The grandeur of big fat Indian weddings would be amiss without the famous couturier names behind the bride and groom outfits. Not only are these couturiers known to design for the wedding couple, but also their loved ones. Their design is bespoke keeping in mind the curated themes, occasions, and destination weddings. The glamorous weddings of India’s most affluent and rich have been known to hire the finest maestros of India’s couture designs, who curate, craft, design and put together absolutely breath-taking and stunning wedding outfits.
A fine example of the opulence of the Indian weddings is the recent wedding of Janardhana Reddy’s daughter that is estimated to cost around INR 550 cr and the trousseau included designs from master couturier Neeta Lulla. The wedding outfit, a Kanjeevaram saree, is said to be crafted and hand embroidered with all-gold with a cost closing into INR 17 crore.
Let’s walk down the memory lane to some of the most talked about weddings that gave us the fairy tales looks of celebrity bride and grooms and how they are driving the sales of these designers adding further to the magnificence and elegance of big fat Indian weddings.
Considered to be the grand master of all designers and couturiers in India, Sabyasachi is a global name today and is known to bring the best of Indian traditional crafts to his designs. An absolute favourite of Indian Bollywood celebrities, he is a common name behind the most coveted wedding bridal outfit designs. Take it from Anushka Sharma – Virat Kohli wedding, Priyanka Chopra- Nick Jonas wedding to the Deepika Padukone – Ranveer Singh wedding – his designs have taken over the wedding industry by a storm and are sought after by many brides who come from affluent families, the especially the rich NRI crowd. Bipasha Basu, Soha Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt are few other celebrities who have worn Sabyasachi for their wedding day.
With bespoke couture designs, custom embroideries by hand and curated placement of quotes to illustrations of what the bridegroom considers close to their heart, Sabyasachi is known to produce a fine balance of Indian culture and uniqueness to his bride’s outfits.
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Manish is known as the king of Bollywood and fashion weeks in India. He is one of the most famous Bollywood costume designers and wedding couturiers in India, a well-known celebrity designer figure himself and a close friend to a large number of celebrities. Manish is known to have designed outfits for the recent extravagant Siddharth Malhotra-Kiara Advani wedding. He’s the designer behind Kareena Kapoor’s royal wedding look to Preity Zinta’s dreamy wedding outfit.
His designs are curated for modern to traditional brides and involves bespoke custom silhouettes and embroideries.
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A name that has been taking over in the bespoke wedding design world is that of Anamika Khanna, from designing custom wedding outfits for Athiya Shetty, Kajal Aggarwal, Mira Kapoor to Sonam Kapoor, Anamika Khanna turns out to be a crowd favourite for many well-to-do families for their special occasions.
The designer herself and her designs are known to be a unique reimagination of the traditional Indian crafts and silhouettes. An ideal choice for modern brides who seek a touch of modernity with a classic Indian bridal look. Her designs are an absolute favourite with Sonam Kapoor who has also been spotted wearing a custom and bespoke Indian traditional saree with a heavily embroidered jacket at the Cannes red carpet.
While his foray into the bridal world is new, his designs are the ideal reception and cocktail wear. Over the past few years, many high-profile celebrities have worn his curated and exclusively designed outfits to global sought-after events. Known to have been worn by Megan Thee Stallion at the Oscars to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes, Gaurav Gupta is a master couturier, rather an innovator who has been working for a decade to bring his refined designs to a niche.
Sherry Shroff, a celebrated Indian influencer with millions in following, has worn his design to her wedding a few years back and he is also known to produce bespoke designs for India’s affluent at some of the most private and coveted weddings and occasions.
Neeta Lulla is undoubtedly one of the most famous fashion designers in the country and her mesmerizing wedding and bridal outfits have been an absolute crowd favorite. She is known to have designed the iconic Kanjeevaram saree with a stunning gold border, filled with Swarovski crystals and real all-gold thread work for Aishwarya Rai for her wedding day outfit. The wedding outfit for Esha Deal to Genelia D’souza were all custom made by Neeta Lulla.
Her designs are a hit with the South Indian wedding circle and considered to be one of the most exclusive ones. Movies like Taal, Hum dil de chuke Sanam and Jodha Akbar – all have the unique couture design by the celebrated designer herself.
Abu Jani and Sandeep Kholsa, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Amit Agarwal, Anita Dongre, Tarun Tahiliani and few others designers who are all couture masters and have successfully claimed their own niche in the market, making the big fat Indian wedding even more grand and enchanting with their bespoke designs.
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