Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra finally tied the knot with her beau Raghav Chadha in a low-key wedding that took place in the beauty of Udaipur in Leela Palace on September 24, what caught our eyes was the couple embracing the white wedding attires as they did on their engagement ceremony. Getting into the trend in style just like the other celebrities in recent times married in same colour ensembles including Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal, Ali Fazal-Richa Chadha, Rhea Kapoor, Gauahar Khan, and Rubina Dilaik.
Have a look at the trendsetters!
1. Parineeti Chopra – Raghav Chadha
On her big day, Pari wore an elegant cream lehenga with intricate artwork in geometrical shapes and paired with a beautiful white veil which has been embroidered with the name of ‘Raghav’ in Hindi. While the dashing groom Mr. Chadha complimented his ladylove in a pristine ivory white sherwani.
2. Alia Bhatt – Ranbir Kapoor
Alia Bhatt looked her best in a hand-white golden organza saree embroidered with tilla work and an embroidered handwoven tissue veil. The groom Ranbir Kapoor charmed in an ivory embroidered silk sherwani with uncut diamond buttons, a silk organza safa and a shawl with zari marori embroidery.
3. Varun Dhawan – Natasha Dalal
Actor Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal graced their marriage by complimenting each other in off-white ensembles. The prettiest bride opted for a heavily embellished blouse done with silverwork gathered details in front with a matching flowy lehenga and paired it with a similar dupatta and veil. The handsome groom delightfully complimented his partner in a heavily embellished work bandhgala sherwani which he teamed up with a velvet light blue long stole featuring a silver border.
4. Ali Fazal – Richa Chadha
The lovebirds looked breathtaking in their white-coloured wedding attires which have hand embroidery and karigari. On their big day, not a saree or lehenga Richa Chadha opted for a heavily embellished and embroidered short chikankari kurti and matching sharara pants at the bottom with a dupatta and a heavy veil adorned on her head. While, Ali stunned in a long bandhgala sherwani done with heavy chikankari embroidery which featured side slits, full-length sleeves, sequin and gota patti embellishments.
5. Rhea Kapoor – Karan Bhoolani
Another wedding pair who breaks the norms of an all-red ensemble for D-day is a film producer and a fashion brand owner Rhea Kapoor (daughter of actor Anil Kapoor) and Karan Bhoolani. The pair tied the knot in an intimate wedding and looked dreamy in white-cream ethnic wear. Rhea dazzled in a chanderi white saree teamed up with a net dupatta which she wore over her shoulder featuring golden geometrical shapes and what captured our eyes was her unique pearl veil. And Karan opted for a cream earthy mixed-thread embroidered linen bandhgala, a matching kurta and ivory breech pants.
6. Gauahar Khan – Zaid Darbar
Another pair who embraced white ensembles on their wedding day are Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar. The actress wore an absolutely beautiful ivory sharara which was embellished with intricate embroidery work and sequins along with a Kudan and polki set teamed up with a heavy chikankari dupatta. While the groom opted for an off-white sherwani with a beautiful Lucknowi print.
7. Rubina Dilaik – Abhinav Shukla
Not Abhinav but Rubina opted for a breathtaking white embellished bridal lehenga. The television queen was looking really pretty in an ivory-pastel all-lehenga set with a matching veil and the actor Abhinav wore a powder blue bandhgala sherwani paired with a pastel dupatta, floral safa and white churidar pants.
In the kaleidoscope of Indian marriages, where rich traditions and vibrant colours have always taken their stage – these above stars broke norms by opting for a surprising and elegant trend with the embracement of the colour ‘white’, which has been often seen in Western weddings but now it has found its place in Indian big days too.
However, important to note that the time when the colour white may be taking its position where the Indians have come up all these years in favour of symbolic vibrant hues like red, gold, and maroon, doesn't mean that Indian cultural marriage attires are losing its allure. Rather, it highlights the coexistence of tradition and modernity in contemporary Indian weddings, where the newlyweds are free to choose their own choice of colours and styles that resonate with them the most.
The emergence of white as a significant trend in Indian weddings, as seen through the choices of Bollywood and Television trendsetters like Alia-Ranbir, Parineeti-Raghav, Ali-Richa, Gauahar-Zaid, Rubina and more. Also, it's a testament to the fact that while traditions endure, they can also adapt and blend with the changing times, creating a rich tapestry of diversity and beauty in the world of weddings.