A pictorial guide of reel life lovelies on their real life wedding day.
For most women their wedding day is the most important and magical day of their lives. It's a symbol of life ahead, new beginnings and new roles to play. It's a rite of passage, a time for committing yourself to the one person you love most and want to spend the rest of your life with. While weddings have become lavish affairs stretching over days, the actual marriage ceremony is the most important event of the celebrations when the bride and groom profess their love and commitment to each other in front of friends and family. Bollywood actresses may get married and fall in love countless times on the big screen, but like lesser mortals, their bridal moment is as special and personal. Scroll down to take a look at some of the most famous Bollywood brides of recent times.
This talented actress who proved her talent with films like Parineeta, Dirty Picture and Kahaani, married UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapoor in 2012. Her penchant for saris (and Sabyasachi Mukherjee) shone through as she wore a traditional vermillion sari on her big day with coventional gold jewellery.
Actress, yoga afficiniado and Big Boss (UK) winner Shilpa Shetty married London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a traditional Manglori plus Punjabi wedding celebration. She was draped in a traditional Bunt, burgundy and red saree designed by Tarun Tahilani, the choli glistening with hundred of crystals and heavy jewelry for the wedding ceremony. Later she slipped into a Tarun Tahiliani lehenga and dimaond, gold ornaments from Anmol jewellers.
The beautiful Mallaika wore a pretty Wendell Rodricks creation on her big day with Arbaaz Khan. She is believed to have packed it away neatly and has not opened it since.
Mast girl Raveena's wedding was a royal affair. She married businessman Anil Thadani in Udaipur wearing a 35-year-old wine and gold lehenga worn by her mother at her own wedding. The family heirloom had been replenished by Delhi fashion designer Manav Gangwani
Fomer Miss World, the stunning actress wore a gold zari embroidered sari designed by her one time fave designer Neeta Lulla. She glittered under the weight of tons of gold and diamond jewellery — specially bought from Calcutta — that glittered in photos. The wedding was a mix of North and South Indian Bunt traditions.
Actress Ayesha Takia married long time beau hotelier Farhan Azmi in a quiet nikaah celeremony as per Islamic traditions. She wore a beige outfit and enormous maang teeka, every inch the coy, beautiful bride.
Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia’s taklented daughter wore a traditional red and gold ghagra-choli designed by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla when she married co-star Akshay Kumar. “I’m saving it for my daughter or daughter-in-law to be,” she says about her wedding masterpiece.
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia's wedding was a lavish affair. She wore a red Neeta Lulla sari for the Hindu Maharashtrian ceremony and later donned a white Shantanu and Nikhil wedding gown for the church ceremony.
After living in for five years with beau Saif Ali Khan, Kareena opted for a cutomary wedding and reception. She mainly wore Manish Malhotra outfits including a very simple suit with a red bridal dupatta for her registration.
The blue eyed beauty chose to go the non-traditional route when she married Delhi businessman Sanjay Kapur. Ditching the conventional red lehenga, she decked up in beautiful pink bridal wear designed by Manish Malhotra. Sadly the mrriage didn't last.
This beautuful jewelry designer had a simple Arya Samaji wedding clad in a red and white sari when she married Samir Soni. It was the second walk down the aisle for both. Later she changed into a green velvet lehenga for the after party.
Kajol, Tanuja's daughter looked like a typical Maharashtrian bride in a dark green nine yard sari when she married boyfriend, action hero and Punjabi munda Ajay Devgan.
In sharp contrast Miss Universe Lara Dutta was simplicity personified. She married tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi in a church wedding. While the groom wore a black tuxedo, Lara looked elegantly stylish in an Elie Saab wedding gown, hair swept off and up to highlight her gorgeous face.
Maliaika Arora's little sister Amrita married builder Shakeel Ladakh. The wedding was solemnized in accordance with Catholic rituals at Olive restaurant in Mumbai. She wore a beautiful white vintage style gown designed by Ashley Rebello with Ungaro lace.
Hema Mailini and Dharmendra's daughter Esha Deol married businessman Bharat Takthani in an elaborate ceremony, wearing a traditional red and orange lehenga designed by Neeta Lulla and bedecked in gold jewellery. The bride's mother looked stunning too…
The evergreen couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri tied the knot secretly during the making of Abhiman.Director and confidante Hrishikesh Mukherjee was one of the select few who attended the secret wedding. Jaya looked every inch the coy Bengali bride decked in a beautiful red silk sari and gold jewelry, paati haar (broad, flat necklace), taaira (a combination of a tiara and maang teekaa) and bangles.