THE BRIDAL AFFAIR INDIA BLOG
Every bride has grown up listening to stories of one certain piece of jewellery that was passed on over generations or that beautiful dupatta from the earlier years that is now locked away safely. Heirloom pieces like these have a charm of their own, whether it’s your grandma’s wedding necklace or your mother’s wedding lehenga. Even something as small as a vintage hair brooch adds life, depth and dimension to any look when used rightfully. We’ve spotted brides who’ve used pieces like these that have been in the family for years and worked their bridal looks around it. When we were told these are heirloom pieces, we could hardly believe it. With the right aesthetics, it’ll be a cakewalk to re-use your grandma’s jewels or your mom’s outfits! Have a family heirloom but don’t know how to fit it into your wedding look? Scroll for some magical inspo to find a place for the piece you’ve been holding on to!
Real Bride Niharika Saraf Wore Her Mother's Wedding Lehenga For Her Wedding
Bride Niharika Saraf from @polkahouse chose to wear her mom’s wedding lehenga for her wedding. Demonstrating how you can never go wrong with a classic red lehenga and rather make it so much more meaningful when it is passed down by your mom!
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Real Bride Rhea Pillai Rastogi Wore Her Grandmothers Choker For Her Wedding
For her special day, Designer Rhea Pillai Rastogi opted for an ombré ivory and sunset pink lehenga. She paired the lehenga with her grandmother’s century-old Kundan choker and custom chandbalis. The sentimental value that such pieces evoke is truly priceless.
Image Source: @rheapillairastogi
Real Bride Abhaya Wore A Lehenga & Jewellery Worn By Her Mother-In-Law
Real Bride Abhaya wore a lehenga passed down to her by her mother in law. The lehenga had gota work with real silver threads on silk, which is why it didn’t tarnish over the years. Infact, her mother-in-law had worn the same thing for her reception, including the jewellery!
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Real Bride Nupur Got Her Mother's Lehenga Refurbished By A Designer
Real Bride Nupur wanted to wear her mother’s wedding lehenga while giving it a current spin. So all she did was got it tweaked and refitted in her size from a designer and voila!
Image Source: @nehabrackstonephotography
Real Bride Nimrat Used Her Mother's Bridal Dupatta As A Veil For Her Wedding Look
Real Bride Nimrat made her mother’s wedding dupatta as a part of her wedding look by using it as a veil. That was, her ‘something borrowed’ when she was walking down the aisle!
Image Source: @shadesphotographyindia