#FirstPerson: "I Had A Wedding Where I DIY'ed All My Outfits & Ideas"
BY Guest Author | 07 Dec, 2017
Meet Manika and Puneet
The Customised Outfits...
This one was an onion pink chikankari wrap around lehenga with a corset blouse, bought raw from Chandni Chowk, dyed & designed later. For the Sufi Evening which was later in the day, I got a second silk blouse with sleeves made with the same Sagan lehenga, added with a dull gold embroidered anarkali jacket and adorned with my mom's polki & temple jewellery.
Since this was the Family Olympics event, I wore a peach pink tied lungi skirt dress, paired with jewellery from Tribe by Amrapali. On the Mehendi eve, I wore a bottle green brocade jacket with quarter length chanderi silk lehenga with loads of gota jewellery from Kinari Bazaar, Chandni Chowk.
For the wedding, I customised an olive green & maroon pure georgette lehenga with dull gold & beige threadwork, the design was inspired by Sabyasachi. My sister's twin daughters were my bridemaids with the same lehenga along with a mini chura too!
With my lehenga which was pretty light, I wore super heavy dream jewellery (pure silver jewelry coated with antique gold) which was customised by Dau Dayal Sons, Dariba Chandni Chowk. I chose pure silver instead of artificial or pure gold because I wanted to keep it forever with me & didn't wish to splurge lakhs on it!
The Decor & Unique Ideas...
"Puneet and I were best friends since childhood, studied together, worked together & ultimately our family arranged the marriage to share life together! My father & my siblings made our wedding super special by arranging it at Surajkund Mela Grounds and they DIYed the whole three days which included a massive three-day extravaganza where both the families stayed together.