We know Suneet Varma as one of the emerging maestros’ of the Indian fashion fraternity. Suneet’s journey started from graduating at the London College of Fashion, leading on to his work with Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. His milestones grew throughout the years from hosting India’s first international fashion and style program, ‘Suneet Varma’s Style Guru’ for Star World TV, to being a franchisee partner in India for ‘Armani Junior’. Suneet Varma’s latest collection was showcased at the Spring Couture 2015 Show for Lakme Fashion Week at the Palladium Hotel, Mumbai. His collection titled ‘Decorative Arts of India’ speaks of romance, femininity and flirtatiousness. It draws inspiration from the traditional motifs and embroideries of Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan and the Southern states of India. Suneet says, “India has had centuries of old love affair with couture or made to measure for pleasure. There is no denying the luxurious indulgence of precious finery, the magical beauty of one‐ off embellished wedding attire and the sparkle of personalized jewels that are made to match with it.”
The collection has customary Indian attire with a contemporary twist. This time Suneet uses a lot of shades of red from sindoor to fuchsia pinks from rose to deep magenta that lie within Rajasthan. Stark white and ivory with color-on-color aari embroidery, dark navy and cobalt blue with antique, burnt gold and copper thread embellish these stunning lehengas. Some of the pieces imbue in mirror work embellishment within the large borders in the thread embroidery. These impeccable details and fabrics create a distinct regal look.
The silhouettes of long and slender layering in sheer fabrics from the two-piece sarees with embellished corset blouses, delicate antique zardosi, long anarkali kurtas with mirror work and thread embroidered all over jaal accolade the collection. The short tunics have colour-on-colour thread and Swarovski crystals with draped dhoti salwars, Angrakha style kalidar kurtas worn with short cropped jackets with draped collars and delicate bead embroidery. The fabrics used in those are in luscious silk chiffon, Georgette, silk jacquard and jewel-toned rich velvets; with yet again these characteristics pervading royalty and luxuriousness.
The collection also features sheer chiffon sarees decked with gold aari and thread embroidery in large floral motifs reminiscent of the beauty of the Punjab royalty. A mix of traditional Indian textiles in bright colors combined with the sensibility of the royal costumes of India. The collection uses white on white thread embroidery with a dash of colour on long and short tunics with Capri trousers and Patiala salwars with tasseled triangular stoles.
Overall, there is an array of sophistication executed in many forms within Suneet’s attire from the silhouettes of the collection which are slim, sheer and narrow with very delicate embroideries down to the use of lavishing fabrics. I admire how he has placed thought into every slight detail of each piece, may it be the use of nostalgic antique embroideries or using a variety of blue shades. His collection really does depict the ‘Decorative Arts Of India’. Now to see my personal top 3 favourite pieces from the collection (talk about a hard choice to make!).
After participating in shows across the world including Paris, Hong Kong, Berlin and Los Angeles. I am thrilled to say Suneet Varma will be back in London to showcase his extraordinary latest collection, bridal and couture pieces at Think Shaadi’s Boutique Showcase event on Friday 15th May 2015.
Victoria is a London based blogger. She has a passion for fashion and food, with a speciality in contemporary Asian fashion. Victoria runs the blog London Ki Ladki and is the latest member of the Think Shaadi blogging family. Here’s where you can find her around the web – Facebook:London Ki Ladki – Instagram:London Ki Ladki – Twitter:London Ki Ladki
So here comes the sister of the bride. If you are bride or groom’s sister then you have a pivotal role to play in the big fat Indian wedding. There is a lot of focus on bridal styling and outfits so in today’s post I want to share some outfit and styling ideas for the bridesmaid.
Since bridesmaids have a lot of running around to do, it is better to opt for something light and trendy. You don’t have to go overboard with your styling – there is no point in stealing limelight from the bride plus you do not want to look like the bride. Personally I think bridesmaids should opt for something that looks elegant and trendy. Here are some styling ideas that you can try. I have taken inspiration from the catwalk and India’s top designers.
Fun and Feminine
Trust me people who have most fun in weddings are the bridesmaids. Indian weddings are fun and if your sister or brother is getting married then it makes the occasion even more special. Anushree Reddy is known for her pastel flower print lehenga and her latest collection is nothing but fun and feminine. Taking inspiration from the rich heritage of Hyderabad, The Royal Courtyard collections boasts of delicate embroideries, lace and floral prints. It is a go-to collection for any bridesmaid.
