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    Trousseau trunks, jewelled turbans, couture lehengas and other luxe must-haves for a day to remember

    WHILE Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie chose to wear a Versace gown featuring doodles made by her children at her wedding, closer home, Bollywood actress Dia Mirza made news with her vintage avadhi-style ensemble in gold and emerald green by Ritu Kumar. This is the season when splurging on outfits and accessories is a given. We tell you what luxe labels and designers have on offer:

    Text: Sharmistha Maji

    Panchlara by MirariLayer effect
    Inspired by Mughal rulers, the panchlara necklace from Mirari’s limited edition collection is a great accessory for the groom. Made with five layers of rare Burmese pearls, the necklace features diamonds and precious stones like sapphires and emeralds. Priced at Rs.1,10,00,000. Available at the store in New Delhi. Details: 011 41088600

    Jimmy ChooSole sparkle
    Made in Italy, Jimmy Choo’s stiletto pumps with leather sole have a pointed heel. The coarse black and nude degrade glitter effect makes it ideal for that bridal lehenga. Priced at Rs.44,000. Available at the store in UB City. Details: 41738404

    d(1)Luxe envelope
    Vivek Sahni’s invites are popular among fashion designers and business tycoons alike. Our pick is the number featuring a peacock in gold metal deposit with Swarovski crystals. It comes in a gold leather envelope which can otherwise be used as a clutch. Rs.800 to Rs.1,500 per card. Available at his studio in New Delhi. Details: 011 41824053

    Nordic Kandie copySweet memories
    European marzipan brand Nordic Kandie Magic has launched edible gold-covered marzipan for the wedding season. You’ll get a certificate of purity for the gold foil, imported from Florence’s oldest gold leaf manufacturing company. Available in 16 flavours, a box of 16 makes for the perfect return gift. Priced at Rs.5,600. Available at Neel Sutra Bridal Lounge, Khan Market, New Delhi. Details: 011 41757181

    Hold on
    The acrylic clutch by Edie Parker featuring the word ‘Bride’ in silver confetti is an ideal gift for your bestie’s bridal shower. With a kiss lock on top, it conceals a mirror that will help with quick make-up checks. Priced at Rs.79,577. Available at Le Mill, Breach Candy, Mumbai. Details: 022 23684463

    7284Royal groom
    Created by the jeweller to the British and royal families of India, C Krishniah Chetty & Sons, the Navratna turban with nine gemstones will give a royal edge to the groom’s outfit. While the turban is made from silk and zari, featuring strings of emeralds and pearls, the kalgi in it has sapphires, rubies and other precious stones. Priced at Rs.2,10,000. Available at the store on Commercial Street. Details: 40001869

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    Sabyasachi Mukherjee has collaborated with heritage jewellers Kishan Das and Co of Hyderabad, to curate jewellery. We think this polki panchlada with Zambian emerald drops will add a touch of opulence to the bridal ensemble. Fashioned from 22 kt gold in pacchi setting, it is priced at Rs.48,50,000. Available at his flagship store in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. Details: 022 22044774

    Rocking it
    Men about to be hooked, take note. While Cartier’s platinum rings featuring single diamond rocks have been spotted on Katy Perry, Grace Kelly and Paris Hilton, we especially like this rose gold ring featuring multiple diamonds for the Indian bride. Priced at approx Rs.3,98,412. Available at the store in Emporio mall, New Delhi. Details: 011 46788888

    Hair Accessory, Heritage Line, GanjamPin up
    This brooch comb from heirloom jewellery house Ganjam, is a part of their heritage line that has been created as a tribute to South Indian craftsmanship. A must-have hair accessory for brides, it is fashioned from 22K gold, and features uncut diamonds, ancient cabochon rubies and emeralds. Priced at Rs.6.5 lakh. Available at the store on Infantry Road. Details: 22286135

    Take a bow
    The groom will steal the show in this outfit sported by Aditya Roy Kapoor at the India Couture Week this year. Designed by Bollywood darling Manish Malhotra, the beige raw silk sherwani with gold sequin embroidered star motifs comes with ivory tussar silk broad pants. Priced at Rs.3,50,000. Available at his flagship store at Khar West, Mumbai. Details: 022 26050723

    rani trunk 1Treasure box
    Bespoke invitations expert Puneet Gupta has ventured into bridal trousseau trunks. Handcrafted in brocade with gota work, this trunk is made from wood with quilted lining. Inspired by Indian heritage, it will carry your precious belongings in style. Priced over Rs.15,000. Available at Tifara, Jagannathan Road, Chennai. Details: 044 42358888

     

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