We are fascinated with how the decision is made of what to wear on your wedding day, and so in the spirit of all things, bridal, we share our dress story with you today!
Everyone approaches their Special Day differently, so the fashion and style decisions could not be more different for different brides. This was a time ultimately our top priority was to make amazing memories, and to start the dress journey with an initial visit to a local Indian bridal shop, BEAUTY Dreams Collections. Several shapes and styles helped narrow down what we were looking for. We narrowed our focus to a red wedding dress instead of a white one, and we planned on having an Indian wedding which it is common for the bride to wear a gorgeous red dress for Anand Karaj. We found the dress during our second appointment at Dreams Collections in Little India, in Artesia California.
Indian Bridal Outfit
The most memorable part of an Indian wedding is witnessing the beauty and elegance of the Bride on her special day. With all the sparkle glitz and glamour going on around her, the Bride maintains to be the central focal point of the wedding day. The Bridal Saree or Lengha is decorated with embroidery and intricate designs, making for an eye-catching and exquisite piece of design.
Different regions in India require the Bride to wear certain jewelry or wrap her saree in a specific manner. It is common for Bride’s to place Bindi’s, circular diamond, red or white , above the eyebrows, however the area between the eyebrows remains empty until the wedding ceremony; the Groom places Sindhoor, red vermillion, here during the wedding ceremony. The Bride’s hands and feet are decorated in Mendhi, completing a head to toe transformation for the blissful day.
Punjabi Bridal Suit
The Sikh wedding ceremony is known as Anand Karaj which means blissful union ... Most women will wear traditional Punjabi dress in bright colors or gorgeous crimson red. Punjabi Brides wear a Salwar Kameez, an extremely opulent pant suit, or lengha. Traditionally, Punjabi Brides are said to wear gold jewelry, however with changing times various styles of jewelry as been adapted. The bride wears white and dark red bangles made of ivory known as Chooda.
In Gujurati weddings, Brides typically wear a Saree however it is tied with the Palav, the rest of the Saree material that isn’t wrapped around the Bride’s waist, facing the front.
South Indians on the other hand wear different type of Saree made of silk material with gold bordered lining, a more traditional take on Bridal wear.
Hindu Bridal Wear
The traditional Hindu Bride is said to wear a red outfit symbolically referencing the planet Mars. According to astrology, Mars is the planet in charge of marriages, representing prosperity and fertility. Bridal attire is the bride draping her Saree which is wrapped around the waste whereas a lengha is a skirt that you can slip on.
Outstanding Outfits for Ordinary to Extraordinary Days!
We all are looking at one another through the windows of our own perspectives. Simply trying to figure out who we are in the mirrors of life and by learning what resonates and what does not.
All of us have the power to live in a very expansive and beautiful reality, or choose to live in a very limited, contracted, one way street narrow reality.
When we become the observers of life, rather than its judges and when we witness what is going on around you with wonder, you own your own perspective, without having to make anyone else’s wrong.
In this nature, we can observe human beings without any judgment. We can love the light within all people, while not liking the personalities and behaviors of some. This world is an amazing melting pot of diversity in the great play of creation. It was meant to be that way. The light that lives within takes many takes many different forms upon this planet. Love that light. Love that it is expressed in so many different ways. Then allow yourself, without judgment to simply move towards those with whom you resonate with and move away from those you don’t. In this fashion, you free your soul to just be and to find its natural fit in the greater stage of life.
We are spiritually free when every soul, including yourself, has the right to just be. Our guidance system asks us to release any need to cling to what we have always known. The very process of letting go helps us to feel more aligned with our Soul’s Highest Reality in every moment. This alignment creates a more fulfilling and purposeful connection with Divinity working in us so we can trust our intuition more freely.
You, the essence of who you really are, the real you, loves being expressive. The amplification of that which you give life to is realized. You can’t help but be expressive. You can’t help but make choice after choice about what you will pay attention to – which is how you are expressive. That feeling of being expressive is expanding all of life. It’s magnificent and all of life dances to your tune.
Life is orchestrating each and every choice and what you focus on can come about in your manifest experience. But you are how it comes into manifest experience; through resonance and allowing.
When you are living intuitively in a way that gives you pleasure, that feels good, that makes you happy, that lets you feel joy in your life, you are cooperating with All That Is. You are a harmonious element in this universal orchestration of all life! love, #krishna
As you embrace an accurate, eternal and vibrationally oriented understanding of your life here, life eases up and becomes a doorway of allowing more of your expansiveness to flow into and infuse your humanity.
Ease is fun. It feels good, reflects the power that is yours. Ease is possible because of who you truly are. When you allow yourself the lined up pathway, you feel ease and you feel a feeling of who you really are which is a quality of flow.
Flowing, elaborating, creative, expressive, powerful pure energy. Even in embodiment that’s still who you are, although your experience may give you an indication that you’re a body or you’re a person. Who you really are is essence plus consciousness. You are eternal consciousness.
As a human being, who you truly are is the consciousness, the free flowing pure powerful energy that is present and gives aliveness to the experience of you in this body.
To Love Day,
Kelly Krishna Dunn 🙂
Abhyanga, a great way to start to get to know one of the five, (I’m a desi girl @ heart.) It’s called Panchakarma and means “five actions.” The benefits of this ancient, entirely natural detox method are being re-discovered today. Panchkarma is a set series of treatments first described in the ancient records of Ayurveda.
Panchakarma treatment is a truly unique approach for revitalization, rejuvenation and prevention.
Authentic ayurvedic detox treatments are meant to be done in sequence. Each step and stage, physiologically, supports the next.
Your Best Detox- Start with Abhyanga
Abhyanga is the name of the synchronized oil therapy, adjusted to your liking. During Abhyanga, Self-massage, it’s a healing treatment that dislodges from the body tissues those toxins which helps to harmonize the body’s functions.
Silence and rest are important components in the process of activating the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. The abhyanga treatment uses herbal essences and massage oil formulation ingredients specially put together just for you.
Soothing oils for your Self- nurturing- Self massage – Self–improving- Abhyanga.
To Ayurveda Healing,