My other favourite collection is Anita Dongree’s Summer Bride 2015. The gotta patti work in soft pastel colours is drool worthy. Though it is a bridal collection, there are some great non-bridal pieces as well.
Sari with a Twist
Sari is such an elegant outfit that you can never go wrong with it. If you want to wear a sari as your bridesmaid outfit then you can give it a bit of a twist and make it trendy and modern. Here are some sari inspirations.
Gaurav Gupta is know for his sari gowns and twisted drapes. In this electric blue piece here gives a new dimension to the outfit.
I am a big fan of Anamika Khanna designs. The use of intricate lace adds a vintage charm to her outfits. This white sari with a flowy cape style blouse will look very elegant on a bridesmaid.
Embellished crop tops teamed up with plain or light work lehenga is a wonderful option for a bridesmaid. With crop top lehenga you can get away by not wearing a dupatta. Crops tops can look very flattering on most most body shapes. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a choli then crop tops are ideal.
If you do not want to go down the typical sari, lehenga or suit route then why not experiment with something different. Here are some outfit inspirations that you can experiment with.
Dhoti pant with a fitted jacket is a very unique combination and very different from your regular traditional outfits.
Long Jacket teamed up with wide leg trousers is also a great alternative. Do try it if you do not want to go down the fun and feminine look.
For more fashion inspiration have a look at some of the famous Bollywood sisters.
Hope you got some ideas on how to style your bridesmaid outfit. Take your time to choose something that inspires you. Try on different outfits, may be take pictures and see which one looks good on you. Finally choose a dress that you like and feel good in.
By Mandavi Kaushik
Mandavi is a fashion stylist and blogger based in London, she has a passion for design and knows good style when she sees it. You read more from Mandavi over at her blog The Red Notebook Blog.
On the 27th February, in the luxurious surroundings of the world renowned Mayfair Hotel, a group of artisans, invited by Think Shaadi came together, and created something truly unique, an event that melded the aesthetics of East and West, in a feast of fine craftsmanship, executed with angelic precision.
Stylish designs comprising of wedding gowns, cakes, floral displays and jewellery were a delectable feast for the eyes. With a coterie of 250 guests, from high-society, the luxury industry and media, the Jewel of Mayfair was a triumphant experiment in bringing differing aspects of the luxury wedding industry to one place.
The Event was captured on film by the photographic pioneers at Muse Motion Pictures, who took some exceptional shots of this wondrous creativity. We have to give them special thanks for beautifully capturing our first showcase.
The Jewel of Mayfair was designed by Scarlet Events, who have in the past created some outstanding events for clients in the luxury, arts, design and lifestyle sectors. The Jewel of Mayfair was orchestrated with four specific jewel themes – ruby, emerald, sapphire and diamond. The team at Scarlet Events choose the colours to showcase prevalent themes in weddings, but also jewels which typify luxury to the finest degree. It was a rich palette for the designers to work with, and what emerged was a hypnotic fairy tale.
The Ruby room, situated in the Dazinger suite, evoked a certain regal quality, tinged with romance. Featuring a 50-foot long table, decorated with vintage gold ornamentation and replete with a variety of flowers, including Grand Prix Roses, burgundy tulips, red spray roses et al, along with fresh pomegranates, figs and grapes. The tables centrepiece was a magnificent six tier cake, inspired by the Baroque period, it was a dramatic explosion of sugary glory, festooned with edible roses, so intricately designed they looked real.
The cake was the work of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Founded by artisan Elizabeth Solaru, who oversees each design from her London based workshop. Elizabeth’s cakes are all about pushing the boundaries of sugar craft, keeping luxury and artistic realism at the forefront. From celebration cakes to cupcakes, Elizabeth has courted the attention of such media luminaries as Vogue, Conde Nast Brides and Hello magazine amongst many others.
To encapsulate the essence of romance, place settings were styled by Whitehouse. A company that emerged from a passion to supply the finest crockery and glassware, Whitehouse have become renowned in the event industry for their unique tastes, sourcing each of their products from around the world, and supplying to a wealth of high profile clients. Their raison d’etre is to create elegance in a variety of forms.
The icing on the cake for the table design was the etched menus, fashioned in a gorgeous style and finished in gold. They were the brainchild of Intricate Creations, a company that works on the cutting edge of design, producing contemporary, laser-cut wedding and event stationary. Despite their thoroughly modern design approach, Intricate Creations gather their inspirations from a variety of sources, from nature, the arts and of course history. Their menu designs echoed strongly artistic motifs of the Baroque, which complimented the cake perfectly.
