Beautiful bridal looks from around the country.
Every woman looks ethereal on her wedding day. Indian brides are no different. Despite the vast differences in traditions, color preferences and jewelry, every Indian bride looks stunning on her special day. North and South Indian brides favor shades of red. In the north, girls wear myriad hues of red on heavily embroidered lehengas, saris or salwar kameez complimented by traditional gold and diamond jewelry and choora all the way to their elbows decorated with kaleeray. South Indian brides favor Kanjeevaram silks, heavy gold jewelry, kamar pattas and gajras in their hair. Green is considered auspicious in several states; Maharashtrians prefer green and yellow silk saris while Kashmiri and other Muslim beauties flaunt green and red heavily embroidered ghararas or shararas and heavy gold jewelry. Parsi and Christian newlyweds favor pristine white or ivory with delicate pearl and gold ornaments. Bengalis look distinctive in their Banarasi saris and snow white topors while Himachali brides look distinctive in their enormous maang tikkas and equally large nose rings. Polki or kundan sets, gold chokers, heavy kadas, intricately designed mang teekas, chandelier earring, pretty bangles and nose rings in dizzying patterns complete the wedding ensemble.
With the wedding season upon us, Nykaa presents different bridal styles from across India.
A stunning Muslim bride. Don’t miss the elaborate hair ornament.
In a break from tradition, many Indian brides wear non-traditional lehengas at the sangeet or reception.
Another gorgeous South Indian bride.
A Rajasthani bride resplendent in a Zardozi lehenga.
A Himachali bride with an enormous maang teeka and nose ring.
Sonam Kapoor rocks the North Indian bride look.
A no holds barred traditional, crimson clad North Indian bride with kundan and gold jewelry, mehendi and red lips.
This South Indian bride is wearing it all, the Pathakala Haaram, Heavy Choker, Gundla mala, Waist Belt (Vaddanam/ Oddiyanam), Antique Kadas, Jhumkas, Armlets and Meena Ring.
A traditional Maharashtrian bride in Paithani sari, kamar bandh, traditional gold jewelry, nath and pearl forehead accessory.
A beautiful Goan Christian bride with a delicate white gold and diamond necklace, a gauzy bidal veil and kohled eyes.
A traditional Bengali bride with a pretty peer design dotting her eye brows.
Kundan jewelry is all the rage.
Manipuri bride wearing the traditional wedding attire, the Rasila skirt, with minimal ornaments.
A resplendant bedecked Muslim bride. Don’t miss the exquisite gold johoomar in her hair.
Intricate mehendi patterns on hands and feet are an instrinsic part of wedding celebrations.
East meets West. Keralite Christian brides wear gold-ivory saris, heavy gold jewelry and a bridal veil.
A traditional South Indian bride with kamar patta, vanki, heavy temple jewelry and flowers in her hair.
A beautiful doe-eyed Bengali bride with the snowy topor on her head. Gold jewelry—the nath, (nose ring), paati haar (broad, flat necklace) , taaira (a combinmation of a tiara and maang teekaa) and bangles are a must.
South Indian bride sitting in frontof the holy fire resplendamnt in a Shringarpatti, Mangamalai, lotus necklace, Vanki and other gold jewelry.
Exquisite hair jewelry, flowers and hair extensions.