddings blog

Shonan & Adesh’s wedding was not only spectacular, it was also unique - with their thoughtful families and friends coming together to help them celebrate the best day of their lives with a lot of love, fun & creativity! While I heard all the stories the bride and the people involved in organising the wedding were telling me, I started to notice how certain details stood out. Things I’ll never forget - whether it was the awe-struck feeling of seeing an image for the first time, or the realisation of how beauty shines through small acts made out of love. These are 10 of those precious moments, that made their wedding truly unforgettable. Learn a little, appreciate the rest, and be inspired.

A Touch of Her Grandmother’s Bridal Outfit to Her Wedding Lehenga

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The Best Saris & Suits at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2015

23 Mar

Best saris and suits anarkalis at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

I’ve been staring at my laptop continuously for the last 5 days non-stop. Lakme Fashion Week just wrapped up last night, and with all the live-streaming on YouTube and press releases in my inbox, I’m just about ready to go on vacation now. A vacation from my laptop. For, like, a day. Because Amazon India Fashion Week starts in 2 days. Ah, the relaxed blogger life :p

I’ve already written about my favourite show from all of LFW this season: Anushree Reddy. But the other designers weren’t far behind with drool-worthy outfits. Of course, I went through videos and pictures of all 45 shows to save you some precious time you can now utilize on more important things - like planning your wedding, going for a run, watching the latest Grey’s Anatomy episode…whatever floats your boat, really.

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The Ensemble SALE is back!

8 Jan Sale in Delhi for Bridal Wear at Ensemble

Every January, Ensemble holds it’s biggest sale of the year - upto 70% off on some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. The sale starts TODAY in their Delhi & Mumbai stores, and I’ve got all the details for you! Continue reading

SALE Alert! Ensemble at 70% off

9 Jan

The ENSEMBLE SALE starts tomorrow!

Both the Ensemble Delhi stores are having an end-of-season sale, starting 10th January, 2014. The sale includes a selection of western wear, accessories and the best of Indian wear from The Ensemble Design Studio. Designer-wear from Tarun Tahiliani, Anamika Khanna, Rohit Bal, James Ferreira, Amit Aggarwal, Pero, etc is on sale - up to 70% off!

Here are two pieces that I love!

Anamika - Before 97,400 After Sale 42,000

Anamika Khanna lehenga - this one is a beauty! And at a great price considering it’s designer-wear. Perfect for your day wedding! Or if you want to splurge, then for your Sangeet night.

Rohit Bal Before 39,200 After Sale 29,900

Rohit Bal suit - would love to have this elegant piece as part of my trousseau!

 Date: 10th to 19th January 2014

Time: 11:00am- 8:00pm | Emporio Mall (Phone: +91-11-46040745/46040746)

Time: 10am- 6:00pm| Santushti Shopping Arcade (Phone: +91-11-26882207/24121669)

Website: www.ensembleindia.com

Note: Stay updated on the latest sales in India (city-wise list available) on our Sale Alerts page.

TDB’s Day Out! Vogue Wedding Show Day 1

4 Apr

Follow thedelhibride on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up with the Vogue Wedding Show - I’m live-tweeting my way through it on all 3 days - 4th to 6th April!

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When you enter the driveway of Taj Palace, you can feel the buzz of Vogue Wedding Show. Once I was in, I was given a folder (which was very useful to collect all the brochures I kept getting at every stall) that contained all the information I needed to know about the show – list of designers and other wedding experts showcasing their work + maps of the two halls in which the show was taking place. The Durbar Hall has the Indian Bridal Couture and Jewellery stalls, while the Shahjehan Hall has “wedding services” companies – such as the wedding planners, invitation card designers, etc. I asked if I could bring in my SLR camera, but it was not possible. So you’ll have to make do with my description of what I saw – I hope I can add pictures later if and when Vogue makes them available.

I’ll give you a brief overview of the Indian Bridal Couture section first. Warning: If you’re a bride to be and can afford to spend upwards of 2 lakhs on a lehenga and above 1 lakh on an anarkali, you’ll find the information below actually helpful. For the rest of you, I hope I can giveaway free designer wear to my blog readers some day :) In the meanwhile, we’ll just drool over these!

1. Sabyasachi

Let’s begin with the God of bridal wear. I saw a lot of netural shades here, a lot of beige and ivory. The lehengas I liked?

  • There was one gorgeous lehenga with aari work – beige and ivory. It’s the first one you see when you walk in. The work on it was very heavy. But, heavy aari work done tastefully looks gorgeous. And Sabyasachi probably created the word tasteful in the fashion world.
  • A peach net lehenga, which is so fluffy and the color so flirty that you’ll feel like a princess in it! It had a heavily embroidered blouse and the lehenga had 2 layers. The top layer had sequins. Beneath it was another net layer that had white threadwork on it (gone are the days when we saw brocade under net – thank God, I was never able to warm up to the trend). I fell in love with this lehenga – it was just so pretty and fluffy! If you’re having a day wedding and are looking for a pastel shade lehenga, you should consider this. Price 1.95 lakh.
  • A lighter-than-salmon pink chikankari lehenga, which was also all fluffy and pink and pretty! The blouse had very neatly embroidered small flowers on it - similar to my wedding blouse actually. Wait a minute, did I just compare my wedding blouse to one from the Sabyasachi collection?! *grins* The dupatta looked like a starry night in the sky, a salmon pink sky with a generous sprinkling of tiny silver stars on it.

