A Cross-Cultural Wedding With Bride In Heritage Outfits

Shivangi & Abhishek met through a common friend and realized their mutual mindset for commitment and companionship from the get-go! “We were both tired of the casual dating scene and with careers in the making, we decided to step into something only if it was something serious. Given our similar mindset (which makes us work even today), we dated for 2 years and were just about to take our individual paths to our careers when Covid hit and made us realize we wanted to prioritize our relationship. This is when the wedding stepped into the picture,” says the bride. 

The Wedding Wardrobe Was An Ode To The Indian Culture, Tradition, & Fashion

The bride, Shivangi, is a wardrobe stylist and has worked with a number of clients to make them look and feel best for their wedding day. Her innate interest in Indian weddings and a keen eye for details made her wedding wardrobe one we couldn’t take our eyes off! “I had a cross-cultural wedding (Gujarati x Marathi) in a beautiful quaint heritage mansion turned hotel in the Historic City of Ahmedabad – UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Being a minimalist and a culturally-rooted person, I curated a versatile, heirloom-inspired wedding wardrobe for myself – ranging from crafting a classic hand-embroidered sharara from my mother’s reception saree for sangeet to a contemporary kaftan from my mother’s trousseau collection (gifted by my late grandmother) for my mehendi and more. My wedding look was the most special to me as I re-created my beloved late grandmother’s wedding day look in her honor – a classic banarasi ivory saree draped in a modern style with a belt to balance the cultures teamed it up with my mother’s statement Maharashtrian Nath. From the outfits, and jewelry to the safa and the varmala, every detail was carefully curated to reflect my vision and personality,” says Shivangi.

“I also personally styled the groom and since it was a cross-cultural affair, I also had to introduce him to my culture – Gujarati, since the wedding ceremony was going to be conducted by Gujarati traditions. Besides my fiance, I also curated outfits for my dad and brother,” she adds. 

Find below all the pictures from Shivangi & Abhishek’s wedding ceremony: 




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