As you know I'm sucker for anything weddings.... almost 99% of my internet viewing is about weddings.... decor, lights, invitations, more decor, more lights, the cutlery, the flowers, the banners, the chairs, the tables, just about everything... but i have to, have to admit that that one thing I am totally clueless about when it comes to weddings is: Clothes!!!!
I mean we have like a hundred different types of saree in our country....each state ... more like each little town wants to have its own one-of-a-kind saree that a bride just "must" have in her trousseau!
Bandhani, Patola, Gurjrati Brocade, Embroidered tinsel sarees, Paithani, Chanderi, Maheshwari, Gadwal, Banares Brocade, Kota Doria, Jamawars, Tanchois, Kanjeevaram, Konrad, Bavanjipets, Nayayanpets and Baluchari sarees!!!!!!
I bet a few of these sound alien to you too!!! for more information on this just visit THIS or THIS link. Its a great place for a quick up to date on our sarees!! The second link even has images so its easier to understand.
And if that wasn't enough the types of works on a saree or lehenga or dupatta is even more confusing!!
Chikankari, Zari, Zardozi, Phulkari, Kantha, Gota!!!! there are many many more I'm sure but I'm lost right now!! THIS and THIS link for a quick update.
For me its very very simple to get out of this crazy confusion of fabrics (oh i didn't even mention the lists and lists of fabrics!!!) and sarees and embroideries..... get a Sabyasachi!!! and you get it all!!!
I'm super super partial to this designer. I think he creates his pieces to be like heirlooms.... forever!
His color palette and style and elegance is seriously timeless.
This just reads stunning and elegant and royal to me! exactly how i would like to feel at my wedding! The fabrics look so rich and pure and the colors just make me feel so dreamy! This would so be for my saath phera!
Really... now how pretty is this? Perfect for the sangeet!
I like how young his colors are in this one and yet he is captured this regal quality.. I would totally wear this for the mehendi!
This is just my favorite. Its so classic and yet that dash of color in the dupatta and the maang tikka make this so hip! This would have been my reception look!
And these for me are the perfect trousseau! Fun bright colors and yet each piece is so elegant and gorgeous!
So you see for me its easy.... just pick a Sabyasachi for all occasions and simplify your life!!
Infact during my wedding shopping i remember i was searching for my wedding outfit, and you know how these shopkeepers try to sell you stuff by saying "this is a Manish Malothra remake" and "this is a Ritu Kumar remake" so the instant he said to me " this is a Sabyasachi remake" i had to try it on!!! and it may not be a Sabyasachi and all die hard fans (myself included) will scoff at my saree for even thinking it could remotely be a remake (!!!!) but it was still just so pretty i bought it!!!!
Now isn't this pretty??!!!!
So each fold has a different kind of embroidery (still don't know which kinds!!!) which i love.
My mum helped design the border... the green folded detail is what she added that i feel really makes the saree come alive.
These are just a few of my jewelry pieces that i added to the saree. The necklace is a gift from my nani (maternal Grandma), the Mundawali (a string of pearls worn on the forehead) from my aai (paternal Grandma), robbed my mothers nosering and earrings and added a rajasthani maang tikka since i got married in jaipur!!!
This is an article in the Vogue i found the link on this fabulous wedding blog called Marigolds and Mithai , it really sums up what i think of a Sabyasachi bride!
I'm not sure if i looked like a Sabyasachi bride or not... but i think i did alright!!!!
You must check out Sabyasachi's website... its as quirky and pretty as his clothes are!!!