Sarees or gowns – every bride has her preference

Sarees or gowns – every bride has her preference

The evergreen beauty of Kavani colours for bridal saress and gown

There’s something about white, cream and gold that never grows old! These colours of understated elegance, have stood the test of time and trends, and continue to be the favoured combination for Kerala Christian brides.

As much as modern brides appreciate the look of the classic Kerala Kavani saree, there has been a rising demand for stylish embellishments that creatively compliment the personality of the bride. Designers have definitely stepped up to the task; using traditional colours, they create bridal showstoppers with a play on fabric, lace and fine needlework.

Sarees or gowns – every bride has her preference

Six yards of pure elegance, that is the ubiquitous saree, will never go out of style in the Indian context; but there has been a shift in affinity from sarees to gowns, in the hearts of brides-to-be. Could it be the charm of fairytales weddings we’ve read about in books or seen in movies, or is it simply the desire of the modern bride to be distinctively different?

Whatever the reason, bridal magazines are abuzz with laces, satins, veils and gown silhouettes that can be custom-designed to flatter any body type or complexion. Designers have their work cut out for them – to source the right fabric and get the right craftsmen to measure, cut and tailor the perfect gown, with the finest needlework and embellishments possible. But their greatest challenge is of course, pleasing the bride on all counts – after all, it’s her big day!

Custom-designed bridal wear in traditional colours

Among many bridal brands, Kavani is one that stays true to Kerala’s traditional hues of cream, white and gold. Kavani has captured the hearts of many brides, wedding planners and photographers thanks to their versatile bridal creations that are rooted in tradition, yet contemporary in their rendition.

Kavani sarees and gowns can only be found only in hues of cream, white and gold; yet the motifs and patterns they boast are inspired by Frenck knots, ribbons, beads, cutwork, fine needlework, Indian Ari and Zardosi needlework and more!

A note for brides to be: You may be spoilt for choice in the burgeoning bridal market, but you want your wedding saree or gown to be the pièce de résistance, choose a designer/brand who is known for their pedigree in creativity and versatility. Meet them, detail what you see in your mind’s eye, and inspire them to create a masterpiece that is distinctively ‘you’!