The 2019 trends celebrity wedding experts are most excited about
Whether you’re looking at a big fat celebration or an intimate affair, a bohemian theme or a royal one, a traditional or a spiritual ceremony, in the captivating world of Indian weddings, nothing is off limits. Cases in point:
Bridal wear trends in 2019
If every wedding tells a story, the bridal outfit is the protagonist. And when it comes to choosing the wedding outfit, tradition trumps trends (remember
And other couturiers seems to agree. Shyamal Shodhan of Shyamal & Bhumika notes, “You’ll see a revival of traditional
So what’s in store for wedding season in 2019? “Intricate hand embroidery with floral and bird motifs, along with 3D embellishments and thread work that features zardozi, juxtaposed with pastel silk threads and sequins, will be a big trend this year,” says Shodhan.
For Mehta, the colour palette that’ll helm the year includes a bottle green. “It is an interesting shade for a bride to wear at her wedding or sangeet,” she says. Shodhan advocates fabrics in warm Indian colours and jewel tones and handwoven eco-friendly silks, while Gupta predicts more muted tones. “Sophisticated pastels or neutral pastels like pale pink, ivory, ecru and silver will rule 2019. Greys and champagnes would make a case for trendy colours because they just have this sense of simplicity. Also, apart from colour, emphasis will be given to silhouette and design for show-stealing ensembles,” he explains.
Bridal jewellery to look out for
No outfit is complete without the right baubles. “For 2019, I see bold, maximalist styles returning,” foretells Vikram Khanna of Khanna Jewellers, the brand that designed Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ neckpiece for
Khanna also presses on the power of layering, and mixing and matching. “Wedding jewellery in the coming year will be all about piles of layering and stacking for a vintage, regal allure. Look to mix-and-match gemstones and diamonds for a larger-than-life look.” This is also a great way to upcycle and re-use the pieces post the nuptials.
Shekhawat, who is known for her meenakari pieces, touts a Rajputi ‘Aadh’ choker necklace as the perfect choice for a traditional bride. “Cooler hues are going to [be popular], as more and more brides are opting for meenakari in shades of turquoise, and gemstones such as deep aquamarine tanzanite paired with perfectly graded pearls—a bridal trousseau must have.”
The wedding location everyone will be looking for
The only non-negotiable aspect that’ll have the biggest impact on your overall planning is the
“Location wise, interesting avenues have started opening up in places like Bahrain, Doha, Baku and Vietnam. Closer to home, we feel the South region, predominantly Kerala, will get a lot of wedding footfall,” elaborates Tina Tharwani and Saurabh Malhotra of Shaadi Squad, the team behind
Wedding design and decor trends
Hanging garlands, draped stage backdrops and delicate veils cut the line no more. “The minimalistic subdued trend is out. Now, everything needs to have an impact,” explains specialist Gurleen M Puri, the name behind
Tharwani and Malhotra, on the other hand opine, “The mantra for 2019 will be highly
What the wedding invitation will look like
Looking to inject an oh-so-romantic touch to your wedding? Turn to nature for inspiration for your
The wedding gifts and favours du jour
“In 2019, I’d like to see the emergence of mindful gifting,” reveals Enda Noone, co-founder of New Delhi-based luxury lifestyle and gifting brand Ikka Dukka. And there’s a two-fold connotation attached to this trend that he reinforces. “First, look to thoughtful, personalised
“An impactful yet undemanding way for couples to go eco-friendly is to send out digital wedding invitations, while amping up the goodie bag that goes with it (you’re guests will be might pleased with this idea). I suggest steering clear of the cookie cutter approach of giving confectionery or dried fruits, and instead considering carefully-curated wedding favours that embody who you are as a couple and as a family—ones that’ll be keepsakes for your wedding guests. If you’re a traditionalist who’d like to stick to edibles, opt for gourmet coffees or artisanal teas in elegant, handcrafted wooden or tin packaging, complemented with accessories like infusers, tea sets or mugs for an after-use value—practical yet not pedestrian. In fact, we have recently added on several ready-to-gift and customisable gifting solutions to our repertoire foreseeing this trend,” advises Noone.
The food to watch out for
The wedding cake
When it comes to wedding cakes, that ubiquitous, all-white, three-tiered creation reigns supreme. But much like other wedding aspects, cakes will also see reinvention in terms of shapes, colours and most importantly, flavours. “We see a trend shift towards a combination of naked and semi-naked cakes, adorned with artificial flowers, subtle use of gold foil and edible gold paint,” says Suchit Mahajan, managing partner, Deliciae Patisserie. As far as sweetness goes, he says nothing beats vanilla sponge but with a difference, “we have introduced new iterations of vanilla sponge infused with unique flavours such as raspberry cheesecake, almond hazelnut and even salted caramel.”
The entertainment factor
Sure, artist- or celebrity-led dance and
Author: Nupur Sarvaiya