According to Sonu, "Most brides wear red or a variation of it (pink, maroon, fuschia) as it's the auspicious bridal color....we consider white for widows."
I am just dumbfounded how beautifully detailed these dresses are. But the gorgeous beadwork comes at a price. Rupi's skirt alone weighed 17 kilos. 17 KILOS! (That's 37.4 pounds for those not on the metric system)
In the UK, the practice is for brides to be in full regalia from the temple ceremony to the reception. In Canada, the bride and groom get to go home, change into something more comfortable, and then get down and party!
I am IN LOVE with this outfit of Sonu's. When I buy my sari, I want it to look like this! This is me being oblivious to the fact that this dress probably costs as much as my rent. Oh well, my honey insisted that the next time we attend an Indian wedding, I HAVE to be in a sari. So maybe I'll just slip the bill over to him? *evil grin*
Oh well, at least we mastered the dance moves this wedding. We'll get to the outfits in the next!