Bridelan | Isha + Suraj
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Isha + Suraj

Baja California, Mexico

Border & Boundaries

March 2020 

Just three days before the Covid-19 lockdown (shelter-in-place) was announced in the United States, Isha Sathya and Suraj Philips were among the fortunate couples who got to celebrate their wedding in a dreamy tropical Mexican paradise of Las Cabos in Baja California. Little did they know that the coming week, the pandemic will change life all over the world. Isha Sathya, a beautiful bride, embraced her South Indian Tamil heritage in a Sabyasachi sari with poise while dapper Suraj Philips played the perfect Indian groom in a contemporary Sabyasachi sherwani. We have the fondest memories with Isha and Suraj from March 2019, exactly a year before their wedding when they came down to Mumbai for bridal shopping. The hunt was geared towards fashion but also to find the best butter chicken in town. 

Isha settled on a gold sequined sari by Sabyasachi. A stellar choice we made, it’s a truly heirloom piece and is not even in production anymore. The archival sari was from the Couture Week 2012 collection by Sabyasachi called ‘Opium’. Quoting Sabyasachi courtesy The Telegraph newspaper, “I wanted to design a collection inspired by the iconic YSL perfume Opium which is my mother’s favourite fragrance. The collection is heavy, sexual and glamorous just like the smell of the perfume.”

As featured on and Wedmegood

Bridelan, India

Julieta Amezcua, Baja California Sur

Events by Bliss, Mexico

House on the clouds, India

Sabyasachi, incidentally, took inspiration for ‘Opium’

from Fernando Meirelle’s movie The Constant Gardener. 



The choice of Baja California as backdrop reflects a growing desire among

bridal couples to reach back into the wonders and generosity of nature. 

Nothing can be more beautiful than flowers and foliage,

as they accentuate Indian clothes’ romantic beauty even further.


“When everything is uncertain what is important comes into focus.

As the pandemic has taught us, nature is the ultimate source of happiness and belonging”



“Thank you so much Nisha. I honestly would have never thought of this sari, you helped us pick this gem of a sari. People gave me so many compliments of how unique this overall look was.” Isha Sathya

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