Our Indian designer Kresha Bajaj is not a big fan of Indian heavy traditional attire. At the time of her wedding, Zaveri, scion of family that runs the jewellery chain Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri & Sons wanted everything to be traditional from the wedding outfits to the decor and the ceremonies, of course.
While when everyone was trying to find that perfect lehenga for our bride. She expresses “What was I going to do with a lehenga that would just sit in my closet, never to be worn again?”
Bajaj was inspired by the ‘Real Housewives’ television show star Adrienne Maloof who had framed her wedding dress as an art piece. “I thought it was a cool idea. Zaveri loves art, and I don’t because I get bored of looking at the same thing on my wall,” she says. “But I didn’t want to get sick of looking at my wedding outfit. The nicest thing we’d never get bored of looking at was our love story. And that’s what I decided to put into my lehenga.
The sun-bathed Mehndi
Hanging origami birds, hints of pastel hues, a painted wedding sign—all the little details had come together to create a beautiful sight.
Our Designer beauty chose to wear a organza lehenga inspired from the guava gardens has birds on floral vines with mirror work. Bajaj kept a simple look for the mehndi, her love for tassels earrings, maang tikka and light makeup gives her a princess look. Zaveri wore a pastel blue and white outfit in which birds with the branches are embroidered.
she chose a simple yet unique mehndi design eschewing standard patterns.
Kresha’s sister, Karyna, in a lavender lehenga with bugs embroidered on it inspired by lilac is standing with her brother, Krysh, in a beige kurta.
Designer’s mommy looked beautiful in the lime green saree.
The Sangeet Details
For sangeet, The couple decided to wear blue. Bajaj in a twinkle blue lehenga and Zaveri wore a long deep blue kurta paired with black. Well, the couple looks so beautiful that they can’t get their eyes of each other.
The Wedding Saga
Our traditional wedding leads chose to wear the classic combination of white and gold. Bajaj being the designer didn’t want to follow the stereotypes by wearing red. And they look magnificent.
Zaveri wore a white and gold silk sherwani that borrowed a simple floral pattern from Bajaj’s blouse. “We wanted to keep it really simple. He also made beautiful jewelled buttons for his outfit, and designed my wedding jewellery,” says Bajaj, who claims to have hated jewellery all her life, but was happy with her husband’s timeless designs.
And now we share the intriguing details of our brides’ lehenga or rather we would say their love story.
“The image of two people clinking their glasses is inspired by Vanraj’s first Instagram post after proposing to me in the Maldives,” reveals Bajaj. “We had just popped a bottle of champagne, and he clicked a picture of me with the glass of champagne and the ring.”
Another scene our designer queen posted on her Instagram feed, while a third scene features the wedding venue itself. “This one of Leela Palace Udaipur, where we got married, is from the time when we were going to the hotel in a boat to finalise our weddings preparations,” she says.
The newlyweds’ names have also been embroidered in a repeated pattern in beautiful zari work on the lehenga.
“The hem of the lehenga and the dupatta are adorned with jumping dolphins,” says Bajaj, revealing the story behind this atypical pattern. “Vanraj and I knew each other as kids but never really got along. In 2014, we found ourselves working on a project against dolphin captivity together, and that’s when we really connected.”
Bajaj donning a pair of golden Giuseppe Zanotti heels to make her edgy personality evident.
While Bajaj was busy with the hem of jumping dolphins on the lehenga. Her hubby didn’t disappoint by expressing their love in a quiet personalized way! This traditional mangalsutra couldn’t have been any better. And, he has raised the bar of expectations of all bride to be’s.
And It’s a Wrap
The couple decided to have their reception in Mumbai to have a grand celebration with all the family members and friends. The newlyweds’ decided to keep it classy with wearing complimentary outfits. Bajaj was wearing beautiful lavender lehenga with floral designs and sequins all over. Zaveri wore a classic black achkan and looked dashing.
Now, Bajaj loves the idea of jewellery when her hubby get the most vintage designs made for his wifey. This piece steals the show for us.
We still can’t get over with this wedding masterpiece. What about you?
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Picture Courtesy – The House of Pixels