Starting your new journey towards leading a happy life is what every couple wishes for. And so when the wedding day reaches near, they try their best to fill every event and moment with colors, joy and happiness so that the life that is waiting ahead for them is nothing short of entertainment and fun. As compared to the west, the eastern rather Asian culture inculcates joy, fun and celebrating festivities to one’s fullest capacity. And so Pakistani weddings have changed 360 degrees over the years where each event can be seen inspired from the traditions of the Indian Sub-continent. This has not only led to grand receptions but also extravagant mehndi events.
An Event of Colors and Happiness
From lavish decors to extraordinary dance floor settings, mehndis in Pakistan are no less than any other grand celebration. People hire professional choreographers who teach them a few groovy moves so that they can burn the dance floor with their killer moves and happening songs. The floral arrangements, the brilliant entrances with “mehndi ki thaali”, the “rasmain” and the extra efforts put in to dress up, mehndi functions today are just not any other event, rather the most awaited and entertaining affair.
Because this gathering is now seen to be celebrated on huge scale, brides put in extra thought to look ravishing on their day. From the color combinations to the whole makeup and jewelry selection, girls leave no space for errors even if it means to spend thousands of rupees on a designer wear. For girls who are worried about their mehndi look, here is a list of some of the finest designer outfits that will make you dazzle on your function:
1. The Sensational Yellow
If you plan to go all traditional for your mehndi function with minimal make up and some jewlry made from fresh sunflowers than this yellow dress by Arsalan iqbal is what you should chose to wear. Inspired from the Mughal Era and its royal work, the tissue shirt is laden with beautiful embellishments that consist of resham work, beads and sequins while it is perfectly matched with a plain yellow sharara with chattapatti and a double toned chiffon dupatta edged with lame.
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2. The Naughty Orange
Following traditions with a touch of modernism is what this lehnga choli is about. A spectacular silk choli put together with intricate embroidery and paneled jamawar while the lehnga and chiffon duppatta are presented in hues of pink and green laden with Swarovski crystals, beads and thread work so that you can shine out bright on your day.
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3. The Sea Web
The sea web by Saira Shakira is what every mehndi bride dreams to wear. A white shirt adorned with embellishments and fabulous machine work paired up with coral jamawar trousers highlighted with colorful embroidery and a duppatta sprayed with mukesh work. Buy Now
4. The Blue Royalty
Next in line is an extraordinary piece by the well known designer, Ali Xeeshan. His creations are a reflection of regal and majestic. Girls, if your mehndi function is being celebrated the grand way then this cool light blue armoire is just what you should adorn. A short shirt completely decked with golden tila work and embroidery, a lehnga that is covered with intricate detailing, leaving no plain space behind and a multi-colored dupatta with heavy border, this dress is nothing short of a master piece.
5. The Dazzling Green
A style that will make you fall in love with it, this green lehnga choli is ideal apparel for mehndi functions where you may not only look the prettiest but can show some moves on the dance floor with comfort and ease. The choli is embedded with golden machine work, a duputta enhanced with beautiful gotta work and frilled borders while the lehnga is highilted with bright hues of reds and blues which make this dress lively and brilliant to be worn an event that celebrated joy and happiness.
6. The Designer’s Vision
This royal and ravishing piece of art will definitely take your breath away. With a function that speaks volume of happiness, fun and bright colors, this armoire definitely makes the right choice for the day. A choli paired with pink and green flared lehnga and an organed dupatta, all put together with immaculate craftsmanship and creativity so that you may look nothing less of a vision on your day.
7. The Bridal Dream
This contemporary bridal attire comes along with a fully embellished blouse, an organza lehnga decked with silver gotta work, zardozi and crystal borders and a pale orange/ yellow dupatta with heavy work on the border, ideal apparel for a summer event. Buy Now
8. The Shiny Golden and Peach Dress
A bright golden long shirt with intricate detailing of thread embroidery and til, zardozi work, a heavy net dupatta and peach jamawar lehnga with embroidered borders, this outfit by Sania Maskatiya will brighten up your day. Buy Now
9. The Hot Pink and Orange Armoire
If you want something traditional with a bit of twist then go for this hot pink and orange dress by Asim Jofa and walk towards the stage with elegance and style. The long pink shirt is heavily embroidered with gotta work and complimented with an orange kamdani lehnga and hot pink dupatta with scattered sequins all over. The shirt has appliquéd borders and a heavy neckline at the back as well which adds to the lure of this master piece. Buy Now
10. The Mysori Lehnga Choli
Step up your game and chose a trendy outfit for your mehndi affair that is modish, vogue yet hold firmly to the traditions of Pakistani culture. The tea pink mysori banarsi choli is enriched with kora, dabka and sequins patterns paired up with a green lehnga with appliqué and cut work pink borders and a dupatta with sequins and tassels hanging down the corners. You can order an embroidered belt with it as well to add a touch of modernism to your style. Buy Now
11. The Classic Tale
Another dress that will fit perfectly to the theme of your mehndi event is a master piece straight out of Asim Jofa’s bridal collection. Consisting of an ivory shirt adorned with beige and orange embroidery coordinated with golden kora, dabka and dori work going down on the front and back is this brilliant bridal affair. Matched with it is a hot pink khaadi net plazzo laden with thread and sequins work and a dupatta finished with chan and gotta booties.
12. The Hues of Fun and Joy
Mesmerizing attire that will lure you into wearing it on your mehndi affair is this purple, pink and green lehnga. The shirt comes with a “paitti” in hot pink color connected with purple fabric that is completely embellished with gold and silver work and has a small slit at the front. Matched with it is a purple lehnga and green dupatta. Pair it up with gotta jewelry and minimum makeup and you’ll rock the night. Buy Now
13. The Magical Jamawar Attire
Delightful to look and equally wonderful to be worn, this hot pink jamawar font open shirt is enriched with zari, kora and dabka work while the yellow silk sharara comes with embellishments and heavy borders. To finish off the perfect bridal look, the dupatta has been highlighted with chan booties and embroidered borders so that you may not need to spend extra penny on finding the right jewelry for the day.
14. The Mesmeric Orange
For all girlie attire that will create the perfect bridal look for you is this mesmeric orange apparel, an ideal choce for summer weddings. The front open long shirt is adorned with cut work along with dori and dabka detailing. Paired with it is a plazzo covered with gotta and thread crafty while the orange dupatta is enhanced with appliqué border and cut work on all the four corners. A simple braid with golden jhumkas and matha patti is just what you need to make the most beautiful bride ever.
15. Saffron Antelope
Tena Durrani bridal collection is a dream of every girl. The master pieces embedded with fantastic art work are enough to enhance your persona, creating the finest look for the event. The Saffron Antelope is an ideal wear for mehndi brides who want to doll up in traditional colors yet add modern twist to their look. A mustard short paneled jacket with fancy buttons up front, embellished neckline and daman is commenced with a pale pink brocade culottes and dupatta made ready according to your taste. The jacket comes along with enriched sleeves and floral motifs all over the front which makes this modern attire spectacular choice of all the brides-to-be. Buy Now
A Day to Remember
There were times when mehndi functions were celebrated on a smaller scale and the brides rocked the stage with their all natural look and yellow gotta suit. But as the time has passed by and the grander these functions have become, the brides too search for armoires that are magnificent and excellent. So to help smooth out the decision process, here are some of the best designer wear that promise to give the best look for your mehndi affair. Steal hearts with not only your killer dance moves but with a bright smile on your face that will come along with the satisfaction of making a beautiful mehndi bride.