Luxebook October 2023

white saree adorned with intricate zari work seamlessly fuses tradition and modernity, creating a timeless look. A silk kanjivaram saree, paired with temple jewellery, captures the essence of a South Indian wedding, infusing it with regal elegance. Finally, for a Christian wedding, a white dress or a cream-colored saree with a train and a veil transforms the bride into a picture-perfect vision of bridal charm. Moving to Arpita Mehta’s creative process when designing for various types of weddings. Here are her thoughts on the ensembles she would create, “For a queer wedding, I would opt for twinning outfits or a tone-on-tone look, celebrating the uniqueness and togetherness of the couple. For a Nikkah ceremony, I’d design stunning shararas with intricate khada work, capturing the essence of elegance and tradition. A Punjabi bridal creation would be beautiful red and gold lehenga symbolizing vibrancy and festivity. I would opt for a beautiful mustard sari for a Bengali wedding, reflecting the rich heritage and culture of Bengal.For a South Indian wedding, I envision ivory and gold silk saris, blending classic elegance with contemporary style and for a white wedding, I’d choose a Chikankari white sari, epitomizing purity and grace.” To conclude we can say that the shift towards multicultural wedding fashion in India is more than just a passing fad. It is a celebration of love’s diversity and the world of fashion is evolving to embrace the beauty of multicultural weddings, making it a trend that’s here to stay. Picture courtesy: Arpita Mehta 58|LUXEBOOK|OCTOBER 2023 䀀䐀䤀䄀倀刀䔀䌀䤀伀唀匀