A Memorable Mehendi!

Actor Karishma Tanna and her beau Varun Bangera look resplendent in designer Punit Balana outfits for a function in their recent wedding celebrations.

Karishma Tanna and Varun Bangera wear Punit Balana

Karishma Tanna stunned in a beautiful yellow bandhni lehenga with a tinge of pink, while her would-be husband looked suave in a block printed pink churidar kurta. Both ensembles have been designed to move around in, dance in, and celebrate in.

Karishma in a Punit Balana lehenga

"Karishma has a family tradition of wearing bandhej for wedding festivities,” says Punit Balana. “We customized a beautiful bandhej lehenga in sync with the brief shared by Anaita, making it fun, festive, colourful, and playful. We added lots of tassels and fun elements to the lehenga along with touches of pink. For the groom, Varun, an element from Karishma’s lehenga on pink and block print was designed.

Karishma and Varun Karishma Tanna in Punit Balana


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