Weddings are once in a lifetime and it is imperative for you to look and feel your best on the most important day of your life! And what other indulgence can compare to a big fat Indian wedding! Talking of indulgences, how about a perfect wedding trousseau for an extravagant spectacle, which is classic, elegant and effortlessly chic.
Let’s take a look at the quintessential Indian bridal designers whose design aesthetics are timeless, exemplary and simply exquisite. We are pretty sure you’ve heard their names before and don’t mind repeating a thousand times over! They are synonymous to bridal wear and will always remain close to our hearts.
Seriously, we can’t get enough of Sabyasachi Mukherjee. He is a legend when it comes to bridal wear and is one of the most sought after bridal designers in India. His beautiful ensembles are elegant, royal and very artistic. Every ornamental wedding outfit is reflective of our rich Indian traditions and heritage and seeks inspiration from old world aesthetics. He uses traditional Indian weaves, textiles and his bridal outfits are classic interpretations of ethnic Indian sensibilities blended gracefully with contemporary ones.
Neeta Lulla is one of the most versatile bridal wear designers in India. This veteran designer has a huge fan following when it comes to celebrity brides. Her design interpretations are effortlessly chic and very classy, with a lovely amalgamation of traditions and modernity. Seeking inspiration from Indian history, literature and architecture, her beautiful renditions of bridal wear reflect her Indian subtlety and charm. Her love for Indian heritage and textiles are demonstrated through her marvellous creations, beautifully and intricately embroidered. Her bridal ensembles represent her impeccable sense of style, which is every bit intriguing.
Tarun Tahiliani’s stunning creations are an epitome of luxury and grandeur. His designs are sophisticated, glamorous and highly contemporary. He is known for his excellent craftsmanship, Rococo inspired designs and attention to detail.
4. Manish Malhotra
This veteran designer is one of the Bollywood favorites. His designs are very elegant, modern and sophisticated. He is known for his extravagant creations and beautiful embroidery and embellishments.
5. Rohit Bal
He is one of the most coveted Indian bridal wear designers in the country. His design renditions are stylish, glamorous and very unconventional. He seeks inspiration from Northern India, particularly Kashmir, and his creations are very stylish and opulent.
6. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla
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This designer duo is definitely one of the most talented designers when it comes to weddings and occasions. Their chikankari and zardozi work in bridal lehengas is remarkable, so is the type of delicate fabrics used, and the intense and extravagant workmanship.
7. Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre beautifully blends contemporary and traditional Indian craftsmanship to create designs that are classy and highly contemporary. She is popular for her gota-patti work and traditional Indian techniques to create beautiful bridal wear. Again, a Bollywood favorite!
8. Ritu Kumar
Her designs are a perfect fusion of Indo-western sensibilities. She is well known for her use of intricate designs and embellishments.
9. Shantanu and Nikhil
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Shantanu and Nikhil have truly impressed us with their sense of sophistication and charming designs. They are adept at giving a modern twist to any bridal ensemble and cater to a wide range of audience.
10. J J Valaya
If you are looking for elegance and grandeur, you must adorn a JJ Valaya outfit for your wedding. His use of velvet and zardozi in bridal wear is definitely worth mentioning and his exquisite designs and craftsmanship are remarkable.
(Designer names not in any specific order)