Post # 1
Hello All I am new to this but I have been planning my wedding and I am wondering if anyone has radically altered thier wedding dress to have inclusions based on thier heritage. I am half indian and so I have decided to have the embroidery from a wedding sari added to my dress and a small bolero jacket made for me aswell. Has anyone done this? how did it look? The emboridery will be along the bottom of the dress and on the train.
Looking forward to hearing about it I excited but a bit nervous
Post # 3
@lexif14: I think culturally-blended dresses can look quite lovely. I am not Indian (I’m Naija :D), but I have been to weddings where brides have combined “traditional” Nigerian lace fabrics with modern, western silhouettes (like these):
I imagine it’s a similar idea for you (except you already have the base dress). I think it’ll look gorgeous adding traditional sari fabric, as well.
Are you adding red embroidered fabric?
Post # 4
@lexif14: I think that sounds like a stunning idea.
I plan on wearing a sari for our ceremony and a white dress for the reception. I was thinking that I would make a hair flower piece type thing out of left over sari fabric and wear that during the reception.
Are you doing mendhi? That looks absolutely gorgeous with a white dress as well.
Post # 5
I think it would look awesome. I can’t wait to see it when you repost.
Another option is to incorporate some Indian jewelry. I wore a full-on traditional heavy kundan set, but most of those pieces aren’t going to work well with a western dress. However when I was looking at jewelry I found lots of fusiony or more delicate designs that could work for your dress, even in kundan (the stonework jewelry). Or, even the heavy stone kundan would work as long as you sort of “edited” it down a bit. Another option is gold, if you like it-my sister wore delicately designed gold jewelry for her wedding that could have easily worked with american clothes.
Post # 6
@lexif14: I’m also half Indian and thought about incorporating that half of my heritage in small ways, but ultimately decided against it (mostly because I was already feeling overwhelmed with decisions, and didn’t want to add any more options to the list).
BUT I love your idea and think it would look beautiful. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more help but I hope you find the inspiration you need!
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2016 - Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Im half west indian and I had always just planned on having 2 ceremonies, a hindu one and a white one, so I can wear a white dress and a sari. But i love the idea of mixing the two.
I think the hardest part would be finding the right sari to go with the dress or look.
would love to see photos when you do it.