Modern yet traditional look
Stylist Maitri Mody looks beautiful in traditional wear and natural makeup.
Maitri Mody married Manhattan based Kashyap Sheth on 12th December,
2009 at Kohinoor Banquet Hall in Shivaji Park, Mumbai. Maitri who
worked as a Stylist for well-known
magazines like Brides Now and Beautiful People talks about her wedding
For my morning wedding ceremony I wanted a very traditional look.
Being a Gujarati the custom is to wear a white sari with a red border
called 'panetar'. There are lots of synthetic imitations available in
Mumbai, but mine was from Ahmedabad made with authentic silk. My aunt
who is a designer got the embroidery on the panetar done with mirror
and thread work. As a custom I had to drape my 'panetar' along with a
red 'bandhini' given by my in-laws. It was an interesting drape with
both the sarees.
My gold jewelery was made to order from a famous jeweler named
'Dedhia' in Matunga. It included a necklace, earrings, kadas, armlets,
maang-tikka, anklet with an attached toe-ring and haath phul. It was
very traditional with an antique finish. My hair and makeup was done
by my friend Kumar Iyer, a well known makeup artist. It was kept
simple with kohl-lined eyes, blush and red lip stain to give a modern
yet traditional look. The bindi was traditional and smaller bindi dots
dotted my forehead. Hair was a bouffant with traditional gajras. The
look was completed with traditional mehndi/henna.
For the evening reception I wore a yellow saree from Benzer, Mumbai.