THE BRIDAL AFFAIR INDIA BLOG

Press the Rewind Button 2017! You can definitely feel the oomph of the celebrity weddings. If you think 2016 was a great, 2017 has been exceptionally glorious and mesmerizing for many Bollywood-Cricket couples, business tycoons, renowned Television artists and other famous personalities entering the wedlock. A year completely filled with the pure love, and joy.

From international destination weddings, to serene sundowner ceremonies, beach weddings, vibrant and elegant bridal outfits, eye-pleasing Mandaps, etc., huh, 2017 has been one heck of a year to look back and gain wedding inspiration for 2018. Some weddings were out loud and grandeur and few were super silent and secretive. Shhhh. Here are some of our favorite brides who have scored a complete 10/10 for their bright and bold avatar at their wedding.

 

#1 Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma: #Virushka – the ultimate wedding of the year and talk of the town. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the PK actress had a hush-hush intimate wedding ceremony in the serene lands of Tuscany, Italy. Anushka ditched the red Lehenga for the traditional wedding ceremony and opted for a pale pink Lehenga matched perfectly with uncut diamonds. The fairytale Mandap, the Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s bridal outfits depicting Anushka’s personality and retaining the Indian traditions and Culture, hair styling, jewelry, etc., was indeed one of the most gorgeous and fairytale weddings of this year. All the brides-to-be out there, your bridal goals are set already.

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#2 Zaheer Khan & Sagarika Ghatge: The Chak De girl indeed finally got hitched to her Prince Charming Cricketer. When the country’s two passions, Cricket and Bollywood come together, there is so much excitement in the air. A simple register marriage followed by Mehendi and star-studded reception added glory to their wedding. Sagarika opted for a traditional red saree for the register marriage ceremony. On the other hand, she brought colors which were lost and found in her wedding – sea green Lehenga by Anita Dongre for her Mehendi, pink and grey Lehengas for the two receptions. Grey Matters huh!!!

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#3 Sonam Vaswani & Navin Fabiani: #sonavsofab – An international destination wedding in Vienna, Austria, where the daughter and son of Vaswani & Fabiani Industrialists tied knot to share the journey of life. The #sonavsofab trended for quite some time. We got to see the grandeur Manish Malhotra collections at this wedding. Manish Malhotra Bride Sonam Vaswani turned the heads of the guests with a golden gown for cocktail party, pink Lehenga for Mehendi and red pure silk embellished Lehenga for the wedding. A perfect Princess for her Prince Charming. Sonam looked like a princess in every outfit which matched perfectly with the décor and the theme of the wedding. A wedding which loudly depicted magnificence. Do you want to match your outfits with the theme of your wedding? Here is the right inspiration, just for you.

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#4 Samantha Ruth Prabhu & Naga Chaitanya: Aloha! The most awaited southern wedding of the year. A regional destination wedding in Goa, this was a wedding to be cherished for its elegance and serenity. Both the bride and the groom are a celebrity couple of the South Indian Cinema. A three day wedding where the diverse religious ceremonies were held and respected by the bride and groom’s family. They first tied the knot in a traditional Hindu ceremony where Samantha wore Naga Chaitanya’s Grandmother’s traditional saree along with traditional temple jewelry. Aww… We really appreciate her thoughtful gesture. Samantha looked like an angel in the light purple gown as she walked down the aisle hand to hand for her Christian Wedding ceremony. A wedding that portrayed an ode the journey of love.

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#5 Neil Nitin Mukesh & Rukmini Sahay: This was ‘chat mangni, pat shaadi’. The handsome Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh married his fiancé, Rukmini Sahay in the Royal Palace Gardens in Udaipur. The bride Rukmini preferred simple, sophisticated and contented bridal outfits. She bore a shimmery diamond encrusted gown for engagement and cocktail night, pastel green Lehenga with delicate jewelry for Mehendi. A traditional red and green Lehenga for Sangeeth, pure red silk Lehenga for her wedding ceremony and pure dark green velvet Lehenga with heavy crystal work for the post-wedding reception was specifically designed with sheer simplicity. An embodiment of elegance, Rukmini made a perfect traditional bride who was comfortable in her choice of bridal attire. Fashion is what you feel comfortable with. If you are someone who doesn’t want to experiment, choose outfits which you are comfortable with.

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#6 Aftab Shivdasani & Nin Dusanj: A very low-key two day destination wedding in Srilanka. Apparently the couple had registered the marriage three years ago and eventually tied the knot only this year. Nin looked like the Royal Queen as she was carried in a doli into the Mandap. She looked dazzling in her ivory colored and golden embroidered Lehenga. If you like the color combination, why not experiment at your wedding.

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#7 Amrita Puri & Imrun Sethi: Do you dream destination wedding? Here is one such fairytale destination wedding at the riverside resort of Bangkok. When the best friends enter the wedlock, it has to be filled with love, love, and only love. The Aisha Actress looked stunning in her golden bridal Lehenga perfectly matched with her hubby’s outfit. When it was Mehendi time, the gorgeous blue glass studded western outfit was out of the closet. The ever-smiling beauty gave effective bridal goals for all the brides-to-be.

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#8 Krunal Pandya & Pankhuri Sharma: The famous cricketer of Mumbai Indians Krunal Pandya, brother of Hardik Pandya, took his wedding vows with Pankhuri Sharma in an ultimate wedding extravaganza in Mumbai. Pankhuri as a bride dolled up like a ravishing princess in western inspired red stylish gown for her engagement and Sangeet party and red, heavily embroidered gorgeous Lehenga for the wedding ceremony. A statement of heavy work on the Violet Lehenga was seen for her Reception dress as well. If you are bold and outgoing in nature, you can definitely experiment with these bright and gallant outfits and show your swag.

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This was a small sneak peek into the most striking and dazzling brides of 2017, in short, our favorite brides. You would definitely agree with me, if I say, 2017 definitely was a time of muse for all the brides-to-be. So have you listed your bridal goals? Have you set the experiments ready for your wedding? If not, do it right away. A dream wedding needs planning. Go, set your goals and make your rules and style statement. Do not forget to wear your most important Gehna. Your Smile!!!