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What if Disney princesses were Indian brides? (PHOTOS)

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 15, 2015 2:46 pm

If you’ve ever dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, you might want to check out these photos of Disney princesses re-imagined as Indian brides.

Jasmine Nijjar, Marketing Manager for Wellgroomed Designs, conceived and produced the project which brought together various wedding vendors across the city to showcase how mainstream Disney could migrate into other ethnicities.

“We began by recruiting the top wedding vendors in Vancouver. built the sets, Make-up Vibez, The Powder Room, and Hair by Sav provided the hair and make up services, High Heel Obsession provided the jewellery and my team and I shot all the pictures,” says Wellgroomed Designs.

Their vision led them to recreate Snow White, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Belle, Rupanzel, Ariel and Pochahontas into dazzling brides in traditional Indian bridal wear.

Check out the photos below and the process for creating each look.

Snow White


Photo by Amrit Photography

“We built Snow White’s set with a giant cherry tree that hung crystallized apples.”

Princess Jasmine


Photo by Amrit Photography

“Princess Jasmine’s shot was inspired by the Sultan’s palace so we accentuated the golds in her set.”

Sleeping Beauty


Photo by Amrit Photography

“Sleeping Beauty’s shot was inspired by the Harrods window displays in London and we used thousands of leaves and pink flowers around a real bed to achieve the look. The dress that Sleeping Beauty wears is designed by Wellgroomed Designs inc. and will set a bride back a whopping $10,000!”



Photo by Amrit Photography

“For Mulan’s shot, we used real swords and green turf to the emulate mountains from the movie.”



Photo by Amrit Photography

“Belle’s shot focused on her table setting that was created by Duri Khan from Universal Decor, who personally loved this look.”



Photo by Amrit Photography

“Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s flower wall, we created a white rose wall that really offset the baby pink from Rupanzel’s sari. To create her braid, we rolled hay (yes hay) for about 6 feet with zap straps and wrapped the thick rope-like hay with matching blonde extensions. We adorned the braid with tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewellery and perched her on top of brick pillars.”



Photo by Amrit Photography

“We were unsure of how we were going to portray her headdress without being offensive… so we opted to do a simple bejewelled headpiece with 3 single feathers.”



Photo by Amrit Photography

“Ariel was definitely the most detailed one, but one of my personal favourites. We really wanted to show off a tail look, so we clipped the sari from at the knees and really accentuated the hips and tail fin. We used an aqua backdrop and built a rock-like platform so Ariel could stand on it. To give her a more sexy look, we used a short strapless crop top.”



Photo by Amrit Photography

“The vision behind Cinderella was Annie Leibovitz’s shot. We went on location to the local Hycroft Manor and used the outdoor stairs as her running point.”

Nijjar wants to credit all the people that helped bring this project together. In case you were looking for a wedding vendor, these are the teams the pair pulled together:

DH Vancouver Staff
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