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    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.
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    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.

    Rs15,000 upwards.
    At Cunningham Road.
    Details: 99450 00485

    a��Rashmi Rajagopal


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    • Dipak Sharma

      Congratulations Keerthi… You are doing a great job by taking care of all needs in a matrimony that nobody has to go anywhere. If they want to get married, they just have to approach you that you take care of things from wedding cards to wedding decorations and much more.