Real Brides Who Donned The Most Gorgeous Sarees and How!Bridal Fashion Gayatri Guha
As a wedding platform, we have been seeing brides in beautiful lehengas by some amazing designers of this era. Lehengas are such a huge fashion trend in South Asian Weddings, right? When we talk about South Asian Weddings, the image of a bride clad in a red lehenga draws itself into our mind. But, when we are talking about trends, nowadays not all brides are opting for lehengas. Some are going for classic and elegant sarees and changing the fashion game in this industry.
Most Beautiful Sarees Worn by Real Brides
Saree is a common wedding attire amongst a few communities like South Indian, Bengali, and Marathi in India and countries like Bangladesh and Nepal for quite a long time. The best part about the saree is you can drape the fabric in whatever way you like and look absolutely gorgeous. The simplicity of the saree makes it graceful and elegant. No wonder, it is known as the six yards of elegance, right? We at Pyaari Weddings love brides opting for sarees and adding charm to the ongoing trend, and we thought why not share the same love with you all?
1. The Red Saga
When discussing bridal outfits at Indian Weddings, we all know red is an auspicious color. The red saree is an OG and will never go out of style. For the brides, who like to keep it simple and traditional, go for a classic red saree. To add an oomph factor, go for a veil or a shawl on the other side of the shoulder in a red color or some other contrasting hue.
Classic Red Kanjeevaram Saree
A beautiful red silk Kanjeevaram with gold work will look stunning on your wedding day. It is the most common and go-to option as a bridal outfit. The best part about this is you can pair the whole outfit with traditional temple gold jewelry or Kundan jewelry with green gems will also look outstanding.
Your Mother’s Red Wedding Saree
Take a cue from Bollywood actress Yami Gautam who chose her mother’s 33 year old bridal red silk saree with golden zari work to wear for her wedding day. Nowadays, brides like to add a personal touch to their outfits, and what can be better than opting for your mother’s saree on your wedding day? It feels so overwhelming for the bride to wear or incorporate anything from her mother’s bridal ensemble.
Source: Yami Gautam Dhar
Modern Red Chiffon Saree
The fashion influencer Tarini Manchanda chose a repurposed chiffon red saree with mukaish work, hand done by artisans in Lucknow, and her great-grandmother passed down the antique border of the saree. Her mother purchased the fabric of the saree from Paris almost over a decade ago. She took a red veil with her saree that had letters from her grandparents printed over it. The embroidery was done by the karigars at The Initial Studio. She not only looked gorgeous but is also one of the brides who went on the sustainable path and won hearts with all her ideas.
Source: Dhanika Choksi Photography
The Unconventional Tulle Red Saree
Tulle is not a very common fabric when it comes to bridal outfits but it will make an amazing option. The bride who stunned us in a red tulle saree designed by the ace designer Sabyasachi on her wedding day was Bollywood actress Patrlakeha. She looked mesmerizing! The sari featured delicate-looking hand-embroidered motifs and a heavily embellished border. The highlight of her whole bridal look was the red veil with minuscule motifs and a border inscribed with a Bengali verse penned by the designer for the couple - ‘Aamar Poraan Bhora Bhalobasha, aami tomaye shomorpon korilam’, meaning -’ I am dedicating my love-filled heart to you’. So romantic, right?
Red Banarasi Saree
A red banarasi saree is an auspicious choice for a Bengali bride. With heavy golden work, a banarasi saree can be termed one of the quintessential bridal outfits.
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Even Bollywood actress Dia Mirza went for a simple red banarasi saree on her wedding day from Raw Mango. She paired her Banarasi saree with a simple red dupatta draped over her head and completed her look with a matching gold choker, maang tikka, and jhumkas.
Source: Dia Mirza Rekhi
Red Bandhni Saree
The beauty of the Bandhni prints is in their simplicity. This bride set the trend by beautifully carrying this red bandhani printed saree and pairing it with contrasting green jewelry pieces. Her minimal approach towards her bridal look is what made her stand out and inspiring.
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The Vermilion Saree
Famous South Indian Actress, Nayanthara opted for a contemporary yet traditional red saree designed by Monica Shah of Jade. The color of the saree and the lace fabric is what made her whole look so distinct and unique. The choice of jewelry was another element that made her bridal look one of the trendiest.
Source: Nayanthara / Stories by Joseph Radhik
2. The Shades of Whites or the Off-whites
Shades of white like, off-white, ivory, cream, pearl, snow, etcetera are not very instant go-to color options amongst brides in South Asian weddings. But lately, we have witnessed brides making their own rules, and swear to god we have never been happier and more in love with this shade.
The Trendy Ivory Saree
Ivory has been ruling the wedding industry for quite some time now. It is kind of the new red! We recently saw the Indian actress Alia Bhatt looking very pretty in an ivory Sabyasachi saree, making it look super fashionable.
Source: The House On The Clouds
The White Net Saree
This bride’s white net saree and the full-sleeve blouse with bell sleeves look so pretty and unique.
Source: Safeena Noah Photographer
Chanderi White Saree
A bridal outfit in white looks beautiful but what looks more beautiful is this Chanderi ivory white saree. Bollywood stylist, Rhea Kapoor ditched the traditional bridal attire and opted for a gorgeous ivory saree in Chanderi fabric, designed by her friend who is also an ace designer Anamika Khanna. Rhea made a statement by selecting a veil crafted using thousands of little pearls, a vintage piece from Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas. Her bridal look became the talk of the town and even today it is one of the coolest and trendiest bridal looks we have seen.
