By Ankita Mukherjee Last Updated:
What comes to your mind when you hear the word, marriage? The sparkle of lights, laughter, beautiful decorations, and 'ek se badh kar ek' apparel sets. Marriage ceremonies are one of the most auspicious and special days in one's life. A wedding day needs a lot of planning to make everything look perfect, from the guest list to the decor to the venue or destination, and never forget about the outfits.
A bride is the centre of attention during her wedding. Thus she would want to look the best on her D-day so that no one looks anywhere else. Marriage comes with different ceremonies, from haldi to mehendi to sangeet to wedding day to reception. But, amidst these preparations, we can never miss out on how you should look. If you are confused about what to wear and which jewellery you should pair up with your outfit for your reception, then take inspiration from these Bollywood divas. But, remember one thing, you can always trust 'Diamonds'.
Deepika Padukone had opted for an off-white chikankari heavily embellished saree for her third wedding reception in Mumbai. The actress had kept her makeup nude with contoured cheekbones, dreamy eyes, and glossy lips. But what had taken the spotlight was her head trail, heavy diamond and pearl jewellery, and the sindoor. The broad neckpiece was an absolute show-stealer.
Anushka Sharma had chosen champagne coloured embellished sleeveless lehenga-choli designed by Sabyasachi and had paired it with a diamond statement neckpiece and diamond studs. She had looked gorgeous in her second reception's outfit. The actress had kept her eyes bright, lips nude with a light brown shade, leaving her hair open and side-parted. Sweet and simple! She had sparkled like a Goddess.
The Global actress walked in diamonds with her every outfit on her wedding and reception days. She had looked ethereal in a midnight blue and golden imprinted Sabyasachi lehenga. Priyanka had paired her first Mumbai reception look with diamond studs and a beautiful statement neckpiece. She had also flaunted her engagement ring with the whole outfit. She had completed her look with kohled eyes, brown lips, small bindi, sindoor, and accessories for the hair bun.
Sonam Kapoor, the fashionista of Bollywood, had opted for Anamika Khanna's copper-grey full-sleeved blouse and chevron-printed lehenga and had paired it with a white cape for her reception night. She had kept her makeup coordinated with her outfit, had worn golden smokey eyes with winged eyeliner, shiny cheekbones, and bold red lips. But, what had caught our attention was her four-tier diamond statement neckpiece. She had kept her hair middle-parted and straight.
Bipasha Basu had channelled her inner vibrance through her reception outfit. She had worn a gorgeous golden heavily embroidered lehenga and had paired it with a diamond and emerald statement neckpiece along with the earrings. Her necklace had done the whole talking. She had kept her hair open, bright-kohled eyes, and a dark red pout. She had taken a golden clutch to go with her stunning outfit. Oh, don't miss out on the red bindi and sindoor. Absolutely vibrant bride!
Shilpa Shetty had worn a golden satin-shimmery two-piece by Tarun Tahiliani on her reception day. She had not opted for OTT jewellery with her outfit but, back then, she had dazzled like a queen. She had completed her look with a diamond and ruby neckpiece and earrings, and for makeup, she had opted for smokey winged eyes, nude glossy lips and had tied up her hair with a side parting.
Preity Zinta had opted for minimalism over the grandeur and had worn an elegant one-shouldered Manish Malhotra red gown and had paired it with diamond statement earrings. She had coordinated her jewellery and dress with the chooda. The actress had completed her look with red lips and open tresses. Preity had flaunted an indo-western look contrasting her ornaments with her apparel.
Samantha had looked gorgeous like flower petals in an icy blue Falguni and Shane Peacock gown with feathered trails. The South diva had looked stunning in the outfit, which she had paired with a diamond choker and matching earrings. She had kept her hair open in wavy curls, and for makeup, she had opted for winged eyes with a smokey touch and pastel pink lips- a perfect combination with the dress.
Esha Deol had looked pretty in pink. She had opted for a pink heavy Swarovski-embellished mermaid style lehenga choli designed by Rocky S, and she had teamed it up with a diamond and emerald jewellery set. Don't miss out on her beautiful maang teeka. She had kept her makeup subtle, with kohled eyes and pink gloss for lips. The Bollywood actress had kept her hair loose with some beachy curls and had added flowers to one side.
Asin Thottumkal's beauty lies in her subtleness. She had opted for a heavily embellished white and golden beaded lehenga designed by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, and she had paired her outfit with a diamond necklace and studs for earrings. She had kept her hair open and parted, and for makeup, she had donned lightly kohled eyes and pink lips.
Geeta Basra, the wife of Indian cricket team player, Mr Harbhajan Singh, had donned a midnight blue lehenga with a long choli designed by Archana Kochhar. The couture had mirror work embedded with Swarovski crystals. She had completed the outfit with a diamond jewellery set. But what had caught our attention was the diamond jhoomar or passa she had worn with her perfect vintage bun.
Bollywood singer Neha Kakkar had worn a beautiful silvery-white embellished lehenga with a head trail. She had completed her look with a diamond and emerald jewellery set, middle-parted hairdo, smokey eyes, burgundy lip shade, a small bindi, and sindoor. Everyone had commented that she had copied other Bollywood actresses' wedding attires, but whatever it was, she had looked pretty in every outfit.
A golden-champagne beaded lehenga was chosen by Isha Ambani for her wedding reception day. She had opted for diamonds to go with the attire. She had looked royal in diamond neckpiece, earrings, and the maang teeka. For makeup, she had kept it undertone as she had let her outfit do the talking.
She had sparkled like diamonds. Anissa Malhotra had donned a shimmery silver lehenga for her reception day. To perfect the look, she had opted for diamond jewellery. She had worn a diamond neckpiece that was encrusted with emeralds in between, earrings, and headgear that we couldn't miss. She had donned smokey eyes and subtle red lips to complete the whole appearance.
Isha had worn a gorgeous heavily embellished pink lehenga at her reception. But what we had loved in her attire was the sweet, elegant diamond set embedded with pearls. She had donned a neckpiece, two big danglers, and a maang teeka. Along with it, she had kept her makeup subtle. Isha had winged her eyes, flaunted rosy cheeks, and a soft pink gloss on her lips. She had puffed a little hair in the crown area and had let the curl locks swirl around her neck. Just perfect for the day!
Here are 15 references for you to take inspiration on how you can team up your wedding reception outfit with diamond jewellery. Whether you would like to go subtle on your makeup and loud on your outfit or vice-versa, it's your choice. It's your night you should look like the perfect princess you always dreamt of.