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Every girl loves to follow her favourite Bollywood diva when it comes to taking ideas on fashion and style, whether it is on-screen or off it. Especially, when it comes to choosing a perfect wedding day outfit, many brides-to-be still continue to look towards B-town for inspiration, before finding out what is trending in the fashion circles. Our Bollywood divas make stunning brides when they don their bridal fineries, and their wedding photographs are a proof of that.
From Neetu Singh and Jaya Badhuri to Madhuri Dixit and Kajol, right up to the younger lot, Kareena and Anushka, we decided to revisit the bridal look of our gorgeous Bollywood actresses from all the eras. So, take a look at the most stunning Bollywood brides of all time.
Let us begin with the royal bride, Sharmila Tagore. She broke her fans' hearts when she got married to cricketer and the Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. She wore a stunning golden coloured gharara for her nikah. It was the same outfit that her daughter-in-law, Kareena Kapoor, wore on her D-day. Sharmila wore stunning bridal jewellery that not only matched with her outfit, but also added a royal charm to her look.
Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar are one of the most inspiring couples of B-town, who have stood by each other through thick and thin. For her wedding, Saira wore an elaborate gharara-style bridal outfit, with a simple dupatta, which she firmly kept in place on her head. The best part of the couple's wedding photos are their twinkling eyes and bubbly smiles, which reveal a lot about their happiness and excitement that is simply hard to miss!
Jaya Bachchan nee Bhaduri, looked every bit charming, coy and ravishing in a red bridal saree, complete with traditional Indian wedding jewellery.
The bubbly Neetu Singh, and debonair Rishi Kapoor make a perfect couple, both on- and off-screen. Though there is certainly a dearth of good quality photographs from Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor's wedding on the Internet, we made special efforts to gather the best of the lot. She wore a very heavy fully embroidered saree and teamed that up with striking jewellery like a full-fledged Indian bride.
Hema Malini and Dharmendra had quite a private wedding. It was a typical South Indian ceremony, where Hema wore a saree. She kept her look minimal, with a simple bridal jewellery set.
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When Dimple Kapadia and superstar Rajesh Khanna tied the knot, it was a wedding that stayed in everyone's mind for a long time. Keeping true to the most preferred bridal outfit of those days, Dimple too opted for a saree. Dimple's bridal jewellery definitely stood out, and it was her stunning nath that took the centre stage!
Madhuri Dixit and Dr Sriram Nene got married in a hush-hush ceremony, but we have their wedding reception photographs here for you. Madhuri, looked stunning in golden ethnic wear, with elaborate and intricate work on it. She matched it with a net dupatta. This minimal look, combined with matching gold jewellery, made the diva look like a million bucks. What stood out in her look were those beautiful bangles that adorned her wrists.
Kajol and Ajay Devgn tied the knot in a typical Maharashtrian ceremony, and Kajol looked every bit traditional in a green saree. Her look was complete with traditional bridal jewellery of the region, along with a nath, green chooda, and vaaki (armlet).
Here (on the left, in the above image) is the only photo of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor's wedding, which is to be found on the Internet. Sridevi looked like a traditional South Indian bride, given her bright saree and minimal jewellery. What stood out in her look, apart from her bubbly smile, was her deep red lip colour that just looked perfect with this traditional look.
Elder daughter of superstar Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia got married to casanova Akshay Kumar, in 2001. The actress stuck to a bride's favourite colours- red and gold. She kept her bridal avatar minimal with simple jewellery, and just a statement maang teeka stole the limelight!
Raveena, who was known for her whirlwind romance with Akshay Kumar, tied the knot with producer, Anil Thadani, in 2004. She too stuck to traditional Indian colours, but what stood out of her whole look was a full-sleeves choli. Given that the wedding took place in winters, it seemed like a smart decision, and a style statement for other brides to steal as well. She also wore a Punjabi chooda, and a deep red lip colour that looked stunning on her fair skin.
Karisma's bridal look gets a thumbs-up for her choice of colour for her outfit. The pink bridal wear definitely made her stand out from most of her contemporary brides who might or might not have made it to our list. Though the ever-so-fair Karisma looked heavily decked up in the intricately embroidered lehenga choli, matching jewellery, traditional chooda and kalire, she carried it off so effortlessly and beautifully.
