They say that the perfect accessory can make or break an outfit- and they’re right! Clothes might make the (wo)man but the finishing accessories are the essential tools to not only complement your bridal clothing, but also express what kind of bride you are.
Shoes by Louboutin
With all the focus on the wedding lehenga or sari, brides often forget about the shoes they’ll pair their outfit with. We’d recommend Christian Louboutin; the Frenchman that truly understands dressing feet up. These are crucial not only to complete your look, but also to ensure you’re comfortable through all the festivities. When you have to be on your feet for extended periods of time, a pair that’s chic but comfortable is essential.
Bags by Boutique Jalouze
Sanjana Nahar’s brainchild Boutique Jalouze is perfectly suited for occasion-specific wear; their designs marry elegance and practicality, with a timeless quality. They amp up any outfit instantly. Keeping a small bag handy, or having a member of the wedding party hold onto it for safekeeping for after the ceremonies is a good idea. It can hold your phone, lipstick and other such essentials.
Jewels by Amrapali
No (wedding) outfit is complete without the appropriate bling. In fact, in today’s day and age quite a few brides choose to keep their apparel simple, and compensate with their jewellery instead. Whatever your style, we recommend turning to Amrapali for all your bijoux needs. They’re known for their exemplary workmanship, and their range of designs- both contemporary and traditional- are varied and suited to the different needs brides may have.
Beauty by Face Stories (by Leena Bhushan)
At Zankyou, we believe your beauty looks – hair and makeup- for the bridal functions are perhaps the most underrated, yet most effective accessory. It’s essential to work with a makeup artist who understands what colours work for you, and how to best highlight your assets while also listening to what you want. Leena Bhushan is our pick; she’s a miracle worker when it comes to working out looks- and she’ll make sure you have fun!
For brides who want a little extra something, we recommend experimenting depending on your bride personality. If you’d like to go down the traditional route, a bejewelled nath, a pair of matching payal, or an arrangement of brow bindis might be the perfect finishing touch. Alternatively, headgear fashioned out of jewellery or flowers is another option to consider, and for those that don’t want to be too bold in their choices, a maang tikka (might we recommend one by Isharya?) that complements the rest of the jewellery would be apropos.