20 Incredible Photos of Indian Brides

Indian weddings are full of colour and vibrance, and there’s nothing more beautiful than a happy bride on her wedding day. Indian brides are often adorned in traditional attire (commonly the saree, but sometimes a lengha is worn as well), flowers in her hair, lots of gold and diamond jewellery, and mehendi (henna) on their arms and legs. It typically takes at least 3 hours for a bride to get ready on her wedding day! Here are some beautiful photos of brides (both Indian and non-Indian) that are wonderfully captured.

1. The classic and traditional Indian Bride look.

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2. Many brides today also prefer a simple and natural look, known as the ‘Modern Bride’.

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3. Maang tikka is the hair accessory that’s very common for Indian brides. It adds a touch of royalty and elegance to the overall bridal look. Some are more elaborate, while some can be simple.

 

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7. Red is a common colour seen at Indian weddings, believed to be a symbol of power, spirituality, protection, and commitment. Married Indian women are traditionally supposed to wear red pottu (or bindi) on their forehead.

 

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10. A gold waist belt is also worn by many brides, keeping the saree looking neat and completing the outfit. A bride taking part in a South Indian wedding will almost always wear a saree, usually made from silk.

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11. A cream-coloured saree, also known as the Kerala saree, is usually worn in a Malayalee ceremony.

 

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14. Indian brides taking part in a ceremony following North Indian customs typically wear lengha (outfit consisting of a top, skirt and shawl) on their wedding day.

 

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16. Indian brides normally do their hair in one of two ways – the traditional jadai (braid) or an updo/bun with flowers.

Wearing bangles (also known as choora) is also an important tradition for Indian brides, a symbol of a married women, meant to signify good fortune and prosperity. The colours and materials of the bangles differs from community to community.

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18. Mehendi, made from the henna plantis worn by almost all Indian brides, typically applied during a separate ceremony a few days before the wedding.

The historical significance behind this ritual actually has its basis in health. As a medicinal herb, it is believed that henna “cools” the body down and relieves the bride of stress, keeping her calm and less prone to illness on her wedding day.

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20. It is called ‘mangala sutra’ to North Indians and ‘thali’ to South Indians, but this ritual of the groom tying a gold necklace around the bride’s neck (assisted by the bridesmaids) is a staple and important moment in all Indian ceremonies.

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