The Big Fat Indian Wedding

by mehak on October 23, 2010

in Bridal Blog, Fashion, Shoppin in Delhi


A couple of months back, my first cousin got married.This was one of those “long courtship” marriages where there was a 2 year gap between the engagement and wedding. Now, in a punjabi family  , that equals  two years worth of discussions about clothes, jewellery, shoes, makeup  just for that one week of dancing, eating, crying and drinking and ofcourse the small matter of the actual wedding. Anyway, so the cousin in question is actually one of my closest sisters, my best friend, my ex-roommate  and so much more (Love you aaru!), and i was doubling up with excitement just waiting for this. I quite pitied my dad and brother all this time because my mom and me were acting like shopaholics on LSD.
 I think i now have a PHD in wedding clothes/ lehengas/ outfits in the Delhi Region, and i actually managed to get my sarees for quite a bargain! Yes as mentioned earlier im a bargain queen. I stuck to net sarees for the wedding and the reception( If you’v got it, i think you should flaunt it in net ;) ), and salwars for the mehendi and other functions . The wedding saree was a  champagne pink coloured net with scattered sequins and  a heavy silver border and the reception saree was a totally modern lime green net with a bright funky hot pink on the border. Both were totally cheap! This one was for 5500/- which- is  very affordable for an outfit u can wear to your sisters wedding!
I went to a Lakme parlour to get makeup done (believe me- being the brides closest sister equals a lot of running around and having no time for getting ready yourself) and i was actully super impressed with their makeup artist- she was brilliant!. The photos just came in so thought id share them with you, The annoying photographer has put his contact details in bold across the snaps which is so annoying (thats cos we havent yet chosen which ones  from these we want to get printed- i want all of mine obviously!). I was so zonked out running around in the wedding that i have no clue what the MUA put on my face. Its a mystery iv been trying to unravel cos she made my skin look like porcelain- will share once the mystery is over- im halfway there! Also, if any of you makeup geniuses can figure out which MAC blush is on my cheeks, or which MAC eyeshadow is on my eye please tell meee…i have no clue what went on my face except that it was MAC and i want it all!
Anyway, while we are on the topic, i recently got to know about this site called which is a place to buy and sell pre owned or brand new bridal wear (cool idea eh?). So you can browse stuff to purchase, or sell some of your old stuff that you might have outgrown, size or otherwise. They have a limited collection as of now, and the saris are not completely my style but the some of the salwar kameez’s are honestly quite pretty and different from what usual indian wear websites sell. Also, im really curious about the selling part- i think there are so many outfits that become tight for us, or we just wear once and forget about it. This may be a good option for those . Do check them out at


I Figured out the mystery behind the makeup ..this is what the MUA used on me:
  1. Foundation & Concealer: Kryolan Dermacolor(For big events, this is a god send..makes your skin look like porcelain!!!) . Its professional makeup used by all tv artists
  2. Eyeshadow: MAC Paradisco
  3. Lip: MAC Prr Lipglass
  4. Blush: I think it was Peachy keen 

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Rentu October 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

hey i so loved the saree and the makeup, everythin is just perfect……and how much did the saree cost you


PnB October 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm

@Rentu : Thanks !! It costed INR 5500/-


bhumika October 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

loved d sari n d other green 1 pic too…
n do d lakme MUA use MAC ?
i dint knw dat…


A Lot Like Fashion October 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm

You look pretty and the saree is a STEAL! :)

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HD October 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm

ur looking lovely Mehak!!! quite surprised to hear that they used MAC products at the Lakme parlour


PnB October 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm

@bhumika – yep they use either Lakme or MAC ..Except theyr not in MAC containers- they put them in diferent containers


PnB October 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm

@HD: Thanx..yep, atleast the one i visit does !

@Alotlikefashion- I know right? I got it rom Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. A shop called 'Charming' has some pretty good deals on Indian clothing


Anonymous October 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Hey, shall visit stylishdesi..sounds interesting


Adorable On Your Vanity October 23, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Mehak, you looked so lovely. The eyeshadow is paradisco, I could be wrong, but that's the closest on I can think of. Blush maybe peachykeen.


Shop N' Chomp October 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Beautiful :D


indianmakeupways October 24, 2010 at 2:38 am

wow! love the sari and u look absolutely stunning! and u r right ur makeup is flawless…… be honest I thought u r bare faced!!!! :O ur makeup is THAT perfect!!!!


