For the fusion bride, it can be a challenge to find something that is that perfect marriage of east and west. A lot of brides opt for a white sari or lengha, others go with a ball gown in red. When I found this real bride via Karen Wise Photography, I knew I had to post her look because I think it will be so inspiring for brides looking for something new.
The bride had a gown custom made from cream-coloured sarees! It even has the most beautiful matching stole (longer than a shawl, shorter than a dupatta) made from the pallu of one of the sarees. The red and gold border is not too over-the top, and the off-centre flowers in her hair are the perfect touch to set it off. To match, she wore red patent Via Spiga pumps. The result is a classy, timeless look and great contrast to her reception look, which was a red lengha with matching gold sandals. The neutral-toned red and gold makeup on her eyes, transitions smoothly between dresses.
This beautiful bride was photographed in NYC by fellow Canadian Karen Wise of Karen Wise Photography, too see the rest of this wedding and get all the details on the vendors, click here. Karen has been voted one of the world's top ten wedding photogs by American Photo Magazine and by The Knot magazine. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines including my all-time favourite Martha Stwewart Weddings. So we know she can take a picture, but like a true professional, I found her accessible and communicative. You can see more of Karen's work via her website or get in touch with her via her blog.