Brides of WeaverStory: Mehak Bhatia and her happily ever after.

In a candid conversation with WeaverStory, Mehak Bhatia, the newlywed bride, shares her experience scouting her dream wedding ensemble.


High school friends first and sweethearts later, Mehak Bhatia and her beau, Jitesh Aggarwal,  tied the knot with a magical celebration in New Delhi this January. As fate would have it, the newly married couple met on Instagram when Jitesh slid into her DMs, wishing her a happy birthday only to have found a new-formed friendship in bloom. While love found its way somewhere between the late-night calls and an impromptu trip to Hampi, it wasn’t too long before the couple was taking the next big step of their lives.

Mehak, who works in the public health sector, has always claimed herself to be a traditionalist at heart, which in some way led to finding her dream wedding lehenga. “I’ve always worked in the field, and my profession has made me travel to different parts of the country, including Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal. Wherever I go, I carry a piece of that place with me. So I wanted to wear something brought to me straight from the weavers; I wanted their story to reflect on my ensemble,” says Bhatia. 

She also reflects on how discovering her dream wedding lehenga involved striking the perfect balance between honouring her traditional roots and expressing her personal style. Even before finalising the nuptials and the venue, the bride-to-be had a clear vision and started dialling up a bevy of designers to align with her wedding mood board.

In our conversation with Mehak Bhatia, the bride tells us more about her wedding ensemble and how she intends to restyle it. Below, read excerpts from our interview with the WeaverStory bride.

Mehak, you’ve just had your dream wedding. Tell us a little about it ?


I had spent months planning the wedding. Everything from my outfits to decor took hours of calls. And after all that it rained on my wedding day, and we had to change the venue a couple of hours before the event. The mandap was washed away. Of course, I was disappointed that the sundowner I had imagined had to be moved indoors, but I took a deep breath. I was getting married to the love of my life, and that mattered the most. It's been over a month now and I have no regrets. Our parents, family, and friends had a good time regardless, and we had our happily ever after.

What was your vision for the wedding look?


My mom wore a pure Banarasi saree to her wedding, and I knew I wanted to dress up like her for my big day. I had a picture in mind. I wanted to go monochromatic with no bling and wanted the magic of the age-old Banarasi weave to shine.

I opted for a fuchsia pink Banarasi cutwork lehenga with a mesmerizing jaal pattern and intricate zardozi embroidery, paired with a Banarasi Brocade blouse. I took two dupattas: one for the lehenga and the other for the veil. The dupatta draped around my torso only had thick borders with no embroidery, and the dupatta for my veil was made from pure organza with scattered zardozi hand embroidery. I paired my outfit with gold jewellery, the same one my mom wore to her wedding. 

I am glad it came out as I had envisioned it to be.

Explore Mehak’s bridal lehenga here 

How would you describe your personal style? And how do you think this bespoke lehenga from WeaverStory helped you bring out the same?


My personal style is to be close to my roots. When I started looking for wedding outfits, I knew I had to wear something that was a hand-me-down. Initially, I wanted to wear my mom’s wedding saree because it was pure handloom. But according to my husband’s family tradition, a bridal outfit is gifted by the groom. Hence, I decided to go for a traditional weave, if not my mom’s heirloom saree. I wanted to wear something that came from the artists, the weavers, and was made with fabrics that were pure, so I could pass it on to my future generations. I went to so many places, starting from Chandni Chowk to a host of designer stores in Delhi. But when I saw WeaverStory's lehenga, I knew this was it. It was everything I ever wanted. The weave that defined my personal story.

What were the top five items on your bridal checklist when shopping for a lehenga?

  1. Pure fabric.
  2. A unique design.
  3. Something minimal.
  4. A piece that would last generations.
  5. Lightweight and comfortable.

Are you planning to re-wear your bridal ensemble? If yes, how do you think bridalwear can be styled beyond the wedding?

I am planning to wear my wedding lehenga to friends' and family's weddings. However, I intend to wear it with a single dupatta. I also want to get the can-can removed to reduce the weight. I recently paired my organza veil dupatta with another Banarasi suit that I own. I also styled my blouse with a saree. I think silk is timeless, and my lehenga will stay in fashion even after years of re-wear. And I plan to wear it as many times as possible.

Lastly, how would you describe your experience shopping with us at WeaverStory?


I got my entire look customised. I was so anxious because I could not see my wedding look since my lehenga was being stitched from scratch using panels. I got embroidery done on it. I would call Pooja at the WeaverStory store so many times, and she was very patient. It required a couple of fittings, but when I saw the final outfit, I could see my vision translate beautifully into the outfit. 

Mesmerising, I would say.


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Author- Haiqa Siddiqui