Divinely and intelligently handcrafted, heirloom jewellery pieces are truly priceless. These trinkets passed on from one generation to another naturally transcend the past, the present and the future, embodying the values of every generation with much delicacy and reverence.
Heirloom pieces are precious in every way. They're one of the defining elements of a traditional (or vintage) bride. Now, whether you're someone like Kareena Kapoor Khan who received her mother's wedding outfit for her nikkah or someone like Soha Ali Khan who's bridal jewellery was from her mother's heirloom collection, brides today love including an element from the past that can personalise their bridal look. And that's how the idea of a reinvented vintage bride is born.
The idea that inspires a vintage bride is the very mention of heirloom jewellery. For us, it's these trinkets that make a bridal ensemble truly special. Thus, we always advise brides to carry forward with them an heirloom piece which they can then pass on to the next generation in time. And this is what inspired team Styl Inc. by Meha Bhargava to design and conceptualise a photoshoot that depicts various ensembles of a traditional bride and the kind out heirloom jewellery that will be perfect with each attire.
According to Styl Inc., "Possession of heirloom jewellery is a real treasure."
It reminds us of where we came from, our family legacy, and loved ones who are with us only with their blessings. No price can be put on such heirlooms. Their priceless quality and emotional connect is why they need to be preserved and taken care of by the generations to come. What better than making them a part of our wedding day and pairing them with contemporary attires to complete the look?
This bridal look is inspired solely by the heirlooms in it, which are the silver kadas and the statement rings worn by the bride. The overall approach of this look is minimal, to allow the heirloom trinkets to shine the best. That, mixed with the contemporary lehenga that comes embellished with a classy and traditional embroidery, form a gracious look for the bride, who is the focus of all attention on her D-Day.
A bandhgala blouse paired with heavy rani haar, and a modish mathapatti, this bridal look exemplifies a royal bride who likes sticking to a more traditional look. The rani haar present in this look is not only the heirloom piece but also the element that completes the bride's vintage look, making it look like a gateway between the past and the present. A statement mathapatti to add the oomph of elegance to the overall ensemble.
A grandiose nath passed down from your great grandparents to the bride, this is the look chosen by the bride who wishes to carry on the legacy of her ancestors. Decked up with heirloom jewellery and a heavily embellished lehenga that comes straight from her mother's closet, this bride will leave behind an everlasting impression which not only showcases the ways and designs of the old but the embracing nature of the new-gen. The look, with its sheer elegance and chic drama, is sure to be the highlight of the day for the bride and the guests.
This time, it's not just the jewellery that shines, but the attire of the bride, who chooses to honour her mother or grandmother by wearing an heirloom saree. Sheen and delicately embroidered, this saree shows itself to be the beacon of the legacy of a family that prides itself in passing down its traditions from one generation to another in the form of such gorgeously designed handlooms. Combined with classy heavy jewellery, the bridal ensemble carries with it an extra glam and grace for the perfect wedding look.
Styled & Conceptualised By: Styl Inc. by Meha Bhargava | Models: Shivani Parihar; Suhani Khator | Photographer: The Wedding Tellers by Tarun & CP | Outfits By: House Of Armuse (Look 1 & Look 4); Ranas Legacy (Look 2 & Look 3) | Jewellery By: Sangeeta Boochra; Suvarna By Ketaki | Makeup Artist: Takshita Malhotra | Styl Team: Meghna Kotawala