Ah! The six yards of pure elegance and saree. Indian women just can’t escape the charm saree exudes whatever the occasion might be. You wear it for the first time on your school farewell and post that, there’s no going back. The utterly dazzling saree keeps calling to you on almost all special events – be it your sibling’s wedding, BFF’s wedding, college events or sometimes, a date night with your special someone.
While women generally resort to lehengas on their wedding day, some can’t seem to ditch the allure of the saree. And this blog is for all those women. Lately, with the trend of intimate weddings, many brides have decided to wear saree on their big day. Earlier, during our grandma’s time, SAREE was the usual choice for wedding ceremonies, lehengas were rare. But the glamorous upswing of weddings, somehow took away this trend.
Though not for the brides we will be posting about today. They ditched lehengas altogether and chose to wear a saree for their special day. It was such a breath of fresh air to witness these brides looking all prim and proper in the 9 yards of absolute panache. One look at these brides and you might change your mind & clas yourself in a saree as well!
Brides Who Slayed In A Saree On Wedding Day!
#1 Tanya Singh, founder of Kosataga.in, wore a yellow banarasi silk saree with a red blouse and dupatta for her wedding day. Kosataga is all about luxury banarasi weaves that Tanya operates from Varanasi. Being a saree fanatic, no wonders she opted for saree on her wedding day (and also on her mehendi, reception and pre-wedding, that’s right 4 functions).
Keeping her traditional roots intact, she paired her attire with gold jewellery, as what our grandmas did too, instead of kundan-polki. Needless to say, we are so in awe of her bridal charm, and will always be!
#2 Sonali’s story is for all the couples who have planned their wedding in 2020. She was supposed to get married in October, but then Covid-19 hit. So instead of waiting, the couple decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony with only their loved ones in presence. For the ceremony, Sonali chose this mint green saree by Manish Malhotra and paired it up with diamond jewels. She has definitely nailed down the minimalist Indian bride look.
#3 Jatinder and Mitesh had a lovely destination at Fateh Garh Heritage Resort, Udaipur. Bride wore an exquisite hand-woven Sabyasachi benarasi saree for her big day, first seen on Anushka Sharma. She teamed the saree with a simple over-the-head dupatta and gold jewels. Her end-to-end choker set looks utterly royal and goes flawlessly with her saree. If you’re a bride who wants to get that OTT bridal look in a saree, make sure your jewellery is a little on the heavy side.
#4 The most viral OTT bride is Tisha. Her exquisite and aesthetic jewels sure are the attention seeker for her whole look. And to balance it out, she wore a simple, daintily embroidered saree on wedding day. The saree is by Sabyasachi btw, because we know a lot of you will ask. Tisha entered like absolute royalty on her big day with a matching veil over her head. Scroll down. The pictures will leave you awestruck.
#5 Chaitali and Nitin’s lockdown home wedding was one of the first Covid-19 weddings we featured. And the idea sure went viral through the Internet. Like others, Chaitali was waiting for the lockdown to be lifted, hoping she could have her big fat Indian wedding. But they soon realised the pandemic can be awry and decided to get married in an impromptu home wedding. As her lehenga wasn’t ready at the time, Chaitali wore her mother’s saree from Meena Bazaar for the pheras. The smile and laughter on her face is affirmation that sometimes all that matters is getting hitched to the man of your dreams, no matter when or where.
#6 Living up to the appeal of a stunning red saree, Sneha wore a couture piece by Anita Dongre on her big day. Styling it with minimal jewels and bronze makeup, she nailed the millennial bride look perfectly.
#7 Bride Priya Kurani had a high class, intimate wedding ceremony in Miami Florida. She chose to step out in a sheer white Sabyasachi saree for her wedding day. We are sure all eyes were glued to her as she walked the aisle. Keeping her styling minimal, she wore a choker set with a maang tikka and jhumka earrings. We’ve also included a captivating picture of her mehendi, a perfect inspiration for brides who want a minimal henna on their big day.
#8 Brides love Sabyasachi’s banarasi silk saree and so do we. Anagha wore this beauty for her wedding in Pune and we are so in awe of her pictures. She paired up her traditional look with a gold set with 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings. To jazz up her attire, the bride chose to go for a messy bun as her bridal hairstyle along with glowy makeup and a statement red lipstick. Her pictures are definitely bookmark-worthy.
#9 Megha & Tushar’s lockdown wedding was another inspiration for couples who had to cancel their wedding because of Covid-19. These two had a destination wedding planned out at ITC Mughal Agra in April. But as the pandemic unfolded, they had a home wedding ceremony with just 30 people in presence. For the pheras, Megha wore her mother’s tissue saree and teamed it up with minimal jewellery, glitter eyes and dewy base makeup.
#10 Mrinalini and Kunal met on Jeevansaathi.com. A little unconventional, but when two people are meant to be together, it doesn’t matter how or where they meet. The couple’s wedding ceremony took place on the terrace of the bride’s home with only the closest bunch of people. Mrinalini wore a sequined saree for her marriage with a sheer net dupatta over the head. Her jewellery was so appealing. Right from the statement choker to a unique hathphool, she looked dreamy as ever in her bridal avatar.
#11 Last but not the least on this list is Pratha. The bride was clear that she wanted to look exactly like her mother on her wedding day. She also wanted to wear the same saree her mom wore to her wedding. But it was too old to be revived. So she opted for a Sabya saree instead. Doesn’t she look absolutely fabulous on her big day?
We understand that sarees are still the staple for brides in many cultures, like Tamils, Malyalis Bengalis and Assamese. This blog is meant for North Indian brides, whose culture mainly calls for lehengas on their big day. Although we do hope all the Indian brides are able to gain inspiration from this article.
Do let us know which one among them is your favorite?