From Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s dreamy destination wedding to actress Sonam Kapoor’s big fat Indian wedding – here’s a look at some of the popular trends that emerged from the many latest celebrity weddings.
The world is fascinated with celebrity weddings, sometimes for inspiration but more often than not people just like gawking at the sheer opulence of these events. This year and also in the years gone by, India has seen its fair share of celebrity weddings. The latest one being that of actress Sonam Kapoor and Indian businessman Anand Ahuja, who got married on May 8.
Minimal makeup look
While it was difficult to get our eyes off the lehenga (traditional Indian floor-length skirt) that Anushka Sharma wore during her wedding last year with Virat Kohli, we could not let go of her minimalist makeup look. While a stereotypical Indian bride is expected to wear a bright and vibrant outfit, mostly red, with bold make up and a rather complicated hairstyle, Sharma opted for a simpler look with a small everyday bindi (forehead accessory), nude lips, and a natural eye look giving her a subtle yet effervescent bridal glow!
Making mathapatti (jewellery worn along the hair line) a highlight of your look
Not just during the main wedding functions do we observe these celebrity brides sporting a mathapatti, but even other wedding functions witnessed them experimenting with it and looking drop dead gorgeous!
Actress Hazel Keech had surprisingly emerged as the quintessential desi bride on her wedding day with the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. Apart from her traditional salwar kameez, she donned a Mashrabriya style mathapatti on her mehendi (traditional temporary body art) ceremony and a crown-style polki mathapatti on her sangeet (musical celebration) ceremony, setting a trend for head accessories.
Sonam Kapoor too wore a multi-layered mathapatti along with antique-looking royal jewellery comprising of a choker, a long necklace, bangles and jhumkas (type of heavy earrings).
How about a dress code?
Weddings nowadays are full of themes and colour schemes and a lot of them extend these dress codes to the wedding party as well – it is a fun way of making the guests feel more involved in the celebration.
Sonam Kapoor’s wedding hit the mark when it came to style and fashion. Her mehendi ceremony saw people stick to the dress code of ‘Shades of White’, while on the wedding day, majority of the guests including director Karan Johar and actress Jacqueline Fernandez, were in pink ensembles.
Connection with the colour red
Red is believed to be the colour for a new beginning and in India one cannot imagine a bride without incorporating some elements of the colour red. Despite trending for making pink the new red, Anuskha looked equally resplendent in designer Sabyasachi’s outfit – a Banarasi red sari styled with a diamond choker and jhumkas. Red being the most sought after colour for weddings, it was no surprise that the bride wore it for her reception after having worn pastels for her wedding.
That perfect entry
Bride and groom’s entries are one of the highlights of a wedding. Ditching the conventional horse, Yuvraj Singh made his entry on an ATV scooter that turned out to be the highlight of the baraat (groom’s wedding procession).
On the other hand Anushka Sharma chose to walk down the aisle alone on the song from her film Phillauri (2017) that was being played in the background. While typically their relatives or friends either accompany brides, Sharma defied the stereotype and made her own rules.