Being a big fan of all things wedding-related and of course Sabyasachi Mukhrjee, the first time we saw the advertisement for the NDTV Good Times Show ‘Band Baaja Bride with Sabyasachi’,we knew this was going to be best thing to happen to NDTV Good Times. And we were right! Three seasons down and we’re hooked on to the 4th!
With us, the wedding obsessed masses, who love the drama, splendor, celebration of love and magic of weddings – the show has all the right elements:
1. Bridal Makeovers: from clothes, hairstyles, jewelry, little cosmetic fixes & honeymoon gyaan, from the best in the business.
2. Getting Sabyasachi to design your trousseau!
3. A national premiere: of your big day, so that the entire country gets to ‘ooh’ & ‘woww’ on your big day.
4. Getting to meet Sabyasachi! (We can’t emphasize enough on how great this element is
5. A gorgeous host:AmbikaAnand, with her experience sin high fashion & lifestyle brands and of course, her drop dead looks.
6. A dapper male host: Bharat Arora, model turned co-host, who provides a shoulder of support for the anxious brides and much needed comic relief to balance out the emotional journey that weddings are.
7. A live-wire VJ:JuhiPande, a new addition to the show.You will remember her from Channel V as the quirky, warm and charming VJ.
8. Having a cuppa tea with Sabyasachi.(Yes, that does happen!
What’s not to love, right?
So how does one get selected to star on ‘Band BaajaBride’?
Fill in a form provided on the website and share your story of love with the Band Baja Bride team, a little false information and you get disqualified. So keep it simple and honest. If you are one of the 13 brides selected for the season, your wedding dreams have pretty much come true!
Apart from the excitement of seeing real people transform into beautiful brides and grooms, what we really like about the show is how well the Band BaajaBride team connects with the couple.
The words, “Personalized imperfection of the human hand”, really speak to you when you see the care with which Sabyasachi connects with the bride and her family, understands what the brides dream outfit is, the kind of jewelry she imagines herself in,her love story and her hopes & dreams for her new journey. It speaks volumes of the kind of man and designer he is and it’s almost like he’s crafting a trousseau out of her stories.
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Snapshots Of The Best Moments Of Band Baaja Bride
Sabyasachis’ outfits let you get lost in a fantasy,his pieces are a genius blend of unusual fabrics from across the country, embellishments in vibrant colors, stunning craftsmanship and structured lines. Let’s take a peek into some of the brides of ‘Band Baaja Bride’! Take this Bengali saree, with the use of gold rich border, red and gold brocade,shimmering gold fabric, coupled with sheer cream with block prints, Sabyasachi has given the traditional wedding saree a beautiful twist.
Sabaysachi will ensure the piece is an extension of you. This orange and purple contrast piece complements the brides warm skin tone and gold embellishments adds that bling & glamour.
At times the best view of an outfit is seeing it on an ordinary person instead of a model. While in discussion with Sabyasachi Mukherjee, this particular bride wanted a splash of green in her wedding trousseau but couldn’t find the right shade. This Sabyasachi piece delicately contrasts a mehendi green blouse with light gold embellishments and a rich red lehenga with a dark green border and rich gold embroidery.The reddish beige chunni just balances the two perfectly. Notice the play of light mehndi green and dark green, they complement each other with the rich maharani red.
This Sabyasachi handiwork looks traditional in the sense of colors and gottsachi handiwork, looks tradiotional in the sense of colours and gotta work the rich maharani red.int of deep teal blueawork. But is it really? Notice the addition of pastel orange chunni to the otherwise bright bridal red. So instead of looking like an overpowering piece, the orange softens the red and complements the bride’s fair skin tone.
This undoubtedly isour favorite bridal color palette. The bride here was made to appear visually taller than she is, thanks to the kurta. The lehenga is the statement piece in this outfit, beige with small gold prints, a thick border in a pretty pink with gold sequin embroidery and again a dark teal border with gold gota work. The top is simple, creating a balance with the lehenga. The chunni is a masterpiece; it has all the colors of the outfit, including a tinge of dark blue, and tiny beads all over the border. Simply spectacular!
This piece just takes your breath away! Sabyasachi has a penchant for perfect statement lehenga’s and this bride hit the jackpot when she asked for something full of life. The dull gold embroidery and cream colored patchwork on the lehenga is exquisite. The intricately designed parrots are not to be missed. Scroll down a little and you get lost in the intricate gotawork until you hit the thick dark blue border which showcases of panels of embroidery in different shades of gold. The nude and orange net dupatta and royal blouse are kept simple to balance the heavy lehenga.
The blend of colors here is just stunning! This piece show cases white tarana embroidery work across the lehenga. Once you’re done taking in the grandeur of the velvet, next comes the border with six bands of alternating embroidery work summed with another bright red with white tarana work. The chunni is a lovely mustard to complement the green and red lehenga with white tarana embroidery work.
Pastels in my opinions are a more off-beat palette for a bride, but when it’s a Sabyasachi expect the unexpected. The bride expressed her desire for a trousseau that was easy on the eyes and more of an expression of who she is. The bright peach, aqua blue and pastel pink, with silver embroidery all over the lehenga, speak “Classy”.
Think rich richrichindian wedding trousseau, and Sabyasachi delivers. This bride wanted something nothing short of royal and grand! Her lehenga is a dark teal velvet with rich gota gold work and ascents of white tarana embroidery across the full length of the lehenga and the dull gold chunni birder. The blouse is kept simple so that the lehenga does all the talking! For a hit of all things Indian weddings, and to maybe have your own wedding on Band Baaja Bride, follow the show every Friday at 10pm on NDTV Good times! You know I will be tuned for sure.