By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
Accept it, we have all envied our moms closet and eyed her handloom sarees and suits which she has kept carefully packed. Since the age of six, her trousseau has been a treasure hunt for all of us and we have grown up hearing the stories behind each ensemble. Especially her wedding day outfit and how her eyes shine when she shows it to us with pride and the nostalgia that is attached to it.
After all, there is something fascinating about the thought of wearing our mother's dress, especially her wedding dress on our own wedding day. While it is a huge trend in the west, there are many brides in India, who are happily trying it. Recently, we spotted a fashion entrepreneur, Pernia Qureshi, who recreated her mother's thirty-year-old gharara for her wedding reception in Turkey.
Before we take you further into the story, let us take a look at Pernia's 'something old, something new and everything whimsical outfits'. For her bridesmaid photoshoot, Pernia opted for a pastel pink satin ensemble from her own label. Her outfit consisted of a satin skirt with a contrasting backless crop top. She kept her look subtle with diamond earrings and a choker neckpiece. Nude makeup and hair pulled in a ponytail completed her style.
For her mehendi, Pernia reminded us of old-world charm with her dreamy Pernia Qureshi Label outfit. Her beaded kurta was accessorised with a statement maang teeka and diamond earrings. Celebrity makeup artist, Namarat Soni accentuated her look with dewy sheen makeup, contoured cheeks and open tresses.
For the sangeet ceremony, Pernia set another trend by ditching the jazzy outfits and opting for a blush pink lehenga from a Pakistan-based designer, Faraz Manan. Her outfit comprised of gorgeous intricate embroidery all over it. And the bride added a regal touch to it with a choker neckpiece, matching earrings and an oversized maang teeka.
For her nikah ceremony, Pernia chose a bespoke silver bridal wear from Elan. The outfit made her look like a princess straight out of fairytale books. The outfit comprised of Swarovski crystals and floral embroidery all over the mermaid cut lehenga that complemented the bride's silhouette. A contemporary sheer veil with diamond jewellery completed her look.
Pernia set a new trend with her wedding for the 2019 brides, but the highlight of her wedding was her mother's thirty-year-old gharara that she recreated for her wedding reception. The outfit which was originally hand-stitched by her nani (grandmother) for her mother's wedding day was restored by House Of Kotwara using real zari and it took almost 22 months to complete the outfit.
Well, we totally love Pernia's dreamy wedding in Turkey! What about you?