As they say, India is a land of varied culture, and each one of them has its own customs and traditions. This variety is often depicted on different occasions, be it festivals or special celebrations. Besides this, another instance which represents this diversity is their weddings, and their brides to be precise.
Well, traditional Indian brides surely look beautiful in every colour they don and each culture is colour specific when it comes to the bridal wear. However, each culture has its own “bridal norms” with its own meaning.
Standing distinguished from all other cultures, Indian-Christian bride takes her wedding oath in a beautiful white gown symbolising her gentle and kind spirit. A net veil along with a beautiful Tiara on her head and a flower bouquet in her hand, she epitomises a soul of praise. For jewellery, she usually chooses sophisticated pieces from silver or diamond collection. Sikh brides are known for their vibrant and peppy avatar. The most crucial elements of a Sikh bride are her choodas and kalire. While dressing up for her Anand Karaj ceremony, she chooses either a light coloured lehnga or an Anarkali suit pairing it with heavy jewellery. When it comes to Tamilan weddings, the most outstanding thing about Tamilian bride is her jewellery. She is decorated with heavy gold jewellery worn with bright and woven Kanjeevaram sarees. Her hair is usually braided or tied up in one of the most beautiful styles, along with the graceful Gajras.
Somehow, Punjabi brides have been witnessed in many Bollywood movies and television soaps. She dresses up in the brightest way possible for her special day. Usually seen in a heavy lehenga from the red-pink colour family, she is covered with heavy jewellery, from head-to-toe. The nose ring and the henna being are essential to her bridal look. Going by the Assamese custom, the bride necessarily has to wear mekhla chadar, acream or off-white silk saree with gold work. She mostly goes with light makeup and is usually low on her jewellery, that too only traditional ones. Their Mang tika is considered to be the most auspicious jewellery piece and that is surely one distinctive ornament worn by the Assamese brides.
With every state speaking about their colours and cultures, Bengal sings its own traditional tune. A traditional Bengali bride wears a bright red banarasi silk saree or a lehenga with zari work on her wedding. What’s most important is the Alta that is applied to her palms and feet. It’s considered to be the most auspicious part of the bridal attire that adds to her divinity. Like every other culture, Islamic weddings have evolved too over time. A traditional Muslim bride is seen dressed in green during her wedding. One thing which a Muslim bride is known for is her jewellery, especially the headgear called the jhoomar. Her face is covered with the veil and is shown only after the Nikah is completed. Moving towards the west of India, Gujarat is known for its colours! And a Gujarati wedding is no less vibrant. Gujarati brides typically wear a georgette saree with heavy embroidery and sequence work, with the palla in front. In fact, there are two types of wedding saris; one is the Panetar which is a white sari with a red Bandhini border and the other is the Gharchola which is a red Bhandini sari with gold checks running across it and Bhandini motifs.
India topping the list in diversity, soaked in traditions, every state and their culture hold great prominence. With a splash of colour in their attires, each bride is significant and it’s the colour of joy and elegance that covers her face truly shunning the beauty of everything else!
While preparing for your wedding, immerse yourself in the colours of your tradition and pick the most brilliant piece from the Sareez huge array of the collection!