The wedding is the most important event in one’s life. Some have very sweet memories embedded in their life post wedding and a million of dreams and fantasies entwined onto life before one’s marriage. How beautiful it is to appreciate the sparkle in the eyes of the bride, the luminescence her presence shatters around in the crowd and the brilliance of her wedding attire. The feeling of beholding a bride on her marriage day is just breathtaking. It is very important for the bride to find her dream wedding dresses on her special day. So, through this little article, we would attempt to expand your view regarding the mesmerizing bridal attire that a girl would aspire to put on as a bride.
Rajputana cult is well-distributed across the Indian states. When it comes to the bride, it is all about that mystic Lehenga, the mesmerizing Choli, and that long embroidered traditional Dupatta. The whole dress is in the hues of rose, and the royal bridal wear depicts the sense of aesthetics and beauty. What one should impeccably notice in these outfits are the chosen hues, designs, and dimensions that readily transform a female into a goddess from the divine. The valor and courage of the clan, as well as the pride of their culture, is well represented in her outfit. Undoubtedly, the Royal Indian bridal dream dress for wedding.
Fabric: Embroidered silk, Georgette, mixed cotton.
If we ever talk about Hindustani fashion, it’s a blend of bridal attires of Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Pakistan. The photo we see aside is the greatest example of heritage that India holds. The Shahrara is a royal Indo-Islamic wedding gown as worn by the Nawabi families. Dress of Nawab bride consists of a long frock, a trouser/Lehenga and a Dupatta. The dress for wedding decorating majestically, especially the intricate embroideries captivate the attention. It has a contemporary called Gharara in the Hindi-speaking belt of the Nawabs.
Fabric: Silk brocade, Georgette, Satin with Zari.
The largest fusion of cultures of the East and Indian sub-continent occurs in the Punjab- a province in Indo-Pak region. The dress for wedding of the Punjabi bride is an outstanding example of the fusion of culture and heritage. Her enviable outfit comprises of lengthened Blouse, Choli and a long pleated skirt usually called Anarkali style of Lehenga. It has delicate, and exquisite embroidery works in silver/gold blended into hues of rose/crimson. It is the expression of the flamboyance of marriage as a celebration rather than a ceremony.
Fabric: Silk or Satin Georgette, woven loosely.
Tamil wedding is incomplete without Kanjeevaram Saree. This wedding dress is a standing proof of Tamil culture, heritage, and art. The Kanjeevaram Saree and threads have roots deep in Indian mythology. These roots make it an undeniably superior piece of apparel art; sometimes woven in cotton or mulberry extracted silks. But the intricacy of the work it showcases with golden threads and Zari entwined into fabrics brought it to ramps. It is there for centuries as a fine example of Indo-Dravidian textile art and technology expertise.
Fabric: Mulberry/Cotton silk with Zari.
The name of the Maharastrian traditional bridal dress is called Nauvari, with a length of nine yards. With a transition in time and fashion, Nauvari has made its way into vogue. Nauvari has been infused since then with more intricate, appealing and catchy patterns as well as hues. Indian design and traditionally rich Nauvari, hence, makes its bold entry into “Dream Bridal attires.”
Fabric: Silk or satin (preferred due to draping style).
Moving across the frontiers of India, we have a rich culture beyond the walls of our border with China. Chinese culture has a belief that Red is the auspicious color related to fertility, prosperity, and celebration. But other factors such as colonialism has infused some essential dresses such as the gown in the picture. The gown well presents Serenity, beauty, and modernity of a Chinese bride. This elegance of this dress signifies its presence and justifies its stance as an entry into the dream dresses for wedding.
Shown above is an Haute couture floor length gown with traditional Keipo style collar and sleeve lengths. Otherwise called Cheongsam fashioned gown.
The confluence of Eurasian culture and ethnicity has the deepest roots in one country only which is Russia. With over 8 time zones in a single country, Russia is sufficiently important to be the melting pot of Eurasian cultures, religions, ethnicity, culture, and heritage. The dress for wedding has a unique name itself: Sarafran, Kokoshnik (headgear).The white color is considered an auspicious color in Russia. It is believed to bring the newly-wed into a stronger bond and bestows luck. The embroidery and pearl enforced embellishments are adorable when they faintly contrast against the golden background. It looks quite graceful with the divine beauty of Russian brides. So, Russian traditional gowns are in for dream wedding attires.
The Arab world, usually remembered for its encompassing and veiled dresses. However, Arabian culture has immersed and reinvented itself by adopting Berber culture which is native to Africa. It is the confluence of Arab and African cultures. The colors of their dresses for wedding are light and creamier in the Middle East. However, dark colors are usually preferred in African culture. The combination of both is quite magical with dichromatic hues of darker shades. The embroidery designs are proof of Berber and Arabic art in consensus to beautify the Sub-Saharan princess shown aside. Dress is Haik (the veil like cloth from head to toe) in the region.
Situated at the Eurasian bridge of cultures, Israel is still differentiated from Middle Eastern cultures and European influence due to Jewish ethnicity. The culture and their sense of aesthetics in bridal dresses are still millennia old. Israeli brides have floor length gowns that are works of exceptional and impeccable craftsmanship in embroidery. Besides, globalization and invasion of fashion have only contributed Israeli bride’s deification as the goddess of pure beauty and envy. Such a gown as shown is no doubt an haute couture piece but isn’t it a dream dress for wedding?
One of the most dominant, rebellious and oldest races of the Eurasian region is the description that only brings one word into our minds, The Turks. Turkey acts as the bridge between Asia and Europe. It is a land of vibrant culture and elegance at its best. Hues of red and white are the most common colors for bridal outfits. Patterns ranging from abstract yet symmetric in vibrant and contrasting colors are embroidered using embellishments. Head veil which is separate, is a must. Dress is Salvar, Kaftan or Entari in the area. Besides, there are various regional customs as well which add more variance and spice in the design of these gowns.
Which bridal attire did you like the most? What will be your dream dresses for wedding? Comment and share which one of the bridal attires you loved the most.