I also saw a unique “parsi sari” (in Sabyasachi’s words). It was a salmon pink sari, which had a pale blue border on it’s sheer heavy pallu.

About Sabyasachi - He talks the same way in real life as he talks on Band Baaja Bride (the show on NDTV). And his collection was actually wearable. It also made me wonder – are pastel shades in?

2. Anamika Khanna

Her area was full, full, full! Every time I stepped in, there were too many people around her. She had personal appointments back-to-back. Lehengas I liked?

  • A beautiful and elegant white lehenga jacket. The jacket had silver gota patti work on it, while the lehenga had silver aari work embroidered onto it. The lehenga looked fluffy mainly on account of the full ghera it had.
  • A silver gota patti work lehenga, that was so full of work that the beautiful shade of the turquoise blue base underneath only managed to peep through sparingly.
  • While I was in there, a bride was trying on an eggplant purple silk lehenga with a heavily embroidered red blouse.

I managed a peep at a cobalt blue long jacket filled with white embroidery – it was gorgeous! Also, it was just 5,000 rupees shy of 4 lakh in cost!

About Anamika Khanna – she was super sweet. I had entered her “stall” twice, and had not been able to view half the collection because of her ongoing appointments. I had spotted the cobalt blue jacket from a distance, but was not able to get to it. Finally, when I entered the third time, I asked one of the assistants to please show me the cobalt blue jacket, but once she realized it was right behind where Anamika was standing (it was quite crowded to get to that piece), she asked me to come again later please! Anamika spotted us, and quickly asked the assistant, “Which piece should I hand over to you?” She realized I wanted to look at it, and ensured I got it in my hands, even though she was in the middle of a personal appointment and really needn’t have put in the effort! I thought it was really sweet on her part to do that. Now you know why I said she was super sweet. She really is, isn’t she?

3. Suneet Varma

He was walking around saying hello to his dear friends, saw him chatting with Anamika & Sabyasachi. I saw a classic white lehenga with a red border here. Unfortunately, it reminded me a lot of something I have seen at Frontier Raas before - isn’t it sad that I’m comparing a Suneet Varma design to Frontier? It’s obviously the other way around - they copied it from him. But the one thing I LOVED here was a heavy red anarkali! It was so, so beautiful! Everything about it was lovely – the design in which the back was cut, the way it flowed, the embroidery. Perfect for a bride’s trousseau. I want it.

4. Pallavi Jaikishan

Didn’t see her today. Her collection had a lot of pastel shades with floral threadwork (which is what Mehak of peachesandblush.com loved about her collection last year). The pieces I liked were:

  • A net pista green lehenga with gold gota patti work and chiffon flowers, paired with a bright pink blouse. Lots of floral embroidery on it.
  • A pista green sari with the same work as the lehenga
  • A pale yellow sari with bright pink border
  • A rani pink and red subtly shaded sari with relatively heavy golden emroidery

The bridal lehengas were too blingy for my taste, unfortunately. But the sari collection was nice.

5. Tarun Tahiliani

There were a lot of pastels and neutral shades in his collection as well. I’m confused though - aren’t bright colors in? Or was that last season? Fasion bloggers, help! He had a lovely toned down collection for grooms – sherwanis in shades of ivory, and black. I felt bad for the boys though – they have such limited color options. I also managed a peek at yet another salmon pink fluffy lehenga that looked very princess-like. Dreamy! And another heavily embroidered lehenga that probably weighed 10 kilos…or more!

6. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

They had a very limited collection on display. And out of the 4-5 that were on display, none that catered to my taste :(

Others that need a mention and no, these cannot wait till tomorrow to be written about:

1. Judith Lieber has a scheme on “a trousseau box of clutches”. These are blinged out clutches, fit for a party and cost upwards of 1 lakh each. But if you buy a box of 4, you get 20% off. Boxes of 2 and 3 can also be customized at discounted rates. I saw a very pretty pale blue clutch here that I want. On a side note, did you know that pale blue is my current favourite color? I’m obsessed with it.

2. Janavi is a must visit. I met Puneet (who, btw, I later realized is the CEO of the company) who showed me pashmina shawls in bright shades – pinks and oranges, with embroidery on them that’s similar to that done on a sari! This is all from their Wedding Collection, which may or may not be available at their DLF Emporio store post the exhibition. The shawls were really soft, and are fit to wear over a sari or suit without spoiling the whole party look you’ve got going. I fell in love with a burnt orange shawl that had antique gold, almost bronze subtle embroidery on its border (INR 20,000). You can also buy men’s stoles for INR 10,000 – put them together, and you’ve got the perfect wedding gift for a bride and groom. Janavi also had pashmina saris and cute summer stoles with colorful animals embroidered at the end of the stole.

Looking forward to Day 2 of Vogue Wedding Show!

Any one in particular you want me to meet and talk to? Have a look at the full list of wedding experts here and let me know.

You can read up on Day 2 at VWS here, and Day 3 here.

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