Buying 5 wedding gowns in 5 times: My read through India for the Ones

Buying 5 wedding gowns in 5 times: My read through India for the Ones

“this really isn’t Say Yes to your Dress. It’s The Amazing Race: Wedding Edition.”

The bride revealing one of her runner-up choices. Picture due to Neha Prakash.

We yank my mother through the road as two-wheelers whip past us. My aunt hurries in the front, expertly sidestepping potholes and maneuvering between girls consuming chaat from street carts. She’s rushing us down a staircase that is steep an alleyway on Commercial Street in Bangalore, Asia, that is full of seamstresses sitting cross-legged on to the floor, painstakingly embroidering jewels onto sari blouses. We must catch the tailor to offer him my dimensions for the blouse that is maroon requirement for one of the many wedding functions.

As soon as we discover he hasn’t came back, my aunt informs me to flip through the bangles—there’s perhaps not an instant to waste. She’ll corner him as he comes, all but demanding he does a rush purchase before I return home to Manhattan so I can have a fitting a day and a half later. Leggi tutto “Buying 5 wedding gowns in 5 times: My read through India for the Ones”