A new beginning
Soft music, unique artifacts, hybrid flowers, decorations in muted tones and an aura of elegance – all by the sparkling blue water of a pool in a lavish resort; is that what describes your dream engagement function? Well, then you’re reading the right post where we will share some amazing pool-side engagement party ideas as well as guide you in choosing a contemporary wardrobe that blends well with the theme of your event!
Innovation over traditions
In recent times, the formal and vibrant ambience of Indian weddings has given way to west-inspired subtleness and elegance which works as a breather for couples who wish to celebrate their new beginning differently. Flamboyant resort weddings have been in trend for quite some time but a unique feel attached to a poolside engagement party is the playful ambience and leisurely holiday vibes surrounding the pool. It highly contrasts a formal engagement ceremony that traditionally focuses on rituals and exchange of expensive gifts between highly alert family members. A pool-side engagement party is a relatively casual event where people indulge in drinks, grooving to the contemporary music and sumptuous menus detailed with unique food presentation ideas. Usually, a dress code theme is followed for such parties where Hawaiian or Goan themes are popular ones.
Well, I guess the basic idea of having a poolside party sounds really interesting! So if you’re planning to get engaged by the pool or if you have been lucky enough to get invited to one of these parties, then scroll down to check out what you can wear for such a celebration!
Here are some happening theme ideas with suggested outfits for your innovative party:
Aqua theme- Pristine tones and elegance
Well your party is by the pool and what could be better than blending in with the soothing tones of aqua! This theme works well for a pleasant morning event. Play around with shades of white, blue and sea green not just for your outfits but also for the other details of the event. Get the venue decorated with tulips or peonies or any other soft coloured flowers of your choice which radiate an aura of elegance. And well, how about adding blue mocktails served in tall wine glasses to your aqua themed menu!
These contemporary outfits will make trendy picks for such an occasion:
Dear bride, blush your way into the venue with that dazzling smile and an enchanting dreamy wardrobe. A floor-length net Anarkali suit detailed with light embroidery would work as a grand silhouette for your special engagement ceremony.
A blue wavy layered net gown is the perfect bridal outfit for an aqua theme poolside engagement party. The dreamy vibes of this fairytale gown when complemented with the blushing smile of the new bride-to-be will indeed make a picturesque sight! Opt for icy blue eye makeup and rosy pink blush!
Bohemian: The Trendy Free Soul
Perhaps one of the most pervasive trends of the decade- Bohemian clothing has been a rage all over the globe! Those ankle boots, soft yet lively hues, easy breezy silhouettes and chunky jewellery- this form of attire reflects the freedom of one’s soul and is hence quite popular with the young lot. White and earthy tones like brick and brown form the main palette of Bohemian clothing followed by sky blue and peach being other popular colours.
If you’re planning to have an off-beat engagement ceremony, you might as well consider having a Bohemian theme party. Announce your new beginning by raising a glass of champagne under the golden sky of the setting sun. Exchange your rings and let the party begin! Bonfires, groovy trance beats and a special barbeque zone; your guests will surely be talking about your unique engagement party for months to come!
Now the biggest question- what to wear for such an occasion? Well, we have you sorted! These gracefully vibrant outfits will keep your outfit in tune with the dress code of the event as well as the basic norms of an Indian ceremony.
Breathe free in a colourful long tunic or floor length suit detailed with flared sleeves. The earthy colour palette and stripes will make a striking outfit for the special evening. Well, don’t forget to add chunky Bohemian jewellery!
A brown indo western suit worn with a heavy Bohemian necklace and head chains will go well as bridal attire as well as a stylish option for close family and friends! Keep your makeup soft and opt for peach lip colour.
A floral theme can never be so banal so as to be overlooked as a theme option, right? If your engagement function is to be held on a spring or summery morning, then the idea of being surrounded by flowers sounds really interesting. First of all, make sure that the area surrounding the pool is shaded well, for you would not want to be sweating around as well as see your guests making those grumpy faces. Also, beat the heat with a softer colour palette of white, cream and pastel tones and a dash of colorful flora!
While your outfits can have lively floral prints (avoid heavily embroidered ones since that would only make you feel irritated in the heat), you can have a spread of floral tiaras for the ladies and floral garlands for the men. Make arrangements for showering rosy petals on the couple as they exchange their rings under a canopy of orchids. Now that sounds like a beautiful dream, isn’t it?
These pretty outfits will brighten up your look for the floral themed party:
So you beautiful bride-to-be, walk in with all grace and elegance in a white contemporary off shoulder lehenga choli. Choose an outfit that has bold floral prints which look striking, for you deserve all the attention on your special day!
For all the fashion conscious ladies out there- a floral Anarkali suit with light and flowing fabrics like georgette will keep your cool and make you look perfectly apt for the floral-themed occasion.
Your engagement is indeed a very special event. So get going and put in some extra efforts to fill your day with beautiful and picturesque memories!