Indian brides are now getting their love stories embroidered onto their lehengas

In the age of Instagram galleries and professionally shot wedding films, your wedding outfits have no choice but to be extraordinary. Perhaps this is why brides spend hours looking up trends that might help them stand out. The latest trend: getting your couturier to embroider your love story onto your lehenga. Ludhiana-based stylist and designer Astha Arora’s sangeet outfit went viral after it was revealed that the intricate embroidery on the lehenga actually depicted the couple’s journey together.

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Husband Aziz Arora featured extensively in the detailing on her self-designed lehenga, with the original sketches created by the bride’s brother.

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Astha admitted that she was inspired by designer Kresha Bajaj who pioneered the ‘love story on lehenga’ movement a year ago, and set off a wedding trend that has brides all over the country rushing to find craftsmen willing to embroider their Insta-perfect love stories onto their wedding outfits.

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Kresha, who married diamond jeweller Vanraj Zaveri in a glitzy bash last year, decided to get special milestones from their life together translated into thread work on her wedding lehenga. She spent hours with the craftsmen and made sure the final result didn’t come out as comical. The embroidered result included an image of two people clinking glasses, representing the moment right after Vanraj proposed to her in the Maldives.

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