1. Tell us about the wedding dress shopping expedition that took you and your family to India.
“I had 4 outfits for the 4 day-long celebrations. I looked for ideas by browsing various Indian designer collections online. My family and I subsequently went to Delhi for our wedding shopping and literally shopped till we dropped. The beauty of shopping in India is that there is so much choice; anything is possible when it comes to creating and designing your dream outfit. My outfits were predominantly ready-to-wear, except for my customised lehenga for the Sangeet night from Manish Malhotra in Mehrauli.
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2. How did you modernise a traditional bridal dress, and make it more you?
“My wedding day outfit is by Tarun Tahiliani, one of India’s top designers renowned for combining modern and traditional designs. It was a hand embroidered lehenga choli with gota patti (a type of Indian embroidery originating from Rajasthan), pearls, mirror work and Swarovski crystal embellishments. For accessories, I used my mother’s wedding day jewellery given to her by her grandfather, which was really was very special to me.
3. Did you follow any fitness or nutrition plan ahead of the big day?
“I was actually pretty busy with moving from Wales back to England as well as with starting a new job so I was quite physically active and barely went to the gym at all. I did, however, consciously eat clean and avoided junk food.”
4. What was your beauty routine like, prior to the wedding?
“I didn’t actually make any changes to my beauty routine. Looking after my body and observing a good diet helped to ensure my skin looked its best.”
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