The wedding season in India is no less significant than all other four
seasons we experience. The rainbow fairy lights, the blaring sound
systems and the heavy downpour of extended family members is reported
throughout. However, the charm of this season is the bride and to drape
these brides in the finest of silk, BollyCurry bring to you some of the
most noted ensembles worn by our Bollywood divas on-screen through all
the wedding functions that make the Wedding Fair.
ceremonies hold a very special place in a to-be-bride's life. It is the
commencement of her fairytale ahead and Bollywood knows this well. Who
would not be reminded of Preity Zinta
twirling to the beats of "Mahi Ve"
in a nude colored lehenga
in Kal Ho Naa Ho
engagement. The elaborate skirt and blouse lined with net, embroidered
in all blue threads, crystals and sequins is still considered one of the
finest designs of Manish Malhotra. Some understated diamond jewelry,
open hair and her dimple smile had made Zinta worth a million bucks. But
if the hiking prices of lehengas
are making them less lovable, there is always the ever popular sarees
that no bride can neglect. Amrita Rao
had stepped out wearing a mustard-yellow bandini saree
with red border on her engagement day in Vivah
looking every bit of a princess. The simple jewelry and even simpler
plaited hair added to her beauty. But do not forget the red lips though
for some added glamour.
Adding that extra glow to both the bride and groom, haldi
holds a lot of importance in an Indian wedding. But the mess calls for
simpler clothing on this function. Preity Zinta
may not have been a very
happy bride at her haldi
in Kal Ho Naa Ho
but wearing a mustard-yellow patiyaala
suit with light zardozi embroidery on the borders of the kurta
and the dupatta
, she did portray a beautiful vision. For others, wearing a saree
is considered more traditional. Alia Bhatt
was draped in a simple yellow cotton saree
in 2 States
playing a South Indian and looking pure desi
in her somber avatar.
The earthy smell, the soothing green and the ink spilled red are the marks left by mehndi
in its wake. One of most beautiful mehndi
functions shot on screen was in My Name Is Khan
, when Kajol Devgn
took the seat in a green suit with a pink dupatta
embroidered in golden zardozi
work. She made the whole scene turn ethereal. The bright colors definitely look lovely together but contrasting the green of mehndi
with white is something very alluring too. Karisma Kapoor
was a sight to behold in every frame of her most applauded movie, Zubeida.
The famous song "Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali" saw Kapoor in a beautiful white silk suit with golden border and chicken kari
work all over. Gajra
in her hair, head covered and minimal makeup completed her look and she surely made the angels burn with envy.
Some loud Bollywood numbers, even louder aunties and uncles, a big dhol
to beat the heat and all the dramatics put on the dance floor and you have the perfect combo for a sangeet
ceremony. Kangana Ranaut
pulled out all the eccentricity of her character for her best friend's sangeet
in Tanu Weds Manu
wearing a magenta/blue kurta
with a red brocade salwaar
and danced her heart out. Heavy jumkas
, a simple necklace and hands adorning glass bangles made this a charming ensemble. But friendship and sangeet
doesn't end there. Deepika Padukone
put the stage on fire in Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani
with her latkas
dancing to the beats of "Dilliwaali Girlfriend" wearing a red sharara
with a blue bordered dupatta
embedded with silver sequins all over. She looked uber sexy and endearing at that too.
may keep it simple through the rest of the functions but a big fat
Indian wedding calls for an elaborate wedding dress, embellished,
colored and stitched with all the dreams and desires of the bride's,
since forever. Thus even though Kareena Kapoor
wasn't into her wedding
with all her heart in 3 Idiots
, her wedding attire was an envy. An anarkali
in burnt orange with heavy zardozi
wrapped around her and some traditional jewelry including a moon nose
ring, she looked every bit of a royal on-screen too. Traditional was the
route chosen by Kangana Ranaut
as well for her wedding in Tanu Weds Manu
, when she not so coyly dazzled her groom in a dark green lehenga
with red linings embroidered with zari
and crystals. Adorned in pearl and gold jewelry, red lips and a bride's happiness, Ranaut charmed us all.
is the time for the newly wedded bride to step out with a new identity
and this daunting task calls for some sequined armor too. So a false
wedding and a fraud reception following it doesn't mean that the
festivities have to be dull, and thus Sushmita Sen
draped her perfect
hourglass figure in a seductive red saree
with red danglers in her ears and red bangles on her hands in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
declaring why she was once crowned the most beautiful woman in the
universe. From one beauty queen to another, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
not so far behind when for the first time she entered the mammoth gates
of the Agra Fort as the wife of the Mughal emperor in Jodhaa Akbar
for her reception. Wearing a sunny yellow Rajasthani lehenga
with golden zari
embroidery, adorned with mouth watering pearl and kundan
jewelry with the traditional maang tika
and a moon nose ring, Rai was regal, statute and divine.
has been inspiring the market of wedding attires since ages and we hope
this list helps the brides-to-be out there to converge their search at
some. Does this list make a perfect wedding run? Or do you have the
masterpiece that we may have accidentally overlooked? Do let us know in
the comment section below!
Author: Nabila S.
Editor(s): Marsh P. and Sonia R.
Graphic: Marsh P.
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