Despite the scorching summer heat, sand and sun, weddings are still grand affairs. Even though a beautiful and cheery wedding location is a must for the summers, pastel and lightweight wedding attires are also necessary to beat the heat. When choosing an ensemble that is both classic and weather-appropriate, consider gowns made from light, airy fabrics. If you're a summer bride, switch up the heavily embroidered lehengas and bold colours with pastels that look as classy and regal.
Whatever your style preference might be, designers are rolling in summer bridal collections, keeping in mind the sun and higher temperatures. So, here are the new bridal launches to kickstart your search for wearing the dress of your dreams:
1. Spring In The City, Ri Ritu Kumar
For years, designer Ritu Kumar’s label has been an integral part of gracing the trousseau of hundreds of brides. For its latest spring/summer collection titled, ‘Spring in the city’ - the collection explores a summer wedding set - from pre-draped sarees to cocktail dresses, to salwar suits and more. The ensembles are in vibrant colours set with intricate craftsmanship on soft silk organzas that resonate with the wardrobe choices of the new-age bride.
2. Bridal Couture Collection, Abhinav Mishra
Renowned fashion designer, Abhinav Mishra, debuts his first bridal couture collection embodying the quintessential bridal colour red. The bridal outfits include lehenga dipped in deep crimson, sun-kissed coral, shiny golds and tangerine; intricate blouses with motifs, tulle odhanis and suave sherwanis for men in matching hues. When it comes to embroideries, the collection is an extension of his signature sheesha or mirror work alongside other traditional crafts. Handwoven zari, authentic Rajasthani tikdi, hand-embroidered dabka, traditional nakshi embroidery, twisted stitch marodi, and gota work are a part of the outfits.
3. Taraasa, Frontier Raas
Delhi-based design brand, Frontier Raas unveiled their summer bridal collection, Taraasa. The new collection is described as modern heirlooms for the new-age brides in a fresh summer palette. It features a range of bridal wear gowns and lehengas featuring in ivory tones and earthy pastels while some in vivacious reds and warm mustards. Designed to be lightweight and comfortable, the silhouettes are suitable for many occasions.
4. Kanchipuram Lehenga Collection, Kankatala
The fashion brand Kankatala brings out a unique edition of bespoke Kanchipuram lehengas with Bengaluru-based leading bridal designer Mahitha Prasad for the upcoming summer wedding season. The collection brings with it a limited edition of 20 unique designs with lehenga-choli sets designed with Maharashtra’s paithani and Kanchipuram, whereas some bring elements of Banarasi silk. The other ensembles feature breezy organza fabrics as a dupatta with Kanchipuram borders creating a fusion like never seen before.
5. Zoya Bahaar, Bhumika Sharma
Designer Bhumika Sharma has unveiled a new bridal collection ahead of the wedding season titled, Zoya Bahaar. This new collection has a beautiful combination of rich and unconventional floral designs. The collection has three distinct prints titled, Bahaar, Tara and Nurekha. Each of these prints with floral designs and vibrant colours create a whimsical, chic and summer festive vibe. Designed keeping young brides in mind, the collection features draped sarees, crepe sets, anarkalis and sharara sets. Introducing the perfect blend between minimalism and colour, Bhumika Sharma’s Zoya Bahaar celebrates comfortable outfits and fresh looks for the wedding season.
6. Rumi, Kalki Fashion
Designer brand, Kalki Fashion’s new collection, Rumi highlights the essence of romance through intricately crafted ensembles. The collection has lehengas, mermaid gowns, draped skirts and sarees that are immaculately designed in cherry red, powder pink, and tangerine colours with motifs and embellishments. The lehengas are further accented with ruffles and voluminous sleeves as well.
7. Tuscan Summer, Seema Gujral
Noted Delhi-based designer Seema Gujral’s new collection, Tuscan Summer is inspired by the brightness, blue skies and sun-kissed streets of the city, Tuscany. The collection features an elaborately detailed yet lightweight selection of lehengas styled with contemporary blouses. You can find intricately embroidered embellishments with an array of pearls, stones, sequins, mirror work, gotapatti, threadwork and 3D elements in the ensembles. The collection has a summery palette - a mix of light yet bright pastel shades such as powder blue, peach, pinks, neutrals and champagne. For men, the collection features soothing pastels of sage green, sky blue, and baby pink in rich silks with delicate pearl embroidery and chic floral motifs. With a showcase of spectacular co-ord sets with kurtas, brocade pants, dhotis and indo-western open jackets, they are done in fine, intricate embroidery and attention to detail.