We have been glued to our Instagram feed, all thanks to the #DeepVeerWedding. And if you are like us, you too are going back to Deepika Padukone‘s bridal looks again and again. It’s an understatement to say that she looked breathtaking, especially when she wore those gorgeous Kanjivaram sarees.
Earlier it was assumed that Deepika Padukone wore Sabyasachi for her wedding. It was later clarified on his Instagram that she wasn’t wearing a Sabyasachi saree, but in fact, it was a saree gifted to her by her mother, Ujjala Padukone, as per the Konkani traditions.
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"Deepika Padukone's Kanjeevaram red gold wedding sari worn by her for the Mangalorean wedding ceremony with a Sabyasachi veil and jewellery was an Advaya sari from the House of Angadi, Bangalore" says Radharaman K, the store founder in an email to @thevofashion. As per tradition, the bride wears a sari given by the mother and the red gold sari is a real zari Kanjeevaram. "The body design is the Gandaberunda (two headed bird) the mythological figure that is also represented as the coat of arms of the Mysore Maharaja and subsequently Karnataka," adds Radharaman. He added that the veil was not theirs and the sari had been duly purchased from their store by Deepika herself along with another sari and there was no commercial or personal arrangement behind it. When I brought it to the notice of @sabyasachiofficial with Radharaman's permission, the designer instantly responded that it was indeed given by the bride's mother to them. They trimmed and styled it. @sabyasachiofficial also added with grace and clarity about credit where due that while the sari's details were not known earlier, once the store name has been brought to their notice and after it is verified, it must be rightfully credited.
Editor of The Voice Of Fashion, Shefalee Vasudev, was the one who brought this to everyone’s attention via her post on Instagram. Her caption consisted of a detailed description of Deepika’s wedding saree. The saree is part of the label Advaya for the House of Angadi, Bengaluru. An email conversation with the store founder, K Radharaman described the details of the saree. The red and gold Kanjeevaram was weaved from real zari and it had a design of Gandaberunda, which is a mythological two-headed bird. He also revealed that Deepika herself purchased her wedding saree along and her reception saree, with her mother from their store.
Her reception’s Advaya pure zari gold Kanjivaram saree was designed by K Radharaman himself. The richness of the tissue brocade saree made it seem like Deepika was gilded in gold.
Apparently, Advaya is the heritage series of the House of Angadi and Deepika Padukone’s sarees were part of the limited edition pieces. Instagram account, Bridelan India, also posted a closeup picture of both the sarees in which the intricate weave details are clearly seen. Scroll through the pictures below to have a look:
We were quite overwhelmed after seeing all the details and after knowing the importance of the gesture of gifting in a Mangalorean wedding ceremony. How beautiful are these sarees?! We can’t get over the regal vibes of both the sarees, can you?