Have you contacted your designer just yet, longing for a blue and gold bridal lengha? Welcome back as we disseminate the details of this bridal couture photo shoot. While most certainly the models made this high end photo shoot by Peter Nguyen Photography look effortless, the secret is that nothing about a successful shoot is a minimal effort; it takes an entire village to pull together a fashion shoot. The beauty end of the shoot was headed by makeup artist Nida Nafees. Nina has crafted the looks of Indian brides in the Bay Area for over seven years with a festive Bollywood approach incarnating winged eyes, bright lipstick and bold colors. Nina toned down her makeup skills to compliment the heavily-embroidered blouse and crimsom gold brocade lenghas, worn by the models. No fashion shoot would be complete without the vision of a concept master and Leena Jay and Vaijayanti Baldua of VAMA Designs spearheaded the direction of origination and execution. Even the most brilliant photographers need a creative push in designing new concepts to stage a creative shoot and Leena and Vaijayanti did a stellar job with carrying out the planning and design. Leena Jay relayed to Maharani Weddings how this shoot came from conception, to camera. Read on below as Lena dabbles in fashion and design and take note of the amazing designs in the gallery by VAMA Designs caught on camera by Peter Nguyen Photography.
As relayed by Leena Jay:
What are some of the hottest bridal lenghas are there in the fashion industry?
I don't think there is a specific style these days that brides go for. It's all about being creative & wearing a piece on your special day that will make you stand out. You have to keep in mind that this lehnga should be remembered by all present at the wedding. With that being said, colors change based on seasons but a lot of brides seem to prefer the traditional look these days with the full-sleeved cholis & lehngas with lots of ghera. I love it when a traditional silhouette makes a comeback! Brides are drawn towards embellishments that are a part of our genealogy; gota, dabka, tilla, on jewel-toned fine fabrics. It's about creating heirloom pieces rather than wearing something that's trending for the moment.
What are some of your favorite colors to wear to weddings at the moment?
Black always tends to be the color of choice for me personally. Black represents power, sophistication, elegance, formality, mystery and the unknown.
What accessories do you think every Indian Bride should wear on her wedding day?
I think a head-piece with a nose ring makes a huge statement. If you are a bride that prefers the traditional look, you can't go wrong with those pieces.
Hope you all enjoyed this wonderful shoot by an equally impressive photographer! Return back tomorrow as we relish in the details of a fabulous Indian wedding out in Mexico! See you all then!