Remember I attended a friend’s wedding in December 2013?! I had promised that I would do a post on what I wore (WIW) to the wedding and here it is.
Hubs and I had gone to Bhopal for a friend’s wedding, and although the whole stay was sort of hectic, it was super-fun! I had already planned my outfits in advance and even took some spare sarees and suits, just in case I changed my mind at the last moment.
Basically we had to attend 3 functions in a span of 1 and a half days, so I needed 3 outfits, one for each function. Initially I had planned on wearing a gorgeous silk saree for the Sangeet-cum-Cocktail but it so happened that we arrived late (courtesy Shatabdi) and I did not even have the time to figure out a parlour (for saree tying). So I gladly wore my favourite black A-line suit. I could not get photos clicked due to paucity of time, but I have worn this suit a couple of times, and already done a blog-post on it. You can see it here.
The next day was the Haldi ceremony, and although we got ready on time, we missed a major part of it because I had rushed to the nearest mall to figure out a parlour where I could get my saree tied in the evening! Hahah! You can imagine with all the running around that I did not actually get the time to get an outfit photo clicked. However, I have worn this gorgeous cream, cobalt and red suit more than once, and you can have a look at it here.
Now coming on to the outfit that I wore to the wedding- I had zeroed in on a teal and red georgette saree with gold motifs and a broad gold border. What made me choose this saree was the stunning combination of teal and red, although the saree is largely teal, it has a dash of red in the border. This saree was a part of my wedding trousseau and I decided to wear it at the first opportunity. Originally, the saree came with a matching blouse piece (teal with gold and red border). However, I thought that the matching blouse made the saree look a tad dull, and dull I was in no mood to wear! So I went out fabric shopping with my Mum and we scooped up some gorgeous chanderi fabric in red and gold which I thought would brighten up the entire look. And I think I was right! The blouse made all the difference to the saree. It added a touch of interest and fun to the whole look. Another thing I want to say is that I had a clear vision regarding the style of the blouse. Full sleeves was something I wanted from the moment I planned on wearing this saree, not only because the month of December is cold, but because of the fact that full-sleeves make the outfit look a little royal/unique/designer-esque (the right word seems to be escaping my mind, but feel free to write it in the comments below :)).
I think I have mentioned this before that whenever I wear a saree, I keep my accessories fairly simple. So this occasion was no different- I wore traditional gold jhumkas alongwith gold bangles and a thick gold necklace/chain. Bangles were a mix of gold and red, and I carried my phone and lipstick in sparkly gold clutch. For footwear I wore my gold sandals, not too high, just right for sauntering around in a saree.
BTW, the girl at the parlour did a fabulous job with tying/draping my saree. She did not even use like a 100 safety pins. My saree stayed in place till the wee hours of the morning.
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