A Bespoke four course dinner, for 52 lucky people, was arranged by Cinnamon Club and celebrity chef Vivek Singh of Cinnamon Restaurants. Epitomising culinary innovation, Cinnamon Club are synonymous with mouth-watering cuisine, melding a variety of flavours and recipes from around the globe, of course always made from the finest British produce. Cinnamon Club’s reputation is cemented thanks to two things, an old fashioned love for good food and a solid work ethic grounded in creativity.
The vintage style furniture came from Great Hire. A company that devotes its energies to shunning mediocrity, and embracing elegance and masterful quality furnishings. Really paying attention to each client’s desires and delivering only the very best.
The Upper Atrium was transformed into the Sapphire room, with a distinctly Parisian feel, the theme was brought to life using predominantly blue brocade linen and French furniture. Hyacinths, forget-me-nots and hydrangeas were the dominant flowers for this setting, giving a tinge of rustic romance.
The Sapphire room was particularly relaxed and a social atmosphere prevailed, with a cocktail bar at the far end, with experimental cocktails by Drinks Fusion. Established in 2006, Drinks Fusion are all about providing thirst quenching bespoke cocktails, having worked with high profile clients in the arts, design, fashion and lifestyle sectors, to quote the team their ethos is “to bring a unique experience to our clients by providing the opportunity to taste some of the world’s finest spirits, wines and food, in a classic, contemporary and inspirational way, using only the finest ingredients.”
The bar area was illuminated perfectly, thanks to lighting by Smoking Gun Events. A company that leads the way in creating events that cater to individual tastes and needs impeccably, they are the leaders in event lighting, understanding that an event cannot shine if it isn’t properly lit.
The Sapphire Room also showcased the stylish and masculine tailoring of Paul Jheeta, whose suits encapsulate a mix of contemporary aesthetics and age old craftsmanship, rooted firmly in quality. Paul began his career back in 1997, working under the tutelage of Antony Price, he quickly stood out as a star tailor, understanding the minutiae of this very specific sartorial environment. After a number of years perfecting his craft, he launched his own label ‘Paul Jheeta’ back in 2008, since becoming a giant of Savile Row.
The mezzanine, being the first section guests encountered as they entered the event, was where the Emerald room was arrange, once again a regal, imperial essence emanated from this display. There were two very prominent colours, which complimented one another, green and gold.
The front table was centred on a giant floral display, by the king of floristry Rob Van Helden. An unrivaled master in creating ethereal beauty, Dutch born Rob has provided some of the most awe inspiring bouquets etc. since 1986, garnering a reputation as an artist of merit.
A man who sees the potential to create artistic grandeur with flowers, he has put his Midas touch to floral designs across Europe, Asia, the Far East, the Gulf and the USA, including Princess Margaret’s 70th birthday, Elton John’s civil partnership; the Beckhams’ World Cup party; the Alfred Dunhill Cup; Pierce Brosnan’s wedding and the James Bond film premieres.
An eye popping six tier cake by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, decorated with gold paisley designs, along with edible gold roses acted as the perfect partner for Rob’s floral designs.
Further along, a mini-exhibition took place, with famed couture design house Oscar de la Renta displaying some of their new collection. Oscar de la Renta emerged in the swinging sixties, with an idea of creating a luxury goods company that embraced femininity and pristine aesthetics, incorporating influences from the art historical to nature and design. Despite Oscar himself passing away last year, his label dominates the bridal design scene, creating collections that brides the world over clamor for.
For the Jewel of Mayfair, Oscar de la Renta exhibited several bridal and cocktail dresses, in panoply of pastel shades, from white to yellow. The collection was also sported by graceful models, who looked every inch like seraphim’s, gliding around the exhibit.
The models hair was styled by Aamir Naveed, a man who views hairdressing as an art form, not just an ephemeral luxury. Aamir has reworked the entire concept, creating styles that compliment a woman’s personality as well as outer beauty. He is a much sought after stylist, being the lead stylist for international fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherji, amongst other things.
Make-up was by Ambreen, an innovative make-up artist who’s supplied her talents to a smorgasbord of celebrities from the UK, as well as Bollywood. What is unique about Ambreen is her ability to perfectly balance subtlety with extravagance. Like a true artist, she looks beyond the superficial, applying makeup that compliments bone structure, facial contours etc. Ambreen’s essential goal is to enrich a person’s youthful vitality.
