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brunch Updated: Jul 28, 2013 10:19 IST
Usmeet Kaur
Usmeet Kaur
Hindustan Times
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To accomplish a good wedding ceremony, one needs to make the best arrangements and pick up swanky wedding garments, which is only possible at a wedding exhibition like the ongoing Wedding Asia 2013.

The extravaganza at JW Marriott, Sector 35, Chandigarh, not only caters to the bride and the groom, but to the whole lot of friends and relatives that the big fat Indian wedding is synonymous with.

To accessorise your outfit for a wedding or a cocktail party, pick up the kundan and pearl waist belts at B9 Studio Mumbai’s stall. These waist belts can be worn on kurtas, suits and lehengas and cost between R2,000 and R4,000.

Give yourself a designer twist with floor-length Anarkalis by Parul Grover from Delhi. “These floor-length Anarkalis have been inspired from the Victorian era. I have designed them like the Jalabiya (a traditional Egyptian silhouette) with a shrug over it and a bandh neck, so they can be worn without dupattas,” says Parul.

About the trends in vogue this season, Parul adds, “Neon colours have become very common now, so one can play around with ivory and other earthy colours; light base is in vogue with soft pastel work with Swarovski. And black, of course, is the colour for all seasons. A second layer — a small or long jacket or a shrug — over the top shirt is also in vogue. Parul’s collection ranges between R50,000 and R2,80,000.

In apparels one can also check out Pratyaksha by Ritu Chhabra, who has on display a front-open jacket (in net with hand and machine embroidery), which is worn with a three-layer lehenga.

While everyone is busy selling traditional offerings for marriage, Smitten Cocktail Couture has their focus clear on designer evening gowns. Amar Singh, owner of the brand, claimed that Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon has worn a Smitten evening gown. “It’s a concept in itself, one gown is for a bride and the other is for the bridesmaid. This gown can be worn on a bachelor party, bridal shower, best friend’s wedding or a reception. We have also played with neon shades,” says he.

For jewellery, one can pick neckpieces from Amit Talwar, semi-precious stone neckpieces with portraits of Lord Krishna and Meera. The range is between R3,500 and R5,000.

Wedding Asia is on till July 28 at JW Marriott, Sector 35.