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Desi weddings to get bigger and better

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 24, 2012 00:50 IST
Divya Kapoor
Divya Kapoor
Hindustan Times
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If you are planning to tie the knot soon, we suggest you take a breather from that long wedding check list and visit The Wedding Atelier that begins today at DLF Emporio. From decor and cakes to bridal trousseau, this exhibit will cover everything that is required for a big fat Indian wedding.

Through this event, Vandana Mohan of The Wedding Design Company (WDC) is hoping to forecast trends in wedding design, bridal couture, cuisine and ambience. She lists down four emerging trends for this wedding season:

The ‘ancient India’ look:
It’s the old-worldly charm of ancient India that is going to be a happening trend this season. From décor to cutlery, everything will have an antique look. I am
also expecting traditional crafts to take centre stage.

Go vintage: This theme will never go out of fashion. For a European vintage look, opt for colour palettes of baby pink and off blue with lots of imagery and wallpapers for a palace-like feel. Those wanting a desi vintage
look can use gold, silver and pearl for decor.

Get colourful: What continues to be in fashion even this year are the colours red, raspberry and orange. Metallic shades will also not go out of style.Look for greener pastures: Although people still prefer their native town for the main wedding ceremony, for functions like sangeet and reception, moving to new, exotic locations is an emerging trend.

Internationally, the places such as Prague, Istanbul, Phuket and Langkawi top people’s wish list and in India, it’s Udaipur and Goa still rule the roost.
The exhibit ends on August 26.

Floral couture on display:
The exhibition also has a high-end floral installation in place. Although floral décor has so far been very muted, this time, Mohan says, it’s the huge artistic installations that will dominate Indian weddings. “We have designed a 12 feet-high floral installation in lime green and white, using varieties of hydrangeas, statice, shamrocks and dendrobium orchids. The number of flower stems used is 20,000 because the idea is to make a huge impact through flowers. These installations border between contemporary and traditional and can liven up a sangeet ceremony or wedding reception," she says.