Bollywood celebrities’ real life weddings share a common factor with their blockbusters, both garner lot of attention. Many celebrities prefer to preserve the privacy of their intimate wedding affairs. However keeping away from public eye is next to impossible for the adored Bollywood celebrities.
Understanding the importance of their public image some celebrities happily share few of their private moments with the media, while the others have to bear with leaked images against their will.
Wilfully or against will, we have witnessed Bollywood celebrities dressed up at their best in Indian wedding clothes for their off-screen weddings. Here are some of the diverse and divine Bollywood celebrity looks in Indian wedding clothes that went viral on the media
This wedding was supposed to be a well guarded affair from the media. However with big celebrity names like Aishwarya Rai and the Bachchans, the wedding could not remain a secret and people got a sneak peek through some leaked images. Ash dazzled in the Mangalorean bride avatar wearing a golden yellow kanjeevaram saree designed by Neeta Lulla. Her Indian wedding clothes look comprised of the saree with crystal and thread work border complemented with braided hair, accented with flowers and golden accessories.
Jadau style necklaces with shoulder dusters, mangtikka, emerald studded armlet, bangles and kamarband completed her look. Abhishek Bachchan was a suitable match to the diva in an ivory regal sherwani decorated with emerald and pearl neck pieces matched with crystal and emerald ornament on the turban. The couple gave their Indian wedding clothes a richer dimension with their personalities.
The Kareena and Saif wedding festivities went on for a week with Kareena wearing Manish Malhotra for all her wedding events, except for the exchange of vows ceremony. For this ceremony, Kareena donned an antique Pataudi family heirloom gharara replete with hair paasa and haathphool giving the Nawabi look.
This heirloom gharara was also worn by Sharmila Tagore at her wedding with Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. The gharara was restored by Ritu Kumar and further details were added to it by Manish Malhotra. Kareena’s primary wedding outfit was a burgundy embellished gharara, which she wore with a highlight kundan and emerald necklace, coordinated with danglers.
Kareena wore a green churidar kurta with an embroidered vermillion dupatta for their marriage registration. An orange and gold lehenga was her attire for the Sangeet ceremony. Kareena looked resplendent in the pink gharara at the wedding reception party. Saif’s wedding achkans and sherwanis were designed by Raghavendra Rathore. The Nawabi Indian wedding clothes of the couple brought back the old world charm.
Esha Deol tied the knot with businessman, Bharat Takhtani at the ISCKON temple. Esha was an interesting north meets south bride in her traditional Indian wedding clothes.
While her Neeta Lulla designed red and gold bridal lehenga worn with the churas, had the Punjabi essence, her jewellery including the mangtikka, golden jhumkis, necklaces and kamarband displayed a traditional Southern look. Bharat’s cream sherwani with the paisley print was also designed by Neeta Lulla.
Shilpa Shetty was another bride displaying a Southern bridal look with a Punjabi touch, through her Indian wedding clothes. The Kanjeevaram gave way to red and gold embroidered saree by Tarun Tahiliani. Shilpa also displayed a floral braid alongside Punjabi chura and kaleere.
The elaborate kundan jewellery sets and the flamboyantly dressed groom, Raj Kundra in Shantanu and Nikhil’s zari work attire played a perfect match to the bride.
Their wedding incorporated Maharashtrian and Mangalorean Catholic rituals reflecting the soul of the cultures through their Indian wedding clothes. In the traditional Maharashtrian wedding ceremony, Genelia looked dazzling in a red Neeta Lulla saree sporting the Marathi look with a traditional nath and forehead pearl danglers framing her face.
Riteish rode the ghodi in a white sherwani with white feather accented red turban for the Baraat that danced to the tunes of lezim (a Maharashtrian musical instrument). The couple also followed Catholic wedding rituals at a Bandra church, with Genelia wearing the traditional Christian white while Riteish donned the tuxedo.
Lara Dutta and 11 time tennis grand slam champion Mahesh Bhupati tied the knot at Candolim, Goa near the Arabian Sea. Lara looked breath-taking in an Elie Saab white gown with plunging neckline.
Her diamond drop earrings and diamond tiara tucked in her high bun holding a veil with a ten meter train made her sparkle in the lacy outfit. Indian wedding clothes also move away from the customary sarees and lehengas as they embrace different faiths.
The best thing about Indian wedding clothes is that even high end fashion reflects the roots and essence of India. The Bollywood celebrity weddings are an amalgamation of festivities from different cultures, wrapped into one package.
This concept is evident through the Indian wedding clothes showcased by the celebrity brides and grooms incorporating the opulence and grandeur of Bollywood.
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