Dubai-based Deepa Sasan got married to London-based Sukul Bagai at the
Vasant Continental, Delhi. “For six
months, Wedding Planning was a full-time job for me and my mother”,
says the self-confessed shopaholic who travelled to many places for
Deepa shares her experiences with WeddingSutra
Regal Sharara for Ring ceremony
For the Ring ceremony, Deepa wanted a very regal look for which Neeta
Lulla created a princess-style Sharara in a mixture of colors. Says
Deepa: “It is the most glamorous outfit I have ever worn in my life—a
purple and emerald green top with a double dupatta. When Neeta told me
about the colors she was using, I was a little apprehensive, but when
I saw it, I couldn’t stop admiring it!” She teamed this with an
elaborate Polkhi set made by her family jeweller.
‘Punjabi Kudi’ look for the Mehendi
For the Mehendi, Deepa’s good friend, a Pakistani designer created an
orange Patiala suit with hand embroidery, gota work and a lilac
dupatta. Says Deepa: “For all the other functions, my look was very
elegant, so I wanted a very different look for the Mehendi—relaxed and
Red Anarkali by Varun Bahl
Deepa was sure she wanted a red outfit for her Sikh wedding. She asked
Delhi designer Varun Bahl, to create a traditional ensemble with
inspirations from his latest show at Fashion Week. “The Anarkali was
heavy but the net dupatta was light—with some gold and gota work. The
velvet bustier was embellished with Swarovski work.”
A Steal from Sagar Couture
When Deepa was window shopping at Linking Road, she walked into Sagar
Couture since a sale was on—she chanced upon a gorgeous yet reasonably
priced pink lehenga. She picked it without a second thought and wore
it for the Reception.
Neeta Lulla is the Best
Deepa says: “Neeta is one of the most experienced designers, and when
you interact with her, you get a lot of insights. Its amazing how
quickly and well she understands your needs and tastes. I contacted
her via email, and received a response from her office in 24 hours.
Neeta spent a lot of time with me, explaining all the details—when I
went for the trial, the outfit was so perfect, it didn’t need any
alterations. She gave me advice on footwear, hair and makeup. And her
staff was very helpful and courteous. For any bride who wants a
Bollywood-style outfit, my simple advice is ‘Go to Neeta Lulla and no
Deepa’s tips for Brides
- Get your dresses to match your jewellery. I showed Varun Bahl the
jewellery, after which he decided on the embroidery and cut of my
- Vidya Tikari did my makeup and hairstyling for all the functions.
She is not only an amazing artist, but she’s also fun to work with.
She gave me the understated look I wanted, and all her competent
assistants did a great job with makeup for my near and dear ones.
- Must-visit places for brides in Mumbai: Sagar Couture and Neeta
Lulla for Designer wear and the Sagar Store for their fabulous,
budget-friendly fabrics. Zaveri Bazaar for silverware.
- Must-visit places for brides in Delhi: South Extension market for
clothes and Karol Bagh for wedding packaging material.
- Make sure you hire a good photographer. I spent a lot of time on
www.weddingsutra.com/kodak and chose a photographer whose work is