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Treasures of Indian weddings (Part 1: Lehengas)

When you think of the usual Big Fat Indian weddings, a few names come to mind that have changed the course of weddings for the brides. From jewellery to lehengas to stylists, let’s explore the treasures of each section of Indian weddings for you to make a decision smoothly.

1) Sabyasachi (duh): Royal, elegant and classy AF!

Let me just start by saying that if there’s a Beyonce of the Lehenga world, it is SABYASACHI. I’ll be honest with you, whenever they post something on Instagram; I take a good 10 minutes staring at the pieces in awe. How can someone create something so beautiful? In fact, beautiful is too shallow a word to describe how I feel about his collection. I mean with the diverse colour palette, innovative designs, choice of fabrics, a touch of ethnicity, and most of all, his understanding of art makes his work too good to be true.

Straight up, Sabyasachi’s the real reason why I wanna get married someday and my parents should totally thank him every day for that.

To make heads turn and make everyone talk about how stunning of a bride you make, you should totally go for this ace designer. Indian weddings won't be Indian weddings anymore without him. 

Visit this farishta here: Sabyasachi

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2) Manish Malhotra: Always making girls drool

He is definitely Bollywood’s most loved Fashion designer and is known for his gorgeous ensembles in Traditional Indian colours, his new-age designs with some Indian touch for the modern brides-to-be and his embroideries that steal our hearts away. We promise you, making a stunning and glamorous bride comes effortlessly. That’s Manish Malhotra for you.

“I feel an actress’s life is never complete if she doesn’t walk for Manish Malhotra once," says Alia Bhatt. 

And we couldn’t agree more, Bhatt.

Visit the amazing MM here: Manish Malhotra


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3) Anita Dongre: Filled to the brim with ethnicity

Known for her embroideries, vibrant colours and the signature gota and thread work, Anita Dongre is a well-known name for exquisite creations coupled with brimming royalty. Speaking of royalty, the duchess of Cambridge chose one of her Bohemian dresses during her stay in India making this designer oh so famous!

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Visit her here: Anita Dongre

4) Anamika Khanna: The rebel of the fashion world?

Anamika Khanna has to be the ideal choice if you’re looking to stay away from the traditional reds and pink, and are in for a bold and glamorous statement. Her creative designs turn heads and are definitely the perfect fit for a chic Mehandi night or a cocktail party. She’s one designer who can mix bold and subtlety (such contrasting features) effortlessly. My favourite HAS to be the fabulous Dhoti Saree concept, which is oh-so unique and oh-so stunning!

Sonam Kapoor, the girl who can never go wrong with her dressing sense (kudos to Rhea Kapoor though) is spotted numerous times in AK!

Visit her: Anamika Khanna

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5) Tarun Tahiliani: Stunning silhouettes

Another one of Bollywood’s fav, Tahiliani’s work basically revolves around neutral palettes and then saturating vibrant borders along with heavy work like Zari, Chiankari and Swarovski crystals. His uniqueness comes from impeccable silhouettes, colour combinations and draping styles which we are a fan of! His creations just shout 'made to rock Indian weddings' all over.

From pink and subtle to dark and glamorous, there is something in store for every bride. 

Check out his gorgeous creations here: Tarun Tahiliani

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6) Anju Modi: Bringing back age-old Indian techniques

Anyone who has seen Bajirao Mastani has been lusting over the outfits worn by Deepika Padukone designed by none other than the amazing Anju Modi. She takes inspiration from India’s various cultures and heritage in terms of design and processing by endorsing weaving techniques, vegetable dyeing, block printing and traditional embroidery which makes everything about it Indian in the purest sense. 

A modern design with an Indian history is the core thing for Anju Modi.

Check out her website here: Anju Modi

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Of course, there are a lot more worthy designers in the Indian weddings game but these were our top 6 in the list! Make sure to let us know in the comments section about your favourite designer of all time.

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