Weddings are more than just a ceremony where emotions, traditions and love stories are all woven by a couple entering into a new journey together. Talking about the love stories in Bollywood movies is what makes us believe in and raises our expectations and magic in love which we often dream to have in real life. Apart from gracing on-screen these Bollywood celebrities have beautifully bought the magical expression of love in real life too and one of the most fascinating ways is through their wedding traditional ornaments or ensembles.
From adding symbols in kaliras or mangalsutra, to embroidering names of partners on veils or bridal attires this is how Bollywood divas Parineeti Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Patralekhaa and others have expressed love towards their charming husbands in the unique forms. ALSO READ: Is White The New Indian Wedding Trend? From Parineeti Chopra To Alia Bhatt, Take A Look At The Trendsetters!
Look at Bollywood Brides’ Unique Love Expressions!
1. Deepika Padukone
Married to Ranveer Singh, Deepika carried a red veil that featured the beautiful Hindu Sanskrit Mantra ‘Sada Saubhagyavati Bhava’ embroidered with golden zari on the border of the dupatta, meaning ‘May God and auspicious fortune embrace you forever’.
2. Parineeti Chopra
Recently, Pari is making headlines for her prepossessing thought of embroidering her partner Raghav Chadha’s name in Hindi as ‘राघव’ on her veil at the back. Not just that the actress bought her creative vision in Kaliras too, which symbolized her love-filled journey with Raghav. Includes the duo’s initials, Om sign in Hindi, a gramophone, an aeroplane, a coffee cup, a handfolded sign, a cupcake, a double-decker bus, etc.
As per the designer Chandra, he shared how… “Each motif represents a moment of serendipity, a chance encounter when their paths crossed in a cosmic dance.”
3. Priyanka Chopra
Touching heights of creativity, the idea of Priyanka Chopra expressing her love towards hubby Nick Jonas is very fascinating. She engraved eight words on her astounding wedding dress which read, ‘Nicholas Jerry Jonas’ (partner’s full name), ‘1st December 2018’ (wedding date), ‘Madhu and Ashok’ (parents’ names), ‘Om Namah Shivay’ (Hindu mantra), ‘Family’, ‘Hope’, ‘Compassion’ and ‘Love’.
The international star made her Kaliras unique by adding their initials, symbols of Hindu and Christian faiths, the steps of the MET, Mr. Chip Potts's character which was once played by Nick in a Broadway production of Beauty & The Beast, a symbol from Greece where Nick proposed to her to cupid, and an engraved silhouette of both of them.
Alia’s unconditional love towards Ranbir Kapoor was sparkling through her several wedding pieces of jewellery. As there’s a well-known fact about Ranbir having an attachment with an infinity sign and the number 8, the actress Mangalsutra was designed with an infinity sign pendant. The same was engraved into her Kaliras including other symbols that speak about their personality and likes which were clouds, stars, butterflies, and flying birds on her kalires.
After dating for many years, actors Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa tied the knot in a private ceremony. The Bollywood bride being a Bengali-born girl carried an astonishing customized veil which had a message embroidered with golden zari in Bengali that read ‘Amar poran bhora bhalobasha aami tomaye somorpan korilam’ (I am giving my heart full of love to you).
6. Katrina Kaif
One of the much-loved pairs Katrina and Vicky had a charming wedding amidst the beauty of Rajasthan in the Six Senses Fort Barwara, a luxury heritage wellness retreat near Ranthambore. The gorgeous bride carried two pairs of kaliras one of the pairs was included with the words from the Holy Bible ‘Cleo’ & ‘Elysian’, the Hindu symbol ‘Om’ and with the messenger dove charms. While her custom-made veil was linked to Vicky’s Punjabi traditional roots.
Bollywood actresses have not just been outstanding fashion icons throughout the years but also become creative storytellers through their wedding bridal ensembles. As we admire their grace and beauty on their special day, we also celebrate the artistry and sentiment behind every kaliras and veil that adds depth to their love stories.