For as long as I can remember, I have dreamt of designing my own wedding clothes. Those who know me, know that I’m not very conventional in my ways and so, a traditional Indian wedding wasn’t something I had ever imagined. However, when Vanraj who is quite the traditionalist said he wanted the works – mehendi, sangeet, wedding and reception, I surprisingly didn’t fight it. I guess I was ecstatic to start my life with him and celebrate it in as many ways as possible.
I went on a journey of creating a beautiful and intricate kali one at a time. Our names were hand sewn in beautiful zari, which was hidden into the embroidery of the fabric, forming a delicate optical illusion. Each of the kalis had intricate frames, in which I had all the important moments of our life showcased – our dating milestones, the proposal and finally our love story. The bottom of my lehenga and dupatta was finished with a hem of jumping dolphins, which was how our story began. I completed my look with some beautiful jadau jewelry that Vanraj designed for me, and it felt so perfect to be wearing both of our designs on our special day. Wearing my Krésha Bajaj lehenga was the most exhilarating feeling. It looked beautiful, elegant and traditional. With that cherished memory, I started my journey with my husband and also understood what I wanted to do with my brand, share the same joy I felt with beautiful brides all over the world.