Aishwarya wore a traditional, golden yellow Kanjeevaram saree on her D-day, complete with Swarovski crystals and gold thread work. The bridal saree was designed by Neeta Lulla. She kept her hair braided and covered with flowers. She wore 22 karat gold jewellery, which included a gold and emerald armband.
We just could not miss out on this stunning white bride while talking about beautiful brides from B-town. Malaika, true to her image, chose an off-shoulder wedding gown, with a plunging neckline. The simple string of pearls added the right amount of oomph to her look.
We know that we are jumping a little way too ahead, but the Kapoor sisters deserve to be mentioned together. Unlike her elder sister, Bebo had a number of wardrobe changes on her wedding day. In the morning of the wedding registration, Kareena opted for a comfortable green churidar kurta and a contrasting red dupatta. In the evening, she wore her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore's wedding gharara, which was restored by Ritu Kumar. For the reception, she slipped into a burgundy lehenga with a maroon dupatta designed by Manish Malhotra. Kareena wore heavy gold and Kundan jewellery on both the occasions that took place in the evening.
This is one couple whose relationship status, both before and after marriage, has given enough fodder to the rumour mills. But, keeping all aside, when this dusky Bengali beauty tied the knot with Ranvir Shorey, she made a resplendent bride. She chose to wear her grandmother's traditional gold jewellery, which matched her golden bridal outfit.
Gul Panag had a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony in a Gurudwara, in Chandigarh. She opted for an onion pink lehenga for her D-day, which was designed by JJ Valaya. Her bridal look was complete with a heavy gold neckpiece, earrings and maang teeka, studded with contrasting green stones. And, she even added cool glares to comfort her eyes during the daytime wedding. She looked like a truly cool bride, we say!
The much-in-love couple, Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh, tied the knot on February 3, 2012. For the Maharashtrian wedding, Genelia wore a bridal saree, designed by the Bollywood brides' favourite designer, Neeta Lulla. The saree had a gold Kundan border. Traditional Maharashtrian jewellery completed Genelia's wedding day look.
Dia Mirza, the former Miss Asia Pacific tied the knot with her filmmaker husband, Sahil Sangha on October 18, 2014. What we loved about her look was that she chose to stay away from the traditional red on her wedding day and instead, chose green. She looked absolutely stunning in the sharara designed by Ritu Kumar, which was paired with a long golden jacket.
The elder daughter of yesteryear superstars Hema Malini and Dharmendra, wore a bright red and gold lehenga, designed by Neeta Lulla, for her D-day. Her lehenga was made by combining three heavy Kanjeevaram sarees, which were specially ordered from South India. The dress was complemented by heavy traditional temple jewellery in gold.
Aamna looked as stunning as ever when she donned a bridal look that simply left her fans (and, we are sure, her fiancé too!) floored. With a stunning colour combination of red, orange and gold in her lehenga choli, Aamna opted for traditional gold bridal jewellery. And, with chooda and kalire, she looked like a true Punjabi bride.
Famous Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge, shattered many hearts when she tied the knot with cricketer Zaheer Khan on November 23, 2017. It was a registered marriage for the lovebirds, which was then followed by grand celebrations. On her wedding day, which was a court one, Sagarika chose to redefine “Less is more” look. The actress looked stunning in a stunning silky drape in red colour. The actress adorned herself in a red Sabyasachi saree that had a rich golden border brought a cultural approach to her dressing sense. She completed her look with exquisite silver jewellery, mangalsutra and the green glass bangles.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli stunned everyone when they took the wedding vows secretly in Italy in December 2017. The actress looked ravishing in her real-life wedding avatar. Anushka chose to wear a pale pink-coloured Sabyasachi lehenga that had renaissance embroidery on it. She completed her look with uncut diamond and spinel choker, earrings and matha patti by Sabyasachi only.
Dimpled beauty and one of the bubbly actresses from Bollywood, Preity Zinta walked down the aisle with Gene Goodenough in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles on March 1, 2016. Theirs was a hush-hush wedding ceremony with only family members and a few friends in the presence. Preity wore a bright red lehenga with traditional embroidery in gold. Her wedding lehenga was designed by her favourite Manish Malhotra. She chose to wear jadau jewellery to complete her look.
So, don't you think that these Bollywood divas look as stunning off-screen brides as they do in their movies? We think they all looked simply beautiful, especially when they donned their bridal look, and married the man of their dreams!
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