Culture Couture

A brides dressed in a colorful silk sari, adorned with sequins and beads is truly a sight to behold. It’s no secret that South Florida is a favorite destination for couples planning Indian fusion weddings. And Rupees, Inc, a Wynwood boutique specializing in traditional Indian wear, outfits bridal parties from head to toe. The owners travel multiple times a year to India to find the newest designs in silk and chiffon. “A lot of our clients aren’t necessarily of Indian heritage, but they are guests who are attending Indian weddings,” says Sachin Dhupelia, co-owner of Rupees Inc. “They want to become immersed in the culture and enjoy the whole experience.”

For those unfamiliar with how to wear saris, the boutique’s team shows clients how to fold the six yards of fabric and wrap it around the waist before draping over the shoulder. “It seems complicated if you’ve never done it, but after a couple of times of trying it on, you can get the hang of it,” Dhupelia adds. The end result is a vibrant ensemble that’s sure to be a head-turner. Sarees from $45 to $1,200, Rupees Inc., 415 NE 27th St., Miami, 305-576-4368,

Originally published in Modern Luxury Brides South Florida, page 30

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