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7 different kinds of Indian Bridal looks that would leave you mesmerised

Nov 14, 2017 09:27
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Indian Bridal looks

The best thing about Indian culture is its exquisiteness. North East, South or West, various rituals and customs around the nation are deeply loved and respected.

You would not believe, but it is true that with every state or region, the customs in India vary. Be it festivals, weddings, or any other religious events, everything has its own uniqueness and with it comes its distinctive colour, flavour and taste.

In India, weddings are not just an occasion to celebrate the union of two souls, but a bond that gets cemented for saat janam.

Indian weddings are larger than life celebrations, which see brides flaunting their best looks. So, here are a few bridal looks from India that will leave you mesmerized.

Punjabi Bride

A Punjabi bride prefers wearing a red, maroon or pink lehenga on her wedding day. However, there is no restriction as such and she can wear any colour she wants.  The colours that are usually avoided are black and white. Apart from her royal dress and other pieces of jewellery, a nose ring or nath, forms an integral part of her solah shringar.

Related: Wedding rituals of North East India

Muslim Bride

The first thing you will notice about a Muslim bride's attire would be her jewellery, especially the jhoomar. Another important part of her bridal look, is the silk cloth on her wrist wrapping the silver or gold coin tied by the groom's mother ahead of the wedding. Most Muslim brides often wear floral garlands supporting the veil that covers their face .

Related: Colourful traditional Mizo costumes

Christian bride

Indian Christians have certain customs that varies according to their region, like Mangalorean Christians, Goan Christians, North-East Christians etc. Not all Christian weddings in India, have brides wearing a white dress, some of them stick to wearing brightly coloured sarees for various events. But, those who choose to wear white, have certain fashion rules to follow, like a net veil supported by a tiara, a train along their dress, a white flower bouquet.

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Sikh Bride

A Sikh bride can wear loads of jewels and gems, but her bridal look can never be complete without the chooda and kalire. For the Anand Karaj ceremony the bride can either opt for a lehenga, or anarkali suit. She keeps the veil over her head upto the forehead for the entire ceremony. Her chooda may comprise of white, red, pink, peach, etc. bangles, which are given by her maternal uncle and aunt. The kalire are small golden or silver trinklets which serve as a blessing to the bride and are tied to the bride's choodaby her mama.

Related: Here are the wedding rituals of the Seven sisters in Northeast India

Assamese Bride

As per Assamese wedding customs, the bride has to wear the mekhla chadar, a traditional bridal outfit, given to her by the groom's mother. It is often a cream or off-white silk saree with gold work. An Assamese bride goes low on makeup and jewellery quotient.

Related: Traditionally Yours, Assamese Costumes!

Telugu Bride

A Telugu bride changes into two bridal outfits during her wedding. For the part, where she is brought in by her brother and maternal uncle in a tokri or a bamboo basket, she wears a traditional silk saree, complete with her bridal jewellery including a kamarbandh.

Related: Wedding Costumes from North East

Kashmiri Bride

The traditional outfit for a Kashmiri bride comprises a pheran, which is a raffle-designed with an ari or hook embroidery at the neck, cuff and edges; it can be in red, yellow and pink colour. The headwear includes Kalpush along with Zoojh (a white colour cloth with golden glaze paper), and together the entire thing is called Tarang.

Related: North East Traditional Costumes

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