From elaborate lehengas to traditional Kanjeevaram saris, Laa��kiru offers a fine collection of luxury bridal wear
last week, Laa��Kiru a�� short for Lakshmi Keerthi, the lady behind the brand, is more than just a wedding boutique. Offering complete wedding solutions, ita��s a one-stop shop for every bride and grooma��from wedding invites, to floral arrangements, artistic photography, themed decor or complete trousseaus for your big day.
Keerthi started with trousseaus, branching into full scale weddings along with Rama B Raj, an ex-client.
Laa��Kirua��s garments are luxurious, meant to make the wedding couple feel royal, she tells us. a�?The colour palette for Indian weddings is slowly moving from vermilion, scarlet and maroon to softer shades of pink, peach, mint green, and cream,a�? shares Keerthi. And keeping up with the shifting trend, she stocks a fine variety of clothing to suit every bride. While elaborate ensembles can also be bought off the shelves, she encourages her clients to get their lehengas, cholis and odhanis hand-embroidered for that special luxe touch. Embellishments range from Swarovski crystals to pearls, sequins, mirrors, rhinestones and beads. a�?We take the trouble to ensure that everything we source or create is unique. Because my clients come to me and not a regular wedding store for a reason,a�? she tells us.
Room for opulence
The studio itself is in keeping with Keerthia��s sense of style, which she describes as a mix of a�?elegance, heritage and tradition with a touch of the contemporary.a�? Housed at the charming Hatworks Boulevard, ceiling to floor brass wind chimes welcome you to an airy, bright space.
Look out for jewellery, customised by Navrathan jewellers especially for Laa��Kiru, while off the first room, is a spacious area filled with saris and matching blouses. She favours mainly silk weaves with signature Kancheevarams. We spotted a dull beige number with dusky gold zari work that completely blew us away. Moving along, the next room houses elaborate lehengas displayed along a wall decked from floor to ceiling with a large hanging brass lotus, which is also the logo of the brand. A bright canary yellow number we spotted would be simply stunning we guessed when paired with a deep blue or pink choli.
Keerthi has over 50 weddings to her credit already right from a Moroccan themed sangeeth with belly dancers, hookahs and doumbeks to a mandap that was designed to look like something out of an ancient rural South Indian town.
At Cunningham Road.
Details: 99450 00485