Marathi weddings take pride in its simplicity. Its charm lies in its eternal love for deep rooted traditions which extends to the bridal dress too! The Paithani saree draped in Nauvari style is what a quintessential bride favours. But with brides willing to experiment, fashion designers are working on variations of the Marathi bridal look that oscillates between traditional and glamourous.
The Quintessential Bride
A Marathi bride is considered an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, owing to this her look is a unique mix of simplicity, splendour and power. The traditional banarsi or kanjeevaram saree, in hues of yellow, green and purple, is draped in a traditional style known as the Nauvari. The bride is bedecked with peacock or floral designed jewellery, crescent shaped bindi, pearl nath, green glass bangles and head piece known as mundavalya which are all a powerful expression of marriage.
Which bride are you?
If you’ve been dreaming about your wedding ever since you were a child, you’ve already figured this out. But if you haven’t, just ask yourself some basic questions! Does your love for vintage overrides modern style? If yes, recreate history by wearing a family heirloom saree worn by your mother or grandmother on their special day. The overflow of emotion will create magical moments.
Do I want to be an over-the-top bride or not? If simplicity defines you then embrace the minimalistic wedding day style. Sometimes less is more! You don’t need an extravagant saree to look pretty on your D day. Wow your guests with a simple saree and minimal accessories. But minimalism might not be everyone’s first choice! Weddings are the time for opulence for many. And to set this tone of grandeur, there is no better way to do it than to be inspired by Bollywood. Up the glam quotient and experiment with different silhouettes ranging from saree to lehengas.
Take a look at some striking bridal inspirations to tie the knot in style.