By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
A simple thought of being a bride someday, makes any girl's heart flutter. While every girl eagerly waits to meet the man of her dreams and tie the knot, it is the wedding preparation they are excited about. From shaadi shopping to making a list of every teeny-tiny detail before the big day, that gives her the feeling of being a bride. However, a mere thought of leaving her humble abode to create a new one scares her, but it doesn't dim the excitement for her wedding.
Over the years, wedding fashion has changed drastically. From customised kaleeras to nath, shoes, lehengas and whatnot, brides love to experiment with their ensembles for their wedding festivities. Recently, scrolling through our social media feed, we found a bride, who not only designed her lehenga for her mehendi, but had also self-painted it.
The bride showing the rough-sketch of her mehendi lehenga
Meet our bride of the week, Priyanka Gusain, who had tied the knot with the man of her dreams, Vaibhav Gupta in Mussoorie, Uttrakhand. The bride, Priyanka is the founder of customised hand-painted shoes and clothing brand, Zubiya. And for her wedding festivities, the bride made sure to wear her own hand-painted ensemble. So, she created a unique self-painted lehenga for her mehendi ceremony.
The bride, Priyanka had narrated her hand-painted mehendi lehenga story. She had shared in one of her Instagram posts that it had taken her one year to complete the whole design. The bride had donned a pastel blue lehenga with a floral print (which she had self-painted) that added a riot of colours to her ensemble. Her look was accentuated with statement earrings, side-braid and subtle makeup.
The bride had not just hand-painted her mehendi ensemble, but she had also designed her groom's outfit. The groom had donned a matching blue kurta with white pants and teamed it with a Nehru-jacket, which was handpainted by the bride. The couple's most important day was beautifully captured by the team of Shutterdown.
The bride, Priyanka revealed how difficult the entire painting process was for her. In one of her Instagram videos, she had written,
"Painting our couple mehendi outfit was just like being in a perfect storm. I am Priyanka, founder of the brand @zubiya.com. It took me almost one year to finish the entire lehenga started in June 2020 and finished in March 2021 with me being covid positive (September 2020), running my business alone, having a major hand injury, the wedding planning and shopping during COVID. it was an experience I wouldn’t take any other way. At times It was relaxing, exhilarating, tiring, joyful, serene, calming and warm. In short, it was a mix of all my emotions, feelings And days I went through making this I will cherish forever. Maybe that’s why it will be something special I will ever make in my life. It will remind me of all the happy and most struggling moments of my life".
Well, never have we ever seen a bride, self-painting her lehenga for the most important day of her life. However, we love the bride's hand-painted lehenga and it added more charm to her mountain wedding. What do you think?