Finally, the models were given some exceptional henna designs from H Beauty. Headed by Halimah Abubacker, H Beauty reaches back into the depths of Indian history to recreate henna designs, giving of course a hint of the contemporary. She is much in demand from the media and beauty industry.
Adding the final touch of glamour to the Emerald room was the Entertainment Design Company, who exhibited some of their simply spell bounding invitation designs. A great favourite with our guests. The Entertainment Design Company is an atelier who creates stationary unlike any other, every design, no matter whether it’s big or small, is given the same attention that Michelangelo gave his sculpture of David. Making sure that the design is precise and most importantly always individual. The Entertainment Design Company has turned the previously simple matter of stationary design into an art form of sheer magnificence.
The Diamond room was featured in the Lower Atrium, and its theme was one of ethereal and delicate intimacy, with a Perspex table and chairs, which framed the magnificent Phalaenopsis orchids, styled by Rob Van Helden, glassware by Whitehouse and of course Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium’s five tier cake, with its stunning pearl sugar peacock.
Adjacent was another mini-exhibition, which saw the Queen of accessory design Judith Leiber’s quirky and luxurious clutch bags. The American luxury brand is world famous for its ability to mix the fun and creative with the stylish. A firm favourite for celebrities to sport on the red carpet. Judith Leiber works on the belief that flawless design and minute attention to detail is what creates the beauty of the finished product.
Opposite were some immensely detailed and superbly crafted shoe designs, from the London based designer Aruna Seth. A seasoned socialite with a passion for beautiful things, Aruna Seth went about launching her own design house, which catered to women who appreciate the beauty of shoe design, just as she does.
The result of her creative endeavours is a brand that masters the art of luxury. Her designs are intensely unique, usually featuring floral and butterfly motifs. The chic shoes are crafted from the finest materials in the world, from leather, silk, ribbons and more. Both collections were exhibited on top of mirrored plinths.
The final Aladdin’s cave of the Jewel of Mayfair was the Luxury lounge. An ordinary conference room was transformed into a bastion of colour and craftsmanship. The goal was to create a boutique like experience for the guests, with £2.5 million worth of jewellery and watches.
The jewellery came from Amrapali, a brand born in the regal state of Rajasthan, the city of kings. Its two founders Rajiv Arora & Rajesh Ajmera were history lovers in every sense of the word, with such a devoted passion for the art of the past they set up about launching Amrapali. They are renowned for creating jewellery that in unapologetically grand and regal. Each piece is crafted to personify the rich heritage of India, marking them out with a contemporary twist.
The watches were from Watches of Switzerland, who source some of the finest time pieces from artisans across Europe. Watches of Switzerland are a company that pay a great deal of attention to finding wrist watches that make a man or woman stand out from the crowd. Carefully procuring designs from such luxury industry stalwarts as Cartier, Rolex and Jaeger-LeCoultre et al.
In the great matrimonial adventure, the groom rarely gets a mention aside from during the traditional rituals, which require a good deal thought and attention, often the focus is on the bride and the wedding party. However, there is a shift happening, with weddings becoming more individualistic, the time has come for grooms to take a bit more centre stage, especially where gift giving is concerned.
Now, you can never go wrong with a watch. It’s one of those essential gifts that any man would be pleased with, and if it’s a wedding gift, then it’s guaranteed to give an extra piece of sentimental value to his big day.
Our wonderful Think Shaadi partners Watches of Switzerland offer a handsome variety of beautifully designed and carefully chosen watches. Founded in 1924, Watches of Switzerland have garnered an implacable reputation over the years, known for their style and finesse.
With a range of watches, from Rue Du Rhone and Breitling to Cartier and Rolex, the choices really are endless, and cater to a variety of high-end tastes.
Of course, one of the best gifts to give a groom is a finely designed suit. Ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, there’s a wealth of styles to choose from. Think Shaadi partner Paul Jheeta, is one of our particular favourites.
Paul is bespoke tailor, who operates on the prestigious and world famous Savile Row. It’s a close-knit establishment, but Paul, with his tenacity and talent, managed to literally become part of the fabric at Savile Row. Training in intensive pattern cutting, stand modelling and garment making for ladies and men’s wear, then working with the genius Antony Price.
