Red is the traditional Indian bridal wear colour and there are many reasons behind this belief, from the auspicious nature of the colour, to the religious meaning linked to this colour.
However now-a-days, trends are changing and every day more women decide to opt for another colour when they have to choose their bridal dress. Well known Bollywood celebrities constitute a great example of this modern trend.
Soha Ali Khan
The first spotted celebrity wedding of this season was the marriage of the actress Soha Ali Khan with Kunal Khemu. The couple has been together for a long time before taking the big step, so the anticipation was high for this event. Obviously the focus was on the bride and the outfits she had worn during the different ceremonies. Well, Soha didn’t disappoint!
For the wedding ceremony she opted for a gorgeous orange and cream lehenga, embellished with gold embroideries, that made her look like a princess. For the reception, instead she decided for something more contemporary: a fuchsia and gold lehenga.
The famous VJ host seemed to prefer black for her bridal outfits. Indeed except for her wedding ceremony dress, constituted by a gold and peach lehenga with a flash of green, black was the predominant colour for the other ceremonies. However her new husband, the restauranteur Rohan Gupta, seems to appreciate his trendy bride, so congratulations to the couple!
She is the actress we have seen starring opposite Prajwal Devaraj in the movie Geleya and she finally married Gaurav Kapur in a dream open-air wedding. She was dressed in a pink lehenga adorned with gold zardosi work, while Gaurav preferred a gold and white sherwani that matched perfectly with his pretty wife.
VJ Rannvijay Singh’s wife opted for a cream and gold lehenga with complementaty heavy jewellery that made her look amazing. Her husband wore a charcoal suit and the pair of them looked absolutely perfect.
Even if not red, her wedding dress was traditional anyway: for the wedding ceremony, she was wearing a green and gold joda, with zardosi detailed work that reminded one of the Mughal era. For the reception, she opted for a modern ensemble in peach and gold. While for the mehendi and sangeet ceremonies, purple and orange were the colours of choice.
This actress and singer is another non conformist in terms of wedding outfits. She was dressed in a peach organza lehenga with white borders and white embroideries on the bottom of the skirt. Thus red had no place in her bridal trousseau either!
Source: Robs Viva, Filmfare, Shaadi Saga, Hindustantimes