‘Tis the season to get lawfully wedded, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring in the season of love. Whether you’re saying ‘I do’ on a sandy beach or within the ornate walls of a palace, every bride-to-be knows that the most Instagrammable wedding pictures require your look to be perfectly in sync with your stunning backdrop.
We’ve decoded six stunning bridal looks for India’s top destinations, so you can look stunning from shore to shore.
THE RAJPUT BRIDE
The Rajput bride is all about royal decadence. If you’re making like Aishwarya and getting all decked up in heavy jewellery, keep your makeup understated - almost translucent, glowy skin, a subtle cat eye and peachy nude monotones on the lip and cheek is all you need to sweep your groom off his feet.
THE MALYALI BRIDE
The South-Indian bride is known for her distinctive Kanjeevaram, strings of ancestral gold and mogra, and Alia’s iteration of it is bright, bold and beautiful. To get the look, pair a creamy matte pink lip with brown eyeshadow, lined with lots of kohl and mascara for those evocative South-side peepers.
THE GOAN BRIDE
As susegaad as the culture, the Goan bride is a femme au naturale, matching her beach environs with a beauty look as easy-breezy and effortless. If you’re wearing a white gown to your coastal affair, complement it with soft, super feminine makeup via bronze, sun-kissed skin, an earthy shimmer on the lids and a pinkish nude lip.
THE HYDERABADI BRIDE
We love Deepika’s museworthy, Mughal-inspired look because it’s understated, romantic and timeless all at once. To look like this almost literary begum, accentuate flawless, radiant-looking skin with a sweep of coral blush, wear a rust-colored pout, and define and volumize your brows to look voluptuous.
THE MAHARASHTRIAN BRIDE
If you thought it wasn’t possible to mix modern makeup with ethnic attire - you thought wrong. This glowy, metallic look completely elevates your traditional Maharashtrian bridal digs - soft and smoldering, while staying true to your roots. Look lit with an almost nude, metallic-sheened lip, carefully smudged brown liner and lovely, luminized skin.
THE PUNJABI BRIDE
Any bridal look countdown is incomplete without our lady in red: the quintessential Punjabi bride. If you don’t care for ‘understated’ on your big day, go all out on your big day, and pair that showstopping red or pink lehenga with a bright, bold lip, a black smokey eye framed with full volume lashes, and softly-contoured blush.
SPOT IT. SHOP IT.