G.G.G October 24, 2010 at 4:17 am

You look gorgeous Mehak and that saree is really good. Next time Im in del, you are booked for a day of saree shopping..what say?? LOL


Srish October 24, 2010 at 6:12 am

you look super pretty and i love the saree….:))


PnB October 24, 2010 at 6:28 am

@AOYV : Wow thanks, i will check out those too. I cant believe ou could tell by these snaps cos the makeup hardly shows!! But ill check em out in the MAC store

@indianmakeup: Thats what i liked about it- was completely natural looking

@G.G.G- For sure!!!! Ill tell you all the secret stores of delhi

@ Srish- thank you!!! I love it tooo!


a!k0 October 24, 2010 at 9:12 am

Wow I so want to go to an Indian wedding :) Everything is so lavish and pretty :D You look amazing in the pictures and yes the printing on the pics is pretty annoying. :) I might have to look you up if my sister decided to study in India ;)


Anshita October 24, 2010 at 9:33 am

gosh makeup u look so beautiful..n d best part is dat iall luks natural. next tym m attending a wedding, m definitely going to THAT share with us plz (puppy face ;) )


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PnB October 24, 2010 at 9:36 am

@aiko: sure…yup indian weddings are the best!!

@Anshita- the wedding was in ludhiana so the lakme parlour i attended was there…


PnB October 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

And yup- the best part was thta it looked natural- because infact i needed a lot of makeup. My skin was totally breaking out and i had horrible dark circles cos of the late nights…


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BUTTERFLY October 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm

hi dear i loved the color of ur saree lovely ya.. u lookin really pretty..


beautydiva October 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm

your sari is so lovely and your looks too :)


PnB October 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm

@lami – Aww , thanks..
@Butterfly & @Beautydiva – Thanks girls


Poohkie October 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm

You look lovely Mehak. That sari is gorgeous and colour really suits you. And the earring go really well with the outfit.


Tanveer Parmar October 25, 2010 at 6:06 am

Wow, you look amazing Mehak! Your skin looks flawless & so fresh. :D


Sharon October 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm

You look just gorgeous Mehak.Wish i cud carry a saree like dat but wud just trip and fall flat on ma face :D
Would love to see pic of u in lime green sounds so unusual.wat makeup did u pair wid dat?(lots of ques i kno ;))


ladylavendersays October 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm

loved the saree and the earrings.

and you look gorgeous…


PnB October 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm

@Poohkie & @Tanverr & ladylavender : Thanks guys! :)

@Sharon: No practice in saree? I am a total klutz honestly but im very comfortable in sarees.Just keep em pinned up and they stay in place. Sure, will post pics o the green one too. The makeup was very different and pretty but not as good- earthy brown blush and deep green eyes..


Harshleen October 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Pretty you……lovely sari! I am also coming to Delhi soon. Where did you find such good bargains on saris? Some tips plz :)


Zerin (XinaRox) October 26, 2010 at 5:47 am

You look GOrgeous and I love your saree!


PnB October 26, 2010 at 6:37 am

@harshleem .. Sure !! ill tell you all the places . drop me a mail when yr here :)

@Zerin: Thank you !


Smita October 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

OMGGG look sooo pretty !! looooooooove the saree colour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


pav February 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm

how much did the lakme parlour cost???


PeachesandBlush February 24, 2011 at 5:03 am

@pav- costed me about Rs 4000/-
But well worht it.


Indu April 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

You look amaaaazing. Where are the earrings from, and how much are they for? They frame your face so beautifully!! :D


mehak April 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Theyr from a silver shop. I dont remember now…but not so expensive


Pooja May 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Hey Mehak, from where u purchase this champagne pink colored net saree.It looks so preety.Where did u find such good bargains on sarees. do let me know PlzZzz :)


mehak May 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Its written above..ts from charming :)


Pooja May 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

m frm Delhi only n getting married this yr…but dnn knw frm whr to shop…plzz help!!


mehak May 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Please read all my bridal posts….go to the features tab on the pourple bar at the top and click on bridal..


vidhi December 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

how much did the make-up cost??? whats their address???


AMN January 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Loving it! Skin, blush, lips! Beautiful!


Akansha June 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

where to buy Kryolan Dermacolor from ?


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