What I'm Wearing: Vasansi Jaipur lehenga
Its begun. That crazy rollercoaster ride of planning your wedding, fighting emotions of bidding goodbye to routines of 24 years and stepping into a new life with the love of your life, and making sure you have fun while you're at it. I'm jotting down the 10 commandments I'm promising myself to abide by to ensure I worry less and dance more.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to direct your pre-wedding life. Embrace your strenghts, and remember, every bride is different from the other :)
1. I will allow my family and friends to deal with the stresses while I bask in the joys of this never-returning phase of life and not be overly involved in the intricate details of the wedding
2. I will make sure my makeup artist and I are on the same wavelength and she understands my skin beforehand with the help of a trial. AKA, I will not aim to look like a different person on my big day
3. I will not crash diet 3 weeks before the wedding. Or stuff my face with ladoos because my mum thinks I'm looking too frail for her eyes. I will accept my body for the way it is and own them curves or the lack of them, whichever the process of planning the big day leaves me with
4. I will not laden myself with jewels and crystals and swarovski and gemstones and transform myself into a walking-talking disco ball on my big day. Subtlety is the key
5. I will not go on a face-mask binge 5 days before the wedding but prep and prime my skin with all the nutrients and pampering it needs from 4 months before
6. I will search high and low to find the perfect partners for my feet that look fabulous, and treat them well too, but will absolutely not settle for ugly aunty wedding shoes
7. I will remember to leave all the 'Zilla' from my 'Bride' the second I walk into my first function because from then on it's time to leave it to destiny and just revel in the moment
8. I will remember, that my wedding needs to be beautiful, not perfect. There's no fixed definition of a perfect wedding but it'll be beautiful when me, my groom-to-be, and our guests have fond memories we'll carry with us forever
9. I will not remove any wedding frustration on the people closest to me, who I'm sure will do everything in their capacity to make my big day as precious as it could be for me
10. I will constantly remind myself the real reason for my 'marriage'. The man I'm marrying.
Now coming to this breathtaking outfit that ignited the bride spark in me and compelled me to dive into the festive mood and write this article. Vasansi Jaipur is a gigantic store in Jaipur that boasts of having a reputation of being host to some of the most gorgeous ethnic outfits in the country under one roof. I picked this lehenga from their sea of bridal attires in ode to its stunning color palette. The mint dupatta perfectly accentuated the striking cobal oversized motifs and surprise was - the outfit was light enough for me to even successfully pull of my 'runaway bride' shot in :)