With the modern trend of fashion seeping into every domain of lifestyle, there are some people who still keep up with the traditional vibe of carrying outfits. One such domain has been of bridal fashion. While no doubt most modern brides are experimentalists and are open to trying out new styles, however, there are still some who believe in the old-world nostalgia of carrying forward the traditional legacy of the weddings. Take a look at these beautiful celeb divas who opted to wear traditional Marathi attire for their dreamy weddings!
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#1. Kajol’s wedding with Ajay Devgn
Iconic Bollywood diva, Kajol married the man of her dreams, Ajay Devgn on February 24, 1999. Since Kajol comes from a Marathi descent from her mother, Tanuja’s side, the duo decided to keep up with this traditional root and celebrated their union in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony. For the day, Kajol looked gorgeous in a bottle green-hued silk nauvari saree that featured broad brocade borders in gold. She completed her look with natural base makeup, traditional jewellery pieces that included a nath, earrings and a necklace, along with a traditional tiara called the mundavali.
#2. Genelia Deshmukh’s wedding with Riteish Deshmukh
Popular actress, Genelia Deshmukh tied the knot with her long-time beau and actor, Riteish Deshmukh on February 3, 2012. Since Riteish was the son of an eminent political leader, late Vilasrao Deshmukh, their wedding took place in a royal style. For her wedding, Genelia looked exquisite in a red-hued heavily embellished saree teamed with a golden-hued contrasting blouse. Her look was accentuated with her choice of heavy jewellery, that included traditional layered kundan necklaces, nath, maang-teeka and a traditional mundavali.
#3. Gauri Pradhan’s wedding with Hiten Tejwani
Eminent television persona, Gauri Pradhan tied the knot with television heartthrob, Hiten Tejwani on April 29, 2004. One of the OG couples of the telly world, the duo tied the knot in an intimate, low-key traditional Marathi ceremony in a temple. For the day, Gauri looked splendid in a yellow-hued silk embroidered nauvari saree which she paired with a contrasting pink-hued blouse. Colourful glass bangles, henna-clad hands, mundavali and her bright smile completed her look.
#4. Sameera Reddy’s wedding with Akshai Varde
Former Tollywood and Bollywood actress, Sameera Reddy gave her heart to her beau, Akshai Varde and the duo tied the knot on January 21, 2014. The couple celebrated Akshai’s Marathi roots and were married following a traditional Marathi ceremony. For her wedding, the then-bride, Sameera opted for a vibrant gold, rust and red-hued silk saree that she draped with a two-fold front pallu. She decked up in muted makeup, and completed her look with traditional gold jewellery that included layered neckpieces, kamarbandh and earrings.
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#5. Ankita Konwar’s wedding with Milind Soman
Handsome hunk and fitness enthusiast, Milind Soman broke a million hearts when he got married to his lady love and sportsperson, Ankita Konwar on April 22, 2018. Breaking stereotypes, the couple swooned the hearts of their audiences as they got hitched in an intimate Marathi wedding ceremony that also featured a few rituals following Ankita’s Assamese roots. For the day, Anika opted for a striking white-hued saree that featured golden highlights all over it. Minimal makeup, simple gold jewellery and a floral mundavali accentuated her bridal look.
#6. Mugdha Chapekhar’s wedding with Ravish Desai
Popular television actress, Mugdha Chapekhar tied the knot with her Satrangi Sasural co-star, Ravish Desai on December 14, 2016. The couple celebrated their union in a low-key ceremony in a hotel in Mumbai and took their vows in a traditional Marathi ceremony. For her wedding, Mugdha turned a typical Marathi mulgi and donned a bright yellow-hued nauvari saree that featured green and red highlights. She paired it with a green-hued butti work blouse. Traditional jewellery, gajra adorned hair and nude base makeup accentuated her look.
#7. Mitali Mayekar’s wedding with Sidharth Chandekar
Marathi television actress, Mitali Mayekar tied the knot with her fellow co-actor, Sidharth Chandekar on January 24, 2021. Their destination wedding was nothing short of a royal affair and the couple took their vows in a traditional Marathi ceremony surrounded by friends and family. The then-bride, Mitali amped her bridal game in a yellow and pink-hued nauvari saree teamed with a matching pink-hued blouse. Green bangles, henna-clad hands, traditional layered neckpieces, nath and matching earrings accentuated her look.
#8. Sayli Kamble’s wedding with Dhawal Patil
Indian Idol 12 fame, Sayli Kamble tied the knot with her beau, Dhawal Patil on April 24, 2022. The talented singer ditched modern looks and set her bridal fashion record straight by going back to her traditional roots. Sayli opted for a typical yellow and pink-hued silk nauvari saree teamed with a contrasting red-hued embellished blouse. She carried a purple-hued dupatta on her shoulders and draped it along on her hands. Traditional Marathi jewellery pieces and a floral mundavali amped her look.
#9. Ketaki Walawalkar’s wedding with Rushad Rana
Popular creative director, Ketki Walawalkar tied the knot with eminent television actor, Rushad Rana on January 4, 2023. The duo took the nuptial plunge in a traditional Marathi ceremony that was attended by their immediate family and close friends only. The happy bride, Ketaki looked gorgeous in a yellow-hued silk saree teamed with a bottle green-hued silk dupatta. Nude base makeup, floral gajra adorned hair, traditional Marathi jewellery and a minimalistic tiara or mundavali completed her look.
#10. Neha Pendse’s wedding with Shardul Bayas
Television actress and Bigg Boss 12 fame, Neha Pendse got married to her beau, Shardul Bayas on January 5, 2020. The actress honoured the common Marathi roots of the couple and got married in a typical Maharashtrian wedding ceremony. Coming to her wedding attire, Neha ditched bright colours and opted for a softer, pastel pink-hued nauvari saree that featured stunning floral prints on the pallu. She completed her look with a pearl-adorned Marathi-style nath, choker, layered neckpiece, matching earrings, green bangles and a flower adorned hair bun.
Which one of these bridal looks do you love the most?
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