1. Not real or substantial; illusory.
2. Slang So remarkable as to elicit disbelief; fantastic.
4. larger or more fantastic than typical of real life
“What am I going to wear today?” vs “What am I going to wear to my wedding?” The difference between the two seemingly similar questions? One is easily answered on most given days while the other takes over your entire life! Yes, we know how difficult it is to choose your perfect wedding outfit- as you pour over bridal magazines and make the requisite pilgrimage to every design god in the country – it haunts you. What colour will it be? Bling ? No bling? Too much bling?? Everything else is put on the back burner as the style obsessed, yet rather frazzled bride-to-be goes on a quest to discover the Mother Supreme of all outfits – the Holy Grail of Bridal Couture.
After you’ve struggled in and out of stitched saris, complicated blouses, fishtail lehengas and churidaars that refuse to go up or come down – innumerable crystals have scratched their fury into your face and you would rather attend your wedding in your favorite yoga outfit than go back into another store – EVER!!!
Scary? Oh yes, it is.
Lets presume you’ve been through this harrowing experience and finally found it. The one. Not the groom – the lehenga. Now what? You think you’re done? Ah! silly little bride – weddings are far more traumatic than just that! Prepare to be bombarded with questions of your trousseau, jewelry, make up and hair,spa sessions, themes, food, beverages, decor, flowers, the guest list, the entertainment, the DJ, presents for friends and family ,strangers and more. Now multiply all of that by a hundred and you might have an approximate of what you should expect.
Your big day not turning out to be all that special, is it? The days leading up to it will give you more wrinkles than a thousand pots of anti-aging potion could prevent. Decked out in the finest,laden with jewels the worth of which could easily be the fiscal deficit of a small country – you; oh,weary bride, look around and what do you see? Dirty linen on a table, purple decor even though you specifically said mauve, the DJ is playing what could only be called hideous hits of all time, you asked for a beautiful blush leather sofa for yourself and hubby to seat your newly wedded selves upon but what do you get? A white pleather throne with leopard trimming? And all this while you wish you could stop smiling incessantly for photographers and in-laws alike, tear all those crystals off and run out of the venue screaming for it all to just STOP! This was supposed to be the best party of your life but,where is all the fun? (This is our cue!)
We are going to take the many-sided wedding puzzle and subtract the stress. With our blog, we want to give you inspiration, beautiful images, put you in touch with all the really creative and stylish people out there who will take the vague idea you have of what you want and sketch it out, dig it up, find it wherever its hiding – solve the bridal mega riddle! And, of course add the most important ingredient to it-FUN!!!
The cherry on top of course is that when you hire us you get to take home the most breathtakingly gorgeous images of your nuptials which we will style so you have something to add to your regular all-encompassing wedding coverage. The bliss. The serenity. We know you want it. You want to laze around on your living room sofa on your 25th anniversary and stare at that perfect picture; the two of you, in love ♥ , and very happy on the day you vowed to spend the rest of your lives with each other…with not a single patch of pleather in sight.
Since what we in India call the ‘wedding season’ is still a few months away, we decided to enlist the aid of a few friends unsuspecting victims and stage some photo shoots to give you a taste of the kind of photos we take. Choose elements of your wedding outfit or even a few symbolic items of your trousseau and we will incorporate them in an otherwise regular outfit and build a more fun, stylish and personalized collection of pictures – different from everything else you’ve posed for so far. In no way are we suggesting that you should wear a ganji to your pheras or riding boots complete with shotgun to your mehendi (unless you want to – in which case, we’re totally game for it!) but who says you can’t have photographs in those outfits? You’ve got to admit they’re really cool – they’re unreal!
Come be our next UNREAL BRIDE!! (groom optional)
NOTE: Eager to start work and with no brides in sight, we decided to entrap one beautiful medical professional and set up a faux photo shoot. Our first project is what we call ‘Dressing the Doctor’ – where we have taken one doctor and put her in a cool vintage outfit, whisked her away to a secret location and taken a bunch of awesome photographs. Can’t wait to see these photographs? Well, we can’t wait to show them to you , either ! Watch this space for our next post!!