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KarvaChauth/ Wedding Trousseau

Thursday, 24 October 2013 / , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I grew up watching my Mom, observe the rituals of Karva-Chauth, and I would have watched DDLJ ( 90's bollywood movie) umpteen times ,the fav part being the glitz and traditions of this festival !
For my international readers, Karva chauth is the Indian Version of Valentine's day,Of course complete with,a mandatory expensive gift (dare not lure the wifey with just flowers)
Ok, Jokes apart its a one day festival where married women, seek a fast from morning till night without eating or drinking even a drop of water, and  pray for the longevity and safety of their husbands (Annual Life Insurance policy !! ) .The fast is concluded after a peek-a-boo of the rising Moon,which is  symbolic of Love and Beauty in  Indian mythology and poetic verses.
For me , it's a festival of happiness and renewal of love.Most important, we get to dress up in the wedding finery. I truly enjoy  buying ethnic stuff, the pomp and splendor,the decorated streets/markets where you bump into long lost friends,  the chit chat sessions while the henna artists are busy applying intricate designs on your hands.
Modern day Karva -Chauth is romanticized ! It kindles romance and love . But I have an opinion.. I feel there is no harm if husbands fast along too ! After all its about love and respect, and if practiced mutually ,harbors greater commitment,bonding and reassurance for the growing up kids as well. Its good to bond with traditions,but  don't you feel we should apply modern day logic?? BTW all the above philosophy is more of a carrot for my husband,who fasts with me and I would love if he continues forever (as I would also require my Annual Life Insurance policy to stay in place!!). Its not sacrifice its love !! Thoughts anyone ?
Moving to the outfit, when we talk of a fancy festival, the outfit cannot be any lesser. I wore this beautiful Lehenga -Choli dress from Study By Janak , finished with beautiful weaving's of Dabka, svarovski and Zari, with a Sequin and gotta border designs. Velvet is going to be a huge trend this fall, and I didn't think twice in picking up this piece from their wedding collection.The colors seemed to be complimenting each other from the merger of red, and fuchsia envied by the contrast of green and purple ! And for all my  readers, who asked me if I ever wore traditional outfits too, well this your answer !!


Choli-Lehenga Dress/Clutch-Study By Janak(buy here)

Make-Up- Lakme Salon
On my lips-Mac Ruby Woo
On my nails- Innisfree
Rings-Bangkok
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  1. wow, really interesting festival, and yes, amazing outfit and great make up too :D

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  2. Stunningly pretty <3 :)

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  3. Surbhi! You are the epitome of an Indian Princess!!! I'm so glad that you've shared this valuable information. There is so much we do not know about
    each other, culturally and otherwise! Love the idea of this Festival of Love, esp the Gift!!! :)

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  4. I am soo loving the color and the neckline of the choli...it has royal feel to it....you look soo elegant

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  5. Oh wooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww full on bridal...how did your husband survive with u looking like that..drop dead gorgeous..ahh

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  6. Wow !! beautiful dress, so pretty !


    Kisses
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  7. WOW..i love ur dress..n u look so beautiful..! I wud have loved to see u in a saree though.;)

    Aditi
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  8. Oh wow ! Just beautiful ! This is by far my fav outfit post by you !! Amazing :D
    xoxo <3

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  9. you look gorgeous Surbhi, very pretty one!!

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  10. Wow!! You look like princess:)

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  11. How beautiful and what a wonderful holiday!
    xo
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  12. Divine, gorgeous and no less than a nayee naveli dulhan:-)))..Loooooooooooove the outfit!
    K
    klassystylefiles.blogspot.com.au

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  13. you look awesome! and i love that your husband fasts with you..i personally believe that the guy should do it too..

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  14. wow you look fabulous :) the idea behind this day is super romantic

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  15. You look so stunning doll!! I love the colours of this gown, amazing!!! xx

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  16. these photos are magic <3

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  17. Lovely!

    Federica
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  18. Oooh WOW, you look absolutely stunning in this!

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  19. such a beautiful outfit! amazing colors and detailing!
    xx Vera & Rony
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  20. Hello hun, great blog and great pics. :) If you want follow each other, let me know, follow me and I will follow you back! ;) Have a nice day dear.

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  21. Wow! What can I say? ... intimidates me! Plots look!
    You have a figure like a model! And just as you pose!
    Great post! I congratulate the ability and talent to curiosity to me!
    I will always be coming back for more: *


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  22. Hello dear, ok we can follow each other, only on blogger (gfc). I follow you now. Please follow me back. :)

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  23. Oh wow! This lehenga is just fabulous!!! Love this!Happy Sunday! My new blogpost is up! Hope you love it

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  24. You are so sweet! Really great Style - love the colors! Merci for your lovely comment on my Blog - hope you‘ll come back soon and check out my newest Post about some seriously amazing pocket-watches from „Candy&Grace“ ♡Love, Kyra
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  25. Beautful!

    x leah symonne x

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  26. Wow Surbhi, you are just wonderful, like a beautiful princess! I didnt know about this festival, it sounds lovely!:) Kisses, have a nice day! xo

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  27. Hi Surbhi, you look so pretty in this beautiful lehenga. Everything is just perfect, very classy look sweetie <3

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  28. wow...precious dress dear
    xoxo
    happy day

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  29. You look simply stunning! I grew up in New Delhi and I remember Indian weddings, they were spectacular!

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  30. WOw, this is amazing! I wish I could wear a dress like that! Really!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  31. Indian Wedding Dress are adorable in their design. The vividness we see in design are in number. They have appealing look through a great art work. 

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  32. beautiful!

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  33. Lovely as I said before! New post in my blog! I'd love it if you take a look at it :)

    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena
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  34. OMG YOU LOOK STUNNING!!!



    Just uploaded a new post so let me know what you think Girl :D
    Have a great day :D
    XXX

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  35. Wow, fabulous post and outfit!!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
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  36. OMG you look so lovely. Will you like to follow each other on GFC? xoxo
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  37. Wow, this is amazing ^__^

    Have a Fantastic Weekend,

    Nicole

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  38. You look absolutely stunning! The dress is exquisite!

    xo Mel
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  39. Wow your dress is very beautiful and you look breathtaking. Congratulations my dear.
    Would you like to follow each other?

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  40. just a little note to say I've moved from blogger to wordpress and as you were one of my followers I'd really appreciate it if you follow my new blog!
    http://thestylecreative.com/
    Many thanks in advance!! X

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  41. Just followed you on gfc, bloglovin & facebook =)

    U can do the same, thanks bella!
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