India is a diverse land with rich cultural ties, umpteen ethnic groups, traditional values and a unique bond shared by all in a healthy spirit. Likewise, weddings are quite a fascinating occasion to experience and encourage cultural differences, rituals and a whole ton of ceremonial events with great pleasure. While the entire coterie of guests and families await the entry of an Indian bride as she embarks on a wonderful journey, all eye are on her. An Indian bride is believed to carry a fine balance of her values, traditions and a great lot of good faith and prosperity. Indian bridal looks differ from one state to another in vast terms of attire, makeup, hairstyle that mostly defines her upbringing and regional source. Here, we list some of the graceful Bollywood actress turned-brides representing their glorious culture in their bridal lehenga trend. Check them out here:
Our scintillating Bong beauty tied knot with her long-time boyfriend Karan Singh Grover in her “monkey themed wedding”. While the Jism sensation channelled her Bengali prowess as she painted her look in a red avatar, fans picked their jaws and the internet took by storm. Clad in a designer red embroidered lehenga choli, she adorned quintessential accessory mukut over her head. Defined her eyes with layers of kohl and mascara and brushed off her lips with red lipstick for a bold bridal look. Bengali brides have a tradition of accentuating their eyes, lips and known for their large prominent red bindi and red bangles on the forehead. Alongside, the delicately painted forehead denotes beauty of Bengali women.
Kannada by birth, Sindhi as abride, Deepika Padukone aligned herself as an authentic North Indian bride by adorning ostentatious ornaments and heavily embellished jewellery. As a Sindhi bride, she wore a red lehenga draped in the form of a saree with lots of gotta pati and embroidery work all-over. She further accessorized heavily with real gold and Kundan jewellery. Decked up in dollops of makeup, kohl-rimmed eyes, red lips, blushed cheeks and glittery eye shadow, Deepika looked every inch gorgeous. She wore the traditional chooda and kalire on both hands denoting fertility, prosperity and endless happiness. A big nath and statement maang tika completed her Indian bridal look.
This is how an authentic Punjabi bride strikes an impression in her traditional red lehenga choli with intricately detailed embroidery work all-over and drool-worthy designer jewellery. The floral motifs on her bridal lehenga looked superfluous while she balanced with the antique jewellery from Amrapali. Her artistic maang tika gained a lot of hype amongst Indian brides. Fancy makeup followed by chooda and kalire with a heavy dupatta on her forehead, Sonam dolled up as a perfect Indian bride. Punjabi brides are gifted choodas from her maternal side and she is required to adorn them on both hands covered by a muslin cloth only to be opened at the day of the wedding. It is believed a bride should not put her “nazar” to the chooda or bold red and white combination bangles. Kalire is yet another form of golden or silver or kundan trinkets attached to the chooda or bangles.
A glance at her innocent and effervescent face, our heart simply melts away. Genelia describes a perfect Navari look adorning a rich Paithani sari with designer embroidery and handwoven embellishments, she resonated a sophisticated and suave look. Marathi mulgi as they call, they wear a traditional Mundalvya over their head, a unisex ornament made of strings of pearls to symbolize a happy ad prosperous life for the couple, Genelia looked beautiful in a 22-carat pearl and gold nath. Clad in layers of kundan and gold jewellery, Our Bollywood bride completed her Indian bridal look with a crescent shaped bindi, a distinguishing Navari feature.
A superstar in the Tollywood, Samantha Prabhu is a Malyali-Christian and is known for her side roles in Bollywood too recently got hitched with her co-actor. Ecstatic fairy look in an angelic-like white floor-length gown in net, Samantha stole our hearts as she walked down the aisle with orchids in her hand, confetti in her hair and pearls to accessorize. Christian brides have a huge collection of dress and jewellery options to choose from. A wide variety of white dresses and gowns have forayed the Indian market. Silver, platinum and pearls remain classic choice with such outfits.
Versatile B-Town actress hails from Chennai, her South Indian bridal look got widely acclaimed especially her invaluable diamond ring and read gold handwoven kanjivaram silk saree designed by a renowned couturier in India. Draped her saree in a pattu form, she wore a kundan and gold waistbelt as a quintessential traditional jewellery in South India. Matha Patti and maang tika alongwith layers of necklaces, earrings and bangles, she looked like a dream. Donning carnations or gajra in her long-braided hairdo, South Indians have a tradition of wearing gold hair accessories to denote prosperity.
90’s popular Hip Hip Hurray fame Nauheed Cyrusi tied a knot in a hush hush wedding with her long-time boyfriend. Known for her simple, sophisticated yet delicate features, her surreal charm blew our minds away the moment she stepped in her white embossed floor-sweeping gown with strappy peplum blouse to add an edge. Going au naturale for her D-Day, she accessorized simply with pearl drop earrings and rocked a croissant low back bun.
Article By : Ambika Asthana