Anjli, Parambir and I met about two years before they got married. They later told me they wanted to work with me from the minute they saw the purse I was carrying… ha! Little did I know at that fateful first meeting that these two (a doctor and a lawyer by day who are BOTH hard-core, die-hard, internet-ninja fashionistas in their spare time) would open my eyes to a whole new world of fashion.
Every element of their wedding was a carefully thought-out expression of them; both as individuals and as a couple. And perhaps nowhere was that more apparent than the energy than what went into what they would each wear that day! They, like a lot of Indian couples, flew to The Motherland to find their outfits. Unlike a lot of couples though, these two made a beeline to the atelier of the famed fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani. To their great delight, they were able to meet him in person and then spent the next few months working together to create their ensembles that best expressed their unique sartorial point of view.
What follows reads more like an editorial fashion shoot than a real wedding, but I suppose this is the natural outcome when the bride and groom are two of the most stylish people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with:
One of the very first things Anjli purchased was this Alexander McQueen clutch and she carried it everywhere that day, carefully, like she was holding a fragile egg. That purse was never out of her sight or clutches! There is actually a pretty funny story about how she got this purse, but she might kill me if I were to tell it here to the world…
Next up, some details from Parambir’s fashion statement. Gotta love a guy who is ‘man’ enough to wear pink on his wedding day!
The following pictures are perfect examples of Bling Done Right: look at the detail in the lengha (skirt) — there’s sparkle, but just the right amount and in the right places. The necklace was a gift from Anjli’s grandparents and was part of Chanel’s Maharaja collection that year.
Photographer George Paatashvili of Studio 2000 was chosen because of his great eye for fashion, colour and composition. He had fun whisking Anjli and Parambir around the AGO for a private photoshoot before the ceremony:
The Sikh ceremony took place under the iconic staircase designed by starchitect Frank Gehry:
After the ceremony, it was time to change into the reception outfits. Parambir switched it up and donned a Tom Ford tuxedo and shoes and Anjli put on another magnificent Tarun Tahiliani creation. As a side note, this is probably the first time I’ve seen a groom put as much (if not more) thought and effort into his wedding day attire…
I am so grateful to our photographer, George, for capturing so many closeups of the detail and extraordinary craftsmanship in Tarun Tahiliani’s creations. And I’m even more grateful to Anjli and Parambir for introducing me to a designer I previously knew nothing about; up until then, I thought all Indian wedding fashion meant rhinestones galore and a “more is more” mentality. How cool that there is someone like Tarun who has broken away from all that and who is doing it so artfully.
Not only that, you guys looked like rock stars on your wedding day. What a privilege to have levitra aspirin been a part of it.