Getting your holiday pics "etched" on the wedding lehenga is the HOTTEST new bridal trend!
The latest experiment in bridal wear to embroider photographs on the ‘Lehenga’ is on its way to becoming a trend by itself. Here’s the full story…
There’s a new trend that is ruling bridal fashion these days–getting your love story etched on your wedding lehenga. Started by famous Tamil actress Samatha Prabhu, who got her love story with actor Naga Chaitanya embroidered on her engagement saree, the fad is quickly catching up with fashionable new brides.
Earlier it was the Indian designer Kresha Bajaj and now new bride Astha Arora has followed suit in creating a masterpiece of a ‘Lehenga’. Astha, a stylist by profession, recreated pics from her Goa trip that she took with her husband by weaving them into her sangeet lehenga.
Both these gorgeous ladies attempted to relive some of their beautiful memories by having photographs embroidered on their bridal Lehengas. In short, the ‘Lehengas’ narrate their love stories and are definitely going to be much more special for both these creative ladies.
For my wedding, I decided to design all my outfits under my brand @koecsh which I was very excited and comfortable doing as I wear super edgy stuff that isn't usually what I am able to find. For the pheras, I felt a bit challenged because I don’t like not being able to use the same garment multiple times in multiple ways for multiple occasions. As I knew my Wedding lehenga would be something I would only wear once, I decided to make it a piece of artwork that I would later frame. In order to make it into a special piece of art I decided to embroider my entire lehenga with Vanraj & my story – our milestones, the proposal, and all our important moments up until the wedding. I used traditional embroidery techniques and materials, and all around the lehenga you will see hidden elements sewn into the garment. Our names are embroidered into the garments, pictures of our story framed with embroidery and finished with a hem of jumping dolphins, which was the beginning of our story as we worked together on a protest against cetacean captivity. Read all about my how I designed my dream wedding lehenga on @missmalini (link in bio)
Most brides wonder what they would do with their wedding attires because they get rather heavy for any other occasion. Many brides also choose to dress in the simplistic manner to avoid such waste of money and resources at the same time every bride wants to look the best and special on her D- Day. Well, it isn’t as difficult as it sounds!
Here are some interesting ways to use your wedding attires later on…
1.Display your wedding attire as an artwork: Creating beautiful art collages from these heavy yet beautiful outfits can be a great idea. You can also scratch your heads to come up with extraordinary designs such as embroidering them with photos, names, important dates and so on.
2.Pass it on to the next generations: Another traditional way of reusing the bridal wear is to hand it over to your daughters or daughters- in- law who can wear it on important occasions like engagements, sangeet functions that happen in the family. Saris can also be converted into salwar suits or lehengas for your little princesses.
3. Transform the fabric into useful things: You could convert your wedding dresses into things such as a clutch or a purse, cushion covers, bedspreads and so on that you would use exclusively and on special occasions.
So ladies, what would be your favourite way to continue treasuring your wedding attire?
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