By Pratishtha Ghosh Last Updated:
Actress, Yami Gautam, who had tied the knot with the director of Uri: The Surgical Strike, Aditya Dhar on June 4, 2021, in an intimate affair, caught the eyes of the people with the simple yet elegant look that she had chosen for her wedding. As the actress took to her Instagram handle to announce her wedding, her look and the red saree reminded us of those celebrity brides, who had ditched the conventional lehenga look for their wedding and chose a saree to adorn themselves with. Yami Gautam's traditional red saree look for her wedding day reminded us of the six yards that celebrities like Anushka Sharma and Vidya Balan had worn on their wedding.
While Yami Gautam had chosen the colour red for her D-day, celebrities like Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Vidya Balan and Sagarika Ghatge had chosen to wear a saree of the same hue for their special day. No wonder, these actresses had looked ravishing the way they had styled themselves. On the other hand, actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kajol, who had tied the knot way before the time when creating a style statement with your wedding outfit was a thing, had also chosen to wear a saree at their wedding. While Kajol had adorned a green saree and kept her look simple, Aishwarya had worn a golden saree with heavy jewellery.
Keeping up with the traditions, Yami Gautam chose the colour red for her special day. She wore a beautiful red-hued saree that was embroidered with intricate silver handiwork all over. Along with the vibrant hue and elaborate detailing, the six yards also had a beautifully designed patti on the border. Yami wore the saree with a matching blouse and a heavily embroidered dupatta draped on her head. Yami had opted for a private ceremony in her hometown and looked absolutely gorgeous as a bride. She had complemented her outfit with traditional necklaces, gold mang teeka, matching gold earrings and bangles and kaleere on her henna-adorned hands.
Dia Mirza had married businessman, Vaibhav Rekhi in a private ceremony in Mumbai a day after Valentine's Day. As soon as the couple had exchanged their wedding vows and made their first appearance as husband and wife, Dia stole the show with her traditional red Benarasi saree. The scene-stealing saree stood out for its simplicity. The six yards were from the label Raw Mango. Her saree had a thick golden border which was beautifully draped and she completed her bridal look with an organza red dupatta, that had a thick gold border. She had teamed it with a silk blouse and had chosen simple jewellery for her wedding look. She had accessorised the saree with a pearl choker, emerald and stone-encrusted earrings, mang teeka and handcrafted bracelets.
Though Anushka had worn a baby-pink hued lehenga on her wedding day, the actress had chosen to wear a red Benarasi saree for her wedding reception in Delhi. She went traditional from head to toe as she had draped herself in a stunning red and gold Benarasi silk saree. The drape featured intricate motifs and a thick zari border. She teamed her saree with a half-sleeved, high-neck blouse. The actress adorned the Sabyasachi bridal jewellery collection along with a heritage choker and jhumkas encrusted with uncut diamonds. The red bindi, sindoor and chooda gave a perfect finish to her wedding reception look.
Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan, who had tied the knot in the year 2017 in a court marriage, had kept their big day really simple and picked simple outfits. The actress, who had risen to fame from the movie, Chak De India, wore a simple red saree from the house of Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The simple saree had a thick border and was paired with an intricately embroidered blouse. She completed her wedding look with silver oxidized jewellery and also wore traditional green bangles. Sagarika kept her makeup minimal with just kohl and bold lip colour and hair pulled off in a low bun. Her look was completed after the wedding when she adorned her mangalsutra and sindoor.
Vidya Balan had tied the knot with her long-time beau, Siddharth Roy Kapoor in the year 2012. The Parineeta actress had opted for a traditional red saree by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Vidya is very much fond of sarees and is often seen carrying them at movie premieres and other events. No wonder, she could have missed the six yards of elegance on her special day. It was reported that for her D-day and pre-wedding rituals, she had gotten 18 sarees designed by the ace designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Her Madras silk saree had beautiful motifs and thick borders. As for her wedding day, Vidya had dressed up in a bright red saree with a thick gold border and motifs all over. She completed her look with South Indian necklaces, matching earrings and a traditional red chooda. Her makeup was minimal and yet she looked gorgeous in her sophisticated look.
If you are a person who loves traditional sarees but is open to rethinking them, then you should surely take a look at Shilpa Shetty's saree. For her special day back in 2009, the then-bride, Shilpa Shetty had tied the knot to businessman, Raj Kundra in a timeless red saree by Tarun Tahiliani. Her custom red creation featured intricate zardozi and aari hand embroidery, accentuated with Swarovski crystals arranged in paisley designs. The saree was paired with a matching half-sleeved blouse. Shilpa had topped off her look with equally statement-making accessories: royal rani haar, a heavy choker and matching earrings, all encrusted with uncut diamonds. If you are the kind of bride-to-be who has always dreamed of wearing red on her wedding day, Shilpa Shetty Kundra's saree is worth taking inspiration from.
After a fairytale romance, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan had decided to exchange wedding vows on April 20, 2007, and the ceremonies were nothing less than a grand and magical event. Aishwarya Rai had followed her Mangalorean culture for her wedding and opted for a traditional Kanjeevaram saree designed by Neeta Lulla. The gorgeous golden saree was made in Swarovski crystals with a lot of real gold thread work. The entire saree was priced around Rs. 75 lakhs. The saree had shades of copper and gold and she had styled it with some traditional gold and kundan jewellery.
Kajol, who had decided to get married at the peak of her career is actually a Bengali but she had decided to tie the knot with the actor, Ajay Devgn in a Maharashtrian ceremony. Kajol had looked every bit traditional in her green Nawari saree that had a golden border. As Kajol likes to keep everything minimal, she had also chosen the look for her wedding accordingly. Her look was completed with traditional bridal jewellery, along with a nath, green-coloured bangles and an armlet.
These actresses have proved that in order to set the trend, it is not necessary to go with the flow as you can create your own trend by trying out something different. Also, keeping the look minimal and letting your outfit speak is something that these actresses have shown it to us.