Ever since Alia Bhatt wowed us with her South Indian bridal avatar in the movie Two States, we’ve been on the edge of our seats, always eyeing for newer versions of the epic kanjeevaram silk-and-gold-jewellery combination. Having graced our Real Weddings section already, the following brides clearly stood out with their not-so-typical South Indian bridal looks. We’re all charmed, what about you?
- Jewel-toned Blouse
Unconventional jewellery, jewel-toned blouse, and that comfortable-in-her-own-skin look – real bride Deepthi’s glorious Kanjeevaram look is right up our ally!
2. Kaleere on a Banarsi Saree
SOLD! Real bride Nayanthara’s bright pink Banarsi saree lights up even brighter with the addition of those huge kaleeras. Now that’s one hell of a cross-cultural wedding! Plus, amazing temple jewellery!
3. Zardosi Blouse in Tow
Would you look at that classic red and gold combo? Spilling pure grace with her svelte gold Kanjeevaram saree and understated jewellery is real bride Priyanka from Bangalore. Major props to the hints of zardozi on her blouse!
4. Rose Pink Love
Rose pink isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, for the shade can fall flat if not accessorised right! Real bride Mahitha, however, shines bright in her rose-pink-and-champagne Kanjeevaram saree, taken up a notch by the subtle addition of emerald in her jewellery. Oh, and the mathapatti looks so stunning!
5. Beautiful Unconventional Hues
One of our favourite real brides from the past year, Manasa totally slayed in her violet-and-orange outfit, and something tells us, this combination is one of the most difficult to pull off with utter grace. Well, Manasa’s jewel-toned Kanjeevaram gives us hope!
6. Pink Delight!
Looking like the ideal South Indian bride is real bride Kripa who gets every element right on point! From the traiditional gold jewellery to a glistening Kanjeevaram saree, her look is every bit quintessential as it can get!
7. White is Right!
Real bride Gayatri sashayed effortlessly from a Punjabi sangeet to a Mallu wedding. Another kaleere-with-kanjeevaram in the spotting, Gayatri’s white-and-gold saree with minimalistic jewellery leaves our hearts racing with bouts of joy!
8. Ruby Red Love
And that, is how you do red without it burning your eyes! Real bride Anusha’s red outfit with jewellery that flaunts the shade in an uber-classy way looks ethereal! The ruby sets are just the icing on the cake!