"An Indian bride complete with her solah shringar (sixteen adornments) from head to toe is, a vision of beauty, that reflects only the traditions of the past’ but also her own sense of self consciousness accentuated by her desire to shine. The wedding day is the most important day of her life and all the adornments symbolize the significance of the day." -the brides book of beauty, co-authored by, Anand and Krishna Nehru Hutheesing