Wedding fever has hit the
nation. With couples tying the sacred matrimonial knot left, right and center,
the competition of making your outfit stand out is more potent than ever,
especially amongst the to-be-wed female population. To help these ladies find
inspiration, what better source than Bollywood's own heroines dressed for their
on-screen D-day? Reminisce with us as BollyCurry takes a look at our darling
Bollywood brides and their various bridal outfits.
Kareena Kapoor - 3 Idiots
The audience cried in agony
when Kapoor's character almost married her idiot of a fiance instead of Aamir
Khan's adorable character. The pretty lass wore a heavy brown-orange anarkali styled
lehenga with sequins, beads,
dabka and Swarovski crystals
jewellery to match; she looked nothing less than the title of a royal
she carries in real life. And let's not forget the sight that was beheld when
she rode a scooty to her beloved in her embroidered outfit, that too with a matching
Kajol Devgn - My Name Is Khan
Portraying a working lone
parent of one and a second time bride when her character falls in love again,
it didn't come as surprise that Kajol's bridal look was not over-the-top.
Draped in a simple yet gorgeous bright red saree
with a detailed gold border, the world stopped and stared when she flipped her luscious
curls and let us witness her beauty. An uncomplicated pendant and smoky eyes to
highlight their ravishing depth and the result is that Kajol looked utterly divine.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - Jodhaa Akbar
A Rajput queen marries a Mughal
emperor and immediately you know the affair will be a grand one. Rai's bridal outfit,
designed by Neeta Lulla and jewellery created by Tanishq, had people in a
frenzy asking how they could get their hands on such pieces. The Rajasthani
ensemble was a perfect balance of embroidered fabric with antique zardozi, kundan and embedded stones in warm hues of saffron, emerald,
copper, brown and henna red. The simple makeup in contrast to the heaviness of
the outfit was also a huge hit.
Priyanka Chopra - Kaminey
By far the simplest bridal
outfit in this list but we can't say it's the most boring, not with Chopra's
fun attitude riding in par. Playing a Maharashtria navri, Chopra donned a plain green nine-yard, Banarasi saree draped in the typical Marathi kasta style. Teamed with a daring red
blouse with gold print work and border, flowers in her hair and entertainment
in abundance, Chopra made one happily fulfilled bride.
Preity Zinta - Veer Zaara
Playing a Muslim girl entering
an unhappy marriage due to her heart belonging to another, Zinta made for a
discontent but beautiful bride nonetheless. Designed by Manish Malhotra, the ethereal
satin/silk lehenga with zardosi work was a lovely retro gift to
the times gone by, especially the beaded fringe on the dupatta. The white base was a pleasant difference to the traditional
red, which overall harmonized the deep plum and green tones. What caught our
eye however is the small and elegant nath
against the minimal makeup.
Deepika Padukone - Chennai Express
Include a wedding sequence and
the movie is sure to be an entertainer. Include a runaway bride and the movie
is sure to be a masala entertainer.
Padukone, on the run from her father, the leader of a mafia mob in Tamil Nadu,
dresses in a traditional golden-red Kanjeevaram silk saree with a complimentary coral blouse. Accessorized with gajra, kamarbandh, maang tikka
and coin necklaces, Padukone looked every bit the ravishing South Indian bride.
Rani Mukherjee - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Those who love the classical
route, this is for you. Sitting and contemplating her impending marriage,
Mukherji's bridal couture outfit bewitched the audience. A Manish Malhotra
creation, the zardozi-rich lehenga shines bright in the auspicious colors of the traditional red and green. Complete with maang tikka and jingling kaleere,
who wouldn't want to mirror Mukherji's look in real life? What we love the most
however, is the simplicity of the makeup and jewelry in bid to keep the attention
on the outfit.
Nargis Fakhri - Rockstar
The most stunning Kashmiri
bride ever witnessed, Fakhri carries the on-screen beacon for the region well.
Playing a Kashmiri pandit, she looked
astonishing in a red lehenga with zardozi embroidery, teamed with an
orange dupatta inclusive of a red and
green border. We absolutely love the authentic addition of the traditional headgear called
a tarang. Neutral makeup and exotic kundan jewellery, Fakhri looked a
million bucks as she stole our hearts.
Katrina Kaif - Namastey London
Sourcing the perfect Christian
white gown is almost as hectic as finding the perfect ethnic Indian wear. The
aim is to keep the ensemble as simple as possible but to make it stand out amongst
all the other colors in the vicinity. Kaif's gown is a great example. Playing a
pampered bride born and bred in London and realizing a rustic Punjabi lad has
stolen her heart rather than the long term boyfriend who stands at the wedding
altar with her, Kaif runs with her fairy tale strapless white gown and a veil billowing
behind her. Minimal make up and no jewelry besides a pair of earrings, she definitely
was a head turner.
Other beautiful Bollywood
brides include: Asin Thottumkal in Ready, Ayesha
Takia in Salaam-E-Ishq, Karisma
Kapoor in Zubeida, Mahie Gill in Dev D, Lisa Haydon in Aisha, Anushka Sharma in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and Amrita Rao in Vivah along with many others.
We hope the above tiny list gave the to-be-weds some inspiration. A
particular bridal ensemble you envy? Who did we scandalously miss? Let us know
in the comments section below and we'll be sure to read them!
Author: Jenifer Y.
K. and Hershi J.
Graphics: Marsh P.
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