Weddings, those blissful times when the family unites, to celebrate the joyous occasion of two souls coming together in Holy Matrimony. A South-Indian wedding is known for the the colourful decorations, the Kanchi Silk sarees, abundance of gold and the fragrance of Jasmine flower everywhere.
I’m starting the New Year’s outfit series with this traditional look, I dawned for a cousin’s wedding. Since, it was a ‘Traditional’ South-Indian Wedding, there had to be a certain amount of ‘Gold’ as part of your accessories. I usually don’t choose Yellow, and never have I worn it with Red. So, I did take a chance and thought this time around I’d probably choose bright colours. It might look a little over-the-top to some, but a wedding in the close family circuit, calls for such abundance.
Photography by Raj Rj
The colours I chose, are from the primary colour palette – yellow and red, that form a beautiful contrast, with a golden zari in the saree and gold paisleys on the red blouse. The accessory colour palette is all in gold with details of coral and pearl. Two layers of gold necklaces, the shorter one with corals and the longer one in pearl, to match the set I had to pair a gold Mughalai design Chaandbaali with corals and pearls in it. The traditional way of wearing a saree is with a gold belt around your waist to keep your saree in place, which also gives your outfit the shape. Although, I did skip the bulky gold belt and wore a slender gold chain instead. The hair was styled in a side swept bun, with a round of gold artificial flowers around it. Since, it is a wedding and I had to run around a lot, I chose a pair of Kolhapuris in red and gold to keep the outfits colour palette in sync. Hope you like this outfit, do leave me your comments here and follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin | Pinterest | Youtube