An Intimate Wedding With The Most Breathtaking Bridal Kanjeevarams We've Seen In 2020
BY Aakanksha | 10 Feb, 2020 | 6471 views | 3 min read
Cowshi was one bride that blew us away with her bridal looks! whether it was the two Kanjeevarams she wore for her traditional Tamil wedding, or the absolutely gorgeous gown she wore on her reception, she stunned us with her looks. Not only the designs but even the colours she chose for her outfits were very offbeat! Adding to the whole glamour of the wedding was on-point floral decor at the wedding. The setup, the arrangement and the attention to detail was remarkable. Photography by Satnam Photography was equally stunning and we bet you'll be pinning these images as soon as you scroll down and see them!
Meet Cowshi & Jugal
From The Bride:
I have always wanted a Spring Wedding. The season is both symbolic and sentimental for the both of us, and we were fortunate enough to have our religious dates for our Wedding fall in April. April in Bloom was what I envisioned for the Wedding, without having to compromise on my traditional Tamil roots. As we are both proud Londoners, we chose two iconic venues: The Savoy for our Wedding and JW Marriott Grosvenor House for our Reception. The pastel blue hue in The Savoy’s Ballroom was in keeping with our Wedding theme. We were extremely lucky that Jay & I had the perfect white Mandap and balustrades to compliment the French intricacies that accented the Ballroom. As customary in Tamil Wedding traditions, the bride wears two sarees. I decided to stay away from the traditional reds and opted for a lilac kanchivaram silk saree for my first look, matched with South Indian inspired jewellery, hair and make up. For my second look, I chose a soft pink and gold sheen kanchivaram silk number as my "Bridal Saree," and paired it with navaratna jewellery created with a combination of nine auspicious gems due to its astrological significance. I added North Indian inspired accessories, giving a nod to Jugal's heritage. The floral arrangements in combination with the temple brasswear we carefully picked out, captured both pastels and the South Indian / Sri Lankan theme, in what I hope was a unique fusion. The flowers and floating candles rested on a raised custom-made walkway, connecting my entrance from a curtained stage directly into the Mandap. The centrepiece within the Mandap was a bespoke Thanjavur painting of Lord Tirpuati Balaji and Lakshmi, to mark the holy nature of our Wedding. This presented a special memento from our big day which is now hanging up on our wall at home! The Reception took place the following weekend and was a black-tie event. We wanted to express our creative and quirky side and so opted for exotic flower arrangements (Floco Flowers) with Mughal pop-art and a custom printed dance floor and bar front. The focal point was a 12m panoramic LED screen showcasing our pre-wedding photoshoot from Jaipur, India, taken by the amazing Satnam Photography.
Vendors: Venue: Pre-Wedding Shoot - Jaipur, India, Wedding - The Savoy, London, Wedding Reception - JW Marriott, Grosvenor House, London; Makeup Artist: Gini Bhogal; Photographer: Satnam Photography; Decor: Wedding - Jay & I, Wedding Garlands - Ealing Amman Temple, London, Wedding Reception - Floco Flowers; Planner: Karishma Manwani ; Bridal Outfits: Tulsi Silks Chennai ; Wedding Invite: Artsy Design Co