Having worked and trained with some of the best in the industry, Paul has perfected his talents to a fine degree.
Paul works an effortless magic in creating classic suits of both Western and South Asian tradition, the stitching is always perfect and the over all execution is second to none.
So, here is just two ideas in which to genuinely show the groom some love and attention.
Emerald resembles successful love, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. So for ‘the emerald bride’ who loves everything and all that is emerald, I have selected luxurious fashion and make-up to cater for you.
Oscar De La Renta’s sophisticated embroidered silk faille gown oozes elegance and glamour all rolled into one; a difficult look to accomplish. The intricate detailing of jewels and gems on both the bottom, top and borders of the gown is just beautiful. This piece will definitely attract attention for all the right reasons!
Oscar De La Renta’s Embroidered Silk Faille High-Low Gown
Amrapali’s Floral Carved Emerald Earrings
Amrapali’s Floral Carved Emerald Earrings
Amrapali‘s jewellery is renown for their designs and high quality; and these earrings are like nothing I have ever seen before. The stunning floral carvings on the emeralds add personality to these and would compliment any outfit without the need of a heavy necklace.
Amrapali’s Trio of Emerald Rings
Wow. Wow. Wow. These rings are beauties! Emerald rings are pieces which could never go out of fashion for years to come. These have a combination of diamond and emerald which are set in silver and gold; which means you can get the best of everything all rolled into one.
Amrapali’s Fine Zambian Emerald Floral Earrings
These stunning Zambian emerald floral earrings by Amrapali are a statement on their own. This would work well with a white or emerald gown, and would not need a necklace to compliment it. The mixture of delicate small and medium diamonds and emeralds emulate beautiful flowers. The emerald and diamonds are set in gold; these can pair up nicely with an outfit with gold or silver embroidery.
Judith Leiber’s Fern Green Satin Clutch
The sleekest clutch to accompany the gorgeous gown by Oscar De Le Renta is this impeccable fern green satin rectangular Judith Leiber clutch; simple and bold. The clutch uses a smooth silver framed push and has luscious metallic lambskin lining. This clutch could also compliment a white satin gown.
Shades Of Green Make Up By Henna-H
Heena-H Make Up
If you are a bride who wants those elements of emerald in your make-up or want make-up tailored to your outfit. Then Henna-H are your point of call. Henna-H is run by Halimah Abubackers. Halimah’s incredible work has appeared in the likes of Glamour magazine and Vogue as well as Asiana Wedding magazine! They have a trained make-up team to ensure you look spectacular on your special day.
If you love what you see here, you will be glad to know all these brands will be present at The Jewel Of Mayfair this month at the stunning May Fair Hotel.
Victoria is a London based blogger. She has a passion for fashion and food, with a speciality in contemporary Asian fashion. Victoria runs the blog London Ki Ladki and is the latest member of the Think Shaadi blogging family. Here’s where you can find her around the web – Facebook:London Ki Ladki –Instagram:London Ki Ladki – Twitter:London Ki Ladki
Described as “one of the world’s most eligible bachelors” business tycoon Sanjay Hinduja married his designer girlfriend Anu Mahtani in epic style, with a wedding that cost an estimated £15,000,000. Hinduja is the son of Gopichand and the nephew of Srichand, two of the richest men in Britain.
The wedding took place on February 6 at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, obviously it was a vertable who’s who of Bollywood. Guests included Preity Zinta and Sophie Choudry, Rashmi Nigam, actor Sanjay Kapoor’s wife Maheep, designer Manish Malhotra and singer Nicole Scherzinger amongst others. J-Lo wowed the guests with a typically raunchy performance.
Nicole Scherzinger produced some outstanding shots on Instagram.
And J-Lo took her first ever India “selfie”
The 800-person party then moved, on February 10, to the atmospheric lakeside Rajasthan town of Udaipur – setting for the Bond film Octopussy. Manish Malhotra designed a beautiful array of lehengas and sarees for the bride, which were stunning.
Manish, Suneet Varma and Tarun Tahiliani, amongst others, took Twitter and Instagram with gusto during festivities. Here’s some of our favourites.
Photos courtesy of Manish Malhotra, Rachana Rajaraman, Bollywood Mantra and NDTV
Continuing with the ‘Ruby Lover’ theme, we turn our attentions to the reception itself.