White Silk Saree
We were blown over by this bride’s look in a white silk saree with hints of silver. What made it more appealing is her choice of jewelry and the blouse design.
Muse: Allure By Hamsha
White Organza Saree
If not for your wedding day, how about a white organza saree for your pre-wedding ceremonies or reception party? The floral patches and the beads of silver is making it look more beautiful.
The Classic Off-White Saree
South Indian bridal look means an off-white saree with golden borders and we have not witnessed a single bride who did not look gorgeous. It adds an old-school traditional touch to the whole look and yet gives off a royal vibe.
Source: Stories by Nish
Embellished White Saree
For brides who love minimal jewelry, go for a fully embellished white saree with pearls or stones. The embellishments will add beauty to the bridal attire and you do not have to go for heavy jewelry but look like a princess at the same time.
Source: Panache By Sharmeen
3. Turquoise Saree
Turquoise is such a mesmerizing and excellent color. We have seen lehengas in this shade winning hearts. Even a saree in this color will make your wedding look out-of-the-world beautiful. A fabric like Kanjeevaram silk in this shade will be a perfect choice for a day wedding.
Source: Black Magic Creations
4. Deep Blues
Another color option that will be a bit different for a bridal saree will be the shades of deep blue for your wedding day. A bridal saree in this color will be a trendsetting idea.
Source: Mehar Photography
5. The Vibrant Orange
Orange is a vibrant color and therefore at wedding events, it is considered to be a happy color. We have seen many South Asian Brides wearing this shade and setting a trend.
This Pakistani bride looks so pretty in this orange saree for her Haldi ceremony. She completed her look with contrasting floral jewelry that's adding to the beauty.
Source: Sara Idrees
Saree With a Contrasting Blouse
We fell in love with this South Indian bride wearing an orange saree paired with a green embellished blouse.
Source: Vivek Krishnan Photography
The Simple Tangerine Saree
A beautiful organza tangerine saree with a full-sleeve blouse can be a great option for your engagement or roka day.
Burnt Orange Saree
The combination of red and orange with a hint of gold gives out a burnt orange look that looks very pretty if you are wearing a saree. Take a cue from our Bollywood diva, Deepika Padukone donning a beautiful Kanjeevaram saree in a burnt orange for her Konkani wedding and stealing our hearts.
Source: Deepika Padukone
6. Majestic Purple
We could not go without mentioning the color of royalty, which is purple. We have seen brides looking gorgeous in this color and why not? Anybody can carry this shade with ease and grace and when it comes to sarees in different purple shades, we have a few examples.
The Magic of Kanjeevaram Saree
We have to agree that a kanjeevaram silk in a deep purple hue looks magnificent. It will give you a queen-like feel! We loved this bride’s saree and the striped blouse amped up the look and gave a different look.
Source: Reels and Frames
Pretty Lilac Saree
A soft purple shade like lilac will be an amazing choice if you are having a day wedding.
Source: Stories by Joseph Radhik
Purple Silk Saree
You cannot go wrong with a classic purple silk saree with golden borders, can you?
Source: Trop Belle Makeup
7. Go Green
Green is specifically not the first choice when it comes to bridal wear, but we have witnessed a lot of brides wearing lehengas and anarkalis in the shades of green and looking appealing. A bride in a green saree is not something we see on a daily basis, just like red or orange, but will definitely make you a trendsetter.
If you are opting for a deep green saree, we recommend you go for a contrasting blouse to amp up your bridal look. Take a cue from this bride wearing an emerald green silk saree with a light pink blouse to go with it.
Source: EM Photography
Neon is definitely a trendy color but not an instant choice for a bride when it comes to wedding outfits. We love a bride who likes to experiment and this bride for her pre-wedding event chose this simple yet pretty neon green saree.
Source: Kalyan Photography
8. The Bubbly Pink
After red, pink is another shade that can be termed a common option amongst brides. Brides wearing pink give a playful, cute yet sexy vibe. It depends on what kind of pink you pick for your wedding day. If you are looking for grace and elegance, a blush pink, or a magenta pink saree Kanjeevaram will do the work, and if you are looking for a bit of sexy and sophisticated, go for a light pink organza saree with a contrasting colored blouse. Whatever shade you chose, you can never go wrong with pink.
Deep Pink Saree
Sabyasachi designed a pretty deep pink saree for this Bangladeshi bride who paired it up with an off-white blouse for her pre-wedding festivities.
Source: Reminiscence Photography
Lemonade Pink Saree
A lemonade pink embellished saree with minimal makeup and jewelry is a perfect choice for a bride having an intimate wedding.
9. The Floral Magic
Anything floral in an ethnic outfit makes it look very pretty and comfortable. Sabyasachi started the magic of using florals on his bridal lehengas. Bollywood actor, Katrina Kaif looked absolutely stunning wearing this floral saree with a full-sleeve blouse for her pre-wedding festivities.
As the fashion game is changing, brides do not follow such norms to make it to a rulebook. As a bride, if you think that sarees are overrated, think again ladies. It is the only outfit or fabric if we say it correctly that does not need any altercation, fitting, or cutting. All you need is to drape it the way you want and you are good to go.
Edited & Photos Sourced By: Neha Garg Ahuja