Kolkata based marketing professional RiddhiSonthalia’s wedding with Gurgaon based Rahul Deorah revealed the many sides of her charismatic personality. Though not too much of a jewellery person in every day life, Riddhi allowed tradition to take a frontseat for her wedding functions. “I trusted my mother completely and agreed to deck up in heavier pieces,” she laughs.
She was brought up in Kolkata in a traditional Marwari familyand handled product marketing in her father’s garment business before marriage.
From her choice of exquisite traditional yet trendy jewellery, she shares her bridal jewellery style with The Jewellery Diaries.
Jewellery for the mehndi ceremony was bright considering the fact that it was the first ceremony in her wedding. Minimal yet glam was her design inspiration and she settled for simple kundan leaf earrings, kundan and coloured stone layered neckpiece and kundan and coloured stone maang-tika. She says, “Between all the functions where the bride is supposed to glitter from head to toe, the mehndi is a time to look fresh. ”
The evening was a grand affair and Riddhi looked resplendent in heavy jadau set gifted by her in-laws. Her mother-in-law says, “I love the grandeur of jadaujewellery particularly the ones sported by Bollywood actresses. I travelled to Jaipur with my family and finally came across this stunning jadau set decking one of the shelves of RambhajoJewellers, which is a brand synonymous with heavy jadau and kundanjewellery.”
In keeping with the cocktail evening look, Riddhi matched the white and blue jadau neckpiece with her champagne jacket style lehenga by Sabyasachi. The other statement pieces that set her apart were a floralmaang-tika, a big jadaukada (bracelet) and jadauhaathphool.
Her flawless bridal look for the D-day was painstakingly planned by her mother. Riddhi recalls, “For my mother it has been her dream to design for my wedding. For the D-day, she chose to keep it simple yet traditional.”Keeping the traditional element, Riddhiaccessorised her red Sabyasachilehenga with a stunning emerald studded diamond choker with matching danglers.
Other stunners’ included slender diamond bangles and kundanand floral shaped haathphool. The piece de resistance was a multi-purpose diamond and gold mathapatti that could also be converted into a neckpiece.