The wedding 'lehenga' for a bride is not just an outfit; it goes far beyond style and has a lot of emotions attached to it. Every girl wants to look her best on her wedding day and takes a special interest in selecting her outfit.
Today, like everything, customised designer 'lehenga' is the obvious choice for every bride. Every day I meet at least two or three brides and they all know exactly what they want! The new would-be brides get involved in everything -- from selecting the kind of fabric they like and the kind of embroidery they want to the colour palette and the design of the embroidery.
While many brides want the exact look a celebrity sported in their wedding or get influenced by the looks in period films like 'Jodha Akbar', there are brides who want a 'lehenga' which tells a story.
Of late I have seen many brides requesting for the 'Padmavati' look, grand and elaborate.
A new trend started in 2016-2017 when one of the brides got her love story embroidered on her wedding 'lehenga'. There were many who followed this trend and captured the valuable moments of their love story and courtship period in their bridal 'lehengas'.
However, 2017-2018 is seeing a slight change in the 'lehenga' which tells a story. There are brides which opt for a particular colour which has a strong significance in their relationship like actor Aaskha Goradia went for a blue 'lehenga' for her 'sangeet' ceremony as it was the colour of her beau Brent's eyes.
Then there are brides who go for 'lehengas' which tells the story of a monument or has a religious connection to it.
We had a bride who wore a beautiful 'Radha Krishna lehenga' for her wedding, while there was another one who preferred a 'lehenga' inspired by the Taj Mahal, capturing the beautiful story and architecture of the monument of love.
Every bride wants hers to be a fairytale 'lehenga' that can be preserved as a piece of artwork and beautiful memoir.