By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
We have seen a plethora of lavish weddings and stunning brides from the celeb world in 2016. And, what comes along the excitement of a wedding is the craze for clothes, especially, the bride’s outfits, And when it comes to the celeb brides, they have always been an inspiration for many young brides-to-be.
So, take a look at a few ravishing divas who took our breath away in their gorgeous bridal avatars. Just scroll through our gallery and emulate them for your own nuptial.
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The telly queen disappointed millions of guys out there when she got hitched to Vivek Dahiya in July this year. However, with her versatile couture for all the wedding functions, she definitely attained the status of a style queen.
Her expertly styled yellow lehenga with paisley motifs was her choice for the haldi ceremony. And for her mehendi, she opted for a pink anarkali suit.
It was a pretty, blue dress for the sangeet and for her ‘walk down the aisle’, the diva opted for a traditional red lehenga, with breath-taking jewellery to match it up with.
From the fairytale proposal to the wedding ring (20-carat solitaire worth 6 crores), the venue and the designer couture; we loved every bit of the spectacular wedding of Asin and Rahul Sharma at beginning of the year 2016. But, there is something else we can’t miss to look back on, i.e., Asin’s to-die-for ensembles for her two ceremonies, the Christian and the Indian style wedding.
From a Victorian beauty in a veiled white dress by Vera Wang to an Indian avatar in her Sabyasachi lehenga; she was the cynosure of all the eyes in both the outfits.
Everything was royal for the pretty and bubbly babe of the tinsel town, who married Gene Goodenough in a private ceremony. She was a beauty to behold in her gorgeous red gown with floral embroidery at her reception.
Preity draped herself in an elegant and affluent rich red lehenga; symbolic of rich Indian culture on her big day. The red lehenga by Manish Malhotra looked more appealing and rich with the matching jadau jewellery.
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The quintessential Rangeela girl Urmila stunned her fans with her secret wedding on March 3, with Mohsin Akhtar Mir. Well, her wedding outfit was surprising as well because her outfit was put together in just 5 days by designer Manish Malhotra from his ‘Regal Threads’ collection. It was a subtle yet unique heavily embellished ghaagra choli for Urmila. She teamed it up with traditional jewellery and green bangles for that Marathi touch.
The couple even hosted a reception party where Urmila was seen in a stunning white and golden ensemble.
We ended November with Hazel and Yuvraj Singh’s lavish wedding ceremonies in Chandigarh and Goa, and an overabundance of wardrobe inspiration as well. The dulhan looked nonchalant and vibrant with her wedding wears. She was dressed in a sunny yellow embroidered outfit for the mehendi ceremony completing her look with a maang tikka and bold earrings.
For the Sikh wedding, she ensured an edgy look while declaring her vivid persona and individuality in a JJ Vallya marsala-shaded outfit.
And, for the Hindu ceremony in Goa, Hazel draped a red and gold Banarasi sari and a zardosi kamarbandh.
The Bong babe flew high on her style quotient with her versatile wardrobe for her ‘monkey’ wedding with Karan Singh Grover. She has stolen the limelight for long and it is here to stay. On her mehendi, she stole the show with a soft pink refreshing outfit with colourful floral print.
However, the sensuality of her wedding day lehenga was unmatched. She was a clear style winner in an embellished red and gold lehenga by Sabyasachi. And along with the appealing lehenga, there was captivating kundan jewellery to add to her looks.
For her reception, she took a break from the colours and donned an off-white lehenga with golden embellishments. Heavy jewellery completed her look. Girls, if you have a fetish for trying out different styles like the dusky diva, you have lovely choices to go for.
Sanaya’s girl fans just fell in love with her flattering ensembles she wore at her destination wedding with Mohit Sehgal, in Goa. The telly diva adapted an ethereal look in a lehenga designed by Roshni Chopra. From the vibrant colour option of red and gold to the intricate zardosi work and royal fabric; her obsession with the best was never-ending. The classic kundan baubles further bloomed up her fashion statement.
At her reception party, she wore a formal white gown for that glam touch.
TV’s darling Hunar Hale got hitched to Mayank Gandhi in August, 2016. Her style can be described as soft and feminine for the engagement where she opted for a rich red lehenga with dull gold detailing.
For the mehendi , she preferred a spirited and stylish salwar kameez in shades of lime green and yellow.
And for her special day, Hunar bloomed up her fashion statement in Archana Kochhar’s pista green outfit with pink appliqué work. Great experiment with colours, agreed?
Singer Akriti Kakar got married to Chirag Arora in a big fat Punjabi wedding, and her style statement was equally big. The Punjabi kudi epitomised understated elegance and ethnicity in a red ivory wedding dress. The outfit offers the classic mixture of traditional and modern design.
Television actress Mihika Verma got hitched to an NRI businessman on April 27. The bride flaunted the humble and age-old trend in a simple traditional red lehenga. Though her jewellery was minimal, she nailed the bridal look as perfectly as she could. She also wore a beautiful maang tikka, a simple neckpiece and matching jhumkis. A gorgeous chooda and kalire added to her traditional avatar.
Shikha aka Aliya of Kumkum Bhagya decked up in a true Gujarati ensemble for her wedding with Karan Shah. She sported a gorgeous red and white lehenga with a trendy embroidered choli. The ethnic outfit looked all the more sensuous with the maang tikka. So, pick up the trend and make it your style staple this season.
The latest addition to the list of most stylish brides of 2016 is Kishwer Merchant. Kishwer got married to her co-actor from Pyaar Kii Ye Ekk Kahaani, Suyyash Rai on December 16, 2016. She looked like a complete diva in all her dresses she wore on and before her wedding day.
Kishwer wore a very hatke outfit on her mehendi ceremony. She wore a yellow dhoti skirt, with a turquoise off-shoulder crop top.
Kishwer looked like a perfect punjabi bride in a red lehenga, and all her bridal finery. She had her hair open, and her makeup was just right; not too subtle, not too flashy!
The wedding functions came to an end with the reception, and Kishwer nailed her reception look with full elan and class too! She opted for a champagne-coloured Gaurav Gupta dress, with a lot of layers that make her look like a Disney princess!
These fashionistas really set the fashion meter high on their weddings, with their perfect attires, jewellery and makeup. So, which celebrity bride of 2016 was your favourite? Do tell in the comments section below.