Celeb Weddings! This phrase itself pops up images of lavish, designer outfits, grand dinner parties, ostentatious decorations, tonnes of media gossip and an array our beloved B-town celebrities. In the recent time, such high profile weddings have no more remained limited to nuptial ceremonies and personal merriments. These, in fact, are perfect examples of the big-fat-Indian-weddings, and have become a hot favorite trend in contemporary times. Since it is a celeb wedding, glamour has always been its integral and most looked-up-to part.
Apart from the usual media buzz and shutterbugs catching some amazing pictures for us mere mortals, there’s some more we get from these glitzy affairs – Style Notes.
Let’s take a look at some of the most extravagant weddings that took place, this year to take notes on recent fashion and style trends –
Bipasha Basu’s Wedding
The most recent memory of a wedding that happened on a magnificent scale is, undoubtedly, of lovebirds Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover. Meant to be every-bit a fairy tale wedding, the whole event, including wedding invites and pre-nup photo-shoots, was simply spectacular. Bipasha not only made Karan dance to her tunes, but she also wooed her fans. Being a Bengali bride, she looked simply mesmerizing in her red wedding lehenga choli, beautifully complimented by red choora and a studded crown in white (Mukut). All through her gala ceremonies, this tall and dusky beauty surely managed to take our hearts away – be it a floral choli in baby pink, her red wedding lehenga or a glamorous indo-western choli with sindoor on her forehead. Truly a bride to watch out! And, perfect inspiration for the soon-bride-to-be’s!
Celebs too were dazzling in their pricey gorgeous attires, during this celeb marriage –
Aishwarya Rai looked gorgeous in her indo-western outfit. The lovely combination of black embroidered long top and cream velvety ghagra, she sported, was truly to-die-for.
Style Notes – This deadly fusion, sported by Aishwarya, is truly worth trying. Flaunt it on your friend’s reception, and get ready to grab hoards of compliments.
Star Tip: If you are worried about heavy velvet gathering a lot of dirt, grime or sweat (in this hot weather) – replace it with lighter, gauzier net. The fluffy net ghagra, besides being easy on pocket, shall also give your outfit a dreamy look.
With stylish blouses creating a buzz these days, unconventional beauty, Tabu chose to keep her saree simple yet elegant. While her shaded saree was given a classy look by a minimal scattering of sequins, her full-sleeved blouse with peacock motifs in gold and white, spread all over, must have grabbed her ample compliments.
Style Notes – Backless blouse and deep neck-lines are high in demand, these days. Pair a sequined blouse with a plain saree in pastel or dark, jewel colors. Increase the glamour quotient by painting your nails in a bright color. Nothing better than a ravishing red, though!
The newly-wedded bride, Preity Zinta looked ‘good-enough’ in her pastel pink-peach saree on Bips’ reception. Letting her red chura grab all the attention, she too chose to keep her style minimalistic and simple. Her pairing of heavy earrings and ethnic jewelry, perfectly complimented her pretty looks and peaches and cream complexion.
Style Notes – Mrs. Goodenough proved to be a perfect muse for ‘newly wedded brides’. Want to stay away from heavy silk sarees? Fill up your wardrobe with georgette, chiffon sarees in softer shades. Pair them with colorful high-heels and small bindis. There you are, beautiful lady, all set for an event!
One more couple adding their name to the list of chic celebrity weddings is the lovely pair of the South Indian beauty, Asin and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma. Star celebs were invited in smaller number to this gala. Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty and Jacqueline Fernandes were among the few celebs invited. Asin cherry-picked a beige color lehenga choli for her night wedding. Although simple and low on ostentation, Asin looked draped in royalty every bit in this ensemble. Her simplicity was impressively reflected in her elegant and sophisticated attire. Brilliant choice Asin! She wore a pink Kanjeevaram Saree for one of the ceremonies, and again caught eyeballs for her understated charm!
Style Notes – Girls out there can surely dress up like pretty Asin. Let your outfit compliment your personality, rather than overshadow it. Add a twist to your look by wearing volumanising mascara and a glossy lipstick.
Jacqueline Fernandes was a pleasant surprise for everyone on this low-key, graceful wedding. Jacky managed to carry an Indian look with great ease and grace, of course adding her own style a bit. Her white, plain lehenga choli with gold border (the stunning Kasavu combination) and a gold blouse with cut-work border was absolutely traditional – and a perfect ode to Asin’s Keralite roots. Her muted yet striking Kerala Pattu colours were dominant enough to overshadow any glittery silk saree or designer outfit. The gold and silver box clutch, she carried, was a smart choice too.
Style Notes – Traditional Kasavu Sarees in ivory and gold are a great choices for convocation ceremonies and official functions. A lehenga choli like Jacqueline’s too is a great option for lighter or day functions. For weddings, add gajra with a messy bun to uplift your outfit. Wear heavy jhumkas to create a regal look.
Beauty with brains, Sushmita Sen appears to follow contemporary styles. Keeping the jewelry marginal, she flaunted her modish backless blouse with a front, deep neckline – for Asin’s wedding. While long tassels at the back were fashionable enough to attract people’s attention, her kalidar lehenga was a pretty sight, when paired with a heavily embroidered net dupatta.’
Style Notes – Backless blouses with tufts are in demand like hot cakes. Flaunt your curves wearing designer necklines – they are season’s hottest. Tie your hair up and get ready to flaunt your toned back. Wear a neat hair bun decorating it with colorful roses or a ribbon (adding western look).
Dinesh Kartik and Dipika Pallikal Wedding
Sports couple, Dinesh Karthik, Indian cricketer and Dipika Pallikal, a squash champion married twice to make their bond stronger. Isn’t it adorable? On both the ceremonies, held to account for the pair’s individual cultural norms, pretty Squash player looked stunning, managing both the traditions a beautiful way. For one ceremony, she looked majestic, wearing a white wedding gown with long veil, symbolizing all the happiness coming their way. She wore a yellow Kanjeevaram saree, when she stepped out for a Telugu-style wedding. Looking gorgeous in a saree, she let her radiance spread on everyone, letting her make-up and styling stay minimal.
She is an impeccable example for all the girls out there, who are dreaming to have twin weddings or inter-cultural ceremonies. Be it her wedding ritruals or her lavish sangeet ceremony, Dipika stood up to all. Donning blue goggles, she was in full mood of fun and frolic, wearing a violet lehenga choli, which seemed to compliment her charming ease effortlessly. Later, she certainly looked a traditional Telugu bride, putting on mehendi.
So, go ahead, and take your style cues. With these easy tips, you shall look no less than B-town celebs. Don’t forget to blend your personal style with theirs, though. Go, win, femme fatale!