Everything you needed to know about Wedding Shopping in Delhi’s famous South Ex market
Ask anyone in Delhi – which are the best markets in Delhi to do some bridal shopping – and South Extension is guaranteed to be in their top 3 list. But if you’re not familiar with the market, shopping at South Ex for the first time as a bride can be an overwhelming experience.
Aunties and relatives will give you their own version of “beta you must shop at this store” and suddenly you have a list of 20 stores to visit, and no clue about what the specialty of each store is. You will head into the market on Day 1 expecting to get everything done in a single visit, and realise after 7 visits that there are still a dozen more shops on your list and you’re nowhere near completing your trousseau shopping!
Well, calm down already. I have lost count of how many times I’ve been to South Ex for bridal shopping – either for myself or a friend or a cousin, and after years of “wedding research”, I’ve put together the most extensive list I could possibly put together in a single post.
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I’M IN LOVE!
I recently fell for a little romance. It was a love so deep, I was most tempted to trade in my husband for…oh, I couldn’t choose which one! The lilac lehenga, or the pale blue gown…or that fiery red anarkali?
It was near-impossible to choose ONE, I’ll tell you that.
No prizes for guessing what I fell in love with – Shyamal & Bhumika’s new collection of the most delicately beautiful Indian wear, fittingly titled “A Little Romance”. With all the romantic hues of fiery red love to pale blues and soft lilacs, it’s a dreamy collection for the princess bride.
Breath-taking, gorgeous, stunning – even these sound like a bit of an underestimation to describe the sheer beauty of it all. The designers categorise this collection as “vintage and period couture with a timeless elegance. The designs will make heads turn, and it’s something out of the ordinary for your special day.”
I loved more than a dozen pieces, and put them all together for you to browse at leisure. The remaining 40 odd outfits from the collection, including pre-draped saris, lehengas, anarkalis and gowns are available right after the Top Picks.
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Every bride’s whimsical fairytale begins here.
BEEP! My phone flashes.
I’ve got mail. Well, email.
“Dear Shinjni, lah lah lah new store in Lower Parel lah lah lah 2-day Bridal Fest and we’d would love to have you over. Regards, JADE.”
Don’t say another word.
Continue reading “Inside JADE’s M&K Couture Studio in Mumbai”
THE Vogue Wedding Show kicked off in Delhi this Friday, and if you’re wondering – was it really worth attending? – the answer’s a resounding yes. Of course, it’s a luxury wedding exhibition, so we expected nothing but the best-in-the business designers and jewellery makers at Taj Palace Hotel.
We spent a whole day at Vogue Wedding Show, and covered every inch of it. Not a single stone unturned. Here are the stalls we loved and our favourite pieces from the show! Continue reading “Best of Vogue Wedding Show 2015”
It sucked that we didn’t get invited to Manish Malhotra’s show. It was one of the 3 shows that took place off-site at Amazon India Couture Week, and for some reason, off-site = limited media entry. I overheard someone state matter-of-factly that only 30 Media Seats were available. Wow, that’s just great. But what about us bloggers, Manish? I thought our meeting earlier this year meant something to you.
I thought we explained what wedding blogs are to you, and you…you promised you wouldn’t forget! Is this how you repay us?! For the one hundred and eighty five seconds we took out of our busy lives to introduce the concept of wedding blogging to you?! *turns away dramatically*
Well, let bygones be bygones. Maybe next time we meet you’ll have a gift ready for me. You know, to make it up to me? A lehenga maybe. Well, alright alright. Don’t get angsty *rolls her eyes* Even a dupatta will do.
I need to praise your collection now. These brides na, won’t leave me alone even for 2 minutes to speak to MM. They want to see the pictures NOW. Off you go, M. I’ll see you next at the Vogue Wedding Show, darling. *air kiss* *air kiss*
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This was my favourite show at Couture Week – my absolute favourite. I’m obsessed with the images – zooming into the details feels like a visual treat. It was…delicious, if I may.
Firstly, Varun Bahl called this collection “Song of the Flower”. Flowers in couture? Consider us hooked.
And you cannot believe the beauty of the floral embroidery, the soft shades, the dreamy designs – I really, really loved it. It feels like you walked into a secret garden, and rolled around in an endless land of flowers.
Four pieces made the cut to our top picks. Continue reading “Varun Bahl at Amazon India Couture Week 2015”
Vogue Wedding Show 2015
A luxury wedding exhibition where the vendors are hand-picked by the people behind Vogue magazine. This is it’s 3rd edition. I’ve attended the previous two (and even written about the first one!) and found VWS to be one of the best wedding exhibitions out there.
When & Where
7-9 August, 2015 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
What’s So Special About It?
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There was one big name missing from fashion week last month – Anita Dongre.
Lakme Fashion Week came and went, as did Wills India Fashion Week’s re-named avtaar – Amazon India Fashion Week. I did multiple “best of” posts for both, and was sure that Anita Dongre would make it to the Top Picks. But not a sniff of a spring-summer or autumn-winter collection by the designer, at either fashion week. Where is she?
Brides all over the globe have been waiting for what Anita Dongre has in store for us in 2015. Is there anything new in the works?
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This is the third post in the Best of Lakme Fashion Week series.
Amongst all the pretty, summery Indian wear, I spotted a few cute dresses and skirts that are perfect for your beach honeymoon. Continue reading “The Best Honeymoon Outfits at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2015”
This is the second post in the Best of Lakme Fashion Week series. The first one on the best saris and suits can be found here.
Out of the 80+ designers who showcased at Lakme Fashion Week, only a handful created lehengas I loved. This didn’t come as a surprise because the Summer Resort edition doesn’t really scream bridal, and since lehengas are essentially wedding wear, there were limited options to pick from anyway. Here are the few I loved most for summer and beach weddings.
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