The Mountains Are Calling
“Happiness is like a mountain summit,” somebody has said. “It is sometimes hidden by clouds, but we know it is there.” When we started Bridelan’s personal shopper and styling service five years ago, we had no idea that America would open a huge window of opportunities for us. The opportunities, like the clouds, were hiding in plain sight. From the day Bridelan was launched till today, the biggest motivation for us has always been towards doing good work with an astute sense of aesthetics and to offer not mere service but sheer devotion and love to the bride and the family. We couldn’t be happier and prouder to share the Natasha-Marc wedding.
“The mountains are calling,” announced the invitation card and surely, the mountains came calling. As Natasha and Marc exchanged vows in the most romantic valley possible (the baraat came dancing away into the gondola that took us 11,500 square feet up the mountain, closer to the skies and wandering clouds) atop Aspen in August 2019, it was only fair that this fairy tale would end in a rainbow. Yes, it rained. We saw not one but a double rainbow. “Lucky couple,” many guests gushed under their umbrellas. I can only imagine what a dream life Natasha and Marc will have together. Congratulations to the couple and family.
PERSONAL SHOPPER AND WARDROBE STYLIST :
James and Schulze, Colorado
WEDDING PLANNER :
Aimee Monihan at Mountain Occasions, Colorado
WEDDING DESIGNER :
Rishi Patel at HMR Designs, Chicago
PAPER GOODS :
T P D Design House, Philadelphia
Elysium Weddings, Colorado
Sheela at Aspen Stitch Works, Colorado
BRIDE’S WARDROBE :
GROOM’S WARDROBE :
WEDDING JEWELS :
Kishandas & Co. , Hyderabad
BRIDAL PARTY WARDROBE :
Raw Mango, India
HAIR & MAKEUP :
Danielle Headley, Milwaukee
Gaurav Anand, New York
The Little Nell, Colorado
“Sometimes I long so much to do landscape, just as one would for a long walk to refresh oneself, and in all of nature, in trees for instance,
I see expression and a soul.”
Vincent van Gogh
“I’m the oldest grandchild and mine was the first big wedding in our family. I was lucky to have all my four grandparents present at the wedding in Aspen.
Every event was intimate, meaningful and absolutely fun-loving, filled to the brims with joy.”
Natasha Ahuja, Bride
“The colour red, for me, represents timelessness and quiet strength. Though I meet many brides who are averse to wearing red because it is such a ubiquitous colour, I argue that nothing creates more potent imagery than a red bridal lehenga. It exudes the spirit of India – beautiful, raw and powerful. And if the design is purist, and is rooted in heritage and craft, the look becomes iconic.”
Sabyasachi Mukherjee on the colour red for an Indian origin bride
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