It goes without saying that a bride must look her absolute best on her wedding day. But I also believe that she must look equally stunning on the days leading up to the big day. Weddings are a huge deal for us. We invest a great amount of time, effort and emotions into making weddings an unforgettable experience. But in between the hustle and bustle of preparations and ceremonies,the bride and groom need a ‘time out’ with friends and close family members. The sangeet is one such occasion where you can shake a leg and unwind. It’s fast becoming a trend for families to organise a sangeet brunch where formalities are kept aside and the party mode goes into overdrive. Since this is a daytime event, it’s important that the bride-to-be keep things simple and not spend much time fretting on what to wear. However, the occasion’s informal nature does not mean that you can’t look gorgeous. With daytime events like mehendi, sangeet and luncheons becoming major celebratory occasions, designers too have started designing exclusively for such occasions. And floral prints are trending this season in a big way. Almost every biggie in the fashion industry has incorporated a range of floral prints in her wedding collection. Floral lehengas,for instance, are an excellent option for such functions.
Stealing a page from the gorgeous and stylish Bipasha Basu’s wedding saga, I have selected the divine lehenga which the diva wore for her mehendi ceremony and in which she looked like a princess straight out of a fairy tale. The lehenga is from Anushree Reddy’s latest collection, titled The Wedding Chronicle. It’s a signature piece featuring a vintage rose print with subtle gold detailing. It was paired by Basu with a zardozi cutwork blouse and a dupatta in tones of fresh pink. The actress kept her make-up minimal with a hint of kohl and a soft shade of pink on her lips. You can also keep the heavy jewellery to a minimum and instead opt for the much-in-vogue floral jewellery. Take cue from the prints on your lehenga to select your accessories. Complete your look by pairing this floral fantasy lehenga with the sensuous Christian Louboutin peep toe sandals in python print. The luxurious shape of these ‘Lady Peeps’ will add the perfect glam quotient to your feet. A substantial platform reduces the plunge of the dramatic heel and allows you to walk with confidence and ease. And with that you’re all set to party!