Wedding Diary 2022
Traditional with bold vibes
"'In the arithmetic of LOVE, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing"
So when I am asked to design, I'm thinking Minimalist and Romantic but like, Vintage without being Gatsby and slightly Boho, Sexy, Traditional but with Exclusive Bold vibes... Poornima Sharma
Garry Weds Reshika
Groom: Garry wanted to wear a Sherwani , so I designed his Sherwani in Pure Banarasi Brocade fabric with Silk underlining & Antique Gold buttons.
I wanted Garrys wedding outfit to have 2 variations also as Srilankan Weddings have 2 parts of the ceremony. So I made a Rani Pink Cotton Silk Kurta which Garry wore inside the Sherwani so when Reshika changed her Lehenga to Saree Garry could change from Sherwani to Kurta.
Dhotti: we made the Dhotti in Antique Gold Cotton Silk.
Duppatta/Shawl: Garry wanted a regal look so we made the Duppatta/Shawl in Pure Georgette Kashmiri Embroidery Fabric with Multicoloured Antique Gold Gotta borders & Gold Tissue Silk backing.
Bride: Being Srilankan Reshika wanted to break the trend by wearing a lehenga for the first part of the Wedding ceremony. For the second part of the ceremony I designed a Pure Floral Organza Silk saree with Banarasi Dabka/Zardozi Borders & to give the Saree a quirky combination I paired it with Pure Tussar Silk Embroidery Peachy Pink Blouse with Gold Zari & Dabka work.
Jewellery: I styled Reshika in German Silver Kundan/Brass mix with an Antique Gold Pieces set Choker & Earrings.
Best Man (Tholan): I designed the Kurta & Churidaar in Cotton Silk Fabric and paired it with Banarasi Georgette Duppatta/shawl.
Bridesmaid ( Tholi): I designed the Saree in Tissue cotton base with Antique Gold Borders & Taffetta Silk Blouse with Gotta.
Kriti Weds Nimeesh
Bride: Kriti has a very unique style of her own and it definitely reflects her gorgeous fun filled personality. For Kriti I designed an Anarkali gherra top in Taffeta Silk With Banarasi borders with Brocade Silk Lehenga & Pure Georgette Duppatta with Pearls & Banarasi Gotta borders.
Jewellery: For head Piece we made a German Silver Brass mix Silver Tikka with Durga carvings. And for her feet I designed a heavy base German Silver Anklets with a bit of Chittai work.
Nish and Bavati
These gorgeous couples fully trusted my vision so when I created their mood board, Colours concept together they were over the moon as it fitted their Peacock colours themed Venue aesthetics.
Bride: I designed Bavati Lehenga in Handcrafted Pure Banarasi Brocade with Zardozi/Dabka Gotta borders & handmade Brocade Latkans
I designed two types of Blouses to give her variation flexibility later with any style look she chose to wear. One blouse was traditional 3/2 Sleeves & the other one that she is wearing in Pure Silk with Zardozi/Dabka & Banarasi Gotta borders.
Duppatta I made in Pure Net with Gold Zari Boutis & Zardozi/Banarasi Borders with Pure Silk backing.
Groom: Loved designing Nish outfit as he is one of the most stylish groom I have come across so far. He knew what he wanted and wanted to look for his special events. In fact he made sure to come one day specially to learn how I style his Duppatta/Shawl for his Sangeet & Wedding.
I designed Nish Kurta & Nehru jacket in Pure Silk with Gold Zari Piping. And I paired the Kurta half jacket with Cotton Silk Churidaar.
Duppatta/Shawl: I designed Kashmiri Embroidered Duppatta/Shawl in Pure Georgette with Gold Zari backing.
Raman Weds Mithun
This was indeed one of my biggest Indian Punjabi weddings for this year that took place in Melbourne. I designed the whole Grooms & Bridal Party side along with the Bride & Groom outfits :)
It was definitely a very big & challenging project.
I must admit I feel so blessed that I had the chillest, most positive, most understanding bride Raman who made sure she had a big smile with the most kind Heart patience throughout.
Raman wanted the wedding to have a colour concept, the Groom side to be Pink /Gold and the Bride side to be Brown/Gold.
She wanted me to style not only her but the whole Bridal & Groom Side too so she got me to fly over to Melbourne. It was the most aesthetically beautiful wedding.
Raman wanted every detail of her Wedding to be aesthetically Classy, Exclusively Customised & Traditional.
For months we had been planning how her Jewellery & her Wedding outfit should look as she had a vision in her head and she did not want to compromise on anything as it was her most special day.
Raman loves the sheer richness of Red so I designed Blood Red Banarasi Khadi Georgette Saree with Dabka & Banarasi antique Gold Zari borders which had a theme of Raja (King) & Rani (Queen) wedding. I had two Duppatta made for her, one in Silk Bhandej with Gold Dabka & Zardozi work & one in Net Zari With Silk Backing borders.
Her Blouse was in Velvet Blood Red choli cut with Dabka & Banarasi borders.
Jewellery: She wanted Matt Antique Gold with Kundan work broad choker as she only wanted to wear that on its own with multi layer Kundan/ Gold Earrings.
Raman, a very empowering, super patient & independent Soul who is working as a very successful Doctor, she is originally from Canada but has been residing in Melbourne Australia for about 11 Years.