Meet the Suneet Varma Brides

From traditional wedding ensembles in bridal red to shimmering, sleek silhouettes for the cocktail night - master couturier Suneet Varma shares his sartorial vision for eight charming brides.

Team Brides Today
Designer Suneet Varma with his impeccable and innovative blouses and draping styles is a constant fixture on many Internet-savvy bridal moodboards. After all, getting featured on the couturier’s Instagram page is also a wedding rite of passage for many. Here are some of his recent favourite bridal looks that have become quite a style sensation on social media.
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    Niyati came in with her family to buy a traditional wedding ensemble. She got a whole bunch of things from us but her wedding lehenga is truly remarkable. Entirely handmade and covered in zardozi, the base is gold coloured silk jacquard.

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    They were a super-Instagram savvy couple. They had a very beautiful pre-wedding shoot somewhere abroad. So, when they returned, she was showing me the photographs and I was like, "OMG! It looks like it has been directed by Subhash Ghai or Karan Johar something."

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    She showed us the diamond jewellery that she wanted to wear and we incorporated the embroidery with silver and white gold to match it. We dressed her for her sagan, reception, trousseau as well as her mother and sisters.

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    She’s also a very soft-spoken and gentle person, so she even chose colours such as pink, corals.

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    Priya Birla is a petite, pretty girl. She had been messaging us from many many months. She wanted something in pastel, princess-y and even ended up wearing a tiara with the outfit.

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    Her reception outfit is a very big trend for us since the last season with geometric artwork, symmetric mesh and usually in metallic shades though we did one in red too. Her blouse is hand sown to resemble a sheet of crystals hanging off of the body. It was a very fantastical, fairytale sort of a look.

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    Stunning, stunning, stunning. Radhika came to see me and told me – I’m sorry to break your heart but I’m getting married! Heartbroken, but nevertheless I dressed her up for the Sangeet. Her fiancé is equally gorgeous and looks like a renaissance painting with a mane of hair that makes him resemble Lord Byron. They are an extremely good-looking and intelligent couple.
    We did a gorgeous off-shoulder blouse with a nice low back to go with our embroidered lehenga and she wore it with a very beautiful navratna necklace.

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    Resham belongs to a Sindhi family from Panama and the wedding was in Turkey. She told me that she wanted an outfit in the only colour I don’t have on our Instagram page. We looked at the colour chart and came up with purple. It looks darker in the pictures but is actually a wine purple with a contrast blouse. She wore it with this incredibly beautiful diamond necklace with Basra pearls.

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    This is a very beautiful outfit. The wedding lehenga is actually an ombre, going from light into a darker pink in jacquard with gold weave. The dupatta and the lehenga both had a scalloped hemline. She had come in with her mother-in-law-to-be, who is a client of mine from before. The wedding was going to be in Thailand so they were quite concerned about the heat. So, we put a very soft mulmul lining in the lehenga, blouse and even sherwani. 

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    We dressed the groom too, who when he came in was like – I don’t care, dress me in anything. But then he ended up spending more time on his outfit than she did. His was a white sherwani with white embroidery with a little bit of silver and the dupatta was shaded with colours from her lehenga as well as the border.

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    Sanjana Hiranandani had a grand wedding in Bali. I know her father-in-law very well and have been dressing all the women in that family for the last 20 years. I was watching the wedding on Instagram and it was like a literal red carpet event like Cannes attended by big Indonesian film stars.

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    Her mother-in-law is very glamorous like an Indonesian Sophia Loren and Sanjana has to match up to that. So, we chose an ice-blue sample from the collection and made some changes in the choli and the skirt.

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    It was a glamorous and glitzy outfit for a Sangeet.

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    Shreyaa is wearing our ‘Big Rose Embroidery Gown’. She came in with a distinctive colour swatch from a store in London. It was a peachy-mustard sort of colour and when I first saw it I told her to try out beige or even peach colours instead. But she was very sure about it.

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    The outfit ended up looking super hot. She looked very beautiful and happy. I was the one who was nervous about the colour and being the bridezilla here! After we posted it Instagram, we ended up getting the most number of requests for this outfit.

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    I know Tanya’s aunt really well and Tanya herself stays in Mumbai. We designed this beautiful artwork with crystal, zardozi and mirrorwork in an architectural pattern. The bustier was butterfly shape with structural organza.

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    She is a petite girl and did not want to wear too many jewels so she didn’t mind an elaborate blouse. And, because she did not want a dupatta, we let the organza let loose behind so that it gave the impression of one.

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    They had only 2 functions and this was worn on their big night. 

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