“Oh, the wedding bells jingled this year and how!”
From private and dreamy Tuscany weddings to glitterati splash parties in the heart of Mumbai, 2018 has been the year of big fat Indian celebrity weddings.
Let’s dive into the starry trenches of ethereal bridal fashion and take a look at 5 Bollywood brides who aced their wedding and their celebrity wedding dresses in 2018.
Ah, the softness, undeniable class and subtle elegance displayed at the Virat Kohli Anushka Sharma wedding nuptials had us all enchanted. The Anushka Sharma wedding trousseau stayed true to the holy grail of Indian celebrity wedding dresses – Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
A custom Sabyasachi wedding dress and his vast collection of jewellery and adornments is enough to take anyone’s breath away. Anushka chose to shine in an unconventional colour choice for her wedding – a calming pastel Blush. Adorable Anushka’s radiant wedding glow and vivacious smile enhanced the beauty of her charming wedding attire even further.
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Virat, in turn, also outfitted in a sophisticated Sabyasachi sherwani, basked in his bride’s joyful glow. Anushka wore a fun and bright Sabyasachi ensemble for her mehndi ceremonies, but took the crown with her traditional Banarasi woven sari at the reception.
The Virat Anushka wedding in Tuscany was everything that dreams are made of!
The Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone wedding heralded marriage season on an authentic and heart-warming vibe. All women ever truly want is a life-partner who is supportive and can make her laugh – it sure seems like Deepika is the luckiest bride of them all in this department!
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Deepika chose to stay true to her roots in a traditional red South Indian sari selected by her mother for the marriage ceremony (as per Konkani custom) from Angadi Galleria, a well-respected and hallowed handloom destination from her hometown.
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Sabyasachi add-ons, dupattas and outfits also featured heavily in her trousseau. Each one of this bride’s celebrity wedding dresses was carefully styled and curated by the veteran designer himself. Rife with laughter, genuinely grounded and surrounded by family, the gorgeous actress was truly a vision in her lush red and golden hued wedding outfits.
Ranveer Deepika marriage celebrations were coloured unabashedly in the shades of passion and tradition!
Oh, the Bollywood glitterati descended upon this celebrity wedding celebrations with a gusto reserved only for the darling of Indian film and fashion, Sonam Kapoor.
Incredible desi fashion covered intensively by Vogue? Check.
Old Bollywood feuds being put to a filmy, dance-fuelled end? Check.
The most famous people in the country having a blast on drunk Insta-stories? Check.
True to her status as Queen of the Indian fashion scene, Sonam adorned supremely fashion forward wedding outfits from an array of designers.
She glittered in brilliant confections created by veteran wedding dress designers like Abu-Jani and Sandeep Khosla and Anamika Khanna for her sangeet and reception ceremonies.
However, for her mehndi and wedding ceremony, Sonam surprised us all by adorning gorgeous lehenga sets designed by a relatively lesser-known name, Anuradha Vakil.
Her wedding ceremony lehenga was in the traditional bridal shades of red and gold with lotus motifs embroidered opulently for good luck and prosperity.
Always bringing an element of unpredictability and panache to the table, Sonam’s wedding dress styles shined as her long-time beau, Delhi businessman Anand Ahuja complimented her wonderfully in dapper outfits by Raghavendra Rathore.
Sonam Kapoor was one bride that definitely shone brighter than a diamond!
Priyanka Chopra has undoubtedly had an amazing journey for the past few years. This Bollywood diva has redefined global domination and the Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra wedding celebrations have been the cherry on top!
The couple recently got hitched in a grand, fairy-tale style wedding, complete with a grand Rajasthani palace, glitterati from all around the world and two ceremonies; a western and a Hindu one, to pay their respects to both their varied cultures.
Priyanka looked absolutely radiant with joy in her custom Ralph Lauren wedding gown with a veil that had never-ending trail, giving the royals a run for their money. The soft white wedding gown enhanced Priyanka’s natural beauty.
Her Indian ceremony was highlighted by an unbelievably detailed red wedding lehenga designed by Sabyasachi. Adorned in diamonds and dazzling Chopard jewellery, she played the role of an iconic Indian bride flawlessly.
The best part? Her incredibly handsome groom, accentuating her joy with his unflinching attention.
“Now here is a classic East meets West love story for the generations!”
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi’s top secret wedding ceremony came as a welcome surprise when they spontaneously announced it on social media in May 2018.
The hush-hush summer Sikh wedding was a private and enchanting affair. The mutual love and respect that the couple share radiates joyfully from their simple and beautiful wedding pictures.
Neha Dhupia, a quintessential fashionista in her own right, went for an unconventional hue for her wedding dress. Her minimalistic wedding dress styles made quite the splash! While she kept it super fun and comfortable in a vibrant royal blue Masaba kaftan for her mehndi, she was a vision in light and traditional off-white Anvila sari for her chooda ceremony.
The bubblegum-pink and sage-green details on the border of her net dupatta, traditional red choodas and her simple maang-tika emphasised the quiet elegance of her wedding outfit. She glowed in natural make-up and adorned her traditional bun with blooming jasmine florals.
Pink is the navy blue of Indian celebrity wedding dresses, indeed - and we are absolutely living for it!
We sure hope you’ve enjoyed this star-struck year as much as we have! Which Bollywood celebrity wedding dresses are your personal favourites? Any one of our top five are sure to inspire and excite you this season as wedding bells continue to jingle-jangle! Stay blessed and have a great year ahead!