Celebrity weddings have evolved in recent years from being mere Page 3 news to a proper display of extravagance, inspiring many of us to plan our own wedding goals & pinterest pin boards. They made us fantasize about dream weddings like Deepveers’, ultra-luxurious ceremonies like the Piramal-Ambanis’, and elegant but intimate family nuptials like Viki- Kat’s. From elaborate décor to wedding attire and natural diamonds that could practically cause you to gasp for air, wedding fashions enchant and fixate us.
Natural diamonds are now almost a mandate to complete the perfect grandiose wedding! From the statement engagement ring to a classic neck piece carefully crafted for the bride with rows and arrays of diamonds, to sometimes even elegant dresses studded with diamonds, celebrities have started matching up to their international counterparts when it comes to their big day!!
Let’s take a look at some of the bridal looks in recent years that really made us look in awe, in admiration, made us sigh in longing for that perfect wedding, that perfect partner and that perfect natural diamond.
They say, ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,’ but for Shilpa Shetty, it came alive to a different level. For her engagement, she wore a beautiful 5-carat diamond ring, and for her wedding, Raj dazzled her with a 20-carat round-shaped natural diamond ring that catches your eye even in the most crowded rooms. For her reception, she wore an outfit by Tarun Tahiliani and to compliment the outfit, she opted for a strapless gold sari gown, and added some color through her diamond and ruby encrusted jewellery by Anmol Jewellers.
The first big fat wedding from Bollywood in 2018 was none other than Sonam Kapoor’s. For her grand reception party, going unconventional, she chose earthy tones and wore a quirky lehenga designed by Anamika Khanna in grey and copper. She further accentuated the look with a heavy four-tiered natural diamond necklace while Anand Ahuja complemented her with a natural diamond encrusted brooch.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
Anushka’s bridal look truly complemented her dreamy wedding! The handcrafted uncut natural diamond set with pale pink spinel and baroque Japanese cultured pearls from Sabyasachi’s Heritage jewellery collection charmed the internet.
Isha Ambani stole headlines with her one-of-a-kind Maison Valentino Dress on her D-Day. The heiress paired this intricately crafted lehenga with a bold natural diamond necklace on her wedding day which stole the show. A set of cushion cut and pear-shaped natural diamonds adorned her neck, while she accessorised it with diamond chandelier earrings and a natural diamond maangtikka giving her a look of a true royalty.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
When a Jonas Brother set his eyes on India’s Desi girl, he knew he’d need something special to woo the leading lady! And so Nick Jonas Did! Legend has it that Nick was so particular that he got Tiffany & Co in London to shut the store for the public so he could ensure he finds that perfect ring for Priyanka! He proposed to the former Miss world with a 5 carat Cushion cut natural Diamond with two Baguette cut smaller natural diamonds to the side. For the Delhi Reception, Priyanka went for a traditional look by designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock. Priyanka further accessorized her look with a three-layered diamond necklace and matching statement earrings from Khanna Jewellers.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Everything about Alia’s wedding was unexpectedly beautiful and unconventional – from choosing to get married in their home surrounded only by close family to wearing colour-coordinated outfits with Alia choosing a sari over the more popular lehenga. Both Alia and Ranbir’s outfits were designed by Sabyasachi. She paired it with Sabyasachi Heritage Jewellery featuring uncut natural diamonds and hand-strung pearls. The actress wore a statement uncut diamond necklace and earrings, and both her hands were laden with bangles and kadas.
Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani
Kiara Advani looked gorgeous in a pink lehenga from Manish Malhotra couture, which she paired with a natural diamond studded broad choker, emerald and diamond earrings, and a diamond maangtikka – somewhat unusual for a bride! Along with the delicate diamond hathphool and the bangles in particular, her entire look was princess splendour and romance woven into one. The exclusive set features an exquisite composition of ultra-fine hand-cut natural diamonds surrounding rare Zambian emeralds. Her elegance and her beautiful smile captivated our hearts and imaginations alike.
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