At the time when my wedding got fixed, there was a flurry of activity – everyone seemed to be busy with something and as an only child, I was well aware of the fact that I too would have to take on some serious roles in the wedding preparations. There was so much planning to do for the wedding and all the ceremonies that surround a wedding; but before I could reach the wedding planning, there was the engagement. I was pretty sure that no one would accept me choosing lightweight wedding lehengas, because after all, the lehenga has to look wedding-worthy, but I was quite hopeful that I would get away with something lighter for the engagement.
Because the engagement was being planned at a smaller and a much quieter level, I knew that I wouldn’t be expected to get extremely decked up. Truth be told, I am not the type of person who likes to dress up in extremely heavy clothes. I like to be able to feel comfortable and move with ease, in whatever I am wearing. So, I wanted to have an outfit for my engagement that would allow me to look good, without having to compromise on comfort and ease of movement. Thankfully, I knew that at IndiaEmporium I could have my cake and eat it too! I knew that this was the place where I would be able to find the most stylish lehenga for engagement and in case I didn’t find something I truly loved, I could get it designed.
When I went online, I was able to find several stunning lehengas, each better than the other, but there was nothing that was meeting what I had in mind. I had once seen this lehenga in a bridal magazine in the lightest shade of pink; created using organza and satin, this lehenga had just wisps of embroidery and had looked absolutely gorgeous on the model wearing it in the magazine. That outfit had somehow stuck in my mind, and I knew that I wanted something like that for my engagement too. Not only would it be the perfectly light lehenga for engagement, it would also be the perfect look for my fairy tale like wedding.
So, I decided that because I had time in my hands, I would get my dream lehenga designed through IndiaEmporium. I spoke at length with the design team and told them about the type of pink I was looking for, the type of fabrics I was envisioning and how light I wanted the work to be. I have to tell you, the design team at IndiaEmporium are nothing short of geniuses, because not only were they able to locate the exact pink I wanted, they also found it in organza and satin. The designer suggested that I go for a satin underskirt that was one shade darker as it would create contrast. They emailed me samples of the most delicate embroidery and bead work, that I fell completely in love with.
Within about three days, I had the basic sketch of what my outfit would look like and I absolutely loved it. A few days later, I received yet another email which had a swatch of what the embroidery work would look like – it was a delicate vine like design with small pearls and it just worked so well against the pink fabric. Right in front of my eyes, through multiple emails, I could see my outfit coming to life and it was even better than I could have imagined. A few days before my engagement, I received this large package – it was my stunning lehenga, carefully packaged and in perfect condition. The lehenga fit me like a dream and completed my fairy tale vision.
If you too are looking for an engagement lehenga for Indian bride, my suggestion is that you look at IndiaEmporium, because they offer one of the widest range of bridal outfits online. And while there will be those who will feel a little sceptical about shopping online, I would tell them to try out IndiaEmporium once, because this is easily the best shopping experience ever! And in case you don’t find something you like, here, you could always get it created, just for you!