• 27 Feb - 05 Mar, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Fashion

In the wake of Covid-19, the no-expenses-spared, fairytale wedding bubble has burst. Today’s micro-wedding or ‘mini-celebration’ calls for more pared-back bridal options, balancing finesse with embellishments and quirky ornamentations. Overwhelmed by ostentation, if the pressure of matrimonial tradition or the risk of investing in something way too luxurious or expensive is not quite you, here we present this alternative bridal wear collection which has pieces created with ease, elegance and just the right amount of ostentatious luxury and glamour for the modern brides to adorn on their big day.

Under tighter restrictions for this year’s nuptials, brides may also be looking to modern wedding dresses, most last-minute ceremonies, free from hassle and heavy on chic and timeless designs. That means more and more women are now choosing to go the modern wedding dress route, with options that include embroidered sleeves and hemlines, sheer panels, appliqué, not so traditional bridal dress colours and fancy tapestry. If you’d rather abide by a less is more approach for your bridal wear, bookmark these chic dresses for your wedlock. If you're a fashion-forward bride, looking to catch eyes on the aisle for something other than the volume of your giant skirt, then red dress with a modern twist is just perfect for you.

A stunning red lehenga, with a brocaded hemline and a contrasting embroidered koti is on our top list while on a hunt for a glamorous wedding jora. Our love for intricate glass and threadwork lends a fairytale like quality to this pale yellow dress. If you're not a fan of saturated hues or heavy fabric, this pretty lehenga with contrasting green and golden embroidery could be the dream outfit for your big day. The designer's offering of our Pakistani bridal wear is a fresh take on traditional silhouettes for the new age fuss-free bride, who’s all about comfort. With innovative colour combination and pattern cuts, this white embellished lehenga paired up with a koti can make an ideal outfit for a day wedding. Pair these modern day bridal outfits with precious trinkets and statement ornaments. Minimal dewy makeup and trendy hairdos will compliment your entire look.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Angie's Salon
• Designer: Kausar Sajid
• Photography & Styling: The Rohail
• Model: Jaweria Ali