Real Bride: Vintage style Indian Gown

Melbourne girl Samantha’s wedding was so full of the most beautiful vintage details, but in this post I’ll just be looking at her dress. Her gown was a spectacular Sabyasachi designer dress bought from India! Talk about going all the way to get the perfect dress! And perfect it was, with the most exquisite, elaborate detailing.


Here is the bride’s process of finding her dress in her own words:

“I always knew I wasn’t going to be the bride would wear the traditional red saree, it just wasn’t me. I also knew I didn’t want to wear a white dress either, but I definitely liked the idea of wearing something white saree…I did a quick search of bridal couture by Sabyasachi Mukherjee my favourite designer, and saw that his last collection ‘Opium’ was absolutely exquisite and exactly the style I wanted. I could only locate pictures from various blogs and magazines, there was no information about the actual piece. I ended up emailing the boutique to see if they had the piece I was interested in and they said they had only one available in store but couldn’t hold it for me unless I paid for it in full!

There was no way I was going to do that without actually seeing it in real life, but a few weeks later on the day I arrived in Kolkata I went to the Sabyasachi boutique, and there it was hanging on the rack. It was perfect, even more exquisite and beautiful in real life. It was reminiscent of Mughal times coupled with the 1920s flapper era, a mix of regal and old school vintage Bollywood. Needless to say that was the easiest bridal shopping ever! My sister and mum ended up buying their outfits from there too.”

Text (approved for use by the Bride) from: The Crimson Bride

The amazing photography was by my good friend Zahrah of Lah’za Photography. If you live in Melbourne I’d definitely recommend her.













Photography: Lah’za Photography

Bride’s Dress: Sabyasachi

Bride’s Bouquet: Dragonfly Floral Designs

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