If matchy-matchy just isn’t your thing but you definitely don’t want to look like you both just turned up to get married then chances are you’re on the look out for some fresh ideas. It’s hard enough to pick colours for your own bridal lehenga but the added stress of having some cohesion with your groom as well is enough to drive the sanest of brides up the wall. Top that off with the general male tendency of refusing to experiment and only favouring a few basic colours like black, blue and grey and you’ll find yourself on the brink of an explosive argument yet again.
Heated discussions are all part of the planning process of any wedding, so it’s best to be prepared and arm yourself with the appropriate research before broaching potentially quarrelsome topics. With that in mind and to help you in your quest for ingenious bride and groom colour combinations, we have referenced some real life couples who have pulled them off splendidly. The brilliance of real life examples is that he can no longer scoff at celebrity pictures and brush them off as ‘too artsy’ or ‘too editorial’ or simply that ‘it isn’t for regular folk’. So when it comes time to have the inevitable conversation about his choice of colours for the wedding attire. You can quickly whip up these pictures to prove that other ‘normal’ guys, just like him, aren’t shying away from trying unconventional shades and he shouldn’t either. What’s even better is that you don’t need to drag him out shopping because if a particular style catches his fancy then he can choose from options right here on Strand Of Silk.
If your groom is a bit skittish when it comes to fashion then have him dip his toes in with a white sherwani. The timeless elegance of the colour ensures that he will consider his wedding sherwani an investment worthy piece because it’s subtle and classic enough to be worn for multiple other occasions as well. Offset his neutral colour choice with a soothing pastel turquoise lehenga for yourself. Complete his look with a matching turquoise pocket square and/or dupatta to ensure that you both look picture perfect in the pleasantly refreshing combination.
Real Life Couple In Pastel Turquoise & White
Real Life Couple In Pastel Turquoise & White
Strand of Silk Options In Pastel Turquoise & White
Embellished Aqua Blue Sequin Lehenga by Anushree Agarwal and Cream Embroidered Sherwani by WYCI
Sea Green And Pink Peach Lehenga by Anju Agarwal and Jute Linen Sherwani by Anas Wahab
It’s customary for the woman to be in colours while the man dresses in neutral hues but leaving that tradition in the past is the ultimate #weddinggoals! thing you can do for your modern Indian wedding. A cream lehenga with multicoloured embroidery is the ultimate bridal score for it’s vintage yet contemporary appeal. Let the groom wear colour instead with a blush pink sherwani or bandhi jacket and kurta. With so many grooms embracing pink for their wedding, it is no longer a female only colour. Not to mention the super quick upping of style stakes if he can pull off the colour with confidence.
Real Life Couples In Cream & Pink
Strand of Silk Options In Cream & Pink
Alluring Embroidered Lehenga by Siddartha Tytler and Off White Quilted Waist Coat Set by Anju Agarwal
Peach Off Shoulder Blouse And Skirt Set by Salt and Spring by Sonam Jain, and Peach Zadi Embroidered Waist Coat Set by Anju Agarwal
This one is just so dreamy that it might tempt you to throw away your existing lehenga if you’ve selected one already. The juxtaposition between dark and light lilac works beautifully for any bride and groom. A rather unusual yet striking combination, that would look stunning for a wedding in any season, but can be especially eye-catching for a summer wedding. While light lilac can look simply stunning in a sherwani, if your man just can’t fathom going for such a girly shade then let him have the darker variant of lilac. Let him have his pick of colour first because any shade of lilac looks simply ravishing on a lehenga.
Real Life Couple In Dark & Light Lilac
Strand of Silk Options In Dark & Light Lilac
Elegant Vintage Rose Lehenga by Siddartha Tytler and Elegant Light Grey Sherwani by WYCI
Lilac And Olive Lehenga Set by Priti Sahni and Purple Slit Sherwani by Not Just Black
These might seem like the colour choices for a child’s nursery but you will quickly change your mind when you see how gorgeously these translate into fairytale wedding photos. The two pastel shades compliment each other perfectly and will definitely stand out for their distinctiveness especially for a bride and groom ensemble. If you’ve always dreamed of wearing pink to your wedding then there is no time like the present to go for it with this ultra romantic version of the colour. However, mint green is surely for the debonair groom who isn’t afraid to take a few fashion risks. It might take some coaxing and convincing on your part but we assure you, it will be well worth the effort.
Real life Couple In Powder Pink & Mint Green
Strand of Silk Options In Powder Pink & Mint Green
Pastel Peach And Green Embroidered Sharara by Anushree Agarwal and Sea Green Raw Silk Sherwani by WYCI
Apple Green Mirror Net Lehenga Set by Priti Sahni and Shibori Prince Jacket by Poonam Kasera
Sources: Strandofsilk.com, Wedmegood.com