Around September 2014, India’s top fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who has been the cause for many Bollywood celebrities’ red carpet looks, has now added his brand name to designer jewellery as well. He adds, “I had a princess from the 1930s in mind while designing. She is Indian and loves tradition and could have been educated may be abroad, she wears the piece in her own way which is traditional yet modern.” Such is the uniqueness of clothes and jewellery when it has a designer tag to it. Coming to Bollywood brides, none can forget the stunning attire of Kareena Kapoor on her wedding day, designed again by the one and only Malhotra.
The Top 5 Bollywood Brides
So, it comes as no surprise that these Bollywood divas resemble goddesses on their special day. Their look is exquisitely planned and the result is breathtaking. Let us take a look at some of the most stunning looks they sported.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
When Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan set the date for April 20, 2007, the fashion world was caught in anticipation. Although the traditional affair was guarded from the buzzing media glare, a few photos managed to leak out. The former Miss World wore a golden yellow pure silk Kanjeevaram saree designed by Neeta Lulla, and completed her look with gold threads strung with Swarovski crystals. Her braided hair was covered in exquisite ornaments and gajras. She also wore 22 karat golden antique jewellery, including an emerald set armband, finger ring and payal.
- Genelia D’Souza
On February 3, 2012, they charming Genelia tied the knot with actor Riteish Deshmukh. The two-wedding buzz of both a traditional affair and a Church ceremony, caught the attention of the media instantly. Genelia wore a Neeta Lulla designed saree for the Maharashtrian ceremony, which she chose to compliment with elegant gold ornaments so that the saree’s kundan border catches the spotlight. Here pieces were so simple and elegant that they soon were an inspiration for many imitation jewellery sets.
- Kalki Kochelin
The spirited relationship between actress Kalki and star director Anurag Kashyap look a surprising spin into marriage on April 30, 2011. The simple South Indian wedding took place in a quaint village outside Ooty, for which the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara actress sported a red and white Kanjeevaram saree. However, here post-wedding party lehenga was the one that stole the show. Designed with bright colours of mango yellow, fuchsia and orange, the attire matched her bubbly personality, she choose to go for bare minimum jewellery to complete her look and a charming smile that won hearts over.
- Kareena Kapoor-Khan
When Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan tied the knot, the wedding proved to be one of the most talked about weddings in Bollywood so far. Kareena decided to don the wedding gharara of her mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore along with her antique jewellery. Later she changed into a chudidhaar with a lighter duppatta. She then finished with a burgundy lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra accessorized with heavy gold and kundan ornaments.
- Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty makes the perfect bride with her million dollar smile and perfect figure. On November 22, 2009, she married Raj Kundra in a traditional Hindu ceremony. Wearing ared and burgundy lehenga saree, that was studded with Swaroski crystals, she sported heavy and unique kundan jewellery, which has proved to be the based for many beautiful imitation jewellery sets today. She wore her hair in a braid covered with gold embellishments and gajras. The entire look was in complete sync with the Manglorean bridal styles.