For a truly inspiring ruby theme, flowers are the ultimate must. Our dear friend Rob Van Helden, whose floral design expertise have been recognised by royalty, pop stars, film stars and some of the biggest companies in the world today, is a genius at creating wedding flowers.
The rose, with it’s velvet like feel and symbolic attributes of love, is the ideal flower for the ruby reception. Rob has worked his magic more than once on designing unique floral decorations for wedding receptions, and the rose often plays a pivotal role.
When it comes to his aesthetic approach, Rob tends to work with one specific type of flower, as he says “this is the way in which flowers tend to grow in the wild.” Whereas some florists create with a dizzying mixture of flowers, Rob likes to stick to the way nature intended, and then elaborate from that.
Of course the pièce de résistance of a ruby reception is the cake. Like the crown jewels it acts as the centrepiece and Elizabeth Solaru, of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium works certain artistry with cake design. Her raison d’être is creating visual splendour matched with exhilarating taste.
Her designs have evoked tradition and modernity, as well as the more avant-garde.
The little touches of a wedding reception are of course what make it extra special. A beautifully designed ruby menu can bring a sense of playful delight to a table. Intricate Creations offer a range of bespoke laser-cut wedding stationary, creating age old elegance with up-to-the-minute technology.
This wedding menu, from their Aphrodite collection, look as if it were inspired by dramatic Baroque architecture, yet with all this it feels incredibly contemporary.
All put together, these ruby themed designs create that scintillating atmosphere of love and desire simultaneously. Far from cutesy, they bring an undeniable sense of sophistication, offset by a great aesthetic quality.
With its warm welcome and sumptuous surroundings, Rosewood London is the ideal place to spend a romantic time together. A luxurious hotel in the heart of London, a mix of Edwardian charm and contemporary flare, the story of Rosewood is one built on love.
Rosewood London is offering an exclusive package, second to none, over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Brimming with quirky activities and extraordinary touches, ‘Rosewood London is a Girl’s Best Friend’ offers the ultimate in luxury. Collaborating with trusted partners and professionals whose high level of service and quality is aligned with those of the hotel, Rosewood London has carefully curated a selection of amenities which treat that special someone to everything and more.
The package includes a one-night stay in the Garden House Suite, a magnificent top-floor suite named after its namesake terrace which affords breathtaking views across London, a bespoke fragrance especially created by Roja Dove, the world’s most innovative fragrance creative, a bespoke piece of jewellery created by Shaun Leane, an award-winning luxury jewellery designer, a bespoke monogram by Paul Antonio, a talented calligrapher, a private fireworks display from the terrace of the Garden House Suite, live music on the terrace under cashmere blankets and much more.
Throughout the ages it’s rubies that have been the favoured jewel of Kings and Queens alike, with their alluring and bewitching charms, when it comes to weddings, rubies add an unmistakably sumptuous and regal touch, a safely luxurious colour for the most luxurious day of anyone’s life.
Evoking elegance, warmth and wonder, ruby is the ideal colour for a wedding reception. As a base colour it’s very easy to conjure together a simply glorious theme, and our wonderful Think Shaadi partners have a splendid array of designs in which to create something truly beautiful.
Accessories maketh the bride…..
Beginning with ruby accessories, the colour has been an integral and distinguished part of bridal wear for centuries, crossing the cultural divides and forever synonymous with love.
You simply couldn’t have a ruby themed wedding reception without including a ruby jewel to dazzle and amaze. Amrapali Jewels, emerging from the Mughal splendour of Jaipur, they have since become globally recognised as purveyors of luxury jewellery design, with unprecedented style and grace.
This pair of stunning earnings, which mix diamonds, rubies and pearls, would be a fine addition to a brides outfit, although of course brimming with regal tones, they also offer a bride a sense subtlety, rather than being overwhelming.
As for a neat yet stunning bag, this design by the much lauded Judith Leiber is a playful yet stylish accessory for a bride wanting to mix colours with confidence. An icon of couture, Leiber has been designing for over 50 years, and has amassed a panoply of devotees, including nearly every First Lady of the United States.
London based Aruna Seth has steadily become a remarkable force in the world of shoe design, making an impact with her range of intricately created shoes, which emphasise comfort and elegance, with a degree of unparalleled craftsmanship.
Photo courtesy of Aruna Seth
This eye catching pair of 110mm heels, from the Farfalla range offer a striking accompaniment to a bride looking for a distinctive splash of ruby, and the additional silver and crystal butterfly motif is the cherry on the cake.