A Gujarati bride represents a mix of tradition, colour, royalty and rituals covering the essence of Gujarat. Don’t be surprised to see her sport a lot of gold jewels since gold has been an all-time investment for her. Just like her wedding, her trousseau has been an elaborate affair too. She doesn’t only wears distinctive outfits, but also adorns jewellery that will make any girl yearn for more. Today, on the blog we have style experts from Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers who will help you achieve the perfect Gujarati bridal look…
A Gujarati bride is seen wearing traditional Indian jewellery that includes an eclectic mix of necklaces, statement earrings, a combination of gold and glass bangles, toe rings and more. She also wears a conventional armlet or baju bandh to complete her ensemble. The bride lays emphasis on sarees that go well with her jewels. She chooses to drape herself in a Panetar saree and changes to a Gharchola towards the end of the wedding ceremony. These sarees are often accessorized with gold jewellery or Kundan pieces. Expect a Gujarati bride to be decked up in statement baubles on her big day. Gold is her evergreen favourite and goes well with the traditional red, white and gold saree.
Diamonds are also another favourite piece of jewels when it comes to the wedding. Heavy diamond sets are often preferred during the Sangeet ceremonies and brides are also fond of uncut diamond neckpieces or polka jewellery for their wedding celebrations. A payal is an essential part of a bride’s collection and is often gifted by their in-laws. It brings out the feminine side of a bride on her big day. A traditional bride usually wears two neckpieces, a shorter one, often a chandan haar and a longer one like a rani haar. With the necklaces, come the jhumkis and brides must go for a heavy set of earrings to complete their look.
A maang tika or a matha patti is a must have. The baju bandh is a great accessory and can be used post-wedding with sarees and other Indian wear. The haath phool is an epitome of elegance and shouldn’t be missed either.
The waist belt or a Kamar bandh accentuates a bridal saree or lehenga all the time. The key to style these traditional pieces is to mix it up with contemporary counterparts. Sport a rani haar with a stylish tunic or a Chandan haar with an evening gown to get the desired look. Also, check out the video below by Truly Bridal by Kalyan Jewellers in which Devika Patel talks about how to become a perfect Gujarati bride.
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